Star Witness Stakes-Winner on Cup Day
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday November 7
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott know a thing or two about Star Witness fillies thanks to dual Group I winner Global Glamour and seem to have another good one in the pipeline in Our Crown Mistress, who scored a bold victory at Flemington on Cup Day.


Trained out of their Victorian stable, Our Crown Mistress has worked her way up through the grades since winning her maiden at Sale on September 10.

Our Crown Mistress - images Grant CourtneyShe has since reeled off three more consecutive wins culminating in this brave front running success.

Well rated in front by Steve Baster from gate one, she fought all the way to the line to win the Listed VRC Lexus Hybrid Stakes over 1400 metres by a long neck.

A $200,000 Magic Millions purchase for McKeever Bloodstock from the Kitchwin Hills draft, Our Crown Mistress has four wins and a second from five starts with prizemoney just shy of $190,000.

She is the second winner from Barangaroo, a metro winning Fastnet Rock mare from the family of Champion Miler Racing to Win.

An eye-catching grey like Racing to Win, Our Crown Mistress owes her grey colouring to third dam Sunset Beach, a daughter of influential grey shuttler Kenmare (Fr).
Barangaroo has foaled this spring producing a filly by More Than Ready (USA).

Our Crown Mistress is the 11th stakes-winner for Star Witness, who stands at Widden at a fee of $33,000.




Lexus Hybrid Plate LR 1400m
Flemington Track: Good(3) Time: 1:22.97
1
0.4
Our Crown Mistress
T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: S Baster 55
3f Star Witness (AUS) x Barangaroo (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: McKeever Bloodstock $200,000
2
0.4
Luqyaa
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: B Shinn 55
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Charmview (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Marquee Stud, Willow Tree
B: Shadwell Stud Australasia $500,000
3
2.2
Warranty
T: P and P Snowden J: J Bowman 55
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Factor Of Safety (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $510,000
V:Woodside Park Stud Tylden Vic
B: James Harron Bloodstock $510,000
4
2.4
Yulong Xingsheng
T: K A Lees J: K McEvoy 55
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Carlie Rose (AUS) (Keltrice (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Wattle Grove, Berrima
B: Yu Long Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd $55,000
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $37,500
V:Mane Lodge Sutton NSW
B: Wattle Grove Thoroughbreds $37,500
5
3.7
Super Snob
T: P Morgan J: Beau Mertens 55
3f Toorak Toff (AUS) x Superfly (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Rosemont Stud Gnarwarre Vic
B: Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock $90,000
6
3.8
Counterplay
T: P Stokes J: N Callow 55
3f Sepoy (AUS) x Conquering Queen (AUS) (Invincible Spirit (IRE))
7
3.9
River Jewel
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Damian Lane 55
3f Snitzel (AUS) x River Tribe (AUS) (Umatilla (NZ))
8
4.4
Tarcoola Spirit
T: Jason Warren J: B Melham 55
3f Stratum (AUS) x Vivacious Spirit (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
9
5.9
Boorooj
T: P and P Snowden J: M Zahra 55
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Unearthly (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $750,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone
B: Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum $750,000
10
7.2
Torvill
T: C E Conners J: J R Collett 55.5
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Bolero Queen (AUS) (Iglesia (AUS))
11
9.5
Wanted Diva
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Craig Williams 55
3f Wanted (AUS) x Rock Diva (AUS) (Woodman (USA))