TDN RISING STARS

June 27, 2018 - DOOMBEN, Race 4, Mdn, AUD $0, 1100m

Zoustyle (Aus), G, 3, 2015 by Zoustar (Aus)

1st Dam: Fashion (Ger), by Anabaa
2nd Dam: Felina (Ger), by Acatenango (Ger)
3rd Dam: Fireglow (Fr), by Glow

Owner: Desharon Bloodstock Pty Ltd, Stableboard Bloodstock
Breeder: Desharon Bloodstock (Aus)
Trainer: Tony Gollan

Zoustyle (Aus) (Zoustar {Aus}) had signaled he was a serious horse with a 12-length trial win at Eagle Farm two weeks ago, and the 2-year-old gelding lived up to expectations on debut on Wednesday, earning the ‘TDN Rising Star’ badge via a five-length victory at Doomben. Heading straight to the front over the soft going, the bay hugged the rail and simply kicked clear when they straightened for home. Jockey Brad Stewart stole a few glances behind inside the final furlong and with nothing nearly within striking range he eased up on Zoustyle, hitting the line five lengths clear of Beach Baby (Aus) (Turffontein {Aus}) in an eye-catching 1:03.45 for 1100 metres over a track rated soft five. He becomes the ninth winner for leading first-season sire Zoustar, who progeny have earned A$3,102,439, almost double that of next closest pursuer Spirit of Boom (Aus). Zoustar, who stands at Widden Stud, will shuttle for the first time next year to Tweenhills Stud in the UK.

Zoustyle was entered in both the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and Inglis Easter Yearling Sale last year, and connections will be glad now that they opted to scratch him on both occasions. Zoustyle is the second foal and first winner for his dam Fashion (Ger) (Anabaa), who was picked up by agent John Foote for 52,000gns at Tattersalls December in 2012 and immediately shipped to Australia and bred to Snitzel (Aus). Fashion was barren to Choisir (Aus) after producing Zoustyle but now has a weanling filly by that sire. Fashion is a daughter of the stakes-winning Felina (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}) and a half-sister to the G3 Grosser Preis von Berlin winner Felicity (Ger) (Inchinor {GB}). Also under the second dam are the triple group winner Felician (Ger) and the stakes-winning Fly First (GB) (Big Shuffle).

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