Star shines at Doomben
Talented Tony McEvoy-trained Be My Star landed a strong betting plunge is scoring an impressive victory at Doomben on Wednesday, January 2.
The three-year-old filly was backed from as much as $5.50 to start the $2.50 favourite in the TAB Handicap (1350m), a class two for fillies and mares.
Ridden by Luke Dittman, Be My Star settled midfield before coming wide around the home turn.
The leader Crystal Amor ($2.70) gave a good kick on straightening to lead by four lengths, but the McEvoy-trained filly ran home powerfully to grab a long neck victory with Portuguese Tart ($61), a half-length away third.
“It was a nice effort,” McEvoy said. “To make up ground around Doomben with the rail out was very good.
“I have to say though I was disappointed with her previous run in the Gold Edition and that is why I dropped her way back in class today.
“I have accepted with her at the Gold Coast on Saturday and if she eats up, I will run her again then take her home.”
Be My Star is in the $75,000 Subscribe To Aquis Farm on Yourtube.com Class 6 Plate (1400m) on Saturday and has drawn the extreme outside gate of 13.
The filly is owned by Qatar Bloodstock Limited managed by David Redvers who paid $320,000 for her at the 2017 Magic Millions Sale. She has built a good record of three wins from six starts.