After a COVID-19 induced hiatus in 2020, the Aitkens Saddlery Future Star of the Year series was held again in 2021, with the series going to Oaks Conjurer, piloted by Queensland Jumping legend, Clem Smith. For Smith, the victory must have been sweet, after a series of close calls in recent years, finishing second with Alite in 2016, second again in 2018 with Sangster and third in 2019 with Quantico 12.
In a series which saw a number of necessary alterations to the schedule to accommodate changing health orders, in the end, the planned eight rounds were held. Oaks Conjuror set up a large lead early in the competition and despite not scoring any points in the last three rounds, they were able to hang on for the series win. Placings of first, second third and fourth in the first five rounds scored them a total of 34 points, which was enough for a narrow victory.
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