Glenn Davis October 4, 2012
It's been a juggling act with gear changes but Desleigh Forster finally struck the right mix with under-rated sprinter Starlin at Doomben on Wednesday.
Starlin recorded his first win since March under the expert riding from Chris Munce, leading all the way in a 1200-metre Class Four Handicap.
Forster used a tongue-tie on Starlin when the five-year-old finished eighth in a 1400-metre Class Sixth at Eagle Farm on September 1.
However, Forster knew Starlin was better than his form suggested and opted to put blinkers and a shadow roll on for the five-year-old's fifth win in 26 starts.
Starlin is owned by Gold Coast retiree Peter Wildman who is having plenty of fun with the son of Starcraft.
"I was a lot more confident with him this time and I expected him to win with the blinkers and shadow roll on," Forster said.
Starlin began his career with Gold Coast trainer Maryann Thexton but after two starts was transferred to Forster before having a short campaign with Peter Moody in Melbourne two years ago.
"He had three starts for Moods and won a maiden in Melbourne but he didn't measure up so he was gelded and sent back to me," Forster said.
"I'll probably run him again in on Saturday week over the same distance."
Meanwhile Forster is looking forward to the returns of stable stars Easy Running and Adebisi.
Easy Running may barrier trial next week while Adebisi is expected to resume next month ahead of their summer campaigns.
Easy Running won the Listed Mick Dittman Plate at Eagle Farm last April before being spelled following his sixth in the G2 Queensland Guineas at Eagle Farm in June.
Adebisi won the Listed Bribie Handicap at Doomben at the start of his winter campaign which ended with his failure in the G3 Healy Stakes at Eagle Farm in June.
age: 5yo Sex: g Colour: ch Prizemoney: $70,825
Sire: Starcraft (NZ) Dam: Maid For Me (by Belong To Me (USA)
Trainer: Desleigh Forster at Eagle Farm
Colours: Orange, purple diagonal stripes, pink sleeves, orange cap with purple pom pom
Owner: P A Wildman
WINS: 1 (1650m), 1 (1350m), 2 (1300m), 1 (1200m)
Photos Courtesy Of Trackside Photography