Caulfield Treble for Star Witness
Some days are diamonds and for Widden Stud’s Star Witness, Saturday at Caulfield was ten carat with Group II winner Global Glamour, stakes-winner Fuhyrk and exciting filly Our Crown Mistress, a certain stakes-winner of the future.
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott started the day on a high winning the opening race with three year-old Our Crown Mistress, who scored over 1400 metres as favourite.
With three wins and a second from just four starts and prizemoney just shy of $100,000, Our Crown Mistress is a filly going places at the right time of year.
A $200,000 Magic Millions purchase for McKeever Bloodstock from the Kitchwin Hills draft, Our Crown Mistress is the second winner from Barangaroo, a metro winning Fastnet Rock mare from the family of Champion Miler Racing to Win.
An eye-catching grey like Racing to Win, Our Crown Mistress owes her grey colouring to third dam Sunset Beach, a daughter of influential grey shuttler Kenmare (Fr).
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott are no strangers to success with Star Witness having won both the Group I ATC Flight Stakes and MRC Thousand Guineas last year with outstanding filly Global Glamour, who resumed from a spell to score a tenacious win in the Group II MRC Tristarc Stakes.
She fought hard to the line for Tim Clark to win the 1400 metre feature by a short half head taking her overall record to five wins from 12 starts with prizemoney just shy of $1.4 million.
“She’s going to take a power of beating in the Myer (Classic) because I thought parading she had a few lengths of improvement so it’s going to be exciting times in a couple of weeks,” Clark said.
“Mentally she’s developed a lot too, she used to be a bit flighty and she’s really calmed down into a beautiful mare. She’s thickened up and she’s a proper horse now.”
A $65,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm draft for renowned bloodstock agent James Bester on behalf of the It’s All About the Girls Syndicate, Global Glamour has a diverse group of lady owners, who come from all over the world.
Global Glamour was also bred by Lauriston and is the second winner for metro winning Testa Rossa mare Spectacula, who was covered again by Star Witness last year.
Star Witness rounded out his stellar day with victory in the final event, the Listed MRC Alinghi Stakes, for speedy mare Fuhryk, a member of the powerful Hayes / Dabernig stable.
Unplaced at her first two runs back from a spell when she featured in the steward’s report on both occasions, Fuhyrk turned that form around to surge home and win the 1100 metre sprint by a dominant two and a quarter lengths.
Bred by Michael Christian’s Saconi Thoroughbreds, Fuhryk was a $60,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Rosemont Stud draft for Lindsay Park Bloodstock and runs for a large group of owners that include her breeder.
Fuhryk has the overall record of six wins from 12 starts with prizemoney topping $500,000.
She is the best of two winners from stakes-placed Fuhrnatic, a grand-daughter of Group I placed stakes-winner Pseudonym Miss.
A brilliant winner of the 2010 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes after earlier winning the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes at two, Star Witness is now well established as a leading sire and stands this spring at a fee of $33,000.