One To Watch - Kembla Grange
Mark Smith - Tuesday May 19

A luckless fifth when making her career debut over 1200 metres at Canterbury a fortnight back, the Gerald Ryan-trained Zoustar filly Zoumist displayed a dazzling turn of foot to put paid to a good looking field of two-year-olds over 1400 metres at Kembla Grange on Tuesday.

Settled back second last in the 13-horse field by Adrian Layt, Zoumist tracked in to the three-wide line approaching the home turn.Zoustar

Godolphin’s Namazu, a Medagia d’Oro (USA) colt out of the Blue Diamond winner Earthquake, looked to have set up a winning lead at the 200 metres before Zoumist came with a barnstorming finish to prevail by a widening one and three-quarter lengths.

Another Godolphin runner, Silhouette, a daughter of Teofilo out of the Group III winning Shamardal mare Cameo, was another half-length back in third just ahead of the Kermadec colt Kermanding, who once again had little luck.

However, Zoumist was a class above her rivals here and looks to have the talent to go on to bigger and better things.

The homebred daughter of Zoustar is the seventh winner from nine to race out of the god producing General Nediym mare Surprise Bid who is a granddaughter of the top-class Bustino mare Kittyhawk, winner of the Lowther stakes and was runner-up in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Surprise Bid has a weanling colt by Dissident and was covered by Flying Artie last spring.

Zoustar will stand the forthcoming season at Widden Stud at a fee of $121,000.

Zoustar in upcoming sales:
Wiseman Insurance Mdn Hcp 1400m
Kembla Grange Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:24.35
1
1.8
Zoumist
T: G A Ryan J: A Layt 55.5
2f Zoustar (AUS) x Surprise Bid (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
2
1.8
Namazu
T: James Cummings J: K Jennings 58
2c Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Earthquake (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
3
2.3
Silhouette
T: James Cummings J: C Lever 55.5
2f Teofilo (IRE) x Cameo (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
4
2.6
Kermanding
T: P & P Snowden J: Nick Heywood 58
2c Kermadec (NZ) x Final Stretch (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Attunga Stud, Scone
B: Triple Crown Syndications
5
3.1
Switch Play
T: R & M Freedman J: Ms K O'Hara 57
2c Shamexpress (NZ) x Waltz In The Park (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $75,000
V:Windsor Park Stud
B: China Horse Club / Michael Freedman Racing
6
3.2
Real Peace
T: C E Conners J: J Ford 57
2c Real Impact (JPN) x Kirovskaya (AUS) (French Deputy (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $30,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Clarry Conners
7
3.3
Desert Flame
T: David Payne J: A B Collett 55.5
2f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Daisy Lane (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Berkeley Park Stud Blandford NSW
B: Payne Racing Pty Ltd
8
4.6
Nuclear Energy
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Brodie Loy 57.5
2c Sebring (AUS) x Ringhals (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: Aquis Farm Pty Ltd
9
4.7
Black Bolt
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: S Guymer 58.5
2c Savabeel (AUS) x Simply You (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $150,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: de Burgh Equine / Darby Racing
10
7.0
Toostar
T: J G Sargent J: Brock Ryan 54
2f All Too Hard (AUS) x Persian Star (AUS) (Shot Of Thunder (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Torryburn Stud, Torryburn
B: Tricolours Racing & Syndications Pty Ltd
11
7.1
Reelclass
T: Jean Dubois J: Travis Wolfgram 55
2f No Nay Never (USA) x Reeltop (USA) (Quality Road (USA))
12
7.8
Firebomb
T: David Payne J: Ms W Costin 55
2f Husson (ARG) x Hearth (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $5,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: Payne Racing Pty Ltd
13
8.6
Essential Sky
T: J G Sargent J: Ms J Taylor 55.5
2f Reliable Man (GB) x Jupiter Moon (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
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