McEvoy Thrilled to Saddle Bull Point

Unlucky yet to break through for a maiden race win at the highest level, trainer Tony McEvoy has been thrilled to have gained the training rights for Bull Point, and believes the rising five-year-old offers his stable a great chance of Group 1 success during the 2015 Spring Carnival.

Bull Point will be saddled by Tony McEvoy through the Spring Carnival. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Bull Point will be saddled by Tony McEvoy through the Spring Carnival. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Bull Point began his racing career under the guidance of Gai Waterhouse during the winter of 2013; transferring to the care of Chris Waller prior to the 2014 Spring Carnival before arriving in the care of McEvoy following three mid-pack finishes during the 2015 Autumn Carnival.

Impressed by the condition and class of the current four-year-old upon his arrival in South Australia, McEvoy is excited by the prospect of saddling Bull Point to a maiden Group 1 victory during the 2015 Spring Carnival, but is yet to confirm a specific path for the stallion.

“He’s a very good galloper who was trained by Gai and then Chris Waller,” McEvoy told Racing Ahead.

“He won the Manfred Stakes in Melbourne and had an enormous run in the Golden Rose. He was probably a good thing beaten in the Golden Rose.

“So for him to come into my stable, he’ll give me a good sprinting arm for the spring.”

Winning a pair of minor Sydney sprints upon debuting in the 2013 winter, Bull Point finished fourth in the Listed The Rosebud (1200m) and second in the Rosehill Gardens BM75 (1400m) before running on for an impressive third behind Zoustar and Dissident in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m).

Resuming in 2014 for success in the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m), the Fastnet Rock entire boxed on for fourth in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) but failed to make anything of an impression in his next two starts.

Returning to good form through the 2014 Spring Carnival, Bull Point posted minors in each of the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) and Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1400m) before running third in the featured Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) most notably in late September.

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