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Blue Point

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Blue Point
  • 2018 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2018 Total prize money

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Blue Point may not be the biggest but he is a tremendously speedy colt whose record stands the closest inspection.

He had his first run in a QIPCO British Champions Series contest in the Commonwealth Cupbqbzrxcxfauwdyuqaqcr at Royal Ascot in 2017 when playing his part in a superb finish – even if he found Caravaggio and Harry Angel slightly too strong on the day.

Before that, he had beaten Harry Angel in course record time at Ascot when in receipt of 4lb from that rival. A third clash against Harry Angel ended with him finishing fourth behind that rival on heavy going in the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock.

Blue Point signed off 2017 with a Group 3 win back at Ascot and began this year on his travels – running well in Dubai before failing to make an impact in Hong Kong. In between he was hot favourite for the Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup night, only to have to be withdrawn moments before the start after blood was found in his nostrils.

Any fears those exertions might have left a mark were dispelled at Royal Ascot when, dropped to five furlongs, he was a superb winner of the King’s Stand Stakes – pouncing on front-running Battaash near the finish.

“Full credit has to go to the team at home who have done a fantastic job with Blue Point and getting him back to where he is,” Charlie Appleby said. “I couldn’t have been happier with his preparation in the last two weeks and I felt he was back at a level where he could compete after he did a great piece of work the other week.
“I think the stiff five furlongs and strong pace has suited him here. I have always thought a lot of this horse and he ran really well in the Commonwealth Cup last year. For whatever reason, he brings his A game here.
“I was delighted with him at the start of the year in Dubai and whilst things didn’t materialise on Dubai World Cup night, we went on to learn a lot in Hong Kong and taught us a few matters. The horse had a torrid time on his way back from Hong Kong, but we gave him a nice break after that and I’m delighted with him.”
Blue Point started favourite for the Darley July Cup at Newmarket back over six furlongs on his next start but he raced keenly early on and faded to be seventh.
He was swiftly back to form when a close third in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on his next start.

As a two-year-old, he won three of his six races, with the pick of his wins being a dazzling display in the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York.

In defeat, he was second in the Richmond Stakes (beaten a neck by Mehmas), second in the Middle Park Stakes (behind The Last Lion) and third in the Dewhurst Stakes (behind Churchill).

 

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