First Runner for Zoustar Stakes-Placed
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 8 October 2017
Brilliant dual Group I winner Zoustar has made a good impression with his first runner Sunlight finishing a close third in the Listed VRC Maribyrnong Trial at Flemington on Saturday.

ZoustarTrained by Tony McEvoy, Sunlight was favourite for the 1000 metre scamper having won her only trial at Cranbourne.

She raced up on the pace and tried hard to the line to be beaten just over a length by Nomothaj and Ranier.

A $300,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Widden Stud draft for Aquis/McEvoy Mitchell Racing/Blue Sky Bloodstock, Sunlight is a half-sister to Group III placed Sheikha from former speedy filly Solar Charged, winner of the Group III ATC Kindergarten Stakes at her second start.

Zoustar splits his time between Widden Stud and Woodside Park in Victoria, where he is standing this spring at a fee of $44,000.
Race 1 - Maribyrnong Trial Stakes
Listed - 1000m

Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 0:57.51. Sectional Time: 0:33.12 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $120,000 - 1st: $72,000 2nd: $21,600 3rd: $10,800.
 1   Nomothaj T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: S Baster
2f   Snitzel x Real Stolle (Elusive Quality (USA) )
 Lot 363 2017 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor - Newgate Farm Scone NSW
Buyer - Shadwell Australasia  $420,000
 2 0.1 Ranier T: James Cummings J: D Dunn

2c   Lonhro x Kanzan (Commands )
Not Offered
 3 1.4 Sunlight T: Tony McEvoy J: L Currie
2f   Zoustar x Solar Charged (Charge Forward )
 Lot 471 2017 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor - Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
Buyer - Aquis/McEvoy Mitchell Racing/Blue Sky Bstock  $300,000
 4 1.5 Crossing The Abbey T: Tim Hughes J: C W Brown
2f   Helmet x Music In The Park (Bel Esprit )
 5 2.8 Akkadian T: Matthew Cumani J: Jordan Childs
2c   Nicconi x Garden Of Eden (Blackfriars )
 6 3.2 Sanglier T: James Cummings J: Damian Lane
2c   Albrecht x More Haste (Brief Truce (USA) )
 7 5.5 Special Design T: Patrick Payne J: Ben Allen
2f   Master Of Design x Our Final Snip (Beckett (IRE) )
 8 5.7 Scottish Rogue T: Tony McEvoy J: Jye McNeil
2c   Rothesay x Ten Eighty (NZ) (Volksraad (GB) )
 9 10.0 Bold Type T: John McArdle J: J Mott
2c   Written Tycoon x Legcut (Danerich )
 10 15.0 Lady Bithiah T: Aaron Purcell J: L Nolen
2f   Moshe x Flew (Anabaa (USA) )
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