Stallion Watch

Eleven for Harry Angel

New winners
Harry Angel (pictured above) – Bonny Angel (2 f ex Timeless Gift by Camacho) provided Darley shuttler Harry Angel (Dark Angel) with his 11th individual winner when scoring on handicap debut at Leicester on Thursday. The Clive Cox-trained filly ran on to lead towards the finish, winning by a neck over Lily In The Jungle (Bungle Inthejungle) with a further short-head back to Liberation Bay (Muhaarar) in third. Bonny Angel is the second foal out of the winning Camacho (Danehill) mare Timeless Gift, herself a half-sister to three-time Group 2 winner Balthazaar’s Gift (Xaar). First season sire Harry Angel, who has now had 39 individual starters, stands at Kelvinside for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST).

Saxon Warrior – Coolmore’s Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) sired his tenth individual winner from his first crop when Impact Warrior (2 f ex Lina De Vega by Lope De Vega) made a winning debut over seven and a half furlongs at Roscommon on Monday evening. The Paddy Twomey-trained filly kept on well for a cosy half-length win over Goa Gajah (Bal A Bali) with the front two pulling six lengths clear of the third home, Grange Lady (Hawkbill). A €55,000 buy out of the Goffs Orby Sale, Impact Warrior is the third foal out of the Group-placed winner Lina De Vega (Lope De Vega). Saxon Warrior, who has now had 35 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €20,000 (approx. AU$28,940). 

Sioux Nation – Tribal Hunter (2 c ex Mizayin by Clodovil) built on the promise of his debut run earlier in the month by landing a Hamilton maiden over six furlongs and in the process became the 26th individual winner for Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy). Beaten just a short head on his first start, the Richard Fahey-trained colt was sent off the red-hot favourite and lived up to the billing by coming home four lengths clear of the runner-up Wall Street Crash (Churchill). Liosa (The Last Lion) was another two and a half lengths away in third. Tribal Hunter is the sixth foal out of the Italian winner Mizayin (Clodovil) who herself is a sister to Amazing Storm, a winner in both the UK and Macau. Sioux Nation, who shuttled to Swettenham Stud for one season, has now had 64 individual starters. He stood for a fee of €10,000 (approx. AU$14,500) at Coolmore in Ireland during the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season. 

Zoustar – Zu Run (2 c ex Bewitchment by Pivotal) became the sixth individual winner from Zoustar’s (Northern Meteor) first northern hemisphere crop when he ran out a comfortable winner of a novice event over seven furlongs at Chelmsford on Tuesday evening. Trained by Andrew Balding, the colt was having his second start and had clearly learnt plenty from last month’s Salisbury debut as he beat Band Of Steel (Golden Horn) by two and a half lengths. Hover On The Wind (No Nay Never) was another length and a half away in third. A 100,000gns purchase from the Tattersalls December Foals Sale, Zu Run is the third living foal out of Bewitchment (Pivotal), making him a half-brother to Listed-winner Nymphadora (No Nay Never). Bewitchment herself is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Hooray (Invincible Spirit). Zouky (2 f ex Kerry’s Dream by Tobougg) provided Zoustar with a seventh individual northern hemisphere winner when scoring on her debut at Newbury. The Phil McBride-trained filly ran on well in the closing stages to beat Lady Dreamer (Dandy Man) by three-quarters of a length with a further two and a half lengths back to favourite Sassy Belle (Mehmas) in third. The ninth foal out of the winning Tobougg (Barathea) mare Kerry’s Dream, Zouky is a half-sister to Listed winner Ventura Mist (Pastoral Pursuits) and five other winners. Zoustar, who has now had 37 individual starters in the northern hemisphere, stands at Widden Stud for $198,000 (inc GST).

