Zoustyle Goes Four From Four
Unbeaten Zoustar gelding Zoustyle was stepping up to 1200 metres for the first time at Doomben on Saturday in the $125,000 BRC Winning Rupert Plate and handled the additional trip with no concern, cruising to another easy victory.
A brilliant leader in his three previous wins, the Tony Gollan trained Zoustyle again found the front and travelled comfortably for Brad Stewart before hitting the post a length clear of his rivals in 1:08. 55 seconds, which was a second inside the previous class record held by top class Pierro colt Pierata.
The Winning Rupert is the first leg of the summer three-year-old triple crown which carries a $500,000 for any horse winning three heats.
“Zoutsyle isn’t a Magic Millions horse so we would look at the triple crown,” said Tony Gollan.
“Provided he pulls up well he will run in the Gold Edition Stakes (1200m on December 15).
“From there we can see how the horse has come up and then maybe push on to a final heat of the triple crown.”
Zoustyle was retained to race by his breeders and is the second winner for German bred Anabaa (USA) mare Fashion (Ger), a half-sister to Group III winner Felicity, the dam of 2013 Champion German Miler Felician.
He has the overall record of four wins from four starts with prizemoney in excess of $170,000.
Fashion has a a colt foal this spring by Sebring.
Zoustar is set to play a big role at the 2019 Magic Millions where he has 51 entries.