Zoustar Filly Wins G3 Gimcrack Stakes

 In 2017, News

Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse had amazingly never won a Group III ATC Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) until today, but that all changed when exciting Zoustar filly Platinum Jubilee zoomed home at Randwick to win the first juvenile fillies stakes race of the season.

A winner at the official trials, Platinum Jubilee unleashed a powerful finish for Regan Bayliss, chiming in late to beat race favourite Perfect Proposal to give the Waterhouse Bott stable the quinella.



“She went around like she had already had five or six starts,” said Regan Bayliss.

“She got squeezed out of the barriers and ended up back off them, but she was travelling well through the ground.

“She wasn’t going good enough at the top of the straight to come right to the outside, so we weaved through them and the more we got into the race the more she got into it and she was dominant in the end.

“She’s the one of Gai and Adrian’s that came on in leaps and bounds since the trial and she’s going to be exciting in the future.”

A $600,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Newgate Farm draft for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott/Kestrel Thoroughbreds, Platinum Jubilee was bred by Sir Owen Glenn’s Go Bloodstock and and they retain a share in her ownership. She is a half-sister to Group III winner Queen of the Ball from stakes-winning Fastnet Rock mare Miss Debutante.

Miss Debutante was raced by Go Bloodstock and was bought as a yearling from the Kia Ora draft at Inglis Easter in 2015 for $430,000. She is from imported Group II winning More Than Ready mare More than Real (USA), whose dam and grand-dam are also stakes-winners.

Platinum Jubilee is the 33rd stakes-winner for Widden Stud’s champion sire Zoustar and is his third from a daughter of Fastnet Rock the same nick producing Group I ATC Flight Stakes winner Zougotcha.