Point Given's Sister Seventh in Stakes Debut

Point Gained, the 2-year-old half-sister to Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Point Given, never threatened and finished seventh in a field of eight in the $100,000 Silver Spur Stakes on Sunday at Lone Star Park. It was the stakes debut for Point Gained, a Hennessy filly, after she broke her maiden in her career debut June 20 at Lone Star.

Miss Fritz, a Spend a Buck filly out of a Danzig mare owned by leading Lone Star owner Ken Murphy of Dallas who broke her maiden by 3 1/2 lengths May 13 at Lone Star, won the 5 1/2-furlong race by 1 1/4 lengths. Point Gained was nine lengths behind the winner.

There were no apparent physical problems with Point Gained. "It was the first time she had dirt on her face," jockey Corey Lanerie said. "I'm hoping that's what it was. She got a little uptight. She was kind of wondering what was going on, having all that commotion in front of her. She's a nice filly. I think she could run again tomorrow if they wanted to."

Point Gained was purchased for $300,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Calder 2-year-olds in-training sale in February. She's owned by Point Given's owner, The Thoroughbred Corp., and trained by leading Lone Star trainer Steve Asmussen.