Megastar Heart’s black-type victory in the Oxlade Stakes (LR, 1300m) at Doomben on June 15 was the highlight of a huge run of 2yo winners that continues for Star Turn.

A day after the Oxlade, Star Turn debutant Star Ambition looked a likely prospect for the spring in the Martin Collins Australia Maiden Hcp (1000m) at the Sunshine Coast.  Jumping straight to the front, he always had King Spirit (Spirit Of Boom) covered and the rest of the field did not figure.

The Vinery Stud stallion was on the mark again later that week with Singing Star.  She was coming off a Silver Goblet 2YO Hcp (1000m) win to double up at Dubbo and Dupli Kate weighed in first-up at Albury following a midfield finish in the Canberra Black Opal Stakes (Gr.3, 1200m) in March.

Megastar Heart’s trainer Annabel Neasham says the colt is only going to get better as he gets older.  “He cost $825,000 at the NZ 2YO Sale and it looks like he will repay that in full.  He’s always shown a lot at home and is a lovely, big, strong horse.  He won the Oxlade even though he was wandering about in the straight but he will get out to a mile next season.”

Trainer Toby Edmonds had nominated Star Ambition for the Bruce McLachlan Classic (1000m) this Sunday but he was withdrawn with heavy conditions predicted for the Sunshine Coast this weekend.

“Star Ambition has always shown a lot of ability but suffered a serious hind-leg injury during his first preparation last October,” Edmonds revealed after his home-town debut.  “It was a tremendous effort to get him recovered and to the races to kick off his career like that today.  He is my best 2yo and is a horse that could progress and improve quite sharply.”

Edmonds and MiRacing general manager Mick Rees bought Star Ambition for $140,000 from the Baramul Stud at the 2023 Gold Coast Magic Millions. The Grafton carnival is a seamless transition for Star Ambition with the Springboard To Fame 2yo Prelude (1000m) on July 7 acting as a dress-rehearsal for the Springboard To Fame 2yo Showcase Plate (1175m) at the Cup Day meeting on July 18.

Star Turn juveniles are the building blocks for a massive 74% winning strike-rate and he will stand at Vinery for a $27,500 (inc GST) fee again this year with payment on a live foal.  For bookings or further information, contact Adam, Harry, McKoy or Peter on (02) 6543 8333.