Fourth Stakes-Winner for Zoustar
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 27
Champion trainer Chris Waller already has two Group winning colts in the stable by his former champion Zoustar in Zousain and Lean Mean Machine and added a third at Moonee Valley on Saturday when Charge scored a bold front running victory in the Group III MVRC 1300 Australia Stakes.


Stakes-placed at two of his four previous runs this preparation, Charge was driven forward by Hugh Bowman from an outside gate to lead and enjoyed setting the tempo before fighting on to win the 1200 metre sprint by a long head.

"He's a natural runner, but he's got to harness that energy if he's going to really step up to the grade we think he can," Bowman said.

Charge - images Grant CourtneyThe Group I VRC Coolmore Stakes over 1200 metres for three year-olds is next Saturday, but Charge is unlikely to back up.

"It has probably come around a bit quick, a race like the Coolmore, but he's been a work in progress and just gradually learning to settle and do things right," Waller said.

"He's a very talented horse so he'll be headed for better things."

A $450,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Turangga Farm draft for David Redvers / Mulcaster Bloodstock, Charge was bred by Turangga Farm and is the fourth winner from four to race from Queen of the Falls, a half-sister to Group II winner Elite Falls. He has the overall record of two wins and four placings from nine starts earning nearly $200,000 in prizemoney.

Queen of the Falls changed hands earlier this year, bought by Harry McAlpine Bloodstock for $155,000 at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. She has a yearling colt by Zoustar and will foal to him again this spring.

Charge has a double cross of Danehill and is the fourth stakes-winner for Zoustar, who stands at Widden Stud this spring at a fee of $60,500.

1300 Australia Stakes Gr3 1200m
Moonee Valley Track: Good(4) Time: 1:10.00
1
0.2
Charge
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 56
3c Zoustar (AUS) x Queen Of The Falls (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $450,000
V:Turangga Farm Scone NSW
B: David Redvers/Mulcaster Bloodstock $450,000
2
0.2
Sunset Watch
T: M, W and J Hawkes J: D Dunn 56
3g Akeed Mofeed (GB) x Saramenha (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
3
1.2
Ringerdingding
T: D K Weir J: John Allen 56
3c Sebring (AUS) x Maybe I (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: B2B Bloodstock Pty Ltd $170,000
4
1.3
Bleu Roche
T: M M Laurie J: B Melham 54
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Esprit De Bleu (USA) (Littleexpectations (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Matt Laurie Racing $230,000
5
2.3
Wagner
T: James Cummings J: K McEvoy 56
3c Bernardini (USA) x Ringstrasse (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
6
5.1
Spin
T: P and P Snowden J: M Zahra 56
3c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Roulettes (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Attunga Stud, Scone
B: James Harron Bloodstock Pty Ltd $200,000
7
5.4
Ragged Rascal
T: P M Perry J: Tim Clark 57
3c Denman (AUS) x M'lady Pedrille (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Paul Perry Horse Training Pty Ltd $160,000
8
5.5
Big Night Out
T: J D Sadler J: Damian Lane 56
3c Lope De Vega (IRE) x Big Chill (AUS) (Artie Schiller (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $155,000
V:Woodside Park Stud, Tylden
B: Aquanita Racing / John Sadler Training Services Pty Ltd $155,000
9
5.7
Beerz With Clint
T: C W McDonald J: J Bowditch 56
3g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Neon Bel (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $35,000
V:Phoenix Broodmare Farm, Euroa
B: McDonald Racing $35,000
10
5.8
Aylmerton
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Ryan Moore 58
3c Siyouni (FR) x Aloona (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN))
11
6.8
More Than Exceed
T: P Stokes J: Craig Williams 56
3c More Than Ready (USA) x Exceedingly Regal (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Phillip Stokes Racing $260,000
12
9.3
Dark Villain
T: L and T Corstens J: L Currie 56
3g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Dark Delilah (NZ) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Daandine Stud Goomburra Qld
B: Next Level Bloodstock/Rosemont Stud $80,000
13
15.3
Zipspur
T: Shea Eden J: Jye McNeil 56
3c Magnus (AUS) x Zipstream (AUS) (Distant Music (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $215,000
V:Supreme Thoroughbreds, Romsey
B: Eden Racing $215,000