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Newgate/CHC colts syndicate buys into unbeaten Zoustar colt

The Bjorn Baker-trained, Darby Racing-owned Ozzmosis (Zoustar) has been one of the stars of the off-season, winning his two starts by a combined 3.25l. It’s been the manner in which he has taken care of his rivals in those two outings, rather than the margins, that has turned heads, however.

The colt, who was also unbeaten in three trials ahead of his debut, possesses an abundance of speed and looks to have serious upside.

It’s for all of those reasons that Newgate Farm, in conjunction with its usual colts syndicate partners (China Horse Club, Trilogy Racing, et al), has purchased a stake in the untapped colt for an undisclosed sum.

Speaking to TDN AusNZ on Thursday, Newgate Farm supremo Henry Field said the colt boasts enormous potential.

“We have a lot of time for him. Bjorn Baker is a very good trainer and he has a huge opinion of the colt,” Field commented.

“We think he has huge upside.

“Daniel O’Sullivan, who does the form and ratings for us, rates him very highly.”

The colt is the second foal from the Group 3 winner No More Tears (NZ) (Darci Brahma {NZ}) and she herself is a half-sister to the stakes performer Pioneer River (Snitzel). No More Tears’ first foal, Hughes (Russian Revolution), is a 3-year-old and has won two of his three starts for Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr.

Ozzmosis is closely related to the brilliant Coolmore family that includes the stakes winners Hips Don’t Lie (Stravinsky {USA}), Ennis Hill (Fastnet Rock), Learning To Fly (Justify {USA}) and Lake Geneva (Fastnet Rock).

Bred by China Horse Club, the colt was consigned by Sledmere Stud as Lot 20 at the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. He was knocked down to Darby Racing for $250,000.

“He’s obviously got a huge pedigree,” Field said.

“We have great confidence going into a business partnership with Darby Racing and their owners. Darby are great operators and get it right time and time again, so we’re pleased to be involved with them. They sold out at a very good figure, we were happy to buy in, so it was a good deal all round.”

Ozzmosis has gone for a spell following his win at Randwick on Saturday.

The colt was guided to victory on that occasion by talented apprentice Dylan Gibbons and he spoke in glowing terms of Ozzmosis post-race.

“I have never been that confident on a horse so far from home,” Gibbons told Sky Racing.

“Once I had him on the bridle I thought it was just a matter of aiming and shooting, really.

“He is like driving a Rolls-Royce. I was just sitting there and knew it was just a matter of pressing the button to win the race.”

Obviously, the aim with Ozzmosis is to win a Group 1, which would make him a multi-million dollar colt.

“Zoustar has got his foot on the till to get a big colt and we think this is going to be the one,” Field said.

“There’s a lot of water to go under the bridge, but he’s a high-class stallion and this colt’s got a huge pedigree, being out of a Group winner from the Hips Don’t Lie family.

“The target will be the (G1) Coolmore (Stud S. in the spring).”


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