Flat Out

Flatter / Cresta Lil, by Cresta Rider
2006, Bay - Entered Stud: 2014
Fee: $7,000 S&N
Breed Secure: $8,500

Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF
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Flat Out

FlatOut

Among the most elite performers of all time from the A.P. Indy sire line

  • Three-time Grade 1 winner of $3,645,383
  • 2016 sales: First yearlings include a $150,000 colt at FTSAUG and $130,000 colt at KEESEP
  • No. 3 most accomplished colt of all time from the preeminent A.P. Indy sire line, behind only California Chrome & Tonalist ($30,000 fee) - and faster than both
  • One of only two horses in the world to earn a million dollars (U.S.) in 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • Six-time Graded SW and flat out WAR HORSE: Made 29 starts, 25 in Graded stakes, 16 in G1s
  • Recorded 14 triple-digit Beyers, all in Graded stakes, including a 116 Beyer — the highest Beyer at a mile four years running, 2012 to 2015
  • 169 mares bred in his first book at stud — 2nd most popular first-year sire in North America
  • Bred to 334 mares in 2015-16

"Don't let his good looks fool you, this is one tough horse. He's so honest and genuine. I will really miss training him." -- Bill Mott

Flat Out's Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 2 1 0 1 $25,200
3 3 1 (1) 0 0 $62,500
4 1 1 (1) 0 0 $29,400
5 8 2 (2) 3 (3) 1 (1) $1,195,283
6 6 1 (1) 1 (1) 2 (2) $1,225,000
7 9 3 (3) 1 (1) 2 (2) $1,108,000
Total 29 9 (7) 5 (5) 5 (5) $3,645,383

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Maiden special weight at Fair Grounds (6f, dftg. Whenthedealinsdone, Doc Posse, Country Day, Inflight, Cape Seattle, Red Dagger, Badger Bo, Emma's Posse, Amber Lake, Smile Down, Street Move).

Won at 3

  • Smarty Jones S. at Oaklawn (8f, by 3 1/2, dftg. Silver Bayer, Gresham, Bertsgoldenmissle, Proceed Bee, Ninth Client, Professor Z).

Won at 4

  • Allowance at Fair Grounds (8.5f, by 2 lengths, dftg. Max Me Out, Tone It Down, Glamour Guy, Good and Lucky, Brothers Nicholas, Ima Chu Chu Train)

Won at 5

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1, 10f, by 2 1/4, 107 Beyer, dftg. Drosselmeyer, Stay Thirsty, Rodman, A. U. Miner, Birdrun, Ice Box)
  • Suburban H. (G2, 9f in 1:46.64, by 6 1/2, 113 Beyer, dftg. Hymn Book, Rodman, Convocation, Colizeo, Icabad Crane)

2nd at 5

  • Whitney Invitational H. (G1, 9f, 106 Beyer, to Tizway, dftg. Giant Oak, Friend or Foe, Headache, Mission Impazible, Rail Trip, Rodman, Apart, Duke of Mischief, Morning Line)
  • Woodward S. (G1, 9f, 109 Beyer, to Havre de Grace, dftg. Rule, Mission Impazible, Giant Oak, Ice Box, Mambo Meister, Convocation)
  • Lone Star Park H. (G3, 8.5f, to Awesome Gem, dftg. Game On Dude, Lydia's Last Step, Thiskyhasnolimit)

3rd at 5

  • Clark H. (G1, 9f, to Wise Dan, Mission Impazible, dftg. Mister Marti, Ruler On Ice, Headache, Alma d'Oro, Will's Wildcat, Prayer for Relief, Stately Victor, Demarcation, Pleasant Prince, General Quarters)

Won at 6

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup  (G1, 10f, 109 Beyer, dftg. Stay Thirsty, Fort Larned, Atigun, Fast Falcon, Ron the Greek, Game Ball, Hymn Book, San Pablo, Ruler On Ice)

2nd at 6

  • Monmouth Cup S. (G2, 8f, to Rule, dftg. Sloane Ranger, San Pablo, Cactus Charlie)

3rd at 6

  • Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita (G1, 10f, to Fort Larned, Mucho Macho Man, dftg. Ron the Greek, Richard's Kid, Nonios, Game On Dude, Pool Play, Handsome Mike, To Honor and Serve, Brilliant Speed, Alpha)
  • Whitney H. (G1, 9f, 108 Beyer, to Fort Larned, Ron the Greek, dftg. Hymn Book, Trickmeister, Endorsement, Hunters Bay, Caixa Eletronica, Rule)

