Flatter enjoyed a fine weekend on Feb. 4 when his offspring Favorable Outcome and Sheer Flatter respectively won and placed in graded stakes on two different coasts.
At Gulfstream Park in Florida, Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s sophomore colt Favorable Outcome ran true to his name in the G2 Swale Stakes.
The Chad Brown-trained colt rallied from last down the stretch to beat Three Rules by three-quarters of a length. It was the first graded stakes score for Favorable Outcome, who completed the seven-furlong race under jockey Javier Castellano in 1:23.03.
Bred in Kentucky by Charles Matses, Favorable Outcome was a $300,000 purchase at the Ocala Breeders’ 2-year-old in training sale. The Swale is just the second win of his career from four starts and boosts the colt’s earnings to over $200,000.
“I thought at the sixteenth pole he might feel the shortage of works there but he showed a lot of heart today and he showed he is a really talented horse,” Brown said. “I thought Javier judged his ride just right. It’s going to be a campaign of just one-turn dirt races this whole year. There’s a lot of good races for 3-year-olds in that category.”
The same day on the West Coast, Flatter’s 3-year-old son Sheer Flattery ran third behind Royal Mo in the G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes. Sheer Flattery is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, who owns the colt in partnership with Thomas Barrow and Richard Robertson. Bred in Kentucky by Amy Boulton, he is out of the Grand Slam mare Venus Rosewater. He was a $100,000 purchase at the 2016 Ocala Breeders’ Sale Co.’s March 2-year-olds in training sale.
Flatter was represented by 11 GSHs, 6 G1SH and 5 GSWs in 2016, including Taris (G1), Paola Queen (G1), Upstart, Ami’s Flatter and Kobe’s Back. Flatter is currently ranked #1 (tied) among all stallions with two graded stakes winners already in 2017. The son of A.P. Indy stands for $35,000.