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Star Witness & Hinchinbrook Leave For Royal Ascot

Tuesday, 31st May 2011

The Danny O'Brien-trained dual Gr1-winning 3YO colt Star Witness (Starcraft-Leone Chiara, by Lion Hunter) & Peter Moody-trained Gr3-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed 3YO colt Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) leave Australia tomorrow for their upcoming campaigns at Royal Ascot in the UK. Jockey Steven Arnold (who won the Gr1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot 2 years ago on Scenic Blast) rode Star Witness in his final gallop before departure & told The Herald-Sun: “I thought he went super. He galloped really well - nice & sharp. You want to go to these races thinking the horse is going pretty good & that's the feel he gave me. If he turns up 100% & runs to his ability, he'll go well.” And O'Brien declared Star Witness in “the best shape he's ever been. He's matured even further from what you saw in the Spring & Autumn. I'm expecting him to go there & be very competitive.”

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