Zoustar Filly Wins Cranbourne Trial
Sunlight, a two-year-old filly by first crop stallion Zoustar (Northern Meteor), won a Cranbourne barrier trial over 800 metres yesterday by an impressive two length margin.
Sunlight was the second of Zoustar’s progeny to trial, the first a talented New Zealand based two-year-old filly called Quattro Katie hit the ground running to take out her trial at Whakatane Racing Club at Te Teko on the Second of August for the powerful Te Akau Racing team.
That makes it two trial winners for as many starters for Zoustar, confirming him as short priced favorite to take out Champion First Season Sire this racing season.
The Tony McEvoy-trained filly, who was purchased for $300,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale by Aquis Farm and Blue Sky Bloodstock, won heat five leading most of the way.
“She's been an A-grade student all the way through and has put her hand up to be an early goer hopefully, McEvoy’s Flemington-based foreman Michael Shepherdson told Racing.com.
"She's a really good doing filly, she's strong and deep boned so it looks like he (Zoustar) throws a nice horse.”
McEvoy Bloodstock Manager Rick Connolly said the filly pulled up well after her first trial and will likely head straight to the races.
“She pulled up tremendously well, and if everything continues to go to plan this prep she will head to either the Maribyrnong Trial Stakes at Flemington on the Seventh of October or the Inglis Debutant Stakes at Caulfield on Caulfield Guineas Day.
“All going well we hope to be heading up to the Gold Coast in January for the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic.”