Zamorar out for black type in Bletchingly
26 Jul 2012 | The consistent Zamorar from the David Bourne stable will be out to claim a much deserved black type victory when he lines up in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield this Saturday.
The three-year-old gelding has been in outstanding form of late following up a good second in the listed Creswick Stakes with an unlucky third in the Monash Stakes last time out after missing the start.
Jumping from barrier three on Saturday and up to 1200m, Zamorar who has not finished worse than fourth in 10 career starts looks well placed to claim his first group victory but will have to be at his best to beat a handy field.
“He didn't get away that good the other day and that's why he got back a little bit but he probably won't be far away if he steps away well on Saturday,” said Bourne.
“He wasn't far off them in the Monash in a similar field so I don't see why he can't win this,” he added.
The son of unfashionable sire Scandal Keeper (USA) will be required to carry only a-half-a-kilo less than group one winners Heart Of Dreams and Green Birdie , but Bourne who trains out of Seymour isn't worried about the task ahead.
“He is a rising four-year-old and he has become a big boy now.
“He certainly didn't look out of place the other day so I am not worried by the weight.
“He has had a couple of ordinary barriers but the good draw will help him on Saturday and he definitely deserves a black type win.”
Bourne purchased Zamorar as a weanling for only $18,000 in 2009 and has amassed just over $187,000 from 10 starts with plenty more still to come.
“I bought him when he was a weanling and sold him out to a few of the in house clients and he has been terrific for us.
“We have about 16 in work and it certainly helps when you have a couple of good ones.
“Zamorar has probably been my best and he looks like he will measure up in the better grades as well.”
Bourne said Zamorar pulled up so well after the Creswick he decided to give him an opportunity in the early Weight-for-age races but isn't looking towards the spring just yet.
Veteran international galloper Green Birdie who is now with Tony Vasil holds the early favouritism on Tab Sportsbet fixed odds at $4.50 with Zamorar a solid second favourite at $4.80.
The resuming Heart Of Dreams is currently at $10, not having won over 1200m since his maiden win at Kilmore in 2008.
With regular jockey Steven Arnold in Darwin, Jamie Mott will take the ride on Zamorar
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