Star Fillies Dominate Listed Mode Plate
Widden Stud’s Star Witness sired the quinella in the Listed BRC Mode Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday with Rhapsody Rose defeating fast finishing Puntontheredlight with third and fourth placed Miss Hipstar and Stellar Magic being daughters of Star Witness’s sire son Star Turn.
The Chris Munce trained Rhapsody Rose was sent out favourite for the sprint and claimed her second Black Type victory with a half-length win over Puntontheredlight, who looks well capable of winning a stakes race of her own in the near future.
A $120,000 Magic Millions purchase for Munce Racing Pty Ltd/Arthur Hoyeau from the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft, Rhapsody Rose runs for former politician and Racing Australian CEO Peter McGauran and Jonathan Munz’s Pinecliff Racing.
Rhapsody Rose has the overall record of four wins and three placings from 11 starts with earnings topping $328,000.
Bred by Munz’s GSA Bloodstock, Rhapsody Rose is the first winner for Ritzy, a half-sister by Medaglia D’Oro (USA) to dual Group I winner Fiveandahalfstar that was bought by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock for $500,000 as an Inglis Easter Yearling.
Rhapsody Rose is one of 21 stakes-winners by Star Witness, who moved to Widden Stud Victoria this year.