Cornege dedicates win to wife16 Dec 2019

Cambridge trainer Fred Cornege was quick to dedicate the win by Pop Star Princess to his wife after the consistent mare proved too tough in the $30,000 Lowe Schollum & Jones Premier (Rating 82) over 1200m on Saturday.

Regular rider Lynsey Satherley, settled the five-year-old daughter of Makfi handy to leader Malambo before hitting the lead at the 150m mark and holding off the determined challenge from race favourite Sai Fah (D. Johnson) by half a length, with Swisswatch (S. Weatherley) a neck back in third.

“I knew Rahul Beemud (aboard Malambo) would lead, so I sat off but she has a pretty good turn of foot from the corner and pretty hard to run down, so it was a good effort,” Lynsey Satherley said.
“It’s great having Fred and Lindsay keep putting me on.”
“She’s a bit like me, she doesn’t want to give it away,” Satherley added.

Pop Star Princess winning time was 1:09.58 (last 600m in 34.16) on a Good3 track.

“I’d like to dedicate this win to my wife (Lindsay). She has been to hell and back over this mare,” trainer Fred Cornege said.
“We had been expecting a good run as she had drawn well which is the key for her.”
“She’s just a natural free running type and when she gets a favourable draw it suits her down to the ground as she can get away and take control.”
“I’m not sure where we are going to head with her as there is a pending court case over an ownership dispute, that will play what we do with her,” Cornege said.
“That case is likely to go to court in January or February next year that we are hoping will provide a resolution.”

Pop Star Princess fifth win from 22 starts includes seven placings for $121,500 in stakes for owners Sue Calnan, Pat Calnan, Fred Cornege, Lindsay Cornege.