Won at 7

  • Cigar Mile (G1, 8f, 110 Beyer, dftg. Private Zone, Verrazano, Groupie Doll, Clearly Now, Forty Tales, Goldencents, Saratoga Snacks, Laugh Track, Capo Bastone)
  • Suburban H. (G2, 9f in 1:46.87, 107 Beyer, by 2 1/2 under top weight, dftg. Last Gunfighter, Fast Falcon, Alpha, Percussion)
  • Westchester S. (G3, 8f in 1:32.99, 116 Beyer, dftg. Cross Traffic, Rattlesnake Bridge, Big Screen, Norman Asbjomson)

2nd at 7

  • Woodward S. (G1, 9f, by a head to Alpha, 109 Beyer, dftg. Successful Dan, Ron the Greek, Paynter)

3rd at 7

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1, 10f, to Ron the Greek, Palace Malice, dftg. Vitoria Olympia (BRZ), Last Gunfighter, Alpha, Cross Traffic, Orb)
  • Metropolitan H. (G1, 8f, to Sahara Sky, Cross Traffic, dftg. Mark Valeski, Fed Biz, Fort Loudon, Swagger Jack, Handsome Mike, Discreet Dancer)
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Dosage Profile: DP = 13-5-12-0-0 (30) DI = 4.00 CD = 1.03 - 29
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FLATTER (USA)
b. 1999
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
MY CHARMER (USA)
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)
LASSIE DEAR (USA)
PRAISE (USA)
b. 1994
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
WILD APPLAUSE (USA)
b. 1981
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
GLOWING TRIBUTE (USA)
CRESTA LIL (USA)
b. 1986
CRESTA RIDER (USA)
dkb/br. 1978
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]

NEARCTIC (CAN)
NATALMA (USA)
THOROLY BLUE (USA)
b. 1967
BLUE PRINCE (USA)
AMBWITHOR (USA)
RUGOSA (USA)
b. 1967
DOUBLE JAY (USA)
blk/br. 1944 [B]
BALLADIER (USA)
BROOMSHOT (USA)
ROSE (USA)
ch. 1958
SAILOR (USA)
ROSAYYA (USA)

Alan Porter analysis for FLAT OUT

The all-time leading North American earner from the A.P. Indy line, Flat Out is a grade one winner from a mile to a mile-and-a-quarter.

Flat Out is by A.P. Indy’s rapidly-rising son, Flatter, a brother to Leading Freshman Sire Congrats. An example of the cross of his sire with Northern Dancer line mare, Flat Out should cross well back over mares from the line. Flatter has done particularly well with mares from the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer including siring stakes winners from daughters of Honor Grades, Danzig Connection, Langfuhr, Military and Ghazi, suggesting trying mares by such as Pine Bluff, Belong to Me, Exchange Rate, Hard Spun and War Front. His brother Congrats has particularly flourished with mares descending from Storm Cat, with grade one winners from daughters of Forestry and Tactical Cat, and stakes winners from daughters of Catienus and Harlan’s Holiday. Out of a mare by Theatrical (by Northern Dancer line stallion, Nureyev), Flatter is sire of the brilliant Taris. From the Deputy Minister line, Flatter has the top-class Upstart out of a mare by Touch Gold, which would suggest mares by such as Awesome Again, Dehere, French Deputy and Salt Lake. Congrats, the brother to Flatter, has two grade one winners out of Storm Cat line mares, from daughters of Forestry and Tactical Cat, and stakes winners from daughters of Harlan’s Holiday, Catienus and Adcat. This would suggest trying daughters of such as Tale of the Cat, Storm Boot, Giant’s Causeway, Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg and Henny Hughes), Stormy Atlantic and Stormin Fever (both giving inbreeding to Seattle Slew), Forest Wildcat, Cat Thief, and Tabasco Cat. Northern Dancer’s three-quarters relative, Icecapade, is sire grandsire of Wild Rush, the broodmare sire of Congrats’ grade one winner

