Stakes Quinella for Star Witness
Exciting young stallion Star Witness posted a Black Type quinella in the Listed SAJC Dequetteville Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday with his two talented daughters Pearl Star and Typhoon Witness forging clear to fight out the finish.
Stakes-placed at the same venue back in February in the Listed SAJC Cinderella Stakes, the Matt Laurie trained Pearl Star strode away to win the 1050 metre sprint by a length and a half with Typhoon Witness doing an amazing job on debut to be second.
A $105,000 Inglis Classic Summer Book purchase from the Widden Stud draft for her trainer, Pearl Star has won over $60,000 in prizemoney for her big team of owners.
Bred by the Laing Racing Syndicate, Pearl Star is the second foal and second winner for Pearl of the Sea, a juvenile winner by Fastnet Rock from the family of Group I VRC Sires Produce Stakes winner Spectatorial.
Pearl of the Sea has been a regular visitor to Star Witness and has yearling and weanling colts by the sire and is due to foal to him again later this year.
Runner-up Typhoon Witness was retained to race by Sean Buckley’s Ultra Racing Syndicate and she too looks to have a very bright future being from the well-bred Lady Larissa, a half-sister to Group I winner Casino Prince and stakes-winners Tagus, Law of the Land and Metallurgical.
Pearl Star is the second stakes-winner for Star Witness and is one of six stakes performers for the dual Group I winning sprinter, whose good colt The Barrister ran a brave fifth in the Group I ATC Champagne Stakes at Randwick after leading for home.
Star Witness has now moved to a clear second on the Australian First Season Sires List.