Highly promising four-year-old Zac Kasa began his 2019 campaign in the $100,000 Class 1 race over 1200m on Sunday 17th. Sent out as favorite ($12), Zac faced a good field of gallopers with Be Bee a last start winner (and 2017 champion two year old), expected to be the testing material.
Purchased by Cliff as a yearling at the Sydney Easter Yearling sale for long time owners Dr Andy Wong and Genni Wong (Zac Stable), the handsome grey son of Reset, came with a glowing endorsement by long time stable horse breaker and pre-trainer Brett Cavanough.
Best known for his 2018 Lion City Cup runner-up (to two-time Singapore champion sprinter Lim’s Cruiser), Zac was also second in the time honoured Group 2 $500,000 EW Barker Trophy in November 2018. So there was a great deal of expectation surrounding the son of Reset’s return to racing.
Carrying only 51kg, Jockey Daniel Moor was given the ride. With some obvious tactics by rival stables to make Zac work hard early, Moor didn’t panic taking a split between runners before entering the straight, and quickly put a margin of a couple of lengths on his rivals.
With those sent out to take Zac on beginning to feel the pinch, (and who ended up languishing in 6th and 9th place and beaten a long way), it was left to Super Fortune and Be Bee from back in the field to try and cut Zac down in the last 200m. But Moor had ridden a brilliant race, and in the end Zac Kasa prevailed by 1/2 length from the very talented Be Bee.
With physical and mental maturity now on his side, Zac Kasa has already more than repaid Zac Stable on their investment, and can look forward to a very exciting 2019. Results can’t be achieved without the patience of good owners, and the stable thanks the Wong’s who allow us to train and prepare Zac Kasa.With 4 wins, 4 seconds and a third from just 12 starts, Zac Spirit has already earned at tick over $535,000 for Zac stable.