Flatter has proven exceptionally effective with mares from the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, including a grade two winner Apart out of a mare by Unbridled, and stakes winners out of mares by Pentelicus, Quiet American and Grindstone (sire of Birdstone). Unbridled might also be introduced through Broken Vow, Empire Maker and Unbridled’s Song (sire of Dunkirk, Even the Score, First Defence, Old Fashioned, Rockport Harbor and Songandaprayer). In addition Flatter and Congrats have stakes winners out of mares descending from Mr. Prospector via Afleet, Woodman and his three-quarters brother Not For Love, Thunder Gulch and Golden Gear (both by Gulch), Distorted Humor (by Forty Niner, also available through Coronado’s Quest, Twining, Tactical Advantage, Roar, Gold Fever and Trippi) and Distinctive Pro. There is also a Flatter stakes winner descending from Mr. Prospector’s sire, Raise a Native, through Majestic Light (sire of Wavering Monarch, and grandsire of Maria’s Mon).

Out of a mare from the Halo branch of the Hail to Reason line, Flatter is sire of multiple graded stakes winner Tar Heel Mom from a daughter of Sunny’s Halo (sire of Dispersal), and a stakes winner from a daughter of More Than Ready (by Southern Halo). This also suggests trying the Halo strain through Saint Ballado and Devil’s Bag and their sons. The Roberto branch of Hail to Reason has worked well under both Flatter and Congrats, with stakes winners out of mares by Red Ransom, and You and I, Prized and Kissin Kris (all by Kris S.). Turn-to, sire of Hail to Reason, is also represented in the male-line of the dams of Flatter and Congrats stakes winners via Smarten, and Eltish and Sultry Song (both by Cox’s Ridge).

There are stakes winners for Flatter and Congrats from In Reality line out of mares by Valid Appeal (sire of Successful Appeal, Valid Expectations and Valid Wager) and Bertrando (by Skywalker, a son of Relaunch, a strain that can also be brought in through Honour and Glory, Cee’s Tizzy, Tiznow and Officer).

Raja Baba comes from the female line as A.P. Indy, and there are stakes winners by Flatter and Congrats out mares by Raja Baba’s son, Well Decorated and grandson Notebook.

 

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One of the all-time leading North American earners from the A.P. Indy line, Flat Out is a grade one winner from a mile to a mile-and-a-quarter.

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Flat Out's Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 2 1 0 1 $25,200
3 3 1 (1) 0 0 $62,500
4 1 1 (1) 0 0 $29,400
5 8 2 (2) 3 (3) 1 (1) $1,195,283
6 6 1 (1) 1 (1) 2 (2) $1,225,000
7 9 3 (3) 1 (1) 2 (2) $1,108,000
Total 29 9 (7) 5 (5) 5 (5) $3,645,383

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Maiden special weight at Fair Grounds (6f, dftg. Whenthedealinsdone, Doc Posse, Country Day, Inflight, Cape Seattle, Red Dagger, Badger Bo, Emma's Posse, Amber Lake, Smile Down, Street Move).

Won at 3

  • Smarty Jones S. at Oaklawn (8f, by 3 1/2, dftg. Silver Bayer, Gresham, Bertsgoldenmissle, Proceed Bee, Ninth Client, Professor Z).

Won at 4

  • Allowance at Fair Grounds (8.5f, by 2 lengths, dftg. Max Me Out, Tone It Down, Glamour Guy, Good and Lucky, Brothers Nicholas, Ima Chu Chu Train)

Won at 5

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1, 10f, by 2 1/4, 107 Beyer, dftg. Drosselmeyer, Stay Thirsty, Rodman, A. U. Miner, Birdrun, Ice Box)
  • Suburban H. (G2, 9f in 1:46.64, by 6 1/2, 113 Beyer, dftg. Hymn Book, Rodman, Convocation, Colizeo, Icabad Crane)

2nd at 5

  • Whitney Invitational H. (G1, 9f, 106 Beyer, to Tizway, dftg. Giant Oak, Friend or Foe, Headache, Mission Impazible, Rail Trip, Rodman, Apart, Duke of Mischief, Morning Line)
  • Woodward S. (G1, 9f, 109 Beyer, to Havre de Grace, dftg. Rule, Mission Impazible, Giant Oak, Ice Box, Mambo Meister, Convocation)
  • Lone Star Park H. (G3, 8.5f, to Awesome Gem, dftg. Game On Dude, Lydia's Last Step, Thiskyhasnolimit)

3rd at 5

  • Clark H. (G1, 9f, to Wise Dan, Mission Impazible, dftg. Mister Marti, Ruler On Ice, Headache, Alma d'Oro, Will's Wildcat, Prayer for Relief, Stately Victor, Demarcation, Pleasant Prince, General Quarters)

