He drew Barrier 8 , outside the front row and was caught 4 wide early. Mark Purdon waited patiently until the leaders backed off the speed and Follow The Stars sprinted hard to take the lead and was never headed. He won by 3 and a half lengths in 1.56.3.
His Group 1 win has enhanced the breeding career of his dam ; Smyrna Duruisseau , an imported Cam's Card Shark mare . He is only her second foal and it is a great achievement for a young mare to leave a Group 1 winner early in her breeding career.
She hails from the great producing family of Shy Ann and has an American Ideal filly at foot and is in foal to Sportswriter.