Every time Craig Williams puts on owner Robert Anderson's Purple, Gold Sleeves, Red Cap colours he must get excited, and Thursday night was no different when he partnered the impressive Pitchanun to her first career victory.

This latest win was the third time Williams had partnered with the maiden and the daughter of Savabeel continued to her ascension after finishing third and second at her first two race starts.

"She was building towards this performance as she has improved every time she has stepped out and what I loved about tonight is that she relaxed beautifully in the run and  was powerful late,' Williams said of the 1600m win.

"She has a big future and the way she ran tonight I am confident she will have no problem running 2000m."

In 2021, the star hoop has had eight rides in the striking colours for four wins, a second, two thirds and a Group 1 fourth placing. 

"I love riding for (trainer) Danny (O'Brien) and Robert Anderson as they have some lovely fillies that I know will be ready to fire when I am on their backs," Williams said.

Williams has won three races aboard Paradee in the famous colours this year - two Magic Millions races and was an unlucky fourth in the Group 1 Australian Cup as well. 

On Saturday at Rosehill, Williams will don the colours again this time in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes aboard Starelle, who won the Kewney Stakes at Group 2 last start after running third at Group 3 level first-up both for the gun hoop. 

"We are having a really good run together and hopefully we can keep it going at the weekend and I can't see any reason why she won't be right in that race Saturday."

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