Just Janet a Northern Hemisphere First For Zoustar at Wetherby

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Tweenhills Stud resident Zoustar (Aus) (Northern Meteor {Aus}) registered his first Northern Hemisphere winner when David O'Meara trainee Just Janet (GB) made all to prevail in Tuesday's Coopers Marquees British EBF Restricted Maiden S. over 5 1/2 furlongs at Wetherby.

1st-Wetherby, £12,000, Mdn, 6-7, 2yo, 5f 110yT, 1:06.49, gd.
JUST JANET (GB) (f, 2, Zoustar {Aus}–Coral Sea {GB}, by Excelebration {Ire}), who posted a debut third at Great Yarmouth before running into the TDN Rising Star performance of Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) at York last month, was swiftly into stride and led from flagfall in this third go. Holding sway throughout, the 5-2 favourite was bustled along when threatened approaching the quarter-mile marker and was driven out inside the final furlong to deny Lola's Moment (GB) (Ardad {Ire}) by 1 1/4 lengths, becoming the first Northern Hemisphere winner for her sire (by Northern Meteor {Aus}).

“It was great to have purchased Zoustar's first European winner, and she was also a first winner for her owner Tom Perkins. Just Janet was a lovely yearling with lots of size and scope. And like most Zoustars I'd seen was quite athletic. Hopefully she will continue to improve as she grows into her big frame,” said Jason Kelly, who purchased Just Janet as a yearling for 55,000gns at Tattersalls October Book 3.

Just Janet, full-sister to a yearling filly, is the first of two foals produced by a dual-winning daughter of G3 Oak Tree S. and G3 Supreme S. victrix Tropical Paradise (Ire) (Verglas {Ire}). The January-foaled bay's second dam is a half-sister to G2 Flying Childers S.-winning sire Ubettabelieveit (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), G3 Premio Omenoni victor Harlem Shake (Ire) (Moss Vale {Ire}) and MGSP Listed Rothesay S. victrix Shenanigans (Ire) (Arcano {Ire}). Sales history: 55,000gns Ylg '21 TATOCT. Lifetime Record: 3-1-0-1, $10,594.
O-T Perkins; B-Peter Winkworth (GB); T-David O'Meara.

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