One to Watch – Hawkesbury

Tara Madgwick - Thursday September 24

This expensive half-brother to Group I ATC Australian Derby winner Quick Thinker opened his account with a strong finishing win at Hawkesbury on Thursday.

Three year-old Zoustar colt Yulong Code was highlighted in a recent Trial Watch story on Breednet and ran right up to expectation when resuming from a spell in the 1300m maiden.

Turned out fit and ready to fire by his trainer Chris Waller, Yulong Code stalked the leader under Jason Collett and powered past him over the final furlong to win by a length and a half at his third start.

Purchased for $1,075,000 at the Magic Millions from the KBL Thoroughbreds draft by Yu Long Investments Pty Ltd/RIFA Mustang, Yulong Code was the most expensive yearling sired by Zoustar in 2019.

Yulong Code was a show stopper at the Gold Coast!

He is a half-brother to Group I ATC Australian Derby winner Quick Thinker, Group III placed The August and progressive mare Seasons, who was recently third in the Group II ATC Sheraco Stakes.

Bred by Andrew Bowcock, Yulong Code is the fifth foal from his star producer Acouplamas, a stakes-placed Al Maher mare from the family of Group I winners Blackfriars and Larrocha.

Acouplamas has not had a foal since Yulong Code, but was covered last spring by Trapeze Artist and appears to be in foal.



Race Result - Pink Finss Charity Mdn Plate 1300m

Hawkesbury Track: Good(4) Time: 1:16.43
Yulong Code
T: C J Waller J: J R Collett 56.5
3c Zoustar (AUS) x Acouplamas (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $1,075,000
V:KBL Thoroughbreds Beaudesert Qld
B: Yu Long Investments Pty Ltd/RIFA Mustang
Explosive Truth
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: S Clipperton 59
4g Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Truly Brave (AUS) (Brave Warrior (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Book 2 $150,000
V:Eureka Stud, Cambooya, Qld
B: A Bott / G Waterhouse / Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA)
Spring Charm
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: J Ford 55
3f Dissident (AUS) x Sonnenblume (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $340,000
V:Carramar Park, Grose Wold
B: Blandford Bloodstock
Bullet Rider
T: P & P Snowden J: Tommy Berry 56.5
3c Star Witness (AUS) x Fantastic Flo Jo (AUS) (Fantastic Light (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: Sweetbriar Equine Pty Ltd / Snowden Racing
Apache Lil
T: Nicole Hudson J: S Lisnyy 57
4m Mahisara (AUS) x Apache Court (AUS) (Court Command (AUS))
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