Zoustar Filly Salutes for Godolphin
The juvenile maiden at Canterbury on Friday proved a tough watch for supporters of the heavily backed Vomo Island while connections of Zoustar filly Inhibitions were counting their blessings.
Ridden by Kerrin McEvoy for James Cummings, Inhibitions had Chad Scofield on Vomo Island locked away behind the leader Lady Jezam and ensured he stayed there.
A $380,000 purchase for Godolphin from the Kitchwin Hills draft at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, Inhibitions defeated the Dundeel colt Vomo Island by a neck
Inhibitions was a well-beaten fourth behind Don Corleone when on debut at Randwick on January 21, but took good improvement from the experience..
Assistant trainer Darren Beadman admitted the breaks went their way.
“It was a ten out of ten ride and needed to be,” Beadman said.
“It was a game effort by the filly. She showed a lot of fight and was strong when needed. She might have copped one over the head but still fought on strong.
“It was an excellent tactical ride by Kerrin and a solid performance by the filly.
“James and the team have done a fabulous job with the two-year-olds. She’s not homebred. She was bought at the Inglis sales for $380,000, so ticks all around for the sales team.”
Bred by Neil Werrett, Inhibitions is the second winner from as many foals for the stakes-placed Fastnet Rock mare Workdrinks.
Workdrinks is a daughter of the Group III Keith Nolan Classic winner Slapstick, a three-quarter sister to dual Group I winner Virage de Fortune and multiple Group III winner Avenue.
Workdrinks was covered again by Zoustar last spring.