Royal Ascot to Witness a Star

June 1, 2011

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Royal Ascot to Witness a Star

Jockey Steven Arnold has been to Royal Ascot and won, and now he believes he is on the verge of doing it again.

Star Witness

Star Witness

Arnold, who won the King’s Stand Stakes in 2009 aboard Scenic Blast, believes he can do it again, this time aboard Star Witness.

Arnold has been rapt with the work of the Starcraft colt, saying that he was ‘really happy with the way the horse has been going’.

“I thought he went super. He galloped really well – nice and sharp. You want to go to these races thinking the horse is going pretty good and that’s the feel he gave me. If he turns up 100 per cent and runs to his ability he’ll go well,” said Arnold.

The colt who is trained by Danny O’Brien will be stabled with Peter Moody’s Hinchinbrook, who is also undertaking an overseas odyssey.

O’Brien has declared the horse is in career best shape ahead of the Royal Ascot meeting.

“He’s matured even further from what you saw in the spring and autumn. I’m expecting him to go there and be very competitive,” said O’Brien.

British Bookmakers have installed Star Witness as a $9 favourite for the King’s Stand (1000m) on June 14, while he is at $8 to win the Golden Jubilee Stakes (1200m), which will also be at Royal Ascot on June 19.

O’Brien said there were excuses for Star Witness’ run in the Newmarket at Flemington, which he described as the worst of the horses career.

“He just wasn’t a happy horse,” said O’Brien who is fully expecting to add to the list of Australians on the honour role at Royal Ascot which includes Scenic Blast, Miss Andretti, Takeover Target and Choisir.

“You’ve got to say that his best is very good. His Blue Diamond win was very good, his Coolmore Stud win was very good and his Patinack run behind Black Caviar was very good. I’m sure that he can reproduce at least that when he gets over there”

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Dubai-Bound Hey Doc Resumes in...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australia...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australian Guineas Contingent

Sydney-based Chris Waller is stepping-up the autumn lead-up work for his...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway Stakes Shot

A good run fresh in Saturday’s Summer Sprint at Royal Randwick could earn the...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Ta...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Target for Houtzen

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 in Adelaide this May could be calling for Toby...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for La...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2018

Group 1 placed Mr Sneaky could target the 2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field