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Past the Point of no return at Saratoga

8/3/2008

Darley Stable’s Past the Point was beyond the reach of his opponents by the time the field turned for home in an allowance event at Saratoga today. The Indian Charlie colt was bumped at the start, but quickly moved up along the rail to press the pace inside. He opened up on the turn, extending his lead to three lengths in the stretch and continued untouchable to the wire under the urging of jockey Jorge Velazquez.

"We put him back on the main track today," said trainer Eoin Harty. "He was coming off a dull effort on a very rough turf course at Churchill Downs in May, but I think he appreciated the surface at Saratoga today."

The four-year-old bay has won three lifetime races and been off the board only three times in nine starts. He increased his earnings to $166,998 with his victory today. He was bred in Kentucky by Sequel 2001 and was purchased at the 2006 Barretts Two-Year-Old in Training Sale for $400,000.




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