Millions Next for Zoustar Colt Sun City
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 29
Stakes-placed at his first two starts, exciting Zoustar colt Sun City cast off maiden status with a powerful win in the Group III BRC BJ McLachlan Stakes(1200m) at Doomben securing his place in the $2million Magic Millions 2YO Classic next month.

Sun City - MM TwitterPrepared by Tony McEvoy, who won the 2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic with Zoustar filly Sunlight, Sun City was partnered by James McDonald and showed the benefit of race experience to post a long neck win over strong finishing Pierro colt Rome, last seen finishing fourth in the Group III TC Breeders Plate back in the spring.

Rome will be improved by the run, but may find himself on the borderline to gain a start in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, while Sun City can now shoot the breeze for the next two weeks with his place at the Gold Coast assured.

"He was fabulous, he improved off the run the other day and he'll be as good as he can be in a couple of weeks," said Tony McEvoy.

Winning rider James McDonald was delighted with Sun City.

"He's a sharp colt, but he relaxed well," he said.

"Race experience can be the key in these types of races, they are hard to beat."

Sun city as a yearlingA $525,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Attunga Stud draft for McEvoy Mitchell Racing/David Redvers Bstock, Sun City runs for a syndicate headed by Qatar Bloodstock in whose colours he runs.

A half-brother to Group II placed Spin, Sun City is the second winner from stakes-winning Flying Spur mare Roulettes, a half-sister to Group III winner Royal Discretion.

Roulettes has a yearling filly by I Am Invincible and produced a colt this year by Deep Field.

Sun City is the seventh stakes-winner for Widden Stud's Zoustar and is the fourth to carry a double cross of Danehill, a significant fact to consider when appraising yearling pedigrees.

M M B.J. McLachlan Stakes Gr3 1200m
Doomben Track: Good(4) Time: 1:09.96
Sun City
T: Tony McEvoy J: J B McDonald 57
2c Zoustar (AUS) x Roulettes (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $525,000
V:Attunga Stud Scone NSW
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing/David Redvers Bstock
T: P and P Snowden J: B Prebble 57
2c Pierro (AUS) x Dance Card (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $1,050,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: James Harron Bloodstock
T: C J Waller J: R Fradd 57
2c Rubick (AUS) x Queen For Ninedays (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Mulcaster Bloodstock
T: K A Lees J: B Avdulla 55
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Rosecutter (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Eleven Eleven
T: G D Hickman J: J Byrne 57
2g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Smokin' Alice (USA) (Smoke Glacken (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Greg Hickman
Just Zerene
T: Tony McEvoy J: L Currie 55
2f Zoustar (AUS) x Farasha (NZ) (Jeune (GB))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $800,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd
T: Chris Munce J: R Wiggins 57
2c The Wow Signal (IRE) x Oomaroo (AUS) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Tyreel Stud Agnes Banks NSW
B: Munce Racing
Gala Miss
T: K M Schweida J: James Orman 55
2f More Than Ready (USA) x Costume (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Kelly Schweida Racing
T: L F Birchley J: M McGillivray 55
2f Unencumbered (AUS) x Corsaire (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds Eddington Vic
B: Birchley Racing
Mishani Spirit
T: Ben Currie J: N Tomizawa 55
2f Jet Spur (AUS) x Mishani Sinner (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $17,500
V:KBL Thoroughbreds Beaudesert Qld
B: Platinum Holdings