Swift Witness Books Her Place in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic

Mark Smith - Saturday January 9

Comprehensively beaten into third place in Wyong Magic Millions won by She’s All Class, the Star Witness filly Swift Witness will renew rivalries with that daughter of I Am Invincible in the $2million Magic Millions 2yo Classic after thumping her rivals by upwards of three lengths in Saturday’s Aquis Gold Pearl Quality (1100m) at the Gold Coast.

SWift Witness books her spot in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic - image Grant Courtney.

One of the best to begin for Glen Boss, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained filly tended to over-race when she was reined back to third. Once she found clear air in the straight Swift Witness put the race to bed in a matter of strides. She has three lengths to spare over the Your Song filly Glorious Ruby with the Star Turn filly Miss Hipstar three-quarter of a length back in third.

Swift Witness is a sister to Terminology who finished second in this race in 2017 before winning the $250,000 Magic Millions Maiden 12 months later.

Purchased by her trainers for $260,000 out of the Widden Stud draft at the 2020 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Swift Witness is the fifth foal of the winning Commands mare Taylor’s Special who was purchased for $40,000 by Stallion Racing Partners at the 2016 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale.

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or’s Special is a half-sister to the Group II SAJC Queen Of The South Stakes winner So Pristine (Zabeel), the stakes-winner Restored (Red Ransom) and to the dam of the 2017-18 NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year Dijon Bleu (Burgundy).

Swift Witness was a $260,000 Magic Millions yearling

The dam of Taylor’s Special Pristine Kristine (Spinning World) is a daughter of the Cure The Blues mare Blue Sage, a half-sister to Theatrical (Nureyev) the Champion Turf Horse in the USA in 1987 and to the multiple Japanese stakes-winner Taiki Blizzard (Seattle Slew).

Another half-sister is the outstanding broodmare North of Eden (Northfields). Her four stakes-winners were led by Group 1 winners Paradise Creek (Irish River), Wild Event (Wild Again) and Forbidden Apple (Pleasant Colony).

The result of Saturday’s race will be welcomed by Widden Stud who will offer a full-brother to Swift Witness at the Magic Millions (Lot 871).

Compare the pair. Widden will offer this brother to Swift Witness at the Magic Millions

 

 

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Race Result - Aquis Gold Pearl Qlty 1100m

Gold Coast Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:02.79
1
Swift Witness
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: G Boss 54
2f Star Witness (AUS) x Taylor's Command (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
2
3.0
Glorious Ruby
T: B J Dais J: Leah Kilner 54
2f Your Song (AUS) x Breezing Home (AUS) (War Pass (USA))
3
3.8
Miss Hipstar
T: K M Schweida J: L V Cassidy 58
2f Star Turn (AUS) x Single Style (NZ) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Kelly Schweida Racing
4
4.6
Mishani Enchanted
T: L G Ross J: Ms T Harrison 55
2f Jet Spur (AUS) x Fallen For You (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
5
5.1
Miss In Charge
T: K A Lees J: A Mallyon 54
2f Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Positive Charge (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW
B: Prime Thoroughbreds
6
5.2
Rhapsody Rose
T: Chris Munce J: Ben Thompson 58
2f Star Witness (AUS) x Ritzy (AUS) (Medaglia D'Oro (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: Munce Racing Pty Ltd/Arthur Hoyeau
7
6.5
Alice Through
T: James Cummings J: Craig Williams 54
2f Snitzel (AUS) x Mirror Mirror (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Strawberry Hill Stud, Mt White, NSW
B: Godolphin
8
7.8
Illiciate Affairs
T: Tony & Maddysen Sears J: J Byrne 55
2f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Spirit Of Denmark (AUS) (Danetime (IRE))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $65,000
V:Eureka Stud, Cambooya, Qld
B: Tony Sears Racing
9
9.1
Du Maurier
T: Ms H Page J: J L Taylor 54
2f Sebring (AUS) x Helford River (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Canning Downs Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: Mystery Downs/John Foote Bloodstock
10
22.4
Watachoice
T: Ms H Page J: M Cahill 54
2f Choisir (AUS) x Watabout (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
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