Zoustyle Wins G3 George Moore
Talented Zoustar sprinter Zoustyle continued his successful comeback from injury with a stylish victory in the Group III BRC George Moore Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Sent out favourite after easily winning at the Sunshine Coast at his first run back after more than a year off the scene, the Tony Gollan trained six year-old was at his brilliant best.
Stepping up to 1200m, he led for home and kept up a good gallop to beat Baller by a length and a quarter taking his overall record to nine wins from 13 starts with prizemoney topping $575,000.
“He is doing a great job isn’t he? He broke the track record off that long lay off at the Sunny Coast and I always worry about those ratings peak when they produce that sort of run, then backing them up 14 days later,” Gollan said.
“He showed no concerns to us at home and he just went out and did what he does well today.
“He is a horse that is now relaxing so well in those mid stages, Stampe wanted to put a bit of pressure on him at the corner but he was always going to be hard to run down.”
Bred and raced by Desharon Bloodstock and Stableboard Bloodstock, Zoustyle is the best of two winners from 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 Felicity, the dam of the Champion Older Male Miler in Germany in 2013, Felician and stakes-winner Fly First.
Fashion has a yearling colt by Zoustar, who has 50 entries for Magic Millions 2022.
Zoustar also had a promising winner at Rosehill in the Chris Waller trained three year-old Starman.
Newly gelded Starman showed great tenacity to edge out his stablemate Sacrimony to win.
An eye-catching debut winner when he scored in the last Sydney metropolitan juvenile of the season back in July, Starman finished fifth and fourth at two subsequent runs with his trainer Chris Waller then electing to geld him.
Ridden by James McDonald, Starman travelled deep but hit the line hard to win the Benchmark 72 event over 1200m by half a head. He has now won two of four starts earning over $90,000 in prizemoney.
Being Magic Millions eligible, connections will no doubt have an eye towards the big Gold Coast race day in January if Starman continues to improve.
A $500,000 Magic Millions purchase for Tom Magnier from the Bowness Stud draft, Starman was also bred by Bowness Stud and is the sixth winner from six to race from good producer You’re Dreamin, a winning half-sister by Commands to stakes-winners Johnny Reb and Power of Pegasus.