J J K Thoroughbreds LLC’s Point to the Wild
will try for her first career stakes win in Saturday’s Unbridled Sidney
overnight stakes at five furlongs on the Matt Winn Turf Course.
Trained by Brad Cox, Point to the Wild’s first race in stakes-company came as a fourth-place effort behind Sweet Cassiopeia in the April 19 Giant’s Causeway at Keeneland. Sweet Cassiopeia, third in
the Giant’s Causeway, also is entered in the Unbridled Sidney.
“She’s doing really well,”
Cox said. “This will be the first time on the turf course here for her
at Churchill. The forecast calls for a little rain so if it softens up
the turf course, it may be a good thing because
her best two races have been on a soft turf at Fair Grounds. Hopefully
we catch a little rain.”
Since entering Cox’s barn
in October 2013, Point to the Wild won three of four starts at Fair
Grounds before the Giant’s Causeway. Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. has been aboard for every start under Cox, and
retains the mount Saturday.
“We were right there with
her (Sweet Cassiopeia),” Cox said. “We had a bit of a troubled trip down
the lane, wasn’t the jock’s fault or anything, just a tight spot. She
galloped out great; I think she galloped out
in front of everybody so I don’t think we’re sitting behind her or