Bloody Point — greenly — prevails in debut

by | Oct 28, 2017 | Breaking, Maryland, MD Racing, Racing

Bloody Point

Bloody Point was easily best in a maiden race at Laurel Park. Photo by Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club.

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Alpha Delta Stable’s Bloody Point, a 3-year-old filly by War Front, won her career debut in impressive style, winning over six furlongs against maiden special weight company in 1:11.79.

Bloody Point, who drew away from her rivals in upper stretch while racing greenly, is trained by Arnaud Delacour and is out of the mare Mona de Momma, winner of the 2010 Humana Distaff (G1) and 2011 Santa Maria (G2).

“She broke good out of the gate,” said jockey Horacio Karamanos. “I think she can improve a lot.”

Alpha Delta campaigned multiple-graded stakes winner Lewis Bay, Sabin Stakes (G2) winner Devil’s Cave and Lake George (G2) winner Ancient Secret. Alpha Delta bred Bloody Point and offered her for sale at the 2015 Keeneland Yearling Sale, but she failed to meet her reserve despite drawing a top bid of $275,000.

In today’s race, Bloody Point broke alertly and quickly assumed second place, outside and a couple of lengths behind early leader Hopefully. Hopefully still held a narrow lead, but Bloody Point was just a head behind after a half-mile in 46.56 seconds.

She took command shortly thereafter, and while she was fully extended, none of the closers could make much impact. She crossed the wire 2 1/2 lengths in front.

Bloody Point, the second choice in the wagering and a The Racing Biz Horse to Watch today, paid $7.20 to win as the second choice in the field of eight. She was followed by Head for the Shore and post-time favorite Special Event, who were heads apart on the wire.