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ROYAL ASCOT: Sizzling Blue Point records famous Ascot sprint double
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ROYAL ASCOT: Sizzling Blue Point records famous Ascot sprint double
on 22 June 2019
The brilliant son of Shamardal recorded a rare double that was last completed by Choisir in 2003

BLUE Point clung on grimly to complete a remarkable Royal Ascot double in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Having successfully defended his crown in the King’s Stand on Tuesday, Charlie Appleby’s five-year-old was turned out just four days later in a bid to follow in the hoofprints of the Australian speedball Choisir – the last horse to win both races in 2003.

With the rapid Kachy adopting his customary pacesetting role, the 6/4 favourite got the perfect lead into the race and his rider James Doyle was still sitting motionless racing inside the final two furlongs.

Once asked to go about his business, Blue Point quickly took a couple of lengths out of the field and at that stage looked set to score decisively.

However, Dream Of Dreams and Danny Tudhope finished with a real flourish and were only a head down at the line. Kachy boxed on to finish third ahead of Speak In Colours in fourth.

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