It was to prove another brilliant night for the Galaxy Horse Racing syndicate as Trading Point got off the mark for us with a thrilling win at Dundalk. Trading Point had produced 3 excellent performances in seven runs for us winning 23,400 euros in the process. Those runs came with a brilliant second in the Irish Lincoln, a massive run at Galway in the Colm Quinn mile. Trading Point was then nutted on the line at the Curragh. Trading Point is held in massive regard by Damian English, his team and ourselves. Trading Point had a tough week in September at Listowel and Leopardstown in September. Trading Point has been a work in progress we are learning about him all the time. We have been very patient with Trading Point this was only his eight-race in Twelve months. Trading Point had never raced on the all-weather in his life, so we went into the contest with a few unknowns.
Trading Point blew all the way with a superb performance. Trading Point delivered on his early-season promise by winning the one-mile handicap. Trading Point who was giving plenty of weight to his rivals showed all his class traveling strongly through the contest. Ronan Whelan delivered Trading Point as late as he could as Trading Point was giving 18 pounds to the second horse. Trading Point got the better of Mutadaawel by a head having given that horse 18 pounds. We had been thinking of putting Trading Point away after this race for the winter, however, we will review it after this result. Delighted for Trading Point, the whole syndicate and the team who care for him a brilliant result. It has not been easy for Trading Point all season, Damian English, his team and the syndicate stayed patient. We have now run all of our four horses at Dundalk. They have all won Mokhalad, Alfirak, Stanhope and Trading Point.
The report from Irish Racing is below
Trading Point confirmed the high opinion in which he’s held by trainer Damian English when just coming out on top after an exciting finish to the Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Package Handicap at Dundalk. The five-year-old hasn’t enjoyed the best of luck since joining English this season but he put that right in this mile event. The 12/1 chance was produced to challenge over a furlong out by Ronan Whelan, and just got the better of a tremendous battle with the rallying Mutadaawel by a head. Excelcius was a further length and three quarters away in third.
English said, “That was badly needed. I’ve been having a frustrating season with 13 seconds and haven’t had a winner since Bellewstown.“This lad has been a bit unlucky. He was second in the Lincoln on his first run for us and coming up to Guineas weekend we had a bit of a virus in the yard which set him back.“Coming up to the Cambridgeshire he stood on the clip of his shoe which put him out. There have been loads of little problems but it's finally come together.
“We’ve never actually had him up here so it was a bit of fact-finding to see if he’d handle the place but he handles it well and we’ll keep him in for the winter now and maybe go for the Fast Track Qualifier and get him to Lingfield.“He has that ability and I think there is a Premier Handicap in him.“He traveled like a dream and he’s not a horse you want to be bullying. He just does enough when he gets there and he made us sweat.”