Flashpoint

Pomeroy / Two Punch Lil, by Two Punch
2008, gr/ro

Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, LSS
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Flashpoint - Spendthrift Farm - Thoroughbred Stallion Farm

Superfast Multiple GSW of $361,722

  • One of America’s best sprinting 3-year-olds
  • Won Hutcheson S. (G2) by 7 1/4 lengths in 1:22.03 - 2nd lifetime start
  • Won Jersey Shore S. (G3) by 7 lengths in 1:08.73 - Ragozin #1
  • Won 2013 Sam Houston Sprint - 99 Beyer
  • Never headed breaking maiden first time out by 6 1/4 lengths - 1:09.03
  • On the board in 12-of-15 career starts, nine stakes
  • The best son by multiple G1 SW Pomeroy, out of a speedy multiple SW
  • Half brother to a millionaire and a half million-dollar stakes horse
  • 2nd dam is multiple stakes producer by Secretariat
  • 4x3 to Mr. Prospector - 4th dam full sister to Raise a Native
  • Bred to 55 mares in 2014 - First foals arrive 2015 

“A colt of great natural speed.”
– The Blood-Horse (Avalyn Hunter)

“He’s extremely fast, he’s extremely sound, and he has a very even temperament.” 
– John Fort

“Humbled” his opponents in the Jersey Shore S. 
– The Blood-Horse

“He was sensational the first time and sensational today.” 
– Rick Dutrow after the Hutcheson

Standing at: Le Mesa Stallions (Brett Brinkman)
160 Portneuf Rd., Carencro, Louisiana 70520
(337) 896-7077 | Cell: (352) 817-3919

Direct inquiries to: Mark Toothaker:
Cell: (859) 421-0151 | (888) 816-8787

Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
3 7 3 0 0 $271,450
4 2 1 0 0 $29,375
5 6 1 1 2 $60,897
Total 15 5 1 2 $361,722


Racing Highlights

At 3

  • Won Hutcheson S (gr. II, $150,000, 7f in 1:22.03, by 71/4,  dftg. Travelin Man, Little Drama, Razmataz, Leave of Absence, Royal Currier, Madman Diaries,  Manicero, Black N Beauty).
  • Won Jersey Shore S (gr. III, $150,000, 6f in 1:08.73, by 7,  dftg. C J Russell, Chipshot, Zero Rate Policy).
  • Won a maiden special weight race at Aqu ($42,000, 6f in 1:09.68, by 61/4, dftg. Simba’s Story, Harlan’s Hello, Haystack Needle, Shoutout).

At 4

  • Won a race at FG ($45,360, 6f in 1:10.56, dftg. Pass the Dice, Next Right Thing, Amanecer de Oro, Wash Park, Fire Alarm, Shrill, Goodtimehadbyall).

At 5

  • Won Sam Houston Sprint Cup S ($50,000, 6f in 1:10.21, dftg. Hamiltonian, Bind, Solar Charge, Flat Black).
  • 2nd Hot Springs S (6f, to Laurie’s Rocket, dftg. Shrill, Picko’s Pride, Apprehender).
  • 3rd Prairie Express S (6f, to Conchacer, City Sage, dftg. J J Garbar, Absolutely Cool, Humble Smarty).
  • 3rd Kelly’s Landing S (7f, to Right to Vote, Laurie’s Rocket, dftg. Good Lord).
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Dosage Profile: DP = 8-7-9-0-0 (24) DI = 4.33 CD = 0.96
courtesy of Pedigree Query
POMEROY (USA)
b. 2001
BOUNDARY (USA)
b. 1990
DANZIG (USA)
dkb/br. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
PAS DE NOM (USA)
EDGE (USA)
ch. 1978
DAMASCUS (USA)
PONTE VECCHIO (USA)
QUESTRESS (USA)
dkb/br. 1994
SEEKING THE GOLD (USA)
b. 1985
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)  
CON GAME (USA)
NAHEMA (USA)
dkb/br. 1982
BELIEVE IT (USA)
FLICKERING STAR (USA)
TWO PUNCH LIL (USA)
gr. 1992
TWO PUNCH (USA)
gr. 1983
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
  RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
HEAVENLY CAUSE (USA)
gr. 1978
GREY DAWN (FR)
LADY DULCINEA (USA)
MORNING SNACK (USA)
ch. 1981
SECRETARIAT (USA)
ch. 1970 [IC]
BOLD RULER (USA)
SOMETHINGROYAL (USA)
CREAM IN MY COFFEE (USA)
ch. 1968
TOMPION (USA)
TOAST OF THE TOWN (USA)

