Champion sprinter and sire sensation Starspangledbanner added another Australian winner to his tally with an impressive victory at Geelong on Tuesday for Classy Chanel.
Prepared by David Hayes and Tom Dabernig, Classy Chanel was having her first run back from a spell following an unplaced debut at Moonee Valley for Leon and Troy Corstens back in February.
Sent out favourite in the 1000 metre maiden, she cruised home to win by more than two lengths in a very pleasing return.
An $80,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Roy Higgins and Wylie Dalziel Racing from the Bell River Thoroughbreds draft, Classy Chanel is the first winner for Coco Keringle, a winning Exceed and Excel half-sister to Group I winner Mirjulisa Lass.
With five winners from just 12 runners in Australia this season from his first Southern Hemisphere crop, the fertility troubled Starspangledbanner stands this spring at Rosemont Stud at a fee of $44,000.
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