Big Target Looms for Impressive Starman
10 January 2022
Part-owned by Pencarrow Stud principal Sir Peter Vela, Starman (Zoustar) has a big race on the Gold Coast in his crosshairs after an impressive performance at the same venue on Saturday.
Making the sixth start of his highly promising career, the gelding was a class above his eight rivals in the A$75,000 Aquis QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap (1200m).
Ridden by Nash Rawiller for trainer Chris Waller, Starman settled in sixth place before unleashing a brilliant sprint in the straight, dashing away from the field to score by three and a quarter lengths.
Starman has now won three of his six races and earned A$140,900 in stakes. He will have the opportunity to add massively to those earnings next Saturday, when he contests the A$2m Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m).
Starman is raced by Sir Peter Vela in a partnership that also features Coolmore, Wynaus, Westerberg, Joe Poulin, Chris Waller Racing, Lynque, Woppitt Bloodstock, Peachester Lodge, Rockingham Thoroughbreds, Kerry and Jenny Pooley and Robert McClure.
He is by the quality Northern Meteor stallion Zoustar, who is the sire of 271 winners from 402 runners including 25 stakes winners, headed by Group One stars Sunlight and Zoutori.
The dam of Starman is the Commands mare You’re Dreamin, a half-sister to Listed winners Johnny Reb (Naturalism) and Power Of Pegasus (Palace Music). Starman’s third dam La Souvronne (NZ) (Sovereign Edition) won the Group One Australian Oaks (2400m).