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Flashpoint

Flashpoint is an exceptional speedster, who captured a pair of graded  sprint stakes by a total of more than 14 lengths. By a multiple grade one winning sprinter from the Danzig line, he is out of stakes winning mare whose third dam is a sister to the great runner and breed-shaping sire, Native Dancer.

Flashpoint is one of five stakes winners by his sire from Mr. Prospector line mares, however, like many sires bred on the Northern Dancer/Mr. Prospector cross, he should do well when bred back over mares from that line. Flashpoint’s sire has grade two winner Pomeroy’s Pistol is out of a mare by Point Given (by Thunder Gulch, a son of Gulch), as well stakes winners out of mares by Ecton Park (by Forty Niner), Pentelicus (by Fappiano) and Crafty Prospector (sire of Crafty FriendProspectors GambleProspect Bay and Robyn Dancer). Forty Niner  could also be brought in through Distorted Humor (who is bred on the same cross as Ecton Park, giving in breeding to Danzig, and who is sire of Sharp Humor and Flower Alley), Twining, Coronado’s QuestTrippi Gold FeverRoarTactical Advantage, Gold Case and  LuhukFappiano can also introduced through Unbridled  (a three-parts-brother to Pentelicus, and sire of Unbridled’s SongEmpire MakerGrindstone  and Broken Vow) and his brother Cahill Road, as well as Quiet American, Rubiano (broodmare sire of a stakes winner from Flashpoint’s branch of the Danzig line), Cryptoclearance and Candy Ride.

Flashpoint is out of a mare bred on a very similar cross to Gone West, and there is a stakes winner from this branch of this Danzig line out of a mare by a son of Gone West. Sources of Gone West that could be tried including Grand SlamElusive QualityMr. Greeley

Speightstown, Came HomeJoharProud CitizenSmarty Jones and West By West. Exchange Rate – a horse bred very similarly to Flashpoint’s sire – Pomeroy has also worked very well when bred back over Mr. Prospector line mares. From this line he has stakes winners out of mares by Mr. Prospector himself, as well as Woodman and Miswaki (who are particularly interesting, as they are three-quarters related to Seeking the Gold, the broodmare sire of Pomeroy and Exchange Rate), Count the Time (by Regal Search) and West Acre (by the previously mentioned Forty Niner). Pomeroy’s sire, Boundary, was represented by a Champion out of a mare Mr. Prospector, and a stakes winner out of a mare by  Kingmambo (sire of Lemon Drop Kid). There are also stakes winners from the Boundary line out of mares by Silver Ghost, Allen’s Prospect and Chester House, and on pedigree Fusaichi Pegasus is another who looks interesting.

From other branches of the Raise a Native line Flashpoint should be well-suited by mares from the Alydar and Exclusive Native lines. Sources of Alydar include Saratoga SixTurkomanAlyshebaCriminal TypeEasy GoerJeblarSlick and Strike the Gold, all of whom are broodmare sires of Danzig line stakes winners. Exclusive Native can be brought in through AffirmedOur Native, and Premiership.

Pomeroy is sire of 2014 two-year-old stakes winner Hangover Saturday out of a mare by Johannesburg (a grandson of Storm Cat, and son of Hennessy). Pomeroy is himself half-brother to a stakes winner by a son of Storm Cat, and there are two other Storm Cat line graded stakes winners from this immediate family. Exchange Rate, bred on the same cross as the sire of Flashpoint, has stakes winners out of mares by Cat Thief and Menifee (by Harlan, sire of Harlan’s Holiday), which would encourage trying  Flashpoint with mares by such as Scat Daddy (by Johannesburg), Henny Hughes (by Hennessy), Giant’s Causeway, FreudTale of the Cat (broodmare sire of a Boundary line grade one winner, and himself sire of Lion Heart), Forest Wildcat (broodmare sire of a Boundary line graded stakes winner, and himself sire of D’Wildcat and Wildcat Heir), ForestryStormy AtlanticStorm BootLion Heart, Tabasco CatMountain Cat and Tactical Cat.

