Zarzuela set to make a splash

One of New Zealand’s top three year old fillies has been transferred to the Peter Moody stable at Caulfield.

Zarzuela, previously trained by Te Akau Stud’s Mark Walker, arrived from New Zealand on June 1st.

Walker is moving to Singapore to continue his training career, prompting the move to Moody’s stables.

Zarzuela stamped herself as a horse of the future with impressive wins in the Group II Great Northern Guineas, Group II Championship Stakes and Group III Waikato Guineas.

She started favourite in the Group I New Zealand Derby but she found herself a long way back and flew home to finish fourth behind Military Move, who led all the way.

Her New Zealand career ended with a third in the Group I New Zealand Oaks behind Keep The Peace.

By champion staying sire Zabeel from the Group I Otaki-Maori WFA winner Star Satire, she certainly has the pedigree to make an impact in the spring Cups.

She has excited New Zealand race fans with her turn of foot, and with natural progression under Peter Moody, don’t be surprised if you are hearing a lot of Zarzuela come the first Tuesday in November.

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18 Jun 2010

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