Europe’s leading first-crop sire Blue Point landed a double on Wednesday, 20 September, taking his tally to 37 individual winners.
The first to record a victory was debutant Edge Of Blue who won over seven furlongs at Yarmouth. Trained by Charlie Appleby and a €200,000 yearling, he needed all the trip to get on top near the line to beat Teraabb, by fellow first-crop stallion Masar">Masar.
Bred by Ecurie des Monceaux, Edge Of Blue is the daughter of the winning Galileo mare Davantage, a half-sister to G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero Blue Canari.
Fifteen minutes later Blue Point took his tally to two on the day when Enchanting beat her paternal half-sister Reprised over five furlongs at Beverley. Handling the heavy ground with ease, she drew clear in the final two furlongs to win by one-and-three-quarter lengths.
✅ Off the mark— Beverley Racecourse (@Beverley_Races) September 20, 2023
Enchanting (Blue Point) opens her account at the second time of asking in the Old Gravel Pit Lodges EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes for @HollieDoyle1 & Andrew Balding pic.twitter.com/CUewiJTnlR
Owned and bred by Imad Alsagar, Enchanting is a half-sister to last season's Stakes-placed juvenile Bolt Action and related to G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile hero Order Of Australia.
Blue Point has now sired more winners at the same stage of his career than any other European first-crop sire. His eight Stakes performers include the rapid G2 winner Big Evs, the well-regarded Rosallion, who heads to the Dewhurst after his placed run in the G2 Champagne last weekend, and the Listed winners Action Point and Shady Lady.