Hotrocket (Starspangledbanner) Wins His Maiden At Fairyhouse

Son Of Starspangledbanner Draws Clear To Maiden Victory

The progressive Hotrocket (3g Starspangledbanner - Love’s Secret, by Pivotal) proved a class apart in Wednesday’s seven furlong maiden at Fairyhouse.

A promising fourth on his sole start as a two-year-old, the John Murphy-trained chesnut finished second on his seasonal return last month and was sent off favourite to make it third time lucky. Racing in touch under Colin Keane, he was ridden to lead approaching the final furlong and ran on strongly to win by an impressive five and a half lengths.

Owned by the Hewins Hoare Partnership, the son of Starspangledbanner was bred by Aston House Stud.