Danzig has crossed well with Roberto, and likely representatives to try here include Lear FanDynaformer, Kris S. (sire of PrizedArchRock Hard TenYou and I, and Kissin Kris), Red Ransom and  Silver HawkRoberto is a Hail to Reason line horse, and that line is also worth considering through Halo, via, Saint Ballado (sire of Yankee VictorCaptain BodgitStraight Man, Sweetsouthernsaint and Flame Thrower). Halo could also be brought in through Saint Ballado’s brother, Devil’s Bag, and sons of that horse, such as Devil His Due and Diablo, while it could be very interesting to try mares by More Than Ready, a grandson of Halo.

The cross with the Seattle Slew line should work well. From this line, Boundary has a stakes winner out of a mare by Slew o' Gold, and Exchange Rate has a grade one winner from a mare by that horse’s son, Thirty Six Red. Mares by A.P. Indy and his sons, such as Pulpit (sire of Sky Mesa and Tapit), Malibu MoonMineshaftStephen Got Even, Bernardini, CongratsFlatterAptitude, Golden MissileFriends LakeJump Start and Old Trieste might also do well.

Danzig in general has been a good cross for Damascus, and the branches of that strain which appeal here include Time For A Change (sire of Fly So Free) and Timeless Native (sire of  Gilded Time), Private Account (sire of Valley CrossingPrivate TermsPersonal Flag, Corporate ReportUnaccounted For and Secret Hello; grandsire of Afternoon Deelites) and  Ogygian.

We can also note Wild Again (sire of Wild RushOfflee Wild, Vicar, Milwaukee Brew and Whiskey Wisdom) appearing as broodmare sire of stakes winners for both Exchange Rate and Pomeroy, while Exchange Rate has a stakes winner out of a mares by Valid Expectations and World Appeal, sons of Valid Appeal (also sire of Successful Appeal – himself broodmare sire of a Boundary line stakes winner – and Valid Wager).

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Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
3 7 3 0 0 $271,450
4 2 1 0 0 $29,375
5 6 1 1 2 $60,897
Total 15 5 1 2 $361,722


Racing Highlights

At 3

  • Won Hutcheson S (gr. II, $150,000, 7f in 1:22.03, by 71/4,  dftg. Travelin Man, Little Drama, Razmataz, Leave of Absence, Royal Currier, Madman Diaries,  Manicero, Black N Beauty).
  • Won Jersey Shore S (gr. III, $150,000, 6f in 1:08.73, by 7,  dftg. C J Russell, Chipshot, Zero Rate Policy).
  • Won a maiden special weight race at Aqu ($42,000, 6f in 1:09.68, by 61/4, dftg. Simba’s Story, Harlan’s Hello, Haystack Needle, Shoutout).

At 4

  • Won a race at FG ($45,360, 6f in 1:10.56, dftg. Pass the Dice, Next Right Thing, Amanecer de Oro, Wash Park, Fire Alarm, Shrill, Goodtimehadbyall).

At 5

  • Won Sam Houston Sprint Cup S ($50,000, 6f in 1:10.21, dftg. Hamiltonian, Bind, Solar Charge, Flat Black).
  • 2nd Hot Springs S (6f, to Laurie’s Rocket, dftg. Shrill, Picko’s Pride, Apprehender).
  • 3rd Prairie Express S (6f, to Conchacer, City Sage, dftg. J J Garbar, Absolutely Cool, Humble Smarty).
  • 3rd Kelly’s Landing S (7f, to Right to Vote, Laurie’s Rocket, dftg. Good Lord).
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Dosage Profile: DP = 8-7-9-0-0 (24) DI = 4.33 CD = 0.96
POMEROY (USA)
b. 2001
BOUNDARY (USA)
b. 1990
DANZIG (USA)
dkb/br. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
PAS DE NOM (USA)
EDGE (USA)
ch. 1978
DAMASCUS (USA)
PONTE VECCHIO (USA)
QUESTRESS (USA)
dkb/br. 1994
SEEKING THE GOLD (USA)
b. 1985
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)  
CON GAME (USA)
NAHEMA (USA)
dkb/br. 1982
BELIEVE IT (USA)
FLICKERING STAR (USA)
TWO PUNCH LIL (USA)
gr. 1992
TWO PUNCH (USA)
gr. 1983
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
  RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
HEAVENLY CAUSE (USA)
gr. 1978
GREY DAWN (FR)
LADY DULCINEA (USA)
MORNING SNACK (USA)
ch. 1981
SECRETARIAT (USA)
ch. 1970 [IC]
BOLD RULER (USA)
SOMETHINGROYAL (USA)
CREAM IN MY COFFEE (USA)
ch. 1968
TOMPION (USA)
TOAST OF THE TOWN (USA)

