McNab gets the best out of Beauty Star4 Aug 2019

Lightly raced Beauty Star may still have some room for improvement but his raw talent was enough to see him score his maiden win at his fifth start in the $10,000 Lodge Real Estate Maiden over 1600 metres on Saturday.

Both Tony Pike’s racing manager Dean Williams and jockey Michael McNab were on the same page when it came to appraising the Northern Meteor six-year-old’s tractability and future endeavours, but could not complain they had been able to get a first win out the gelding.
From the extreme outside barrier, McNab was able to amble across to be handy early albeit trapped wide but was shuffled back to be midfield at the halfway point.

Favourite Because went round the field to take up the pacemakers role and as the field peeled round the final bend, McNab sent his charge forward three wide to challenge the leader and the two favourites fought it out over the final stages, with Beauty Star getting the decisive stride at the line over Because (T.Yanagida) by a nose with Drake Bay (V.Colgan) one a half lengths back in third.
“It was a really good effort by him,” McNab said.
“There’s plenty of improvement to come. He’s still a very green horse even though he’s six and still has alot to learn,” he added.

Beauty Star’s winning time was 1:40.86 (last 600m in 38.38) on a Slow9 track.

The son of Northern Meteor was bred by Might And Power owner in Nick Moraitis and purchased by
S M Kwok at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale for $260,000.