Blue Point dazzles in Dubai for Charlie Appleby
9 Mar 2019
Leading sprinter will run next on Dubai World Cup night before having his attention turned to Champions Series races.
Buick lets out a roar as Blue Point wins the King’s Stand Stakes. Picture: Racingfotos.com
Champion Series star Blue Point confirmed himself in great heart for the months ahead with an emphatic win in the Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint at Meydan on Saturday.
Godolphin’s top-class sprinter had hinted at better things to come when making a successful seasonal debut three weeks earlier, and disposed of this Group 3 opposition with the minimum of fuss ahead of the Al Quoz Sprint at the end of the month.
Log Out Island set the early pace, but the race was as good as over once William Buick brought Blue Point to make his challenge on the stands side in the final quarter-mile.
The five-year-old entire, trained by Charlie Appleby, cruised into the lead a furlong and a half out and coasted across the line three lengths clear of Ekhtiyaar.
Blue Point seems likely to bid for back-to-back wins in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.