Glacier Point 2 year old career
Glacier Point made her debut at Goodwood on 27th August 2016. It was testament to Clive's high opinion of her that she started out at such a prestigious and challenging racecourse and despite showing her inexperience, she handled the experience well, under a hands and heels ride to finish 7th of 11.
Clive was confident that her fitness would improve markedly for that run and sure enough at Haydock on 23 September she improved to finish third. She was only narrowly beaten for second by Cheveley Park's (Willie Haggas) LOVING, who won on her next start. In first place that day was Andrew Balding's ROSIE BRIAR, who went on to win a Listed race on her next start.
As the Summer now edged towards Autumn, the clock was ticking to find a suitable fillies maiden for Glacier Point to win. Entries for fillies maidens were piling in as the top yards bought out their big guns for a token introduction before being put away for their three year old careers.
So it was back to Haydock on 14th October for Glacier Point's last two year old run. Again she showed a professional attitude during the race and plenty of early speed to travel comfortably. She finished 4th but from the form of the horses who finished in front of her, this was another improvement from her second run. Just one and a quarter lengths in front of her was Peter Chapple Hyam's CLASSICAL TIMES, she holds an entry in the Irish 1,000 Gns and went on to run very well in a hot Newmarket maiden in her next start. Second that day was John Gosden's CASHLA BAY. She went onto win a hot Newmarket maiden on her next start and is very highly thought of by connections. The winner of this race, EARTHA KITT is equally highly regarded by her trainer Tom Dascombe who reported that she is to be aimed at a Classic Trial.
Glacier Point was looked after during all her two year old races. Emphasis was always on her future and her very first races have provided the very best learning opportunities for her whole career. Everything from balance at Goodwood to travelling well on long journeys to Haydock. We learnt a lot about her too. She doesn't look to mind a little cut in the ground and is so straight forward in her races, she can be ridden any way required. We also learned that despite looking to have plenty of ability over 6f, the speed she showed in her last race indicated 5f may be her true calling.
With versatility over ground, course, trip and race tactics and a brilliant two year old education, Glacier Point provides one of the best opportunities to be involved with a winner that we have seen in many a season.