Juvenile Trial Watch – Rosehill
Tara Madgwick - Friday May 24
Half a dozen juvenile heats at the Rosehill trials on Friday morning produced some interesting winners including the half-sister to last year’s Group I BRC Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar.

Funstar as a yearlingFrom the first crop of Cox Plate winner Adelaide (IRE), two year-old filly Funstar is prepared by Chris Waller, who also put the polish on her older sibling Youngstar.

Second at her first two trials back in February and March, Funstar showed she is getting stronger as she matures when travelling sweetly for James McDonald just behind the leader before surging to the line to win the 900 metre trial by three-quarters of a length under a hold.

Funstar was purchased for $80,000 from the Bowness Stud draft at Inglis Easter by Anton Koolman Bloodstock, who also purchased Youngstar and has many of the same owners involved again.

She is a half-sister to not only Youngstar, but also stakes-placed Eleven Seconds and is from blue-blooded Danehill import Starspangled (IRE), a daughter of Champion 3YO Filly and five time Group I winner User Friendly.

Click here for all the trial results from Racing NSW.