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Flashpoint

Flashpoint is an exceptional speedster, who captured a pair of graded  sprint stakes by a total of more than 14 lengths. By a multiple grade one winning sprinter from the Danzig line, he is out of stakes winning mare whose third dam is a sister to the great runner and breed-shaping sire, Native Dancer.

Flashpoint is one of five stakes winners by his sire from Mr. Prospector line mares, however, like many sires bred on the Northern Dancer/Mr. Prospector cross, he should do well when bred back over mares from that line. Flashpoint’s sire has grade two winner Pomeroy’s Pistol is out of a mare by Point Given (by Thunder Gulch, a son of Gulch), as well stakes winners out of mares by Ecton Park (by Forty Niner), Pentelicus (by Fappiano) and Crafty Prospector (sire of Crafty FriendProspectors GambleProspect Bay and Robyn Dancer). Forty Niner  could also be brought in through Distorted Humor (who is bred on the same cross as Ecton Park, giving in breeding to Danzig, and who is sire of Sharp Humor and Flower Alley), Twining, Coronado’s QuestTrippi Gold FeverRoarTactical Advantage, Gold Case and  LuhukFappiano can also introduced through Unbridled  (a three-parts-brother to Pentelicus, and sire of Unbridled’s SongEmpire MakerGrindstone  and Broken Vow) and his brother Cahill Road, as well as Quiet American, Rubiano (broodmare sire of a stakes winner from Flashpoint’s branch of the Danzig line), Cryptoclearance and Candy Ride.

Flashpoint is out of a mare bred on a very similar cross to Gone West, and there is a stakes winner from this branch of this Danzig line out of a mare by a son of Gone West. Sources of Gone West that could be tried including Grand SlamElusive QualityMr. Greeley

Speightstown, Came HomeJoharProud CitizenSmarty Jones and West By West. Exchange Rate – a horse bred very similarly to Flashpoint’s sire – Pomeroy has also worked very well when bred back over Mr. Prospector line mares. From this line he has stakes winners out of mares by Mr. Prospector himself, as well as Woodman and Miswaki (who are particularly interesting, as they are three-quarters related to Seeking the Gold, the broodmare sire of Pomeroy and Exchange Rate), Count the Time (by Regal Search) and West Acre (by the previously mentioned Forty Niner). Pomeroy’s sire, Boundary, was represented by a Champion out of a mare Mr. Prospector, and a stakes winner out of a mare by  Kingmambo (sire of Lemon Drop Kid). There are also stakes winners from the Boundary line out of mares by Silver Ghost, Allen’s Prospect and Chester House, and on pedigree Fusaichi Pegasus is another who looks interesting.

From other branches of the Raise a Native line Flashpoint should be well-suited by mares from the Alydar and Exclusive Native lines. Sources of Alydar include Saratoga SixTurkomanAlyshebaCriminal TypeEasy GoerJeblarSlick and Strike the Gold, all of whom are broodmare sires of Danzig line stakes winners. Exclusive Native can be brought in through AffirmedOur Native, and Premiership.

Pomeroy is sire of 2014 two-year-old stakes winner Hangover Saturday out of a mare by Johannesburg (a grandson of Storm Cat, and son of Hennessy). Pomeroy is himself half-brother to a stakes winner by a son of Storm Cat, and there are two other Storm Cat line graded stakes winners from this immediate family. Exchange Rate, bred on the same cross as the sire of Flashpoint, has stakes winners out of mares by Cat Thief and Menifee (by Harlan, sire of Harlan’s Holiday), which would encourage trying  Flashpoint with mares by such as Scat Daddy (by Johannesburg), Henny Hughes (by Hennessy), Giant’s Causeway, FreudTale of the Cat (broodmare sire of a Boundary line grade one winner, and himself sire of Lion Heart), Forest Wildcat (broodmare sire of a Boundary line graded stakes winner, and himself sire of D’Wildcat and Wildcat Heir), ForestryStormy AtlanticStorm BootLion Heart, Tabasco CatMountain Cat and Tactical Cat.

