Star US Filly for Fastnet Rock
Progressive filly Star Devine (3f Fastnet Rock x Stars at Night, by Galileo) claimed her first Black Type victory in the $120,000 Galway Stakes (5 ½ f) at Saratoga on Sunday.
A three year-old filly that was purchased from the 2019 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale for 200,000 guineas, the Jorge Abreu trained filly was a TDN Rising Star when winning on debut back in April.
Fourth and third in two subsequent runs, the bay struck top form to score a head win in a blanket finish.
Star Devine will likely contest the $500,000 Music City Stakes going 6 1/2 furlongs at Kentucky Downs on September 12 for her next appearance.
“We’re going to go to Kentucky Downs,” Abreu said. “I’ve had some good luck there and I like going there. We’ll see how she comes out of it and that’s where we’ll aim.”
Star Devine is the first winner from Stars at Night, a winning half-sister by Galileo to Champion 3YO Filly and triple Group I winner Blue Bunting.
Star Devine has a two year-old full brother and yearling full sister so her breeders will be delighted she is now a stakes-winner.
The Fastnet Rock x Galileo cross is an outstanding one that has produced 23 stakes-winners from 107 runners at nearly 22% stakes-winners to runners, those stakes-winners including eight Group I winners!
Star Devine is the 177th stakes-winner worldwide for Fastnet Rock, who stands this spring at a fee of $165,000.