Point Me By Rolls in Bruce D

Point Me By | Coady


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL–The joint least-experienced of the nine entrants for Saturday's GI Bruce D. S. (formerly Secretariat S.), being contested at a mile for the second time, Homewrecker Racing's Point Me By (Point of Entry) made a decisive move to split rivals a when push came to shove and pulled clear late to score by 2 3/4 lengths over chief market rival and American Derby hero Tango Tango Tango (Tourist). Ginsburned (Noble Mission {GB}) kept on gamely to be third.

Settled in mid-field as Like A Saltshaker (Peace and Justice) crossed and cleared his rivals from gate nine, Point Me By traveled on the bridle beneath Luis Saez and remained within easy striking distance through a half that was negotiated in a modest :50.02. Guided down to the fence for the run around the turn, Point Me By pinched ground to be just behind the leading trio nearing the stretch, was angled out and around pace-pressing Tango Tango Tango and just to the inside of Ginsburned with about an eighth of a mile to travel and kicked home a conclusive winner.

Point Me By was the veteran of just two previous racetrack appearances prior to Saturday's stakes debut, a debut success at 14-1 in a Churchill turf sprint June 20 ahead of a sound fourth-place effort in a first-level Saratoga allowance in which he rallied from the back of the pack to complete the superfecta.

Pedigree Notes:

Point Me By is the 13th stakes winner, fourth graded winner and first Grade I winner for Canadian-based Point of Entry. Bred by one one of the sire's most fervent supporters in Winchester Farm, Point Me By is out of half-sister to Life In Shambles (Broken Vow), a stakes winner and twice placed at Grade III level and perhaps better known as the old workmate of GI Belmont S. winner Tonalist (Tapit); and to the dam of GSP No Mo Lady (Uncle Mo). Winchester Farm has bred several winners by Point of Entry, a handful of which have raced successfully in Japan. That number includes the 4-year-old filly Lotus Land, a listed stakes winner this year who is entered for Sunday's G3 Sekiya Kinen (1600mT) at Niigata. Viva Allegiance's final listed produce is the 2-year-old colt Uno Najd (Macho Uno).

Saturday, Arlington
BRUCE D. S.-GI, $300,000, Arlington, 8-14, 3yo, 1mT, 1:37.70, gd.
1–POINT ME BY, 119, c, 3, by Point of Entry
                1st Dam: Viva Allegiance, by Proud Citizen
                2nd Dam: Life (Fr), by Anabaa
                3rd Dam: Igma, by Grey Dawn II
WIN. ($30,000 Ylg '19 KEEJAN). O-Homewrecker Racing LLC;
B-Winchester Farm (KY); T-Eddie Kenneally; J-Luis Saez.
$174,600. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $238,268. Werk Nick
Rating: C+. Click for eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Tango Tango Tango, 119, c, 3, Tourist–First Consul, by
Deputy Commander. ($35,000 Ylg '19 KEESEP). O-Calumet
Farm; B-Frederick Wieting (KY); T-Jack Sisterson. $58,200.
3–Ginsburned, 119, g, 3, Noble Mission (GB)–Court Appeal, by
Candy Ride (Arg). ($110,000 Ylg '19 KEESEP; $47,000 RNA 2yo
'20 OBSAPR). O-Ashbrook Farm; B-W. S. Farish & Lazy F Ranch
(KY); T-George R. Arnold, II. $29,100.
Margins: 2 3/4, NO, 1 1/4. Odds: 1.70, 1.90, 6.50.
Also Ran: King of Miami, Like a Saltshaker, Therideofalifetime, Mr. Universe, New Year Surprise, Shadizaar.
Click for the Equibase.com chart, the TJCIS.com PPs or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

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