Fastnet Rock head shot

Brilliant Debut Win for Starspangled Half-Sister

A half-sister to Starspangledbanner and three-quarter sister-in-blood to Group I winner Amicus, blue-blooded filly Mousai (3f Fastnet Rock x Gold Anthem, by Made of Gold) made a winning debut at Pakenham on Thursday. Prepared by the Hayes / Dabernig partnership, three year-old Fastnet Rock filly Mousai was sent out favourite for the 1200 metre maiden. She tracked the leader for Dwayne Dunn and shot away down the running to win by three lengths. “Mission accomplished," Dunn said. "Her trials had been pretty basic, but I think you can tell why David [Hayes] brought her here tonight - to get on a good surface, and I think she appreciated it.”

A $700,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Coolmore from the Milburn Creek draft, Mousai was bred by Makybe and is the ninth winner from star producer Gold Anthem, best known as the dam of Starspangledbanner.

The Champion Sprinter in Europe and Australia, Starspangledbanner is on the Coolmore roster this spring at a fee of $16,500.