Panstarr back up in trip for G3 Blue Wind Stakes

Racenews

Four-year-old Panstarr (Jim Bolger/Kevin Manning) returns to a mile and a quarter for the G3 Blue Wind Stakes at the Curragh, Ireland, on Saturday, 12 May.

All three of Pivotal filly’s victories have been over a similar trip, including a game neck verdict in a premier handicap, run over the same course and distance as the Blue Wind Stakes, on Irish Champions Weekend in September.

Panstarr makes her second 2018 appearance after finishing second over a mile in the G3 Park Express Stakes at Naas on 25 March, when she was headed near the line to go down by half a length to Making Light.

The Godolphin runner takes on five others including Navan Listed scorer Bye Bye Baby, multiple All-Weather winner Clear Skies and Jaega, who won a Leopardstown maiden by six and a half lengths in April.

Jimmy Hyland of Godolphin commented: “Panstarr came out of her first run of the year well and this looks another good opportunity to pick up some more black type.

“This trip and ground should suit, so she has conditions in her favour and should be involved in the shake-up.”