Zero strikes at Caulfield

Zamorar will zero in on a black-type assignment at Flemington next month after nailing a narrow win at Caulfield on Saturday.

Zamorar (3g Scandal Keeper – Chloris by Scenic) improved his strike rate to 4 wins in 8 starts when he came again after being headed to beat Platelet in the Seppelt Wines Hcp (1100m).

Trainer Butch Bourne is now looking forward to the Listed VRC Creswick Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on June 9.  “He’s had a couple of goes at the top level and has only fallen short by a fraction,” Bourne said.  “He didn’t trial before coming back from a break and will improve again off that.”

Zamorar leads the way for Yarradale Stud’s up-and-coming sire Scandal Keeper.  He trounced a Bendigo maiden field in September before closing out his initial campaign with a G1 fourth to Sepoy in the Coolmore Stakes at Flemington.

The Seymour based flyer returned with a brilliant burst to win first-up at Moonee Valley in February and followed up with G2 fourth in the Yallambee Classic (1200m) at Morphettville after racing without any cover.

The Caulfield victory completed a big week for Scandal Keeper.  Two of his yearlings cost a combined $262,000 at the Yarradale yearling sale last Sunday.

Scandal Keeper (Danzig) is off to a perfect start at stud with six winners from his first six starters.  Yarradale will stand him for an $8,800 service fee (inc gst) in 2012.  Bookings before June 30 attract an “early bird” fee discounted to $6,600 (inc gst).