32Red Sprint Cup
|Group 1, Haydock Park
6f, Class 1
|Saturday 9th September 2017|
Charlie Appleby has set his sights on the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock with Blue Point after reporting the colt to have returned from Royal Ascot "a bit jarred up".
Appleby was thrilled with his charge's effort in defeat but believes Blue Point needs a bit of time to get over that run, with the Haydock Group One on September 9 now a tentative target.
"He has run a blinder in the Commonwealth, a race many thought was the best race of the five days," Appleby told www.godolphin.com.
"But he has returned home a bit jarred up. A few weeks off will do him good.
"But we hope to have him back for the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup."
Quiet Reflection appears increasingly unlikely to be fit enough to defend her crown.
Karl Burke's filly won the Merseyside Group One as well as the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot last season, but has endured a torrid time so far this year, with her trainer admitting in the spring his stable star was not sparkling at home.
She finished down the field on her eventual reappearance in Haydock's Temple Stakes in May and connections were hopeful she would raise her game at the Royal meeting, but she was ruled out of the showpiece fixture after suffering a setback and has not yet returned to full work.
Burke said: " Everything is going well, she's in light work and we're hoping to step her up in stronger work from the end of the month and into August.
"She is in the Sprint Cup, but that's on September 9 and things are going to have to go exceptionally well between now and then for her to make it.
"It's not impossible, but I think the more likely scenario is we'll aim for Champions Day (Qipco British Champions Sprint) in October and give her a prep run somewhere beforehand.
"It's been a frustrating year so far. She's just had a few niggles, but we were happy with her run in the Temple and how she came out of it and unfortunately she then picked up a little problem that meant we had to miss Royal Ascot."
The Leyburn-based trainer revealed Quiet Reflection is likely to be sold once the season comes to an end.
"She has a date in the sales in November and I would think that's where she'll end up," Burke added.
32Red Sprint Cup
(British Champions Series) (Group 1)
£260,000 added, 3yo plus, 6f, Class 1
|13-1116||Artistica (GER) 57||3||8-12||D Moser|
|0333-11||Battaash (IRE) 63||3||9-1||C Hills|
|2123-13||Blue Point (IRE) 78||3||9-1||C Appleby|
|913-103||Brando 56||5||9-3||K A Ryan|
|111-114||Caravaggio (USA) 56||3||9-1||A P O'Brien|
|10-9073||Cotai Glory 56||5||9-3||C Hills|
|286375||Cougar Mountain (IRE) 55||6||9-3||A P O'Brien|
|1045-28||Don't Touch 70||5||9-3||R A Fahey|
|1255||Dream Castle 80||3||9-1||S bin Suroor|
|1560-66||Dutch Connection 55||5||9-3||C Hills|
|1334-11||Fas (IRE) 153||3||9-1||Mme P Brandt|
|3029-49||Gifted Master (IRE) 168||4||9-3||H Palmer|
|46719/4||Glass Office 83||7||9-3||D M Simcock|
|10-77U6||Growl 56||5||9-3||R A Fahey|
|21-2121||Harry Angel (IRE) 56||3||9-1||C G Cox|
|49-4395||Intelligence Cross (USA) 56||3||9-1||A P O'Brien|
|00-4502||Kachy 63||4||9-3||Tom Dascombe|
|170330||Kimberella 55||7||9-3||R A Fahey|
|57-7521||Koropick (IRE) 70||3||9-1||H Palmer|
|12-1220||Kyllang Rock (IRE) 56||3||9-1||J Tate|
|216-032||Limato (IRE) 56||5||9-3||H Candy|
|470-201||Magical Memory (IRE) 63||5||9-3||C Hills|
|521-132||Marsha (IRE) 56||4||9-0||Sir Mark Prescott|
|130/389-||Mattmu 448||5||9-3||T D Easterby|
|9-21389||Mr Lupton (IRE) 56||4||9-3||R A Fahey|
|41-635||Mr Scarlet 78||3||9-1||Ms Lavery|
|70-3221||Only Mine (IRE) 70||4||9-0||J G Murphy|
|0-64035||Orion's Bow 56||6||9-3||T D Easterby|
|14-5932||Queen Kindly 57||3||8-12||R A Fahey|
|11317-0||Quiet Reflection 105||4||9-0||K R Burke|
|9-76221||Roly Poly (USA) 57||3||8-12||A P O'Brien|
|2-88621||Spirit of Valor (USA) 55||3||9-1||A P O'Brien|
|1511-||Spiritual Lady 316||3||8-12||P J McBride|
|433-837||Suedois (FR) 77||6||9-3||D O'Meara|
|18-2120||Tasleet 56||4||9-3||W J Haggas|
|121-518||The Tin Man 56||5||9-3||J R Fanshawe|
|904166||Tupi (IRE) 77||5||9-3||R Hannon|
|3350-69||Waady (IRE) 105||5||9-3||J H M Gosden|
|7-71260||Washington Dc (IRE) 81||4||9-3||A P O'Brien|
|143105||Winning Ways (IRE) 70||3||9-1||J Noseda|
|1006-50||Yalta (IRE) 78||3||9-1||M Johnston|