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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 again looks like being a force in 2019 after chalking up three successive wins at Meydan in the first quarter of the year – including the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint on his latest start.
Charlie Appleby’s charge had his first run in a QIPCO British Champions Series contest in the Commonwealth Cup 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 In between he was hot favourite for the Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup night, only to have to be withdrawn moments before the start after blood was found in his nostrils.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.
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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