New Group / Grade 1 winners
Karakontie – Spendarella (3 f ex Spanish Bunny by Unusual Heat) produced an impressive performance to win the Del Mar Oaks (Gr 1, 9f) on Saturday, providing Gainesway Farm stallion Karakontie (Bernstein) with a first elite-level winner. The Graham Motion-trained filly tracked the pace and stayed on well when ridden to lead inside the final two furlongs to beat Bellabel (Belardo) by four and a half lengths with a further one and a quarter lengths back to Cairo Memories (Cairo Prince) in third. The fifth foal out of the winning Unusual Heat (Nureyev) mare Spanish Bunny, Spendarella is a sister to Listed winner Spanish Loveaffair and a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Spanish Queen (Tribal Rule). Karakontie, who has now had 124 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$10,000 (approx. AU$14,540).

No Nay Never – The progressive Blackbeard (2 c ex Muirin by Born To Sea) produced a career-best effort to win the Prix Morny (Gr 1, 1200m) at Deauville, providing Coolmore stallion No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) with a fifth elite-level winner. The two-year-old colt reversed the form of his Coventry Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) fourth to beat Persian Force (Mehmas), runner-up at Royal Ascot, by half a length. The winner’s stablemate The Antarctic (Dark Angel) was a further one and a half lengths back in third position. Blackbeard is the first foal out of the winning Born To Sea (Invincible Spirit) mare Muirin, herself a sister to French winner Sea Of Reality (Born To Sea) out of a Group 3 winning half-sister to Group-placed winner Prince D’Alienor (Verglas). No Nay Never, who has now had 520 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €125,000 (approx. AU$182,580).

Starspangledbanner – Aristia (4 f ex Aloisi by Kalanisi) made all to win the Prix Jean Romanet (Gr 1, 2000m) at Deauville, providing Coolmore stallion Starspangledbanner (Choisir) with a fourth individual elite-level winner. Having finished second behind Nashwa (Frankel) in the Nassau Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 2f) at Goodwood on her previous start, the four-year-old filly stayed on well to hold off rivals Rosscarbery (Sea The Stars) and Ebaiyra (Distorted Humor) by a neck and a length and a half respectively. The eighth foal out of the placed Kalanisi (Doyoun) mare Aloisi, Aristia is a half-sister to six winners including Listed winner Glorious Sinndar (Sinndar) and winners Daybreak Boy (Kingsalsa) and Giovanni Battista (Clodovil). Starspangledbanner, who has now had 459 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Castlehyde for €35,000 (approx. AU$51,120).

New stakes winners
Al Wukair – Haras de Bouquetot stallion Al Wukair (Dream Ahead) sired his first individual stakes winner when La Mehana (3 f ex Oceanie by Dansili) ran out a ready winner of the Prix Michel Houyvet (Listed, 2800m) at Deauville yesterday. The three-year-old filly ran on well from the rear of the field to come home an eased-down two-and-a-half-length winner over Sober (Camelot). Martel (Frankel) finished a further three-quarters of a length back in third. The fourth foal out of the winning Dansili (Danehill) mare Oceanie, La Mehana is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Ocean Fantasy (Make Believe) and winner Kapani (Soldier Hollow). Al Wukair, who has now had 73 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €8,000 (approx. AU$11,570).

Anodin – Goya Senora (6 g ex Nina Senora by My Risk) provided Haras De La Haie Neuve stallion Anodin (Anabaa) with an eighth individual stakes winner when coming with a withering late run to take out the Prix Kergorlay (Gr 2, 3000m) at Deauville. The Yann Barberot-trained six-year-old gelding ran on well to lead towards the finish, beating Joie De Soir (Fastnet Rock) by a short-neck with a further one and a quarter lengths back to Skazino (Kendargent) in third. Goya Senora is the second foal out of the winning mare Nina Senora (My Risk), herself a sister to winner Noble Senora and a half-sister to winner Vacelisa (Le Pommier D’Or). Anodin, who has now had 237 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €4,000 (approx. AU$5,840).

Charming Thought – The John Joseph Murphy-trained Charterhouse (4 g ex Crocus Rose by Royal Applause) ran on to win the Ruby Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Killarney on Thursday, providing Charming Thought (Oasis Dream) with a first stakes winner. Having finished third behind Boundless Ocean (Teofilo) in the Desmond Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) on his previous outing, the four-year-old gelding beat Panama Red (Showcasing) by one and a quarter lengths with a further head back to Haziya (Le Havre) in third. A half-brother to winner Mr Marchwood (Medicean), Charterhouse is the sixth foal out of the winning Royal Applause (Waajib) mare Crocus Rose who herself is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Ela Athena (Ezzoud). Charming Thought has now had 64 individual starters.

