Widden Stud’s impressive stallion Zoustar was represented by his first South African winner, when his 3yo daughter Boomps A Daisy shed her maiden impressively at Kenilworth on Wednesday.
One of only two South African starters thus far for her multiple G1 winning sire, the Brett Crawford trained Boomps A Daisy duly justified 6-10 favouritism with an impressive display over 1000 metres, after finishing second and third respectively at her first two starts.
Jockey Anton Marcus barely had to ask his mount a question, with Boomps A Daisy simply easing into the lead at the 300m mark in the Tab Telebet 0861 000 822 Maiden Plate (for fillies and mares), before drawing off to post a hands and heels win by three and a quarter lengths.
BOOMPS A DAISY (Zoustar) romped to her maiden victory today at #Kenilworth
Rider: A Marcus
Trainer: B @bcrawfordracing
Breeder: @widdenstud Australia Pty Ltd & Saconi Thoroughbreds, NSW
Owners: Messrs @kiesy_22 & @Ridgemont_SA Highlands (Nominee Craig Carey) pic.twitter.com/Yez3n3C6cY
— Racing Guru (@RacingGuru) April 3, 2019
Out of the G3 WATC Champion Fillies Stakes winning Fuddle Dee Duddle (by Red Ransom), the Widden Stud and Saconi Thoroughbreds bred Boomps A Daisy was a $360,000 purchase from the 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale draft of Rosemont Stud.
The Leading First Crop Sire in Australia for 2017-2018, Zoustar was a superb racehorse, and one of the very best performers sired by the ill-fated Northern Meteor.
Zoustar, whose 2018 stud fee was $60 500, won six of nine races with his victories headed by the G1 Golden Rose and G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes.
The sire, who shuttled to Britain this year, has certainly made a big impact on the Coolmore Stud Stakes, with Zoustar progeny Sunlight, Zousain and Lean Mean Machine finishing 1-2-3 in the 2018 Coolmore Stud Stakes.
To date, Zoustar is the sire of five group winners, with his top runner thus far being the triple G1 winner Sunlight.
A half-brother to 2 winners, Zoustar was produced by the Redoute’s Choice daughter Zouzou, who won once over 1200 metres.