Star ready to fulfil his potential

Amazing Star (NZ) (Darci Brahma) has had his fair share of hiccups along the way but his four-and-a-half length win last night in the Class 3 Venus Handicap (1200m) in Hong Kong highlighted Zac Purton’s strong opinion of him.

“He’s always shown that he has had that type of ability but he’s been plagued with a lot of issues throughout his career,” Purton said of the son of Darci Brahma.

“But the time off has given him time to develop, strengthen up and mature a bit more and I think we’re seeing the product of that.”

Purton partnered Amazing Star to his first win way back in 2017 when he was under the care of Chris So. A stable switch followed as well as only seven appearances up to his latest win last night.

“He’s definitely a better horse now, he’s developed a lot, he’s come a long way” Purton said.

Amazing Star has had lameness issues and raced only twice last term but current handler Jimmy Ting’s patience is seeing the five-year-old gelding start to fulfil his potential.

-NZ Racing Desk


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