Star Witness Wins 2010 Blue Diamond Stakes

February 22nd, 2010

After the running of the 2010 Blue Diamond Stakes at the Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday, it seems Australia has a new star for the future, as Star Witness provided a thrilling win in the Group 1 race.

The Danny O’Brien-trained colt had dropped in odds before the 1,200 metre event after drawing the 15th barrier in a 16-horse start.

Sitting back for the majority of the 2010 Diamond Stakes, Star Witness made his move around 200m from the finishing line bursting from the back and sprinting down the straight, to beat Shaheeq and clinch the $1 million race by a long neck.

Australia has a new star for the future, as Star Witness provided a thrilling win in the Group 1 race.

The win is the first Blue Diamond Stakes win for O’Brien and maintains Star Witness’ impressive unbeaten streak.
Crystal Lily set the pace early on from the 11th barrier, but finished in a disappointing sixth spot, behind another strong contender, Psychologist.

The Paul Messara odds-on favourite to dominate the 2010 Blue Diamond Stakes, Beneteau, never looked set to win, and finished third.

O’Brien has stated the two-year-old Star Witness will not travel to Sydney to compete in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) on the 3rd of April.

Also running on Saturday was the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) and the Group 2 St George Stakes (1800m).

2010 Blue Diamond Stakes Results

Position

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

1
Star Witness
Nicholas Hall Danny O’Brien
2
Shaaheq
Danny Nikolic David Hayes
3
Beneteau
Daniel Ganderton Paul Messara
4
Willow Creek
Luke Nolen Peter G Moody
5
Psychologist
Mark Zahra Tony Vasil
6
Crystal Lily
Chris Symons Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
7
Secession
Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
8
Legalistic
Brad Rawiller David Hayes
9
She’s Got Gears
Craig Williams Robbie Lang
10
Evidentia
Brett Prebble David Hayes
11
Bit Of A Dude
Michael Hoppo Stuart Gower
12
Roulettes
Steven King Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
13
General Truce
Andrew Mallyon Ricky Maund
14
Sweet Cheeks
Damien Oliver John McArdle
15
Spirit Cent
Michelle Payne John Leek (Jnr)
Scratched
Tricky Tricky
Michael Rodd Leon Corstens