Bull Points at 2016 Magic Millions Cup

December 18, 2015

Bull Points at 2016 Magic Millions Cup

The Magic Millions Cup 2016 next month is the main summer aim for Group 1 placegetter Bull Point who has recently joined his fourth trainer with Warwick Farm’s David Vandyke now in charge of the stallion.

Bull Point

Bull Point will target January’s 2016 Magic Millions Cup under the preparation of his fourth trainer David Vandyke. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Over his 22 start career to date, Fastnet Rock five-year-old Bull Point has spent time racing for Gai Waterhouse, Chris Waller and Tony McEvoy.

He is now stabled with Vandyke who will look to get the sprinter back to his best form this campaign.

A three-time winner, Bull Point hasn’t won under race conditions since February last year when taking out Caulfield’s Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m).

Fourth next time out in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m), the 2013 Golden Slipper third placegetter failed in last year’s Randwick Guineas when failing to beat home any of his 13 rivals in the race won by Dissident.

That spring he put together a string of good placings highlighted by his third to Trust In A Gust in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m), but his last top three run was that October’s second to Hooked in the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley.

His form throughout 2015 has been more miss than hit including three unplaced runs during an early spring preparation that ended with a 14th, albeit less than five lengths off the winner Stratum Star, in his second Sir Rupert Clarke run.

Bull Point trialled at Warwick Farm at the start of the month running seventh over 796m and his last chance of resurrecting a once very promising career now lies in the hands of Vandyke.

“He’s got a lot of talent, it’s just a matter of trying to extract that talent,” Vandyke told Racenet this week.

“He’s been in the stable for a few weeks, he’s had one trial and he wasn’t asked to do too much.

“He’ll have another trial this Friday where we’ll ask him for a bit more. Then he’ll have a third trial and we’ll go first-up into the Magic Millions Cup on the Gold Coast.”

The Gold Coast’s Magic Millions Race Day takes place on Saturday January 9 with over $10 million in prize money on offer with the Magic Millions Cup (1400m) worth $1 million plus $2,500 in trophies.

Despite his lengthy winning drought Bull Point is still a valuable stallion prospect based on his strong earlier career performances when prepared by Tulloch Lodge’s Waterhouse as a three-year-old.

Vandyke though isn’t giving up on the Group 1 dream and believes there is enough class in the horse to get him first past the post in an elite level before his track career is over.

“We’re trying a few things with him and we’ll just see how much progress we’re making over these trials,” he said.

“He may still make a stallion because he has the underlying ability to win a Group I, I believe.”

Magic Millions Day acceptances for the 2YO Classic and 3YO Guineas close on January 4 while fields for the meeting’s support races including the Magic Millions Cup are released two days later.

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