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Starman shoots to Darley July Cup Glory
  • 2022 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2022 Total prize money

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Certain horses really catch the eye when you see them, and Starman is one of those horses. From the day he set foot on a racecourse, it was clear to see something special was in the making and that has proved to be so.

Starman didn’t have a career as a two-year-old and instead first set foot on a raceourse midway through the 2020 season, where his debut came at Lingfield. He made all the running that day and saw out his win in gritty fashion under Tom Marquand.

From there he progressed very quickly, with his first stakes won coming just two runs later in the Garrowby Stakes at York. That win prompted connections to take another big step forward and plunge Starman straight in the Group 1 company in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot. Ground that day proved to be his undoing and finished a disappointing 14th.

Form however returned when next seen in 2021, winning his first Group race at York in the Duke of York Clipper Logisitics Stakes, this time under Oisin Murphy.

That win prompted a return to Group 1 level in the Darley July Cup, and the faith paid off as the horse stretched clear of a very classy field to win the Group 1 under Tom Marquand.

The Sprint division is always wide open and this progressive colt looks set to stamp his mark on it in 2021.