Strawman Becomes The Latest Winner By Starspangledbanner

Starspangledbanner Colt Goes One Better

Strawman (2c Starspangledbanner - Youve Got A Friend, by Alhaarth) built on a promising run last time out to land the mile maiden at Carlisle on Wednesday.

Second over the same distance at Thirsk 12 days earlier, the bay was sent off second favourite under Connor Beasley, who rode him to make all. Staying on well inside the final furlong, he won by a length and a half, with a further six lengths back to the favourite in third.

The Adrian Nicholls-trained colt was bred by Thomas Downey out of a full-sister to Listed winner Seolan. He continues an excellent run this season for Starspangledbanner, who commands €17,500 at Castlehyde Stud.