Third Aussie Winner for Blue Point

Tara Madgwick - Monday May 13

Darley shuttler Blue Point (IRE) is yet to replicate his Northern Hemisphere success in Australia, but he is on the Darley Victoria roster again for this spring and he did post an impressive debut winner at Mornington on Monday.

Interest Point bolted in on debut at Mornington - image Scott Barbour / Racing Photos

Trained by David Brideoake & Matt Jenkins, Interest Point had market support to suggest he could run a nice race in the 1000m maiden, but he went a bit better than that opening up to win by nearly three lengths for Beau Mertens.

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“He lived up to his trials which was great,” said David Brideoake, who bred Interest Poijnt and retains a share in his ownership.

“He’s a pretty decent colt, I’ll have a look in the calendar and see what’s on in three weeks for him.”

Interest Point is a half-brother to Group II MRC Sandown Guineas winner Allibor and is the sixth winner from six to race from imported stakes-winner Libor Lady (USA).

She has a yearling colt to follow by Blue Point and was covered last spring by Doubtland after a year off.

Interest Point is the third Australian winner from Blue Point, who with 29 runners here has had more runners than any other first season sire.

A champion sprinter by Shamardal, Blue Point is priced again this spring at $44,000.

 

 

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Race Result - Catanach's Jewellers Mdn Plate 1000m

Mornington Track: Soft(5) Time: 0:58.83
1
Interest Point
- 2c Blue Point (IRE) x Libor Lady (USA) (Exchange Rate (USA))
Tnr: David Brideoake & Matt Jenkins Rdr: Beau Mertens 58
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $0
Seller: Sullivan Bloodstock, Kialla East, Vic
Buyer: Withdrawn
2
2.8
Dreamwriter
- 2f Written By (AUS) x Dreamer's Disease (AUS) (Turffontein (AUS))
Tnr: Ben, Will & Jd Hayes Rdr: D W Stackhouse 56
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $50,000
Seller: Toolooganvale Farm, Scone
Buyer: Donalds Racing / Lindsay Park Racing
3
3.5
Nouveau
- 2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Za Zi Ba (AUS) (All Too Hard (AUS))
Tnr: A & S Freedman Rdr: W Egan 56
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $500,000
Seller: Kitchwin Hills, Scone, NSW (As Agent)
Buyer: Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA)/Murray Thoroughbreds
4
4.8
Reluctantlycharmed
- 2f Invader (AUS) x Ballychine (NZ) (O'reilly (NZ))
Tnr: G M Begg Rdr: Jordan Childs 56
5
5.2
Another Prophet
- 2f Brazen Beau (AUS) x Set To Skelter (AUS) (Reset (AUS))
Tnr: C Maher Rdr: Damian Lane 56
6
5.6
Classy Girl
- 2f Extreme Choice (AUS) x Cara Blanca (AUS) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
Tnr: L Kennewell & L Yeomans Rdr: B Shinn 56
7
7.9
Stormy Malice
- 2f Ilovethiscity (AUS) x Leaven Of Malice (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
Tnr: David Brideoake & Matt Jenkins Rdr: Matthew Cartwright 56
8
9.4
Montgolfier
- 2c Harry Angel (IRE) x Altitude (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Tnr: James Cummings Rdr: B Rawiller 58
9
10.4
Te Anau
- 2f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Taniko (AUS) (Medaglia D'oro (USA))
Tnr: James Cummings Rdr: Tatum Bull 54
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