Zoustar’s Madam Rouge Storms Home for Snippets Triumph

Mark Smith - Saturday January 11

Chris Waller improved his enviable record on Magic Millions Raceday when Madam Rouge clinched a last-stride win in Saturday’s $1 million It’s Live! in Queensland Magic Millions Snippets (1200m) at the Gold Coast.

The champion trainer praised the ride of jockey James McDonald who, after beginning from the inside gate and settling three back on the fence, was able to plot a path to the middle of the track on Madam Rouge.Madam Rouge flies home to defeat Isaurian - image Grant Courtney

The daughter of Zoustar, who is out of the Al Maher mare Cabernet, unleashed a powerful turn of speed over the final 200m to overhaul Robbie Fradd on Godolprhin’s Isaurian in the shadows of the winning post. 

Purchased by Waller and Mulcaster Bloodstock for $310,000 out of the Widden Stud draft at the 2017 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Madam Rouge has now won five races from 17 starts and collected more than $1 million in prizemoney for connections.

"You expect good rides and that’s certainly what we got today," Waller said.

"She drew barrier one which you might think is great when the barriers come out in a race but you could see with her today, she was three back (on) the fence and she had a lot of horses in front of her."

"James didn’t take risks, he went out and got clear running, set sail for home and she got there just in time."Madam Rouge as a yearling

McDonald, who won the Magic Millions Snippets on Straturbo in 2015, said he was delighted to cap a memorable week on the Gold Coast with a feature race victory.

"She’s been racing really well and her last start was tremendous," McDonald said.

"She’s a very good horse and she deserved this million dollar race."

"What a great day Magic Millions is, it’s been a great week and I’m happy to be a part of it."

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Race Result - It's Live In Qld M.M. Snippets 1200m

Gold Coast Track: Good(4) Time: 1:08.96
Champagne Cuddles
T: Bjorn Baker J: N Rawiller 57
5m Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Sky Cuddle (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
Madam Rouge
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 56
4m Zoustar (AUS) x Cabernet (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $310,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Waller Racing/Mulcaster Bloodstock
T: James Cummings J: R Fradd 57.5
5g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Byzantine (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
T: L & T Corstens J: Craig Williams 56
4h Snitzel (AUS) x Extension Of Time (AUS) (Dash For Cash (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Shane Morrissey/Malua Bloodstock
T: R & C Jolly J: Jake Toeroek 59
4g Magnus (AUS) x Yarra Bank (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Kulani Park Merricks North Vic
B: Richard Jolly
Constant Flight
T: David Vandyke J: Ryan Maloney 56
5g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Littlemiss Sandown (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Attunga Stud Scone NSW
B: Darby Racing/Vandyke Racing
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Noor Elaine Farm Pty Ltd Euroa Vic
B: Trevor Luke
Hard Empire
T: R & C Jolly J: R Plumb 58
6g Hard Spun (USA) x Last Quill (AUS) (Last Tycoon (IRE))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Book 2 $11,000
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds Euroa Vic
B: Charles White
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tommy Berry 54.5
3g Stratum (AUS) x Wobbly Boots (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Amarina Farm Denman NSW
B: PL Bloodstock
T: Steven O'Dea J: Boris Thornton 56
5g Snitzel (AUS) x Rose Of Mulan (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $200,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Proven Thoroughbreds/Steve O'Dea
Spending To Win
T: P & P Snowden J: Tim Clark 57
6g Snitzel (AUS) x Madame Trop Vite (IRE) (Invincible Spirit (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Snowden Racing
T: A J & T Edmonds J: G Boss 57.5
5g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Sunset Boulevard (AUS) (Fasliyev (USA))
Inglis Online September Early $14,000
V:Aquis Farm
B: Ian Mathieson
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA)
Will's Bid
T: Angela Plumb J: A Mallyon 56
5g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Gold Anthem (AUS) (Made Of Gold (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $800,000
V:Milburn Creek Wildes Meadow NSW
B: Spendthrift Australia
T: S W Kendrick J: Luke Tarrant 57
7g Drumbeats (AUS) x Babinda Belle (NZ) (Keltrice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $18,000
V:Kilto Park Thoroughbreds, Caboolture, Qld
B: Kendrick Racing
Three Sheets
T: J A Sylvester J: L V Cassidy 56
8g Stratum (AUS) x Provoking (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Highgrove Stud
T: Brad Widdup J: J Bowman 56
5g Snitzel (AUS) x Maid For Me (AUS) (Belong To Me (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Fig Tree Thoroughbreds Biddaddaba Qld
B: Jadeskye Racing/Gerald Ryan
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