Second Consecutive Win for Blue Point

| June 20, 2019
Blue Point wins the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot for the second consecutive year.
Blue Point wins the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot for the second consecutive year.

Royal Ascot has started, and day one has brought some great results. Blue Point has secured a win in the King’s Stand Stake for the second year running reports today.

Blue Point, who has been trained by Charlie Appleby, has managed to get a tremendous historic win for the second year running in the King’s Stand Stakes on the first day of this year’s Royal Ascot. He finished ahead of the 2/1 favourite Battaash in this year’s race, which is the same finish as last years, where he edged out Battaash as well. Ridden by James Doyle, Blue Point started at 5/2 and was only the twelfth horse to manage to win the event twice. 

His trainer said “He is one of the old warriors in the yard and it has been a great effort from everyone at home,” Doyle added that he was glad that he didn’t mess up the race and appreciated the support for his win. The 16/1 runner, Soldier’s Call came in third followed by Mabs Cross who was priced at 6/1.

The opening race of Royal Ascot, the Queen Anne Stakes was won by Lord Glitters who started the race at 14/1. Ridden by Daniel Tudhope, and trained by David O’Meara managed to closely edge out the competition to win the race. Laurens was leading the race two furlongs out but faded and was overtaken by Lord Glitters who held off challenges from One Master and Beat the Bank. 

“Danny gave him a perfect ride from the word go,” O’Meara said, “Watching the race, it was one of the easiest Royal Ascot runners we’ve ever had to watch because there was never a moment I thought he was in trouble.” 

The second race went more to form, with the favourite Arizona romping home at 15/8. Arizona was trained by Aiden O’Brien and ridden to victory by Ryan Moore who managed to win with an impressive half a length lead. Coventry Stakes came in second, with Guildsman back in third by a neck.

The fourth race saw the pairing of O’Brien and Moore ride to victory again and secure a second win with Circus Maximus winning the St. James Stakes at 10/1 winning by a neck over King of Comedy and the favourite Too Darn Hot finishing a close third.

In the Ascot Stakes, the Grand Visir took home the trophy despite being priced at 12/1. Trained Ian Williams and ridden by Richard Kingscote he triumphed over Buildmeupbuttercup denying Moore his third win of the day so far, and Time to Study managed an impressive third.

In the final race of the day, the Wolferton Stakes, Daniel Tudhope got his second win of the day riding Addeybb. The horse trained by William Haggas closely beat out the favourite Magic Wand who was priced at 9/2. Addeybb was a strong, 5/1 starting price. 

All eyes are now on the main race of the event The Prince of Wales Stakes which will be running on Wednesday and could give O’Brien and Moore another historic win.

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