Zoustar Colt Wins G2 Champagne
Tara Madgwick - Saturday May 12
It only seems fitting that the first colt to win a stakes race by Northern Meteor's high class son Zoustar should also be prepared by his trainer Chris Waller.

Two year-old colt Zousain was a debut winner at Randwick in February before finishing fourth in the Group II ATC Skyline Stakes and then sixth in the Group III ATC Pago Pago Stakes behind top colts Santos and Written By.

Given a little freshen up after that, Zousain was tuned up with a recent trial second at Randwick and arrived in Brisbane ready to fire for the Group II BRC Champagne Stakes over 1200 metres.

Zousain as a yearlingRidden patiently by Kerrin McEvoy he was allowed to find his feet in the early stages and then powered home through the field to surge clear and win with authority.

"He's a nice horse to look at," said Kerrin McEvoy.

"He had that little let up after the autumn and he won quite cosy. He pricked his ears at the finish and had more to give if he had been challenged."

Zousain was a $400,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Edinglassie Stud draft for David Redvers/ Mulcaster Bloodstock and runs for Qatar Bloodstock and a large group of Waller stable clients including Richard Pegum, who bred the colt, while Widden Stud's Ryan McEvoy also has a share.

Zousain is the fourth winner of this race for champion trainer Chris Waller and will be given his chance at the Group I BRC JJ Atkins Stakes (1600m) next month, a race in which his sire Zoustar finished second in 2013

ZoustarWith two wins from four starts and prizemoney just shy of $160,000, Zousain is the first winner for Pasar Silbano (IRE), a stakes-winning sprinter in Ireland and also a Group III winner in North America.

Edinglassie sold the yearling Wandjina filly from Pasar Silbano for $260,000 at Inglis Easter to Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. Pasar Silbano has another Wandjina weanling filly to follow and was covered by Choisir last spring.

Zousain is the second stakes-winner for Widden Stud's Zoustar joining his star filly Sunlight.

Crowned HTBA Champion First Season Sire on Thursday night in Scone, Zoustar stands this spring at a fee of $60,500.

Moet & Chandon Classic Gr2 1200m
Doomben Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:10.80
1
2.5
Zousain
T: C J Waller J: K McEvoy 57
2c 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
2
2.5
Mishani Hustler
T: Ben Currie J: Taylor Marshall 57
2c Exceedingly Good (AUS) x Mishani Sinner (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
3
2.7
Blue Book
T: Ms K Doughty J: J Lloyd 57
2g Denmarket (AUS) x Blue White (AUS) (Monashee Mountain (USA))
4
2.8
Sizzling Ace
T: A J Edmonds J: Regan Bayliss 55
2f Sizzling (AUS) x Big Birdie (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Raffles Racing $180,000
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale Platinum Session $145,000
V:Rothwell Park Thoroughbreds, Blandford
B: Henry Field Bloodstock $145,000
5
3.5
Dynamited
T: James Cummings J: C W Brown 57
2c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Shatters (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
6
3.7
Only Wanna Sing
T: R L Heathcote J: D J Browne 57
2g Your Song (AUS) x Sweet Hollow (GB) (Beat Hollow (GB))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $30,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Paul Willetts Bloodstock/Zach Johnstone $30,000
7
5.2
Racecourse Road
T: Chris Munce J: Ron Stewart 57
2c Show A Heart (AUS) x Kidnapper (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
8
5.3
Sizzling Belle
T: N J Olive J: Ms K O'Hara 55
2f Sizzling (AUS) x Greenmount Belle (AUS) (Magic Albert (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Element Hill Innisplain Qld
B: Nick Olive Racing $50,000
9
8.6
Pizonie
T: T J Gollan J: J Byrne 57
2g Eurozone (AUS) x Pilgrim (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
10
9.3
Pennino
T: D J Hansen J: Tiffani Brooker 55
2f Easy Rocking (AUS) x Alpha Girl (AUS) (Clang (AUS))
11
12.1
Injustice
T: G Heinrich and B Rodgers J: Tim Clark 57
2g Unencumbered (AUS) x Aunty Betty (AUS) (Encounter (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Newhaven Park Boorowa NSW
B: Winners Bloodstock $80,000
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $44,000
V:Kambula Stud Kadina SA
B: Willcox Bloodstock $44,000