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    Starzzz shines during horrid weather Starzzz shines during horrid weather

    KEN TIPPET

    ASTUTE horseman Ken Tippet was quick to share the credit following Aimforthestarzzz victory in Ararat last night. Racing in strong fashion this campaign, with... Starzzz shines during horrid weather

    ASTUTE horseman Ken Tippet was quick to share the credit following Aimforthestarzzz victory in Ararat last night.

    Racing in strong fashion this campaign, with two wins and three placings from five starts, Aimforthestarzzz’s form can be attributed to the keen of eye of respected veterinarian Virginia Brosnan and farrier Dean Lewis.

    After having a hoof issue diagnosed by Brosnan the son of Four Starzzz Shark was fitted with a tailor-made shoe designed by Lewis.

    “Virginia pointed out what was wrong and after seeing him at Tabcorp Park Dean said he knew how to fix it,” Tippet explained.

    “From just that one sighting, Dean turned up with a shoe he made which was a perfect fit and has worked wonders.

    “I guess you don’t become a two-time world champion farrier without knowing what you’re doing.”

    With Tippet holding the reins during his latest win Aimforthestarzzz settled towards the tail of the field from his second row draw as Ramseys Hope and then Girls In Charge set the pace.

    Angled three-wide without cover at the bell the gelding sustained a strong sprint to complete a metre-and-a-half win from Girls In Charge, with Country Run a neck away third.

    “He’s been racing well so I went into it expecting him to be pretty hard to beat,” Tippet said.

    “He had to do a bit of work in the run and still got to the line strongly, which was pleasing.

    “It certainly made the cold and travel worthwhile.”

    Rating 2:02.4 over 1710 metres the four-year-old stretched his record to three wins and eight placings from 23 starts for his owners, which includes Tippet’s wife, Sue.

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