Dutch Art – Donna Anna (4 m ex Daria by Rock Of Gibraltar) provided Cheveley Park Stud stallion Dutch Art (Medicean) with a 44th individual stakes winner when scoring in the Grosser Sparkassenpreis (Listed, 1400m) at Dusseldorf. The four-year-old mare tracked the pace throughout and came home a comfortable two-and-a-half-length winner over Nandina (Areion) who in turn finished a short-head in front of the third-placed Sentimental Mambo (Deep Impact). Donna Anna is the third foal out of the Listed-winning Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill) mare Daria, herself a half-sister to German Listed winner Dessau (Soldier Hollow). Dutch Art, who has now had 669 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a private fee.

Frankel – Chaldean (2 c ex Suelita by Dutch Art) showed good battling qualities to land the Acomb Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at York and in the process became the 101st individual stakes winner for Frankel (Galileo). A rare runner for Andrew Balding in the Juddmonte silks, Chaldean stretched his record to two wins in three starts as he fought hard late on to see off the challenge of Indestructible (Kodiac) by half a length. Oviedo (Lope De Vega) finished a further three and a quarter lengths away in third. A 550,000gns purchase at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale, Chaldean is the sixth foal out of the winning Dutch Art mare Suelita, making him a half-brother to five winners, including Group 2-scorer Alkumait (Showcasing) and the Listed-winner The Broghie Man (Cityscape). Perfect News (3 f ex Besharah by Kodiac) ran on well to land the Ballyogan Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Naas, beating fellow UK-trained raider Benefit (Acclamation) by half a length. Teresa Mendoza (Territories) was a further head back in third. Perfect News is the second foal out of the Group 2-winning Kodiac (Danehill) mare Besharah, herself a half-sister to winner Arzaak (Casamento). The win provided Juddmonte Farms stallion Frankel (Galileo) with a 102nd individual stakes winner.  Frankel, who has now had 619 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud for a fee of £200,000 (approx. AU$348,190).    

Golden Horn – Frankel filly Time Lock had to settle for a supporting role after Haskoy (3 f ex Natavia by Nathaniel) surged home late up the far rail to lead home a 1-2 for Juddmonte-owned runners in the Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f) at York. Lining up off the back of a debut win on the all-weather at Wolverhampton, the Ralph Beckett-trained Haskoy became the 12th individual stakes winner for Golden Horn (Cape Cross) as she scored by a neck. Third place went to Judith (Almazor), a further two and three-quarter lengths away. Haskoy is the first foal out of Juddmonte’s Listed winner Natvia (Nathaniel), who herself is a half-sister to Sun Chariot Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) winner Spinning Queen (Spinning World). Golden Horn, who has now had 226 individual starters, stood for a fee of £10,000 (approx. AU$17,275) at Darley’s Dalham Hall Stud during the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season.  

Invincible Spirit – Potapova (4 f ex Safina by Pivotal) provided Irish National Stud resident  Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) with a 142nd individual stakes winner when she gained a deserved maiden stakes success in the Atalanta Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) at Sandown. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained four-year-old filly came with a strong late run to deny Grande Dame (Lope De Vega) by one and a half lengths, with the same distance further back to Mrs Fitzherbert (Kingman) in third. The sixth foal out of the winning Pivotal (Polar Falcon) mare Safina, Potapova is a sister to winner Panova and a half-sister to four winners including Group 3-winner Marenko (Exceed And Excel). Invincible Spirit, who has now had 1795 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €60,000 (approx. AU$87,640).

Jukebox Jury – Nania (4 f ex Nella Di Monsone by Monsun) provided Jukebox Jury (Montjeu) with an 11th individual stakes winner when scoring in the Grosser Stutenpreis (Listed, 2400m) at Hanover yesterday. The four-year-old filly ran on well down the outside to win by a length at the line, beating Alpenblume (Kendargent) with the same distance further back to Derida (Reliable Man) in third. The fifth foal out of the placed Monsun (Konigsstuhl) mare Nella Di Monsone, Nania is a half-sister to winner Nella Di Roma (Dashing Blade). Jukebox Jury, who has now had 180 individual starters, stands at Burgage Stud.

