Fast Winner for Star Witness

Tara Madgwick - Thursday August 4

The first three home in the 3YO maiden at Cranbourne on Thursday are all entered for the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas with victory going to the hot favourite Fast Witness.

Fast Witness gets up on the line - image Pat Scala / Racing Photos

Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Fast Witness was second on debut at Geelong last month and was well supported by punters to make amends for that defeat.

He settled off the pace and looked to be in trouble after turning for home, but he knuckled down to his task doing his best work late to grab first starter Deep Field colt Who Dares with expensive Snitzel colt Joyrider in third place.


Stable representative Lucy Yeomans thought blinkers would be the next move for Fast Witness to help him concentrate and that a Saturday race was likely to be his next target.

Not offered at auction , Fast Witness runs for a big group of owners including Ciaron Maher Racing and his breeder Sean Duke.

He is the fourth winner from four foals to race from winning Fastnet Rock mare Fast Shanti, a winning sister to Group II winner and sire Rothesay and half-sister to stakes-winner Sensei.

Fast Shanti is a grand-daughter of multiple Group I winner Canny Lass, a full sister to Golden Slipper winner Canny Lad with the family producing numerous Group I stars including Sepoy, Camarilla, Camarena, Guelph and more recently Bivouac.

Fast Witness looks a progressive horse for Widden Stud stalwart star Witness, who sired 120 winners last season of over $7million in prizemoney.

Star Witness

Star Witness stands at Widden Victoria at a fee of $14,300.




Race Result - Silks Cranbourne Mdn Plate 1200m

Cranbourne Track: Heavy(8) Time: 1:13.56
Fast Witness
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Ethan Brown 58
3c Star Witness (AUS) x Fast Shanti (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Who Dares
T: P G Carey J: J Noonan 58
3c Deep Field (AUS) x Orvassa (AUS) (Equiano (FR))
T: A & S Freedman J: M Zahra 58
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Sewreel (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Inglis August (Early) Online Sale $135,000
B: Amanda Turner Racing
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $800,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone, NSW
B: James Harron Bloodstock
T: P G Carey J: Celine Gaudray 56.5
3g Nicconi (AUS) x Florida Keys (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
Sub Gauge
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: J Mott 58
3g Starcraft (NZ) x Meissa (AUS) (Torch Relay (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: Jordan Childs 58
3c Impending (AUS) x Miss Right Note (IRE) (Daylami (IRE))
Brave Fling
T: P G Moody J: Thomas Stockdale 58
3c Heroic Valour (AUS) x Hurl (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Raheen Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: Dalziel Bloodstock/Moody Racing
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