Mr Saturday records smart win at Al Rayyan

Blue Point sires another new winner

Blue Point has enjoyed a hugely successful start to his new career at stud.  So far, he is the sire of eight individual Stakes-performers and is currently leading first season sire.  On Saturday, 11 November, Mr Saturday became his 43rd individual winner when scoring over 1500m at Al Rayyan, Qatar.

Having his first run for his new trainer, Hamad Al-Jehani, Mr Saturday travelled strongly in behind the leader, picking up smartly with just over three furlongs to run, Mr Saturday soon pulled clear to win, unchallenged, by an easy two and a half lengths.

Mr Saturday was bred by Rabbah Bloodstock, he is out Gwael (A.P. Indy), herself a half-sister to G3 Cumberland Lodge Stakes winner Laaheb and Stakes-performer Fox Tal.

Yesterday evening, Blue Point’s juvenile daughter Sweetest, who is trained by Aidan O’Brien, also shed her maiden tag with a three-quarter length victory over seven furlongs at Dundalk.  Bred by Mrs T Mahon, Sweetest was a €420,000 Goffs Orby Yearling purchase.

Last weekend Blue Point, who will stand for a fee of €60,000 at Kildangan Stud, Ireland next year, sired his first Breeders’ Cup winner when his juvenile son, Big Evs was the brilliant winner of the G1 Juvenile Turf Sprint.  Rosallion is another colt from Blue Point’s first crop to achieve G1 status, when he easily landed the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, recording a one-length victory.