Castle Star recorded his second stakes success at the Curragh on Saturday, this time in the Gr.3 GAIN Marble Hill Stakes.

Under a beautifully judged ride from jockey Chris Hayes, Castle Star travelled well throughout the contest. Owned by Mrs T Gaffney, Mrs Treasa O’Loughlin & Mrs Barbara Murphy, the son of Starspangledbanner asserted inside the final furlong and went on to win by two lengths.

“It’s not often you see someone taking a pull a furlong out. The first day in Cork Chris got there a bit soon and we are learning how to ride him now. He’s improving and bouncing out of his races.

“The plan in my head after the last day was to go straight to Ascot but he was going to come out over the door so we said we’d bring him up here and see how we got on.

“The Coventry is a possibility but I wouldn’t rule anything in or not. There is the Railway back here which deserves consideration and we’ll just see nearer the time.

“He’s very straight forward, has a great constitution, bounces out of his races and is uncomplicated. If I didn’t run him this week he would have killed somebody at home!” Fozzy Stack