WATCH: A Look Back At Flightline’s Four Wins So Far


FLIGHTLINE, the next big talking horse in America, puts his unbeaten record on the line in Saturday’s $1m TVG Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar. The exciting John W Sadler-trained superstar in the making has won all four career starts in effortless fashion (by a total of 44 lengths) and will be all the rage on Saturday at Del Mar to make it ‘5-from-5′ and then head off the Breeders’ Cup on Nov 5. 

So, with the excitement building by the hour, until we see FLIGHTLINE in action again this Saturday, we take a look back at his FOUR opening runs again (see below). These have all been eye-catching successes that have come over 6f, 7f and 1m – but we’ll find out this weekend if he can continue his progression in the Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar now stepping up to 1m2f.

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When Is The 2022 Pacific Classic Stakes?

Run over a trip of 1m2f (10 furlongs), the Grade I Pacific Classic Stakes is hosted at Del Mar racetrack in California.

📅Date: Saturday September 3, 2022 (5:30pm)
🏇Racetrack: Del Mar racetrack, California, (Dirt)
💰 Purse: $1,000,000
📺 TV: FanDuel TV

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Watch Flightline’s Opening Four Races Again

  • April 25 2021: Santa Anita, Maiden Special Weight (Dirt, 6f)
    1st Flightline, 9/10 fav (13 1/4 lengths), Flavien Prat

Sent off favourite on debut at Santa Anita back on April 25, 2021 and he didn’t let his supporters down with a facile 13 1/4 length win – a superstar in the making!

  • Sept 6, 2021: Del Mar, Allowance Optional Claiming Race (Dirt, 6f)
    1st Flightline, 1/5 fav (12 3/4 lengths), Flavien Prat

Backed into 1/5 favourite after his easy debut success as the reputation of Flightline continued to grow. Running over 6f again here on his second start and had little trouble in making it 2-from-2.

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  • Dec 26, 2021: Santa Anita, RUNHAPPY Malibu Stakes (Grade 1) (Dirt, 7f)
    1st Flightline, 2/5 fav (11 1/2 lengths), Flavien Prat

Stepping up to 7f here on his third run and also into a Grade 1. Slightly more generous odds at 2/5, but still odds-on. It was his biggest test to date, but he passed it with flying colours to give connections a Boxing Day to remember and the Breeders’ Cup dreams were now firmly alive!

  • Jun 11, 2022: Belmont Park, Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap (Grade 1) (Dirt, 1m)
    1st Flightline, 9/20 fav (6 lengths), Flavien Prat

Another Grade 1 appearance here and another step up in trip – this time to a mile. A slow start, but Flightline quickly recovered. Then having sat just off the pace in second for much of the race, once Prat pressed the button on the turn it was business as usual for Flightline as the Sadler colt saw off Happy Saver by 6 lengths.

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Pacific Classic Stakes 2022 Betting

Pacific Classic Horse Latest Odds Win Probability Bookmaker
FLIGHTLINE 2-7 77.8% bovada
COUNTRY GRAMMER 5-1 16.7% bovada
ROYAL SHIP 12-1 7.7% bovada
EXPRESS TRAIN 20-1 4.8% bovada
STILLETO BOY 33-1 2.9% bovada
EXTRA HOPE 66-1 1.5% bovada

All odds correct as of 02:24 on Sat 3 Sept and subject to change

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Recent Pacific Classic Stakes Winners

  • 2021 – TRIPOLI
  • 2019 – HIGHER POWER
  • 2018 – ACCELERATE
  • 2017 – COLLECTED
  • 2015 – BEHOLDER
  • 2014 – SHARED BELIEF

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