Justify – Coolmore’s US Triple Crown-winning stallion Justify (Scat Daddy) sired his third individual stakes winner as Justa Warrior (2 f ex A Z Warrior by Bernardini) maintained her unbeaten career record in the Runhappy Ellis Park Debutante Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Ellis Park. The filly followed up her five-length debut success as she ran out a length victor over Pachuca (Ghostzapper) with a further three-quarters of a length back to Tap’Er Light (Mineshaft) in third. The sixth foal out of the Grade 1-winning Bernardini (A.P. Indy) mare AZ Warrior, Justa Warrior is a half-sister to Listed winner Key To My Heart (Galileo) and winners Cole Porter (Galileo) and Conch Pearl (American Pharoah). Justify, who has now had 25 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ashford Stud for a fee of US$100,000 (approx. AU$142,230).

Kingman – Noble Style (2 c ex Eartha Kitt by Pivotal) provided Juddmonte Farms stallion Kingman (Invincible Spirit) with his 48th individual stakes winner when showing a nice turn of foot to win the Gimcrack Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at York. Trained by Charlie Appleby, the Godolphin-owned colt found plenty for pressure to win going away at the line to stretch his unbeaten run to three, beating Marshman (Harry Angel) by a length and a quarter with a further three and three-quarter lengths back to Cold Case (Showcasing) in third. A 525,000gns purchase out of Book 1 at Tattersalls, Noble Style is the second foal out of the Listed-winning Pivotal (Polar Falcon) mare Eartha Kitt, herself a half-sister to Listed winner Arthur Kitt (Camelot) out of the Queen Mary Stakes (Gr 2, 5f)-winning mare Ceiling Kitty (Red Clubs). Kingman, who has now had 429 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £150,000 (approx. AU$257,855).

Lope De Vega – Silver Knott (2 c ex God Given by Nathaniel) recorded a resounding success in the Solario Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Sandown  to move Ballylinch Stud stallion Lope De Vega (Shamardal) to within one of a century of individual stakes winners. The Charlie Appleby-trained two-year-old colt ran on well to beat Wahaaj (Gregorian) by three and a quarter lengths, with a further two lengths back to Desert Hero (Sea The Stars) in third. Silver Knott is the first foal out of the Italian Group 1-winning Nathaniel (Galileo) mare God Given, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Postponed (Dubawi). Lope De Vega, who has now had 1042 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €125,000 (approx. AU$182,585).

Lord Kanaloa – Buon Voyage (5 m ex Deep In Ask by Deep Impact) provided Shadai Stallion Station resident Lord Kanaloa (King Kamehameha) with a 36th individual stakes winner when pulling off a shock in the Sho Kitakyushu Kinen (Gr 3, 1200m) at Kokura. The Tomoyuki Umeda-trained mare defied her 163-1 odds to come home a one-and-a-quarter-length winner over Taisei Vision (Turtle Bowl) with a further neck back to favourite Namura Clair (Mikki Isle) in third. The fourth foal out of the placed Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) mare Deep In Ask, Buon Voyage is a sister to Grade 2 winner Fantasist and a half-sister to winner Colorature (Taiki Shuttle). Lord Kanaloa, who has now had 878 individual starters, stands for ¥15,000,000 (approx. AU$159,340).

Midnight Storm – Great Escape (3 c ex Chickasaw Gal by Indian Charlie) provided Taylor Made Farm stallion Midnight Storm (Pioneerof The Nile) with a second individual stakes winner when coming home a ready winner of the Canadian Derby (Gr 3, 10f) at Century Mile. The Robertino Diodoro-trained colt ran out a three-and-a-half-length winner over Red Knobs (Union Rags) with a further half-length back to Regal Riot (Jersey Town) in third. The fifth foal out of the winning Indian Charlie (In Excess) mare Chickasaw Gal, Great Escape is a half-brother to winners Stomp Dance (Eskendereya) and Little Lion Girl (Imagining). Midnight Storm, who has now had 74 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$7,500 (approx. AU$10,900).