Won at 6

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup  (G1, 10f, 109 Beyer, dftg. Stay Thirsty, Fort Larned, Atigun, Fast Falcon, Ron the Greek, Game Ball, Hymn Book, San Pablo, Ruler On Ice)

2nd at 6

  • Monmouth Cup S. (G2, 8f, to Rule, dftg. Sloane Ranger, San Pablo, Cactus Charlie)

3rd at 6

  • Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita (G1, 10f, to Fort Larned, Mucho Macho Man, dftg. Ron the Greek, Richard's Kid, Nonios, Game On Dude, Pool Play, Handsome Mike, To Honor and Serve, Brilliant Speed, Alpha)
  • Whitney H. (G1, 9f, 108 Beyer, to Fort Larned, Ron the Greek, dftg. Hymn Book, Trickmeister, Endorsement, Hunters Bay, Caixa Eletronica, Rule)

Won at 7

  • Cigar Mile (G1, 8f, 110 Beyer, dftg. Private Zone, Verrazano, Groupie Doll, Clearly Now, Forty Tales, Goldencents, Saratoga Snacks, Laugh Track, Capo Bastone)
  • Suburban H. (G2, 9f in 1:46.87, 107 Beyer, by 2 1/2 under top weight, dftg. Last Gunfighter, Fast Falcon, Alpha, Percussion)
  • Westchester S. (G3, 8f in 1:32.99, 116 Beyer, dftg. Cross Traffic, Rattlesnake Bridge, Big Screen, Norman Asbjomson)

2nd at 7

  • Woodward S. (G1, 9f, by a head to Alpha, 109 Beyer, dftg. Successful Dan, Ron the Greek, Paynter)

3rd at 7

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1, 10f, to Ron the Greek, Palace Malice, dftg. Vitoria Olympia (BRZ), Last Gunfighter, Alpha, Cross Traffic, Orb)
  • Metropolitan H. (G1, 8f, to Sahara Sky, Cross Traffic, dftg. Mark Valeski, Fed Biz, Fort Loudon, Swagger Jack, Handsome Mike, Discreet Dancer)
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Dosage Profile: DP = 13-5-12-0-0 (30) DI = 4.00 CD = 1.03 - 29
FLATTER (USA)
b. 1999
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
MY CHARMER (USA)
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)
LASSIE DEAR (USA)
PRAISE (USA)
b. 1994
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
WILD APPLAUSE (USA)
b. 1981
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
GLOWING TRIBUTE (USA)
CRESTA LIL (USA)
b. 1986
CRESTA RIDER (USA)
dkb/br. 1978
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]

NEARCTIC (CAN)
NATALMA (USA)
THOROLY BLUE (USA)
b. 1967
BLUE PRINCE (USA)
AMBWITHOR (USA)
RUGOSA (USA)
b. 1967
DOUBLE JAY (USA)
blk/br. 1944 [B]
BALLADIER (USA)
BROOMSHOT (USA)
ROSE (USA)
ch. 1958
SAILOR (USA)
ROSAYYA (USA)

Alan Porter analysis for FLAT OUT

The all-time leading North American earner from the A.P. Indy line, Flat Out is a grade one winner from a mile to a mile-and-a-quarter.

Flat Out is by A.P. Indy’s rapidly-rising son, Flatter, a brother to Leading Freshman Sire Congrats. An example of the cross of his sire with Northern Dancer line mare, Flat Out should cross well back over mares from the line. Flatter has done particularly well with mares from the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer including siring stakes winners from daughters of Honor Grades, Danzig Connection, Langfuhr, Military and Ghazi, suggesting trying mares by such as Pine Bluff, Belong to Me, Exchange Rate, Hard Spun and War Front. His brother Congrats has particularly flourished with mares descending from Storm Cat, with grade one winners from daughters of Forestry and Tactical Cat, and stakes winners from daughters of Catienus and Harlan’s Holiday. Out of a mare by Theatrical (by Northern Dancer line stallion, Nureyev), Flatter is sire of the brilliant Taris. From the Deputy Minister line, Flatter has the top-class Upstart out of a mare by Touch Gold, which would suggest mares by such as Awesome Again, Dehere, French Deputy and Salt Lake. Congrats, the brother to Flatter, has two grade one winners out of Storm Cat line mares, from daughters of Forestry and Tactical Cat, and stakes winners from daughters of Harlan’s Holiday, Catienus and Adcat. This would suggest trying daughters of such as Tale of the Cat, Storm Boot, Giant’s Causeway, Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg and Henny Hughes), Stormy Atlantic and Stormin Fever (both giving inbreeding to Seattle Slew), Forest Wildcat, Cat Thief, and Tabasco Cat. Northern Dancer’s three-quarters relative, Icecapade, is sire grandsire of Wild Rush, the broodmare sire of Congrats’ grade one winner

