Stellar Collision Wins Apache Cat
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 March 2017
Star Witness posted a feature winner at Cranbourne on Friday when progressive four year-old Stellar Collision took out the $80,000 Apache Cat Handicap.

Star WitnessThe Darren Weir trained gelding was sent out favourite for the 1200 metre sprint and cruised clear to win by more than a length.

Not offered at auction, Stellar Collision has now won six of 14 starts and over $222,000 in prizemoney and is the first winner for well-bred More Than Ready (USA) mare What an Impact, who comes from the family of Group II winner Elegant Fashion and her Group III winning daughter Star Fashion.

Further back the family traces to celebrated matriarch Highclere, whose many Group I winning descendants include the likes of Nashwan, Nayef, champion Japanese sire Deep Impact and imported Australian Group I winner My Kingdom of Fife.

What an Impact was one of 220 mares covered last spring by Star Witness, who was super popular with breeders last year after having his fee reduced to $16,500 before siring dual Group I winner Global Glamour.



Race 5 - Procon Developments Apache Cat - 1200m
Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:11.42.
Prizemoney: $80,000 - 1st: $44,000 2nd: $14,400 3rd: $7,200.
 1   Stellar Collision T: D K Weir J: Damian Lane
$2.11
55.0

4g   Star Witness x What An Impact (More Than Ready (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 1.3 Dan Zephyr T: P G Carey J: R McLeod
$13
57.0
6g   Danbird x Eliza Dream (Desert Sun (GB) )
Not Offered
 3 1.5 Rock 'n' Gold T: M Ellerton and S Zahra J: Katelyn Mallyon
$7
55.0
6g   Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) x Goldberg (Geiger Counter (USA) )
Lot 568 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale
Vendor - M. Stanaway, Pearcedale
Buyer - Southern Hemisphere Bloodstock  $12,000
 4 1.6 Pay Up Bro T: J F Moloney J: N Callow
$21
55.0
4g   Husson (ARG) x Sapphire Flash (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ) )
 5 2.0 Hazzabeel (NZ) T: C Maher J: L Nolen
$10
59.0
6g   Zabeel (NZ) x Miss Avalon (IRE) (Fantastic Light (USA) )
 6 2.8 Just Magical T: Ms L Tolson and Ms L Proctor J: Craig Williams
$4.75
55.0
5g   Magic Albert x Saucy Tales (NZ) (Tale Of The Cat (USA) )
 7 4.3 It Is Written T: R D Griffiths J: Ryan Maloney
$17
55.5
8g   Written Tycoon x Winning Team (Danehill Dancer (IRE) )
 8 4.6 Manhattan Blues T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Regan Bayliss
$26
55.0
4g   Manhattan Rain x Belle Feline (NZ) (Tale Of The Cat (USA) )
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