Star Colts Fight Out G2 Run to the Rose
Tara Madgwick - Saturday September 8
The Group II ATC Run to the Rose over 1200 metres at Rosehill on Saturday brought together some outstanding three year old colts with Zoustar's Lean Mean Machine emerging triumphant.


The Chris Waller trained colt was first up from a spell and made light of the heavy ground to power home between runners for Tye Angland to snatch a three-quarter length win over previously unbeaten Star Witness colt Graff, who covered ground throughout. (image Steve Hart) 

Speedy Spirit of Boom colt Jonker held on well for third after leading while Zoustar's other classy colt Zousain lost no admirers with his strong closing fourth.

"He was the best looking horse in the yard," said Tye Angland.

Lean Mean Machine as a yearling"It got a bit sticky on the corner when I was held up. I didn't expect him to pick up so many lengths under hands and heels…. He has a great attitude and is an awesome racehorse."

A $250,000 Magic Millions Yearling purchase from the Glenlogan Park draft for Aquis, Blue Sky Bloodstock/Raffles Racing who race the colt in partnership, Lean Mean Machine carries the Raffles colours.

With three wins and two placings from five starts and prizemoney topping $330,000, Lean Mean Machine is entered for all the spring majors.

"He's a pretty sexy looking horse and is well named… Tye is in love with him," said Chris Waller.

"Zoustar went to a new level when he came back as a three year-old and it looks like this horse has too."

ZoustarBred and offered for sale by Glenlogan Park, Lean Mean Machine is the second winner for juvenile stakes-winner She's Meaner, a half-sister by Falvelon to $1.3 million earner and sire Love Conquers All from Group I winner She's a Meanie.

Lean Mean Machine is the last foal from She's Meaner, who died in 2016.

Both Group II winners last season as juveniles, Lean Mean Machine and fourth place-getter Zousain promise to bring further success this spring to their sire Zoustar, the reigning Champion First Season Sire.

Zoustar is fully booked at Widden Stud at a fee of $60,500.

The Run To The Rose Gr2 1200m
Rosehill Track: Heavy(8) Time: 1:13.59
1
0.8
Lean Mean Machine
T: C J Waller J: T Angland 57.5
3c Zoustar (AUS) x She's Meaner (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
B: Aquis/Raffles Racing/Blue Sky Bstock (FBAA) $250,000
2
0.8
Graff
T: K A Lees J: J R Collett 57
3c Star Witness (AUS) x Dinkum Diamond (AUS) (Keep The Faith (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Alan Bell Racing $200,000
3
1.0
Jonker
T: D I Atkins J: K McEvoy 56
3c Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Hearts And Arrows (AUS) (Kempinsky (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $45,000
V:Fig Tree Thoroughbreds Biddaddaba Qld
B: Doug Crich $45,000
4
3.3
Zousain
T: C J Waller J: J B McDonald 57.5
3c Zoustar (AUS) x Pasar Silbano (IRE) (Elnadim (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Edinglassie Stud Muswellbrook NSW
B: David Redvers/Mulcaster Bloodstock $400,000
5
3.9
Sandbar
T: Brad Widdup J: C W Brown 56
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Tallow (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $650,000
V:Strawberry Hill Stud Mt White NSW
B: Jadeskye Racing/BK Racing/Gerald Ryan $650,000
6
5.2
Legend Of Condor
T: G A Ryan J: B Prebble 55
3c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Rhodamine (AUS) (Success Express (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $520,000
V:Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella
B: Sun Bloodstock Pty Ltd $520,000
7
5.4
Performer
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 57
3c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Gavroche (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $450,000
V:Newhaven Park Boorowa NSW
B: Harras Syndicate/Mulcaster Bloodstock $450,000
8
6.7
Long Leaf
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Tommy Berry 56
3c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Frustrating (AUS) (Stravinsky (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $750,000
V:Curraghmore
B: BBA Ireland $750,000
9
19.9
Smart Elissim
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: L Currie 55
3g Smart Missile (AUS) x Nobody But You (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Aquis Farm Wonglepong Qld
B: Lindsay Park Racing $80,000
10
23.2
Nuclear Blitz
T: M, W and J Hawkes J: A Adkins 53
3f Sepoy (AUS) x Miss Atom Bomb (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Dermot Farrington Bloodstock $300,000
11
28.8
Paquirri
T: G W Moore J: C Reith 57
3c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Miss Solis (AUS) (Oratorio (IRE))
MM Perth Yearling Sale $265,000
V:Dawson Stud Myalup WA
B: Gary Moore Racing $265,000