Flatter has proven exceptionally effective with mares from the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, including a grade two winner Apart out of a mare by Unbridled, and stakes winners out of mares by Pentelicus, Quiet American and Grindstone (sire of Birdstone). Unbridled might also be introduced through Broken Vow, Empire Maker and Unbridled’s Song (sire of Dunkirk, Even the Score, First Defence, Old Fashioned, Rockport Harbor and Songandaprayer). In addition Flatter and Congrats have stakes winners out of mares descending from Mr. Prospector via Afleet, Woodman and his three-quarters brother Not For Love, Thunder Gulch and Golden Gear (both by Gulch), Distorted Humor (by Forty Niner, also available through Coronado’s Quest, Twining, Tactical Advantage, Roar, Gold Fever and Trippi) and Distinctive Pro. There is also a Flatter stakes winner descending from Mr. Prospector’s sire, Raise a Native, through Majestic Light (sire of Wavering Monarch, and grandsire of Maria’s Mon).

Out of a mare from the Halo branch of the Hail to Reason line, Flatter is sire of multiple graded stakes winner Tar Heel Mom from a daughter of Sunny’s Halo (sire of Dispersal), and a stakes winner from a daughter of More Than Ready (by Southern Halo). This also suggests trying the Halo strain through Saint Ballado and Devil’s Bag and their sons. The Roberto branch of Hail to Reason has worked well under both Flatter and Congrats, with stakes winners out of mares by Red Ransom, and You and I, Prized and Kissin Kris (all by Kris S.). Turn-to, sire of Hail to Reason, is also represented in the male-line of the dams of Flatter and Congrats stakes winners via Smarten, and Eltish and Sultry Song (both by Cox’s Ridge).

There are stakes winners for Flatter and Congrats from In Reality line out of mares by Valid Appeal (sire of Successful Appeal, Valid Expectations and Valid Wager) and Bertrando (by Skywalker, a son of Relaunch, a strain that can also be brought in through Honour and Glory, Cee’s Tizzy, Tiznow and Officer).

Raja Baba comes from the female line as A.P. Indy, and there are stakes winners by Flatter and Congrats out mares by Raja Baba’s son, Well Decorated and grandson Notebook.

 

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- Entered Stud: 2014
Fee: $7,000 S&N
Breed Secure: $8,500
Flat Out
  • Three-time Grade 1 winner of $3,645,383
  • 2016 sales: First yearlings include a $150,000 colt at FTSAUG and $130,000 colt at KEESEP
  • No. 3 most accomplished colt of all time from the preeminent A.P. Indy sire line, behind only California Chrome & Tonalist ($30,000 fee) - and faster than both
  • One of only two horses in the world to earn a million dollars (U.S.) in 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • Six-time Graded SW and flat out WAR HORSE: Made 29 starts, 25 in Graded stakes, 16 in G1s
  • Recorded 14 triple-digit Beyers, all in Graded stakes, including a 116 Beyer — the highest Beyer at a mile four years running, 2012 to 2015
  • 169 mares bred in his first book at stud — 2nd most popular first-year sire in North America
  • Bred to 334 mares in 2015-16

"Don't let his good looks fool you, this is one tough horse. He's so honest and genuine. I will really miss training him." -- Bill Mott

Flat Out's Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 2 1 0 1 $25,200
3 3 1 (1) 0 0 $62,500
4 1 1 (1) 0 0 $29,400
5 8 2 (2) 3 (3) 1 (1) $1,195,283
6 6 1 (1) 1 (1) 2 (2) $1,225,000
7 9 3 (3) 1 (1) 2 (2) $1,108,000
Total 29 9 (7) 5 (5) 5 (5) $3,645,383

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Maiden special weight at Fair Grounds (6f, dftg. Whenthedealinsdone, Doc Posse, Country Day, Inflight, Cape Seattle, Red Dagger, Badger Bo, Emma's Posse, Amber Lake, Smile Down, Street Move).

