Star two-year-old Follow The Stars, who completed a hatrick of wins when taking out the Cardigan Bay $100,000 Young Guns Final at Alexandra Park on March 7, will now eye the rich Australian Pacing Gold Series.
His dominant victory in the Young Guns Final followed a breathtaking 1-53.8 win in the Sapling Stakes.
For Follow The Stars owners, Phil & Glenys Kennard, Neil Pilcher, Phil & Margaret Creighton, and Gavin Douglas, it was remarkably their third win in the great race over the past four years.
The syndicate first took the race out with Major Mark before making it a race-to-race double with Fly Like An Eagle the year after.
The Art Major colt, who is arguably New Zealand’s top two-year-old, will compete in heats of the APG series in April before hopefully competing in the $322,000 on the 2nd of May.
Meanwhile, Purdon and Rasmussen’s other two-year-olds, highlighted by Itz Bettor To Win, will head towards the Welcome Stakes on the 11th of April.
By Mitchell Robertson