No Nay Never – Coolmore filled the first three places in the Futurity Stakes (Gr 2, 7f) at the Curragh, led by the Aidan O’Brien-trained Aesop’s Fables (2 c ex How’s She Cuttin’ by Shinko Forest). Ridden by Ryan Moore, the 3-1 third favourite defeated stablemate Hans Anderson (Frankel) by two and a quarter lengths, with the Donnacha O’Brien-trained 5-4 favourite Proud And Regal (Galileo) a neck further back in third. Coolmore stallion No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) was provided with his 41st individual stakes winner and formed the first of a Group 2 double on the card for the stallion, whose daughter Meditate won the Debutante Stakes. Aesop’s Fables was bred by Barronstown Stud and is out of the stakes-placed Shinko Forest (Green Desert) mare How’s She Cuttin’, making him a half-brother to Group 3-winner and two-year-old Royal Ascot winner Washington DC (Zoffany). No Nay Never, who has now had 520 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €125,000 (approx. AU$182,585). 

Profitable – Second season sire Profitable (Invincible Spirit) sired his sixth individual stakes winner when Wed (2 f ex Eaton Street by Discreet Cat) produced a commanding performance to land the Prix Du Calvados (Gr 2, 1400m) at Deauville. Wed took her record to three wins from four starts as she stepped up to stakes level for the first time to defeat Sparkling Beauty (Oasis Dream) by two lengths. Never Ending Story (Dubawi) finished third, beaten two and a quarter lengths. A €32,000 buy from the Arqana Deauville October Yearling Sale, Wed is the third named foal and second winner out of Eaton Street (Discreet Cat). Darley stallion Profitable, who has now had 149 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €12,500 (approx. AU$18,260) at Kildangan Stud in Ireland. 

Saxon Warrior – Coolmore stallion Saxon Warrior earned his first stakes winner in the Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l’Elevage (Listed, 1600m) at Deauville courtesy of Victoria Road (2 c ex Tickled Pink by Invincible Spirit). Victoria Road won by a neck, ahead of Blue Rose Cen (Churchill) and Dear My Friend (Pivotal), who was a length and a half further back in third. Victoria Road was a 115,000gns buy for MV Magnier from the Ballyhimikin Stud draft at the Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale. Victoria Road is the fifth foal and fifth winner out of dual Group 3 winner Tickled Pink, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Halfway To Heaven (Pivotal) and Group 3 winner Theann (Rock Of Gibraltar). Saxon Warrior will return to Australia this spring where he commands a fee of $19,250 (inc GST). 

Sea The Stars – Flying Honours (2 c ex Powder Snow by Dubawi) provided the Aga Khan stallion Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) with his 96th individual stakes winner when running out an easy victor in the Stonehenge Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Salisbury on Friday. Trained by Charlie Appleby and raced by Godolphin, the two-year-old colt careered away inside the final furlong to beat Stormbuster (Dubawi) by five and a half lengths. Signcastle City (Dark Angel) was a further one and a half lengths back in third. Flying Honours is the second foal out of the Group 3-winning Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) mare Powder Snow and is a brother to winner Snow Tempest. Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) earned his 97th individual stakes winner when River Of Stars (3 f ex Amazone by Adlerflug) won the Chester Stakes (Listed, 1m 6.5f). The Ralph Beckett-trained filly stepped up on her maiden win at Lingfield to win by two and a quarter lengths and defeat Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) aspirant Loft (Adlerflug), who was recently purchased by a syndicate led by Ozzie Kheir. Typewriter (Gleneagles) finished third, a further three and a half lengths adrift. The filly, who is a half-sister to Listed-winner Apadanah (Holy Roman Emperor), was a 400,000gns buy for her owners Woodford Thoroughbreds at the Tattersalls December foal sale in 2019. Sea The Stars, who has now had 785 individual starters, tands at Gilltown Stud for a fee of €150,000 (approx. AU$219,100). 