Won at 3

  • Smarty Jones S. at Oaklawn (8f, by 3 1/2, dftg. Silver Bayer, Gresham, Bertsgoldenmissle, Proceed Bee, Ninth Client, Professor Z).

Won at 4

  • Allowance at Fair Grounds (8.5f, by 2 lengths, dftg. Max Me Out, Tone It Down, Glamour Guy, Good and Lucky, Brothers Nicholas, Ima Chu Chu Train)

Won at 5

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1, 10f, by 2 1/4, 107 Beyer, dftg. Drosselmeyer, Stay Thirsty, Rodman, A. U. Miner, Birdrun, Ice Box)
  • Suburban H. (G2, 9f in 1:46.64, by 6 1/2, 113 Beyer, dftg. Hymn Book, Rodman, Convocation, Colizeo, Icabad Crane)

2nd at 5

  • Whitney Invitational H. (G1, 9f, 106 Beyer, to Tizway, dftg. Giant Oak, Friend or Foe, Headache, Mission Impazible, Rail Trip, Rodman, Apart, Duke of Mischief, Morning Line)
  • Woodward S. (G1, 9f, 109 Beyer, to Havre de Grace, dftg. Rule, Mission Impazible, Giant Oak, Ice Box, Mambo Meister, Convocation)
  • Lone Star Park H. (G3, 8.5f, to Awesome Gem, dftg. Game On Dude, Lydia's Last Step, Thiskyhasnolimit)

3rd at 5

  • Clark H. (G1, 9f, to Wise Dan, Mission Impazible, dftg. Mister Marti, Ruler On Ice, Headache, Alma d'Oro, Will's Wildcat, Prayer for Relief, Stately Victor, Demarcation, Pleasant Prince, General Quarters)

Won at 6

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup  (G1, 10f, 109 Beyer, dftg. Stay Thirsty, Fort Larned, Atigun, Fast Falcon, Ron the Greek, Game Ball, Hymn Book, San Pablo, Ruler On Ice)

2nd at 6

  • Monmouth Cup S. (G2, 8f, to Rule, dftg. Sloane Ranger, San Pablo, Cactus Charlie)

3rd at 6

  • Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita (G1, 10f, to Fort Larned, Mucho Macho Man, dftg. Ron the Greek, Richard's Kid, Nonios, Game On Dude, Pool Play, Handsome Mike, To Honor and Serve, Brilliant Speed, Alpha)
  • Whitney H. (G1, 9f, 108 Beyer, to Fort Larned, Ron the Greek, dftg. Hymn Book, Trickmeister, Endorsement, Hunters Bay, Caixa Eletronica, Rule)

Won at 7

  • Cigar Mile (G1, 8f, 110 Beyer, dftg. Private Zone, Verrazano, Groupie Doll, Clearly Now, Forty Tales, Goldencents, Saratoga Snacks, Laugh Track, Capo Bastone)
  • Suburban H. (G2, 9f in 1:46.87, 107 Beyer, by 2 1/2 under top weight, dftg. Last Gunfighter, Fast Falcon, Alpha, Percussion)
  • Westchester S. (G3, 8f in 1:32.99, 116 Beyer, dftg. Cross Traffic, Rattlesnake Bridge, Big Screen, Norman Asbjomson)

2nd at 7

  • Woodward S. (G1, 9f, by a head to Alpha, 109 Beyer, dftg. Successful Dan, Ron the Greek, Paynter)

3rd at 7

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1, 10f, to Ron the Greek, Palace Malice, dftg. Vitoria Olympia (BRZ), Last Gunfighter, Alpha, Cross Traffic, Orb)
  • Metropolitan H. (G1, 8f, to Sahara Sky, Cross Traffic, dftg. Mark Valeski, Fed Biz, Fort Loudon, Swagger Jack, Handsome Mike, Discreet Dancer)
FLATTER (USA)
b. 1999
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
MY CHARMER (USA)
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)
LASSIE DEAR (USA)
PRAISE (USA)
b. 1994
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
WILD APPLAUSE (USA)
b. 1981
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
GLOWING TRIBUTE (USA)
CRESTA LIL (USA)
b. 1986
CRESTA RIDER (USA)
dkb/br. 1978
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]

NEARCTIC (CAN)
NATALMA (USA)
THOROLY BLUE (USA)
b. 1967
BLUE PRINCE (USA)
AMBWITHOR (USA)
RUGOSA (USA)
b. 1967
DOUBLE JAY (USA)
blk/br. 1944 [B]
BALLADIER (USA)
BROOMSHOT (USA)
ROSE (USA)
ch. 1958
SAILOR (USA)
ROSAYYA (USA)

Alan Porter analysis for FLAT OUT

The all-time leading North American earner from the A.P. Indy line, Flat Out is a grade one winner from a mile to a mile-and-a-quarter.

