Woodside Park owner Mark Rowsthorn is filling his quota of mares to Zoustar and the latest addition is Group 1 performer Power Princess.
Zoustar will stand alternate seasons at Widden Stud (NSW) & Woodside Park (Victoria) when he retires to stud. He failed first-up in the G1 Canterbury Stakes last weekend but was slightly lame after cooling down.
Trainer Chris Waller will go ahead with Group 1 campaigns aimed at the T J Smith on April 5 followed by the prestigious Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot and July Cup at Newmarket.
“Our mares need to be of sufficient quality for Zoustar,” Woodside general manager Murray Tillett said. “Power Princess fits that criteria having been placed twice at Group 1 level.”
Power Princess (7m Marwina – All Electric by Canonise) was bred by Bluebloods Magazine editor David Bay and won 12 races for a syndicate made up of Richard Farris, Greg Loughridge, Patricia Baker and Dan White.
She was a Group 3 winner of the Scahill Stakes, Roma Cup and Prince of Wales Stakes in Perth and was Group 1 placed behind Black Caviar (Robert Sangster Stakes) and Barakey (Winterbottom Stakes).
Power Princess bowed out after an unplaced run in the G3 Bellmaine Stakes at Caulfield last month. She arrived at Woodside Park last week and is booked to Zoustar at the completion of his racing commitments later this year.