SCOTTISH STAR provided the yard with the first winner of the year at Lingfield this afternoon. It is great to get the first score on the board and there are hopefully plenty more to follow. It was also the first winner for part owners Ian and Penny Rushby who were there to cheer their winner home in the rain. They own him in partnership with Hanif & Jiji Barma who have been owners at the yard for a long time without too much success so it was great to see their loyalty rewarded too. They bought SCOTTISH STAR so they could have some fun throughout the year and he looks as if he should do just that, this was certainly a good start for them. Luke Morris gave him a very good ride and he thought there was every chance he would get 1 mile 6 furlongs. The horse has now won over distances from a mile to 1 mile 5 furlongs so it gives us plenty of options for him.