It is my opinion that Flashpoint has the capacity to be one of the
leading (if not the leading) sprinters in 2011. He proved that point
again this weekend with a seven-length victory in the Grade 3 $143,000
Jersey Shore Stakes at Monmouth Park. Flashpoint has now run five times
in his brief career, sprinting thrice and going a route twice. The three
sprints were wins and the two route races were utter failures.
Flashpoint broke his maiden at six furlongs over the inner track at
Aqueduct on January 15. He followed that up with a crushing win in the
Grade 2 Hutcheson at seven furlongs, defeating some very good sprinters
including Travelin Man.