Exciting Zoustar Filly Wins Listed Atlantic Jewel

Tara Madgwick - Saturday September 4

Punters flocked to support the Anthony and Sam Freedman trained Frankel filly Argentia when she resumed from a spell on Saturday in the Listed MVRC Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley , but it was her stablemate Zouzarella that zoomed to a powerful two length victory.

Zouzarella wins the Listed Atlantic Jewel stakes - image Reg Ryan/ Racing Photos

The Zoustar filly opened her account with a stylish winning debut at the same track on August 21 on good ground and took a quantum leap to win a stakes race at just her second start on soft going.

Easy in the market, Zouzarella was ridden quietly by Brett Prebble and stormed home out wide to score an impressive win over the Godolphin filly Larkspur Run with her well fancied stablemate Argentia going to the line untested back in the pack.




he's handled the ground at home and in her trials she's handled it really well. We knew she would,” said Sam Freedman.

"She didn't have a lot of luck in running, but she is that sort of big-framed filly who probably enjoys a bit room when she's able to pin the ears back like that.

"The query today was that she's looking for 1400 and she was powerful to the line.

"She'll probably head to the Jim Moloney Stakes next and then we'll probably got to the Thousand Guineas after that.

"A big thank you to Cambridge Stud for sending her our way. She's a beautiful filly."

Brett Prebble has been aboard Zouzarella at each of her wins and is in love with the daughter of Zoustar.



Brett Prebble is a massive fan of Zouzarella - image Reg Ryan / Racing Photos

“What you're seeing is what I felt a very long time ago. When it comes to fruition its a nice feeling,” he said.

"It doesn't matter what the distance is when they're that good. The Freedmans have had champions win derbies and then winning three Lightnings in a row so I'm not telling the Freedmans where to run a horse, but wherever she goes I just hope I've got a seat on her."

Zouzarella was consigned to the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale by Glastonbury Stud, where Cambridge Stud had the final say at $250,000.

She is the second foal and second winner for the well-performed Al Maher mare Zazparella, a 6-time winning sister to the stakes-placed Almachino and a half-sister to stakes-placed Lets Get Nauti Gal.

Zazparella was purchased by Zouzarella’s breeder Dale Corrigan for $45,000 at the 2016 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. After foaling a So You Think filly last spring, Zazparella was covered by Highland Reel (IRE).

Zouzarella comes with an intriguing pedigree as she has a double cross of not only Danehill, but also Fairy King,  not to mention blue hen Dancing Show as her pedigree also features Redoute’s Choice and his three-quarter brother-in-blood Al Maher.

Zouzarella is the 24th stakes-winner for Zoustar, who stands at Widden Stud at a fee of $154,000.

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Race Result - 3 Point Motors Atlantic Jewel LR 1200m

Moonee Valley Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:12.12
T: A & S Freedman J: B Prebble 57
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Zazparella (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Glastonbury Farms, Scone, NSW
B: Cambridge Stud
Larkspur Run
T: James Cummings J: Craig Williams 56
3f Shamardal (USA) x Aspen (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Literary Magnate
T: M J Williams J: D Yendall 56
3f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Family Crest (NZ) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $135,000
V:Tyreel Stud, Agnes Banks
B: MW Racing / Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA)
Mac 'n' Cheese
T: T & C McEvoy J: L Currie 57.5
3f Sebring (AUS) x Bonnie Mac (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW
B: Spendthrift Australia Pty Ltd
Queen Of Dubai
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Jordan Childs 56
3f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Jezzabba (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Segenhoe Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
Scorched Earth
T: J F Moloney J: Damian Lane 57.5
3f Nicconi (AUS) x Scorched (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm, Warwick, Qld
B: John Moloney
Biscayne Bay
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 58.5
3f Sebring (AUS) x Fratianne (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $410,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Sun Bloodstock
T: A & S Freedman J: D Oliver 57
3f Frankel (GB) x Princess Coup (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $670,000
V:Evergreen Stud Farm, Heatherbrae
B: James Harron Bloodstock
Commands The Field
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: D Moor 56
3f Deep Field (AUS) x Egyptian Cross (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Cressfield, Scone, NSW
B: Busuttin Racing/Trevor Luke
T: G M Begg J: W Egan 57
3f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Fine Bubbles (AUS) (Casino Prince (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $170,000
V:Sun Stud, Kerrie
B: Grahame Begg Racing
La Rocque
T: John McArdle J: J Mott 58.5
3f Kuroshio (AUS) x Bianslick (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
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