First Runner for Zoustar Stakes-Placed
Tara Madgwick - Sunday October 8
Brilliant dual Group I winner Zoustar has made a good impression with his first runner Sunlight finishing a close third in the Listed VRC Maribyrnong Trial at Flemington on Saturday.

ZoustarTrained by Tony McEvoy, Sunlight was favourite for the 1000 metre scamper having won her only trial at Cranbourne.

She raced up on the pace and tried hard to the line to be beaten just over a length by Nomothaj and Ranier.

A $300,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Widden Stud draft for Aquis/McEvoy Mitchell Racing/Blue Sky Bloodstock, Sunlight is a half-sister to Group III placed Sheikha from former speedy filly Solar Charged, winner of the Group III ATC Kindergarten Stakes at her second start.

Zoustar splits his time between Widden Stud and Woodside Park in Victoria, where he is standing this spring at a fee of $44,000.
Maribyrnong Trial Stakes LR 1000m
Flemington Track: Good(4) Time: 0:57.51
1
0.1
Nomothaj
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: S Baster 55
2f Snitzel (AUS) x Real Stolle (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $420,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Shadwell Australasia $420,000
2
0.1
Ranier
T: James Cummings J: D Dunn 57
2c Lonhro (AUS) x Kanzan (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
3
1.4
Sunlight
T: Tony McEvoy J: L Currie 55
2f Zoustar (AUS) x Solar Charged (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Aquis/McEvoy Mitchell Racing/Blue Sky Bstock $300,000
4
1.5
Crossing The Abbey
T: Tim Hughes J: C W Brown 55
2f Helmet (AUS) x Music In The Park (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
5
2.8
Akkadian
T: Matthew Cumani J: Jordan Childs 57
2c Nicconi (AUS) x Garden Of Eden (AUS) (Blackfriars (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Aquis Farm Wonglepong Qld
B: Matt Cumani/Boomer Bloodstock P/L (FBAA) $110,000
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $100,000
V:Grandview Peak Crossing Qld
B: Aquis Farm $100,000
6
3.2
Sanglier
T: James Cummings J: Damian Lane 57
2c Albrecht (AUS) x More Haste (AUS) (Brief Truce (USA))
7
5.5
Special Design
T: Patrick Payne J: Ben Allen 55
2f Master Of Design (AUS) x Our Final Snip (AUS) (Beckett (IRE))
8
5.7
Scottish Rogue
T: Tony McEvoy J: Jye McNeil 57
2c Rothesay (AUS) x Ten Eighty (NZ) (Volksraad (GB))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $45,000
V:Glenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld
B: First Light Racing / McEvoy Mitchell Racing / Paul Willets Bloodstock $45,000
9
10.0
Bold Type
T: John McArdle J: J Mott 57
2c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Legcut (AUS) (Danerich (AUS))
10
15.0
Lady Bithiah
T: Aaron Purcell J: L Nolen 55
2f Moshe (AUS) x Flew (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))