Showcasing – Swinglaong (2 f ex Pilates by Shamardal) stunned her more fancied rivals when she ran out a shock winner of the Lowther Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at York to provide Whitsbury Manor Stud resident Showcasing (Oasis Dream) with his 61st individual stakes winner. The Karl Burke-trained filly was sent off a 25-1 chance with just a Ripon novice win to her name, but she belied those odds as she kept on late to beat Queen Me (Dubawi) by a neck. Irish challenger Matilda Picotte (Sioux Nation) finished two and three-quarter lengths behind the winner in third. A 120,000gns buy out of Book 2 at Tattersalls, Swinglaong is the fourth foal out of the winning Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) mare Pilates, who herself is a half-sister to the juvenile Listed-winner Knavesmire (One Cool Cat). High-class sprinter Showcasing, who has now had 1093 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £45,000 (approx. AU$77,845).   

Star Witness – Widden Victoria’s Star Witness (Starcraft) added a new stakes winner in the shape of Fast Witness (3 c ex Fast Shanti by Fastnet Rock), while Bella Nipotina (Pride Of Dubai), who is out of the stallion’s daughter, Bella Orfana, won the Carlyon Stakes (Listed, 1000m). The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Fast Witness earned his first stakes success on what was just his third start when prevailing in a tight finish to beat Shalaman (Shalaa) by a head in the McKenzie Stakes (Listed, 1200m), with the winner’s stablemate El Padrino (Street Boss) a neck behind the in third. Fast Witness is the 22nd individual stakes winner from 713 runners for his sire Star Witness. 

Uncaptured – Havnameltdown (2 c ex Ashley’s Babe by Put It Back) provided his sire Uncaptured (Lion Heart) with an 11th individual stakes winner when coming home strongly in the Best Pal Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Del Mar. Trained by Bob Baffert, the two-year-old colt finished two and a half lengths in front of Agency (Bolt D’Oro) with a further five and three-quarter lengths back to Man Child (Creative Cause) in third. Havnameltdown is the fifth foal out of the winning Put It Back (Honour And Glory) mare Ashley’s Babe, herself a half-sister to US stakes winners Jay’s Way (Gone Astray), Who What Win (Dance Brightly) and Ayoumilove (Gibson County) and to the dam of Canadian Grade 3 winner Two Sixty (Uncaptured). Uncaptured has now had 282 individual starters.


US Navy FlagLove Reigns (2 f ex Humble And Proud by Pivotal) became US Navy Flag’s (War Front) second stakes winner when she was victorious in the Bolton Landing Stakes (Listed, 5.5f) at Saratoga on Sunday. It was the juvenile filly’s second win from three starts, having finished fourth in the Queen Mary Stakes (Gr 2, 5f) at Royal Ascot on her previous start. US Navy Flag, who has now had 32 individual starters, shuttles to The Oaks Stud in Cambridge, where he stands for a fee of $15,000 (plus GST). 

Zoustar – Widden’s Zoustar earned his first stakes winner of the new season when three-year-old filly Zougotcha (3 f ex Fast Talker by Fastnet Rock) won the Silver Shadow Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at Randwick. The Chris Waller-trained Zougotcha held off the Godolphin filly In Secret (I Am Invincible) to win by a length and a quarter, with North Star Lass (Zoustar) a neck further back in third. Zougotcha, who was making her fourth start, earned the second win of her career, adding to her debut win at Canterbury in April. She was last seen in June, when fifth in the Bill Carter Stakes (Listed, 1200m). Bred by Widden and BMA Bloodstock Trust, Zougotcha is the third stakes winner from five foals out of the stakes-placed mare Fast Talker (Fastnet Rock) and became the 31st individual stakes winner for Zoustar from 507 runners. She is a sister to Listed-winner Persuader and a half-sister to Listed-winner The Actuary (Sebring). A $500,000 buy for Chris Waller and Guy Mulcaster from last year’s Inglis Easter yearling sale, Zougotcha races in the silks of Noel Greenhalgh.

Also last week
Camelot – 48th individual stakes winner. Panjari (4 c ex Path Wind by Anabaa), Premio Merano (Listed, 2400m), Italy, August 15.