First Win for Expensive Star Witness
Purchased for $400,000 at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the Ascot Farm draft was promising Star Witness three year-old Star Justice, who opened his account at the Sunshine Coast in Sunday.
Prepared by Gillian Heinrich, Star Justice improved sharply on his unplaced debut last month to lead throughout and win the 1200 metre maiden by a long head.
Star Justice was a super successful pinhook for Ascot Farm as he was bought originally for $80,000 at the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale from the Shadwell Farm draft.
He is the first winner from Lonhro mare Crystal Whip, a daughter of stakes-winner Crystal Wit from the family of Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily.
Star Justice is the 20th Australian winner this season for Champion Two and Three Year Old Star Witness, who leads the Australian Second Season Sires List by winners.