Zouprince Salutes At Warwick Farm
Talented 2yo Zouprince made a lovely start to his career when finishing 2nd on debut at Canterbury a fortnight ago before going one better with a tenacious win today at Warwick Farm. Stepping up to the 1200m, the son of Zoustar took up the early lead before being headed by Dazzle Legend half way up the straight. Triple Crown’s Zouprince rallied when challenged and jockey Reece Jones was able to get his head down when it counted for an exciting victory with the third horse a further 3 ¼ lengths behind.
“He had to show a lot of determination and grit today” said Triple Crown’s Chris Ward. “He is the sort of horse who has plenty of natural ability but only does what he needs to do. He can be a bit casual but once he caught sight of the other horse, who actually got a head in front, he lifted and fought back very strongly to get the job done. He’s still learning what he is doing and hasn’t put it all together yet but still managed a metropolitan win at his second start. He’s an exciting horse with a nice future.”
Zouprince was selected by Chris & Michael Ward from the Baramul Stud draft at last year’s Magic Millions National Yearling Sale for $220,000. “His breeder, Gerry Harvey, retained a shareholding in Zouprince and it really is a terrific group of owners in this horse, so we are wrapped to see them share a win so early in his race career. It’s nice to get that 2yo win next to his name and he should just keep improving with more experience” said Ward.
Congratulations to Peter & Paul Snowden and their team at Snowden Racing, jockey Reece Jones and all of his owners as follows; Mr V Wilden-Constantin, Mr J D Hope-Johnstone, Mr W G Porter, Here’s Cheers, Mr G B Clark, Mr C Johns, Mrs P M Pyne, DND Civil, Mrs A Burke, Mrs W R Hick, Mr L A Hick, Mr J C Williams, Ms J H Gibson, Mr G Harvey, Mr L Caminiti.