More Stakes Success for Runway Star

 In 2016

Bred and sold by Widden Stud, Runway Star was the most expensive filly from the first crop of ill-fated Northern Meteor and she made it back to back wins in the Listed SAJC Matrice Stakes at Morphettville on Monday when winning the feature sprint for the second year in a row.

Prepared by Peter Moody for a syndicate of Vinery Stud partners, the five year-old was having her first run back from a spell and produced a brisk turn of foot for Luke Currie to win the 1200 metre dash by three-quarters of a length.

Injured earlier in her career which resulted in the loss of her two year-old season, Runway Star now has the overall record of five wins and two seconds from 15 starts with prizemoney approaching $300,000.

Runway Star was a $300,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Belmont Bloodstock from the draft of Widden Stud.

Bred by Widden Stud and partners, Runway Star is the first foal of stakes-placed Commands mare Intuit, a daughter of Group I winner Wrap Around and half-sister to the dam of Champion 2YO Fashions Afield.

The family has had an impressive update in recent weeks as Fashions Afield is the dam of Group II ATC Todman Stakes winner Kiss and Make Up, who runs in the Group I ATC Golden Slipper this Saturday.

Widden Stud sold the current yearling from Intuit, a filly by Sebring, for $165,000 at Magic Millions earlier this year.