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Flashpoint Impresses in Hutcheson

Flashpoint breaks maiden at Aqueduct (1-15-11).
Flashpoint, shipping in from New York for Rick Dutrow Jr., stole the show in the $150,000 Hutcheson (gr. II), as he ran away from odds-on favorite Travelin Man to romp by 7 1/4 lengths Feb. 26 at Gulfstream Park.

An impressive debut maiden winner Jan. 15 at Aqueduct, Flashpoint was ambitiously placed in the seven-furlong Hutcheson against four stakes winners and 3-5 choice Travelin Man, who earned a 106 Beyer in his maiden debut last month. He responded to the challenge, making easy work of his stakes debut. The 3-year-old son of Pomeroy is owned by Peachtree Stable.

With Cornelio Velasquez also flying in from New York for the mount, Flashpoint broke sharply and pressed the pace of Travelin Man, who guided the field of nine through speedy fractions of :22.16 and :44.53. Madman Diaries and Royal Currier were also close to the pace, but it was a two-horse race from the start and Travelin Man and Flashpoint hit the quarter-pole together.

It wasn’t long after they straightened away that Flashpoint edged clear of Travelin Man. He opened up a 1 1/2-length lead at the eighth-pole and pulled way for the convincing victory. The final time on the fast dirt was 1:22.03. Travelin Man and John Velazquez were three lengths clear of Little Drama, who closed willingly at 50-1 to get third.


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I am sure his Hutcheson speed figure will be much higher.
As a side note I'd like to mention that there is no way that the 83 Brisnet Speed figure that was listed for Flashpoint's maiden is correct. 1:09:3 definitely deserves a better rating; races going under 1:12 have been recieving speed figures well over 83. Just thought I'd throw hat out there.

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