Flat Out is by A.P. Indy’s rapidly-rising son, Flatter, a brother to Leading Freshman Sire Congrats. An example of the cross of his sire with Northern Dancer line mare, Flat Out should cross well back over mares from the line. Flatter has done particularly well with mares from the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer including siring stakes winners from daughters of Honor Grades, Danzig Connection, Langfuhr, Military and Ghazi, suggesting trying mares by such as Pine Bluff, Belong to Me, Exchange Rate, Hard Spun and War Front. His brother Congrats has particularly flourished with mares descending from Storm Cat, with grade one winners from daughters of Forestry and Tactical Cat, and stakes winners from daughters of Catienus and Harlan’s Holiday. Out of a mare by Theatrical (by Northern Dancer line stallion, Nureyev), Flatter is sire of the brilliant Taris. From the Deputy Minister line, Flatter has the top-class Upstart out of a mare by Touch Gold, which would suggest mares by such as Awesome Again, Dehere, French Deputy and Salt Lake. Congrats, the brother to Flatter, has two grade one winners out of Storm Cat line mares, from daughters of Forestry and Tactical Cat, and stakes winners from daughters of Harlan’s Holiday, Catienus and Adcat. This would suggest trying daughters of such as Tale of the Cat, Storm Boot, Giant’s Causeway, Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg and Henny Hughes), Stormy Atlantic and Stormin Fever (both giving inbreeding to Seattle Slew), Forest Wildcat, Cat Thief, and Tabasco Cat. Northern Dancer’s three-quarters relative, Icecapade, is sire grandsire of Wild Rush, the broodmare sire of Congrats’ grade one winner

Flatter has proven exceptionally effective with mares from the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, including a grade two winner Apart out of a mare by Unbridled, and stakes winners out of mares by Pentelicus, Quiet American and Grindstone (sire of Birdstone). Unbridled might also be introduced through Broken Vow, Empire Maker and Unbridled’s Song (sire of Dunkirk, Even the Score, First Defence, Old Fashioned, Rockport Harbor and Songandaprayer). In addition Flatter and Congrats have stakes winners out of mares descending from Mr. Prospector via Afleet, Woodman and his three-quarters brother Not For Love, Thunder Gulch and Golden Gear (both by Gulch), Distorted Humor (by Forty Niner, also available through Coronado’s Quest, Twining, Tactical Advantage, Roar, Gold Fever and Trippi) and Distinctive Pro. There is also a Flatter stakes winner descending from Mr. Prospector’s sire, Raise a Native, through Majestic Light (sire of Wavering Monarch, and grandsire of Maria’s Mon).

Out of a mare from the Halo branch of the Hail to Reason line, Flatter is sire of multiple graded stakes winner Tar Heel Mom from a daughter of Sunny’s Halo (sire of Dispersal), and a stakes winner from a daughter of More Than Ready (by Southern Halo). This also suggests trying the Halo strain through Saint Ballado and Devil’s Bag and their sons. The Roberto branch of Hail to Reason has worked well under both Flatter and Congrats, with stakes winners out of mares by Red Ransom, and You and I, Prized and Kissin Kris (all by Kris S.). Turn-to, sire of Hail to Reason, is also represented in the male-line of the dams of Flatter and Congrats stakes winners via Smarten, and Eltish and Sultry Song (both by Cox’s Ridge).

There are stakes winners for Flatter and Congrats from In Reality line out of mares by Valid Appeal (sire of Successful Appeal, Valid Expectations and Valid Wager) and Bertrando (by Skywalker, a son of Relaunch, a strain that can also be brought in through Honour and Glory, Cee’s Tizzy, Tiznow and Officer).

Raja Baba comes from the female line as A.P. Indy, and there are stakes winners by Flatter and Congrats out mares by Raja Baba’s son, Well Decorated and grandson Notebook.

 

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