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.

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