Zoustar records second Gr.1 Coolmore win with dominant colt
Zoustar produced his second Gr. 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner from just 6 crops in his native Australia when 3yo colt Ozzmosis made all from 15 rivals over 1200m on Saturday.
Ozzmosis was sent off an $18 shot for the Gr.1 Coolmore Stud Stakes but he was sent straight into the lead and stayed there, ultimately winning by a cosy 1¼ lengths from Gr.2 Danehill Stakes runner-up I Am Unstoppable and Coolmore’s Gr.1 Golden Slipper Stakes winner Shinzo. Godolphin’s Golden Slipper runner-up Cylinder was down the field behind Ozzmosis.
Trained by Bjorn Baker, Ozzmosis had gone into the Coolmore as a winner of a Listed race in September and third in the Gr.2 Roman Consul Stakes in early-October. Roman Consul winner King’s Gambit was scratched from the Coolmore but Roman Consul runner-up Mexico ran, finishing 6¾ lengths behind Ozzmosis.
Ozzmosis was a fifth Gr.1 winner for jockey Rachel King. He was bred by China Horse Club, by Zoustar and out of the Darci Brahma mare No More Tears. Darci Brahma was by Danehill so this is yet another example of Zoustar working very well with Danehill-line mares.
Ozzmosis was purchased for Darby Racing for AU$250,000 at Magic Millions. His current owners now include China Horse Club and Go Bloodstock Australia.
Zoustar's first Gr.1 Coolmore Stud Stakes win as a stallion came in 2018 when he famously had the 1-2-3 courtesy of Sunlight, Zousain and Lean Mean Machine.
It was a great 12 hours around the globe for Zoustar with Starlust running third in Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Santa Anita. Zoustar really is an international sire sensation.