Unbeaten Zoustyle – Sixth SW for Zoustar
After racing through his classes with four dominant wins, three-year-old Zoustar gelding Zoustyle passed his first stakes test with flying colours when keeping his unbeaten record intact in Saturday’s Listed Gold Edition Plate (1200m) at Doomben.
With record rider Brad Stuart in the saddle, the Tony Gollan-trained gelding led all the way for a three-quarter length win over his fast-finishing stablemate Outback Barbie in a slick 1: 8.23 seconds.
“I really enjoyed that. As proud as I was of Outback Barbie running home into second that was a special win,” Gollan told AAP.
“I have had a lot of good horses over the past 20 years but I don’t know if any are as good as him.”
Zoustyle is now in line for a $500,000 three-year-old bonus if he can win the Vo Rogue Plate at Doomben in a fortnight although Golan said he was not a certain starter.
“He is not a Magic Millions horse so the Guineas is out of the question. I will have a good talk with the owners and then we can work out about the Vo Rogue,” he said.
Bred and raced by Desharon Bloodstock and Stableboard Bloodstock, Zoustyle is the second foal of the Anabaa mare Fashion (GER) who was a stakes-placed winner in Germany.
A daughter of the stakes-winning Acatenango mare Felina, Fashion (Ger) is a half-sister to the Group III winner Felicit, the dam of the Champion Older Male Miler in Germany in 2013, Felician.
Fashions foaled a Sebring filly on August 5.
Zoustyle becomes the sixth stakes-winner for outstanding young sire Zoustar, who is setting up a commanding lead for champion second-crop sire.