Ticker
  • Favorite Tale is long gone in the Smile Sprint.Posted 1 day ago
  • Big Blue Kitten powers home for his 2nd win in the United Nations.Posted 1 day ago
  • Shaman Ghost flies home to win the Queen's Plate.Posted 1 day ago
  • Bradester a strong winner of the Salvator Mile.Posted 1 day ago
  • Aldous Snow just holds off Dynamic Sky in the Singspiel.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dogwood Trail cannot be caught in the Grade 3 Azalea.Posted 1 day ago
  • Gimme Da Lute just holds off Prospect Park in the Los Alamitos Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Private Zone dominates the Belmont Sprint from start to finish.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lady Eli magnificent in Belmont Oaks victory.Posted 2 days ago
  • Force The Pass wins the $1.25 Belmont Derby in a laugher.Posted 2 days ago

Route Experiment Over for Flashpoint

After trying the nation’s top 3-year-olds in the Preakness Stakes last out, Peachtree Stable’s Flashpoint will go back to one turn when he breaks from post five in the Grade 3 $150,000 Jersey Shore Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

 

“We tried to stretch him out,” said trainer Wesley Ward.  “You never know until you try, so we gave it a shot.  It looks like sprinting is his game, though.”

 

A colt by Pomeroy from the Two Punch mare Two Punch Lil, Flashpoint broke his maiden at first asking on Jan. 15 at Aqueduct before crushing his rivals in the Grade 2 Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream, winning by more than seven lengths.  He was then fourth in the Florida Derby (G1) before a barn switch to Ward and a start in the Preakness where he set a pressured pace and then faded to last of the 14 Classic runners.

 

“He’s a versatile horse,” Ward said.  “He’s smart.  I don’t think he needs the lead.  We’ll see what happens when the gates open.”

 

Flashpoint, who’s been training bullets at Aqueduct, arrived at Monmouth two days ago and schooled in the paddock on Saturday afternoon.  Cornelio Velasquez, who has been aboard in the colt’s four starts, has the return call in the six furlong Jersey Shore.  He’s been installed as the 5-2 favorite on the Brad Thomas morning line.

 

The Jersey Shore is race nine on Sunday’s 12 race card.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories