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 a stakes- winning mare from the family of the 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 Pomeroys Pistol out of a mare by Point Given (by Thunder Gulch, a son of Gulch), as well as stakes winners out of mares from the Forty Niner, Fappiano and Crafty Prospector branches of Mr. Prospector. Flashpoint is out of a mare bred on a very similar cross to Gone West, and that horse should work well as should Woodman, Miswaki, Kingmambo and Fusaichi Pegasus.
Danzig has crossed well with Roberto, and likely representatives to try here include Lear Fan, Dynaformer, Kris S. – broodmare sire of a stakes winner by Flashpoint’s sire – Red Ransom and Silver Hawk. Roberto is a Hail to Reason line horse, and that line is also worth considering through Halo, via, Saint Ballado, Devil’s Bag, and More Than Ready. The cross with the Seattle Slew line should work well. From this line, Flashpoint’s grandsire, Boundary, has a stakes winner out of a mare by Slew o' Gold, and the similarly-bred 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 might also do well.
Flashpoint is a 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, while Flashpoint’s sire has a stakes winner out of a mare by Storm Cat grandson, Johannesburg. We can also note Wild Again appearing as broodmare sire of stakes winners for both Pomeroy and Exchange Rate, while Exchange Rate has stakes winners out of mares by Valid Expectations and World Appeal, sons of Valid Appeal (also sire of Successful Appeal and Valid Wager). There is also a stakes winner by Flashpoint’s sire out of a mare by Holy Bull.