Two for Bull Point

Kingstar Farm’s Bull Point sired his second first-crop winner when Very Sharp made a winning debut in the Widden Stud Maiden Plate at Scone.

Bull Point.
Bull Point. Picture: Kingstar Farm

Kingstar Farm's Bull Point (Fastnet Rock) sired his second first-crop winner on Tuesday when Very Sharp (2 f ex Shamtastic by Shamardal) made a winning debut in the Widden Stud Maiden Plate (900m) at Scone. 

Coming up against the older horses, Very Sharp hit the front as the field turned in and stayed on well to hold off the challengers in the final 50 metres. 

The Rod Northam-trained filly was purchased by R & R Racing for $12,000 at the Scone Yearling Sale from the Hillside Farm draft and is out of Shamtastic (Shamardal), whose four foals to race, including Very Sharp, have all been winners. Meanwhile, her second dam is the Japanese-bred mare Choral Chimes (Sunday Silence), who has bred ten winners from her 11 foals to race, and is herself a sister to Polenta - the dam of Indian Listed winners Captain Cook (Admiralofthefleet) and Impavid (Air Support). 

Further afield this is family as Oaks (Gr 1, 1m4f)-winner Snow Bride (Blushing Groom) - the dam of Group 1 winner Lammtarra (Nijinsky), Group 3 winner Saytarra (Seeking The Gold) and Listed winner Kammtarra (Zilzal), while Sydney Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) winner Polarisation (Echo Of Light) also appears on the page. 

In 2018 Shamtastic produced a filly by Twin Hills-based stallion Odyssey Moon (Snitzel), while this season she foaled a brother to Very Sharp. 

Bull Point has only had four starters, with his first winner coming when the New Zealand-bred Yourpoint won the Cunningham Decorating Services Maiden Stakes (1200m) at Matamata on December 28, while he has one stakes performer in his first crop; Encounterbull, who finished second behind Wild Ruler (Snitzel) in the Inglis Nursery (RL, 1000m) on December 14. 

Bull Point has stood all four of his seasons for a fee of $7,700 (inc GST) and covered 103 mares in 2019 - the biggest book during his time at stud. The stallion has three lots set to go through the ring at next month's Inglis Classic Sale, while he will be represented by one colt at the Inglis Premier Sale, which begins it's three-day run on March 1.

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