Star Fillies Dominate Listed Mode Plate

Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 4

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.


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Rhapsody Rose is one of 21 stakes-winners by Star Witness, who moved to Widden Stud Victoria this year.



Race Result - Encryption 1st Yearl.Mode Plte LR 1200m

Doomben Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:09.87
Rhapsody Rose
T: Chris Munce J: Ryan Maloney 56.5
3f Star Witness (AUS) x Ritzy (AUS) (Medaglia D'Oro (USA))
Star Witness
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: Munce Racing Pty Ltd/Arthur Hoyeau
T: T J Gollan J: James Orman 56.5
3f Star Witness (AUS) x Rare Ruby (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Star Witness
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Element Hill, Innisplain, Qld
B: Beamish Bloodstock
Miss Hipstar
T: K M Schweida J: L V Cassidy 56.5
3f 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
Stellar Magic
T: S O'Dea & M Hoysted J: A Mallyon 56.5
3f Star Turn (AUS) x Al's Magic Miss (AUS) (Magic Albert (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Proven Thoroughbreds / Steve O'Dea Racing
Coco Rox
T: M J Dunn J: J Byrne 56.5
3f Better Than Ready (AUS) x Cheap And Nasty (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $82,500
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm, Warwick, Qld
B: Topline Thoroughbreds/Matthew Dunn/Neil Jenkinson
T: Rex Lipp & Nick Hahn J: Taylor Marshall 56.5
3f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Sparkling Sound (AUS) (Oratorio (IRE))
Glorious Ruby
T: B J Dais J: Kyle Wilson-Taylor 56.5
3f Your Song (AUS) x Breezing Home (AUS) (War Pass (USA))
T: T J Gollan J: Ms S Thornton 56.5
3f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x About Ready (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
T: S O'Dea & M Hoysted J: Ben Thompson 56.5
3f Sebring (AUS) x Silk Slippers (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Element Hill, Innisplain, Qld
B: Proven Thoroughbreds/Steven O'Dea Racing
T: P & P Snowden J: Ron Stewart 56.5
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Najoom (AUS) (Northern Meteor (AUS))
Lime Soda
T: A J & T Edmonds J: B N Stewart 56.5
3f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Limealicious (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Kindling Spirit
T: T J Gollan J: S T Collett 56.5
3f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Bukhoor (AUS) (Jeune (GB))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $32,500
V:Tullyard, Boodua, Qld
B: Gollan Racing/John Foote Bloodstock
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