Ghadastar glides to ninth win

Ghadastar glides to ninth win


Promising mare Ghadastar, who was bred and raised at Benstud Standardbreds, posted her ninth lifetime success when she mowed down her rivals at Melton on Wednesday (April 3).


After settling down near last, the four-year-old joined the three-wide train in the back straight and prevailed in the last few bounds.


She rated 1:58.1 for the 2240 metres with the final 800 in a stunning 55.5.


The winner of almost $60,000, Ghadastar was bred by Benstud clients Harvey Kaplan and Adam Wilkinson. She is the first foal of the seven-win mare Arkabar.


By Peter Wharton