Point to the Wild Seeks First Stakes Win

Point to the Wild Seeks First Stakes Win
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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 anything.”
 
 

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