Star Of Michelin lives up to family name

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July 20, 2019 - 01:12 PM

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Star Of Michelin continued a family tradition when he lived up to his breeding to win at Eagle Farm.

Star Of Michelin had won his previous start at Eagle Farm in a midweek race when $41 but there were no such big odds on Saturday with the gelding starting at $7.

He proved far too strong in the final 200m beating Violet ($6.50) by two lengths with a neck to Mishani Romance ($4.40).

Star Of Michelin was bred by his owner Ross Cutts and his family who have had a lot of success with the gelding's relatives over a long period.

The Cutts have won more than 70 races with the family with the best the multiple Group One winner and later sire Show A Heart.

Star Of Michelin is by Jet Spur out of the mare Conca Bella who is a full-sister to Cutts's Group One Oakleigh Plate winner Woorim.

Trainer Stuart Kendrick said Star Of Michelin was a big galloper who had taken time to mature.

"He has been working well with older horses and beating them. He is a big raw-boned horse and the older he gets the better he gets," Kendrick said.

"Ross and his family have had a lot of success with progeny from this bloodlines and Star of Michelin will carry it on.

"I am not sure exactly where he will go but we will look for another race at Eagle Farm as he goes a lot better here on the big track."