Queen rules for Star Turn

Vinery sire Star Turn was represented by his 13th first-crop winner on Friday and few of them have been so dominant as My Snow Queen.

The John Sargent-trained filly started an odds-on favourite in the Ironhorse Global Plate (1300m) at Goulburn and the winning margin reflected the price.  She sat outside the speed before letting down to score by more than three lengths eased down by Keagan Latham.

My Snow Queen (2f Star Turn – Lionel Left Me by Casino Prince) was knocking on the door following a debut fourth at Warwick Farm in April prior to a narrow defeat at Hawkesbury last Thursday when she clocked the quickest final furlong.

Jazcom Thoroughbreds owners Colin and Meagan Branthwaite race her by default with family and friends.  “We bought her as a foal and couldn’t sell her as a yearling but we’re not complaining,” Colin laughed.  “I’ve liked her from the start and Friday’s win proved she’s got a bright future.

“We prefer to take small steps but ‘Sarge’ might consider at trip north for a 2yo race in Brisbane.”

Based south-west of Sydney, Jazcom is a spelling and rehabilitation farm set on 75 acres at The Oaks.  Sargent also spelled Four Moves Ahead there in the lead-up to her victory in the Sweet Embrace Stakes Gr.2 at Randwick in February.

“She has a kind eye, a good head and a massive stride,” Branthwaite added.  “She looked good from the first time I put her in the round yard.”

My Snow Queen is the first foal of Lionel Left Me (Casino Prince) who won at Morphettville for Tony McEvoy.  There’s stamina in the pedigree through close relations Amovatio (Hawkesbury Gold Cup Gr.3) and Magneto (Herbert Power Stakes  Gr.2) going all the way back to Australian Horse Of The Year Emancipation (Bletchingly).

Lionel Left Me has an Impending colt being offered by Bowness Stud as Lot 1418 at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale on Tuesday.

Star Turn has 11 yearlings catalogued for the National Yearling Sale including the filly from Blackjack Bella (Lot 1956) who is bred on the same Casino Prince cross as My Snow Queen.

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