Danzig has crossed well with Roberto, and likely representatives to try here include Lear FanDynaformer, Kris S. (sire of PrizedArchRock Hard TenYou and I, and Kissin Kris), Red Ransom and  Silver HawkRoberto is a Hail to Reason line horse, and that line is also worth considering through Halo, via, Saint Ballado (sire of Yankee VictorCaptain BodgitStraight Man, Sweetsouthernsaint and Flame Thrower). Halo could also be brought in through Saint Ballado’s brother, Devil’s Bag, and sons of that horse, such as Devil His Due and Diablo, while it could be very interesting to try mares by More Than Ready, a grandson of Halo.

The cross with the Seattle Slew line should work well. From this line, Boundary has a stakes winner out of a mare by Slew o' Gold, and Exchange Rate has a grade one winner from a mare by that horse’s son, Thirty Six Red. Mares by A.P. Indy and his sons, such as Pulpit (sire of Sky Mesa and Tapit), Malibu MoonMineshaftStephen Got Even, Bernardini, CongratsFlatterAptitude, Golden MissileFriends LakeJump Start and Old Trieste might also do well.

Danzig in general has been a good cross for Damascus, and the branches of that strain which appeal here include Time For A Change (sire of Fly So Free) and Timeless Native (sire of  Gilded Time), Private Account (sire of Valley CrossingPrivate TermsPersonal Flag, Corporate ReportUnaccounted For and Secret Hello; grandsire of Afternoon Deelites) and  Ogygian.

We can also note Wild Again (sire of Wild RushOfflee Wild, Vicar, Milwaukee Brew and Whiskey Wisdom) appearing as broodmare sire of stakes winners for both Exchange Rate and Pomeroy, while Exchange Rate has a stakes winner out of a mares by Valid Expectations and World Appeal, sons of Valid Appeal (also sire of Successful Appeal – himself broodmare sire of a Boundary line stakes winner – and Valid Wager).

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Flashpoint
- Entered Stud: 2014 | Fee: $2,500 S&N
Flashpoint
  • One of America’s best sprinting 3-year-olds
  • Won Hutcheson S. (G2) by 7 1/4 lengths in 1:22.03 - 2nd lifetime start
  • Won Jersey Shore S. (G3) by 7 lengths in 1:08.73 - Ragozin #1
  • Won 2013 Sam Houston Sprint - 99 Beyer
  • Never headed breaking maiden first time out by 6 1/4 lengths - 1:09.03
  • On the board in 12-of-15 career starts, nine stakes
  • The best son by multiple G1 SW Pomeroy, out of a speedy multiple SW
  • Half brother to a millionaire and a half million-dollar stakes horse
  • 2nd dam is multiple stakes producer by Secretariat
  • 4x3 to Mr. Prospector - 4th dam full sister to Raise a Native
  • Bred to 55 mares in 2014 - First foals arrive 2015 

“A colt of great natural speed.”
– The Blood-Horse (Avalyn Hunter)

“He’s extremely fast, he’s extremely sound, and he has a very even temperament.” 
– John Fort

“Humbled” his opponents in the Jersey Shore S. 
– The Blood-Horse

“He was sensational the first time and sensational today.” 
– Rick Dutrow after the Hutcheson

Standing at: Le Mesa Stallions (Brett Brinkman)
160 Portneuf Rd., Carencro, Louisiana 70520
(337) 896-7077 | Cell: (352) 817-3919

Direct inquiries to: Mark Toothaker:
Cell: (859) 421-0151 | (888) 816-8787

Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
3 7 3 0 0 $271,450
4 2 1 0 0 $29,375
5 6 1 1 2 $60,897
Total 15 5 1 2 $361,722


Racing Highlights

At 3

  • Won Hutcheson S (gr. II, $150,000, 7f in 1:22.03, by 71/4,  dftg. Travelin Man, Little Drama, Razmataz, Leave of Absence, Royal Currier, Madman Diaries,  Manicero, Black N Beauty).
  • Won Jersey Shore S (gr. III, $150,000, 6f in 1:08.73, by 7,  dftg. C J Russell, Chipshot, Zero Rate Policy).
  • Won a maiden special weight race at Aqu ($42,000, 6f in 1:09.68, by 61/4, dftg. Simba’s Story, Harlan’s Hello, Haystack Needle, Shoutout).

