If ever the Club had a winning prospect in the making, Glacier Point is it. As a two year old (as pictured), Glacier Point’s debut was a bit later than we anticipated. Delayed first by a growth spurt and secondly by some extra stalls training but once she got started, she improved for every run in a fashion typical of her trainer’s patient approach. After a winter break Glacier Point has grown and strengthened, she returned into training as a three year old in January 2017 and Clive is pleased with how she looks to have developed. Already strong as a two year old, she has grown again and is an impressive sight.
We ran out of time with her a bit last year and the maidens she contested towards the end of the season were very hot. Indeed, her first official mark was raised a couple of pounds on the back of her opponents subsequent performances. Clive plans to leave nothing to chance and make the most of the early season races with her. He feels there should be winning opportunities in handicaps following that as well. At the end of last season we learnt that 5f rather than 6f may be her true calling and it is really exciting to see how far she can go this year. Clive has commented that she really reminds him of her relative, Group 1 winner Gilt Edge Girl, who gradually built on her modest two year old form, to get to the very top.
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Sire - Foxwedge
Foxwedge was a first season sire for 2016; this is his first crop of three year olds. His two year olds made a good start last season but like his sire, Fastnet Rock, Foxwedge progeny look set to improve with time. His highest rated offspring in the UK so far is the filly Urban Fox who ran a cracker behind Rhododendron and Hydrangea in the G1 Filies Mile at Newmarket in October 2016. Foxwedge has already had several group winners in Australia, a proven source of great sprinting sires. Foxwedge shuttled between stallion duties in the UK at Whitsbury and Australia but was rested from his duties in the UK last season and looks set to stay at his Australian home again this year. See here for more details on Foxwedge.
Dam - Ahwahnee
Is no stranger to the Club, her first foal was Clouds Rest, who raced for members for two seasons, won three races and amassed more prize money than any Club horse before her. Clouds Rest was extremely popular due to her enthusiasm for racing, she tried very hard in every single race. She showed incredible speed as a two year old and had a lightning fast break from the gate. Her half sister is also bred solely for speed but is much bigger than Clouds Rest was. She should have more potential as a three year old. Clive Cox was so impressed by the family that last season he purchased a half brother out of Ahwahnee.