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Five-length maiden winner for future Tweenhills shuttler Zoustar

Zoustyle bolts up on debut at Doomben

Zoustar: Australia's champion first-season sire elect
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The action at Doomben in Brisbane on Wednesday featured a result of cross-hemisphere significance as a son of Australian first-season sire Zoustar – recently confirmed to be shuttling to Britain next year – bolted up on debut.

The Tony Gollan-trained Zoustyle scored in the 5½f contest by five lengths from the Turffontein gelding Beach Baby, with the All Too Hard filly One For Betty another six and a half lengths back in third.

Zoustyle was justifying being the talk of the town since hacking up by 12 lengths in a barrier trial at Eagle Farm this month.

“That’s the first time he’s seen grass,” said Gollan. “He’s a nice horse and has always shown us a lot.

“I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but he does give us a very good feeling.”

Zoustyle races for Desharon Bloodstock and Stableboard Bloodstock who bred the colt out of the German-bred Anabaa mare Fashion, who was Listed-placed over 1m1f in her native country.

The dam, a half-sister to Group 3-winning sprinter Felicity, was bought by John Foote Bloodstock for 55,000gns at the Tattersalls December Breeding-Stock Sale in 2012.

Fashion was represented by her first winner on Monday when daughter Faustine, a three-year-old filly by Snitzel, won at Port Macquarie for Kris Lees.

Zoustar, meanwhile, now has nine winners – including Lean Mean Machine, Sunlight and Zousain at stakes level – and is booked for champion Australian first-season sire honours for 2017/18.

The son of Northern Meteor has had his fee increased to A$60,500 at Widden Stud for the next southern hemisphere breeding season.

After covering that book of mares he will shuttle north of the equator to stand at Tweenhills in Gloucestershire.

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I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but he does give us a very good feeling
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