At 4

  • Won a race at FG ($45,360, 6f in 1:10.56, dftg. Pass the Dice, Next Right Thing, Amanecer de Oro, Wash Park, Fire Alarm, Shrill, Goodtimehadbyall).

At 5

  • Won Sam Houston Sprint Cup S ($50,000, 6f in 1:10.21, dftg. Hamiltonian, Bind, Solar Charge, Flat Black).
  • 2nd Hot Springs S (6f, to Laurie’s Rocket, dftg. Shrill, Picko’s Pride, Apprehender).
  • 3rd Prairie Express S (6f, to Conchacer, City Sage, dftg. J J Garbar, Absolutely Cool, Humble Smarty).
  • 3rd Kelly’s Landing S (7f, to Right to Vote, Laurie’s Rocket, dftg. Good Lord).
POMEROY (USA)
b. 2001
BOUNDARY (USA)
b. 1990
DANZIG (USA)
dkb/br. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
PAS DE NOM (USA)
EDGE (USA)
ch. 1978
DAMASCUS (USA)
PONTE VECCHIO (USA)
QUESTRESS (USA)
dkb/br. 1994
SEEKING THE GOLD (USA)
b. 1985
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)  
CON GAME (USA)
NAHEMA (USA)
dkb/br. 1982
BELIEVE IT (USA)
FLICKERING STAR (USA)
TWO PUNCH LIL (USA)
gr. 1992
TWO PUNCH (USA)
gr. 1983
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
  RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
HEAVENLY CAUSE (USA)
gr. 1978
GREY DAWN (FR)
LADY DULCINEA (USA)
MORNING SNACK (USA)
ch. 1981
SECRETARIAT (USA)
ch. 1970 [IC]
BOLD RULER (USA)
SOMETHINGROYAL (USA)
CREAM IN MY COFFEE (USA)
ch. 1968
TOMPION (USA)
TOAST OF THE TOWN (USA)

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Flashpoint

Flashpoint is an exceptional speedster, who captured a pair of graded  sprint stakes by a total of more than 14 lengths. By a multiple grade one winning sprinter from the Danzig line, he is out of stakes winning mare whose third dam is a sister to the great runner and breed-shaping sire, Native Dancer.

Flashpoint is one of five stakes winners by his sire from Mr. Prospector line mares, however, like many sires bred on the Northern Dancer/Mr. Prospector cross, he should do well when bred back over mares from that line. Flashpoint’s sire has grade two winner Pomeroy’s Pistol is out of a mare by Point Given (by Thunder Gulch, a son of Gulch), as well stakes winners out of mares by Ecton Park (by Forty Niner), Pentelicus (by Fappiano) and Crafty Prospector (sire of Crafty FriendProspectors GambleProspect Bay and Robyn Dancer). Forty Niner  could also be brought in through Distorted Humor (who is bred on the same cross as Ecton Park, giving in breeding to Danzig, and who is sire of Sharp Humor and Flower Alley), Twining, Coronado’s QuestTrippi Gold FeverRoarTactical Advantage, Gold Case and  LuhukFappiano can also introduced through Unbridled  (a three-parts-brother to Pentelicus, and sire of Unbridled’s SongEmpire MakerGrindstone  and Broken Vow) and his brother Cahill Road, as well as Quiet American, Rubiano (broodmare sire of a stakes winner from Flashpoint’s branch of the Danzig line), Cryptoclearance and Candy Ride.

