Bright Prospects for Star Witness 2YO
A potential Brisbane campaign beckons for impressive two year-old Star Witness colt Graff, an impressive winner on debut at Rosehill on Easter Monday.
Starting a $5 third favourite off the back of a couple of solid Newcastle barrier trial efforts, Graff settled back in the field and raced quite greenly through much of the race.
Once Christian Reith managed to coax him through a gap in the straight however he lengthened stride impressively and ultimately it was quite a facile effort, clearly the best horse and seemingly winning with something in hand.
“He is still quite green and new, but a very talented colt,” said Reith.
Winning trainer Kris Lees said after the race; “He is a horse capable of getting to Brisbane and he has started off in the right manner.”
Graff is the second foal of Dinkum Diamond, a winner of the Group III SAJC The Jansz as two-year-old, who in turn is out of Group III SAJC Dermody Stakes winner Raja Lane so it is a strong two year-old pedigree.
He was offered by Widden Stud at the 2017 Magic Million Gold Coast Yearling Sale, making $200,000 to the bid of Alan Bell Racing.
Dinkum Diamond’s current yearling, a filly by Star Witness, was sold this year for $320,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast sale when offered by Widden Stud. She has a weanling by Shamus Award and was served by Your Song last season.
Star Witness has three lots set to be offered at the upcoming Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.