Starspangled 2YO Explodes at Sha Tin
Tara Madgwick - Monday April 16
The griffin race at Sha tin on Sunday was won in explosive fashion by exciting Starspangledbanner two year-old Styling City, his most expensive yearling sold in 2017.

Styling City - HKJCTrained by John Moore, the powerhouse chestnut gelding travelled third in the run before accelerating away from the field to beat Zoustar colt Quadruple Double by six and a half lengths.

They stopped the clock for 1000 metres at a slick 57.83 seconds, a very good gallop for green two year-olds!

"We've always known he has some talent and he was a readymade two-year-old – I could have actually run him last September or October, that's how advanced he was," John Moore said.

"He's just lived up to our expectations there – the progression from their second trial to the race, for my stable, is to winning these races."

A $300,000 Inglis Easter purchase for George Moore Bloodstock / G Ling from the Amarina Farm draft, Styling City is the second winner from stakes-winning Artie Schiller (USA) mare Secret Liaison.

A champion son of Choisir, Starspangledbanner is priced for value this year at Coolmore at $11,000 and with better numbers and fertility in his last four seasons, has the potential to offer real rewards to his supporters this year.





Castle Peak Bay Griffin Race 1000m
Sha Tin Track: Good Time: 0:57.83
1
6.5
Styling City
T: J Moore J: J Moreira 54.5
2g Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Secret Liaison (AUS) (Artie Schiller (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Amarina Farm, Denman
B: George Moore Bloodstock / G Ling $300,000
2
6.5
Quadruple Double
T: D J Hall J: M F Poon 52
2c Zoustar (AUS) x Jessica Rose (AUS) (Keep The Faith (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $150,000
V:Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella
B: B O'Hare $150,000
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm $50,000
3
7.0
Speed Vision
T: F C Lor J: M L Yeung 57.5
3g Helmet (AUS) x Sunburnt (GB) (Haafhd (GB))
4
9.3
Rockage
T: F C Lor J: C Schofield 58.5
3g Society Rock (IRE) x Box Of Frogs (IRE) (One Cool Cat (USA))
5
9.5
Strathallan
T: A T Millard J: K Teetan 54.5
2c Stratum (AUS) x Base Paradise (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Global $240,000
6
10.0
Pacific Master
T: J Moore J: N Callan 58.5
3g Dandy Man (IRE) x Nutshell (GB) (Dubai Destination (USA))
7
21.5
Savvy Seven
T: J Moore J: S Clipperton 54.5
2g Sebring (AUS) x Sensibility (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $730,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: George Moore Bloodstock $730,000