Bizou Puts It All Together At Goulburn


Three year old Zoustar filly, Bizou, finally showed the public what the stable had been seeing in trackwork this past month as she put her maiden win behind her with a dominant 3.2L victory.

Starting at $11 (and almost double these odds on course), Bizou was largely unwanted by punters last Friday as she lined up in the 1400m Maiden at Goulburn. The owners (and all who opened up our newsletter last week and watched the trackwork video) knew the reports on this filly have been first class, and all that was needed was the race to play out as per the plan put in place by trainer John O'Shea and jockey Keagan Latham.


As it turned out the pace was good, and from the regular outside draw, Keagan settled the lightly framed filly out the back following the field until straightening up. At this point Keagan who up till now was smoking his pipe, asked the filly for an effort as he steered her to the outside down the middle of the track. Bizou picked up speed as she went through her gears, much like she does in her track gallops, and was able to round the field up and kick clear to win by a decisive margin, and finally put a win on the board next to her name.

It was satisfying for the stable to see her put it all together on raceday. Trainer John O'Shea described the day as "Justification for the information we have been informing her owners of all preparation". He went on to say "We have been trying to work this filly out for a while. She has a big long stride and all the rider feedback is very positive, but she hasn't been finishing off her events. Today from the outside draw we allowed her to relax and go to sleep, whereas previously she would easily roll up on speed but not be strong enough to finish off her races". O'Shea commented.

"We have had a lot of time for this filly because she can quicken really well in her track gallops and can post great sectionals, and this is what we have been telling her owners, but I was starting to fear that it was a bit like the boy who cried wolf, and perhaps their patience was running out as the reports versus the results weren't adding up. Today she got to show everyone what we have been observing for a while, so hopefully we can continue on now and improve her record" O'Shea said.


Based on the win, the stable will look to replicate as much as possible for Bizou going forward. She will no doubt run a mile at some point this preparation and that will be very interesting to see, however at this stage giving her another 3 weeks between runs looks to be a good formula to follow so she will be entered next to run on 1st August in a Class 1 for fillies and mares over 1400m at Kembla. Same distance, similar track, same gap between runs, and hopefully the same jockey.

Congratulations to all her owners and hopefully we can see her in the winner's circle more often in the future.

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