Beads on the board for Star Turn

Beads has given WA breeders Tony and Di Marwick their second Vinery-sired juvenile win in Perth this season.

The Star Turn youngster benefited from a rails run in the straight before putting them away like a very promising galloper on Saturday.  He had put the writing on the wall when splitting Forever Dreaming (Cable Bay) and Vranyo (Star Turn) on June 9.

Beads was backing up for a third start in as many weeks at Belmont for trainer Steve Wolfe and stable jockey Shaun McGruddy.  He tracked the speed set by Star Soprano and took advantage when the leader drifted off the fence in the Crown Perth Plate (1000m)

“We were blocked for a run but there was plenty of horse beneath me,” McGruddy explained.  “There wasn’t much room so I had to breathe in when we took that gap.

“We’ve been really happy with the way he’s progressing.  He was green at the trials and then had the run of the race first-up but didn’t know how to let down.  Last time out he did let down but was collared late over 1200m.  Dropping back in distance and having them run along made all the difference today.”

Beads is the 14th individual first-crop winner by Star Turn and among them are stakes performers Miss Hipstar, Stellar Magic, Astrologer and Pegasi.  “He’s an exciting horse and it’s good to see him on the board!” Wolfe said.  “He improves with every day in the stable and really put it all together with a decisive victory.”

Wolfe bought him privately from the Marwicks who operate Secret View Thoroughbreds in the Great Southern of Western Australia.  They had purchased him as a foal from Torryburn Stud for $62,500 at the 2019 Magic Millions National Sale.

His dam Sopraffina (Exceed And Excel) is a winning half-sister to Green Roller (TRC Strutt Stakes LR) and the dam of Ugo Foscolo (NZ 2000 Guineas Gr.1).  Her latest yearling is a Spirit Of Boom filly owned by Victorian-based Pendant Equine owner Bill Frost.

Secret View’s other Vinery link is Headwater filly Heavenly Waters who won the Crystal Slipper Stakes at Ascot earlier this season before finishing a close second to Ex Sport Man in the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic RL at Pinjarra.

Heavenly Waters was a bargain $9,000 buy for Albany trainer Roy Rogers from Secret View at the 2020 Perth Magic Millions.  Her dam Serafina (Snitzel) is a daughter of South African Group 1 winner Mythical Play (SA Fillies Guineas & Paddock Stakes).

Star Turn and Headwater both stand for $16,500 (inc GST) at Vinery with payment on a live foal.  For bookings or further information, please contact Adam White (0414 800 918) or Harry Roach (0401 970 006).