Good News for Supporters of Star Turn and Sooboog

Mark Smith - Sunday April 18

Two of the best-looking stallions around, Kitchwin Hills Sooboog and Vinery Stud’s Star Turn, had their supporters for Champion First Season Sire for number of winners and they are giving the faithful a run for their money.

Both were mong the winners at Wagga Wagga on Sunday.

The first to strike was star Turn when the Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes-trained filly Mortal Witness opened her account at start four in the Prized Icon Maiden Hcp (1200m).

Ridden by Blaike McDougall, Mortal Witness could not have been any more impressive. Showing an impressive turn of foot, the bay filly was being eased down in the closing stages to defeat the fast-finishing Bombulla Boy (Bull Point) by a length and a half.

Mortal Witness had shown ability from day one. At her career debut she was a close-up fourth in the $500,000 Inglis Banner at Moonee Valley won by Sneaky Five.

The daughter of Star Turn was a $35,000 purchase by Lionrock Bloodstock out of the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft at the 2020 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

Mortal Witness a $35,000 Inglis Classic yearling

She is the second foal and first winner out of the All American mare Mortal Sin.

The Tash Burleigh-trained Princess Spice was never a factor at her career debut at Rosehill last November, but found a winning race Bede Murray Maiden Hcp (1000m).

The daughter of Sooboog was the lone 2yo in the race. She was brave under Jordan Mallyon in a driving finish to defeat the 3yo Statue Of Liberty (USA) gelding Liberalized by a neck.

Princess Spice is a homebred daughter of the Myboycharlie (IRE) mare Princess Ailani, a winner of three of her 10 starts, who died shortly after foaling Princess Spice.

Star Turn and Sooboog take their tally of individual winners to seven, just one behind the frontrunner Capitalist.


Race Result - Prized Icon Mdn Hcp 1200m

Wagga Track: Good(4) Time: 1:11.62
Mortal Witness
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: B Mc Dougall 58.5
2f Star Turn (AUS) x Mortal Sin (AUS) (All American (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Lionrock Bloodstock
Bombulla Boy
T: B Joseph & P & M Jones J: Simon Miller 57
2g Bull Point (AUS) x Prevalence (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $30,000
V:Kingstar Farm, Denman
B: Joseph & Jones Racing
Chance Reward
T: Nell Foley J: B P Ward 56
2f Shamus Award (AUS) x Mick's Mantle (AUS) (Manton (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $5,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: J Knight
T: Danielle Seib J: Tyler Schiller 58
2g Al Maher (AUS) x Shezaprospect (AUS) (Eavesdropper (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Highway Session $30,000
V:Tamac Stud Farm, Walcha
B: Seib Racing
Rosie's Gift
T: D A Williams J: Jean Van Overmeire 56
2f Denman (AUS) x Gibraltar's Gift (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
MM National Weanling Sale $20,000
V:Rosari Farm Warwick Qld
B: Laggan Equine Services
Big Baz
T: J M Cleary J: J Kissick 57.5
2g Sepoy (AUS) x Star Myst (AUS) (Sidereus (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $12,000
V:Oaklands Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: Joe Cleary
In De Summertime
T: K R Dryden J: J Penza 55.5
2f Sebring (AUS) x Stormy Publisher (ARG) (Bernstein (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $85,000
V:B2B Thoroughbreds, Mittagong
B: K Dryden
Bowie Of Dubai
T: R & L Price J: M A Cahill 58
2g Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Vintage Valley (AUS) (Denman (AUS))
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $13,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: JL & BE Dayes
T: D A Williams J: Nick Heywood 58
2g The Brothers War (USA) x Boolgatta Lass (AUS) (Vice Admiral (IRE))
Super View
T: M D Kelley J: Ms K Nisbet 58
2g Super One (AUS) x Marview (AUS) (Marwina (AUS))
I'm A Cutie
T: Michael Travers J: M Travers 56
2f Your Song (AUS) x Primaluna (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
MM National Weanling Sale $11,000
V:Rosari Farm Warwick Qld
B: Graham Daley
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