Yet more exciting winners for Zoustar
The festive period saw yet more exciting winners for Zoustar – currently at Tweenhills ready to begin his second Northern Hemisphere breeding season – including Madam Rouge, who won her second Stakes race.
Already a Gr.3 winner, Madam Rouge quickly got back to winning ways in the Listed Christmas Classic over 1200m at Randwick just before the turn of the new year. In the hands of Kathy O’Hara, the Chris Waller-trained Madam Rouge came with a smooth run down the centre to win with plenty in hand.
Madam Rouge is out of a mare by Al Maher, which means she is in-bred 4x3 to Danehill. Zoustar – whose dam’s sire Redoute’s Choice is by Danehill – has enjoyed lots of success with mares from the Danehill line. Madam Rouge was a $310,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale buy for Chris Waller and Guy Mulcaster from Widden Stud – she is worth significantly more than that now!
Arguably just as exciting were wins for two newcomers in Queen Kay and Sacred Gift. After coming home first past the post in a couple of barrier trials, Queen Kay beat nine other fillies in the 1100m Aquis Gold Pearl at Aquis Park Gold Coast. Her pedigree is actually free of Danehill on the dam’s side.
Sacred Gift once again showed that Zoustar’s winners aren’t just confined to Australasia as he made a striking winning start in a 1000m open maiden in Singapore. Carrying the familiar Raffles Racing colours, Sacred Gift was always tanking on the lead before finding extra gears and he could be something special.
Other recent winners for Zoustar were Indian Pacific, who made it two from two in a 1000m handicap at Ascot, and the consistent Montenegro Man, who recorded his second career win in a 1200m handicap at Caulfield.