Fourth winner for Starspanglebanner

Starspangledbanner added a fourth first crop winner to his tally overnight in Ireland with two year-old filly Anthem Alexander bolting in to win at Tipperary.

Sixth on debut at The Curragh last month on very heavy ground, the Edward Lynam trained filly improved sharply at her second run on a good surface over five furlongs to dash away and win by seven lengths.

"We fancied Anthem Alexander coming here, but when we were saddling her she was mad in season, so we didn´t know what to expect," said Lynam.

"She´s a half-sister to Dandy Man so that accounts for her speed and if her owner gives his blessing then I´d imagine we´ll head for the Queen Mary."

Anthem Alexander is the fifth winner from Group III winning Night Shift mare Lady Alexander, whose offspring are headed by brilliant Group III winning sprinter Dandy Man, while two of her daughters have left stakes-winners Hamza and Alkasser.

A four-time Group One winning son of Choisir, Starspangledbanner is now based at Rosemont Stud where he will cover a limited book of 50 mares this spring. For further information on Starspangledbanner, please contact Anthony Mithen on 0413486767, via amithen@rosemontstud.com.au.

Starspangledbanner has now had four winners from six runners and his first Australian runners will debut here next season.

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