Star Fall makes it a good call
IT’S rare to pass up the opportunity to race for $2 million and settle for a benchmark 74 instead.
The team behind Star Fall can argue they made the right call after his easy win at Royal Randwick yesterday.
Star Fall looked classes above his rivals as he raced away for his third win in succession in the January Handicap (1000m).
Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace had Star Fall entered for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas on the Gold Coast yesterday but a wide barrier and concerns about the colt’s ability to run a strong 1400m swayed them to stay in Sydney.
Star Fall ($2.20 favourite), a striking chestnut colt, streaked away to win by more than two lengths from Exceltic ($8.50) with Acuittal ($10) a long head away third.
Melbourne jockey Linda Meech made a rare visit to Sydney to guide Star Fall to his dominant win.
“Star Fall coped with the Sydney way of going better than I did — he’s developing into a professional sprinter,’’ Meech said.
Star Fall, a son of exciting young stallion Zoustar, has now won four of his six starts to give the Maher-Eustace training partnership’s new Sydney stable venture a flying star.