Day At The Track

Kiwi ready to star at Melton

01:16 PM 21 Apr 2015 NZST
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Follow The Stars

Outstanding New Zealand harness racing youngster Follow The Stars will make a hit-and-run mission to Melton on Friday night.

Successful at Penrith last week, the pacer was sent south by trainer Mark Purdon in a bid to cover his travel costs.

Follow The Stars was brought across the Tasman to accompany his open class stablemate, Smolda, which is in Australia for next week’s Len Smith Mile.

“There were a couple of suitable races for him, so I thought he may as well come over with Smolda,” Purdon said.

“After his run at Melton he will head back home, where I will keep him ticking along.”

Although Follow The Stars will return to the Shaky Isles this weekend, Purdon declared the son of Art Major will be back Victoria in June.

“He has the Vicbred later in the season, so I will be bring him back for that,” Purdon explained.

As for his latest assignment, Follow The Stars is expected to make a one-act affair of the Caduceus Club Cup.

Drawn perfectly in barrier three, the colt should have no trouble leading throughout the 2240-metre trip.

“It’s only a small field and he appears to be the standout on paper, but there are a couple of handy ones in the race,” Purdon said.

“He still has to get out there and get the job done.”


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