Flashpoint is out of a mare bred on a very similar cross to Gone West, and there is a stakes winner from this branch of this Danzig line out of a mare by a son of Gone West. Sources of Gone West that could be tried including Grand SlamElusive QualityMr. Greeley

Speightstown, Came HomeJoharProud CitizenSmarty Jones and West By West. Exchange Rate – a horse bred very similarly to Flashpoint’s sire – Pomeroy has also worked very well when bred back over Mr. Prospector line mares. From this line he has stakes winners out of mares by Mr. Prospector himself, as well as Woodman and Miswaki (who are particularly interesting, as they are three-quarters related to Seeking the Gold, the broodmare sire of Pomeroy and Exchange Rate), Count the Time (by Regal Search) and West Acre (by the previously mentioned Forty Niner). Pomeroy’s sire, Boundary, was represented by a Champion out of a mare Mr. Prospector, and a stakes winner out of a mare by  Kingmambo (sire of Lemon Drop Kid). There are also stakes winners from the Boundary line out of mares by Silver Ghost, Allen’s Prospect and Chester House, and on pedigree Fusaichi Pegasus is another who looks interesting.

From other branches of the Raise a Native line Flashpoint should be well-suited by mares from the Alydar and Exclusive Native lines. Sources of Alydar include Saratoga SixTurkomanAlyshebaCriminal TypeEasy GoerJeblarSlick and Strike the Gold, all of whom are broodmare sires of Danzig line stakes winners. Exclusive Native can be brought in through AffirmedOur Native, and Premiership.

Pomeroy is sire of 2014 two-year-old stakes winner Hangover Saturday out of a mare by Johannesburg (a grandson of Storm Cat, and son of Hennessy). Pomeroy is himself half-brother to a stakes winner by a son of Storm Cat, and there are two other Storm Cat line graded stakes winners from this immediate family. Exchange Rate, bred on the same cross as the sire of Flashpoint, has stakes winners out of mares by Cat Thief and Menifee (by Harlan, sire of Harlan’s Holiday), which would encourage trying  Flashpoint with mares by such as Scat Daddy (by Johannesburg), Henny Hughes (by Hennessy), Giant’s Causeway, FreudTale of the Cat (broodmare sire of a Boundary line grade one winner, and himself sire of Lion Heart), Forest Wildcat (broodmare sire of a Boundary line graded stakes winner, and himself sire of D’Wildcat and Wildcat Heir), ForestryStormy AtlanticStorm BootLion Heart, Tabasco CatMountain Cat and Tactical Cat.

Danzig has crossed well with Roberto, and likely representatives to try here include Lear FanDynaformer, Kris S. (sire of PrizedArchRock Hard TenYou and I, and Kissin Kris), Red Ransom and  Silver HawkRoberto is a Hail to Reason line horse, and that line is also worth considering through Halo, via, Saint Ballado (sire of Yankee VictorCaptain BodgitStraight Man, Sweetsouthernsaint and Flame Thrower). Halo could also be brought in through Saint Ballado’s brother, Devil’s Bag, and sons of that horse, such as Devil His Due and Diablo, while it could be very interesting to try mares by More Than Ready, a grandson of Halo.

The cross with the Seattle Slew line should work well. From this line, Boundary has a stakes winner out of a mare by Slew o' Gold, and Exchange Rate has a grade one winner from a mare by that horse’s son, Thirty Six Red. Mares by A.P. Indy and his sons, such as Pulpit (sire of Sky Mesa and Tapit), Malibu MoonMineshaftStephen Got Even, Bernardini, CongratsFlatterAptitude, Golden MissileFriends LakeJump Start and Old Trieste might also do well.

Danzig in general has been a good cross for Damascus, and the branches of that strain which appeal here include Time For A Change (sire of Fly So Free) and Timeless Native (sire of  Gilded Time), Private Account (sire of Valley CrossingPrivate TermsPersonal Flag, Corporate ReportUnaccounted For and Secret Hello; grandsire of Afternoon Deelites) and  Ogygian.

We can also note Wild Again (sire of Wild RushOfflee Wild, Vicar, Milwaukee Brew and Whiskey Wisdom) appearing as broodmare sire of stakes winners for both Exchange Rate and Pomeroy, while Exchange Rate has a stakes winner out of a mares by Valid Expectations and World Appeal, sons of Valid Appeal (also sire of Successful Appeal – himself broodmare sire of a Boundary line stakes winner – and Valid Wager).

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