Zougotcha Reigns Supreme in Thrilling 2024 Coolmore Basic End

Zougotcha delivered a charming efficiency to say victory within the 2024 Coolmore Basic  at Rosehill Gardens.

Coolmore Classic 2024 winner Zougotcha

Zougotcha dove late to get there proper on the road as favorite within the 2024 Coolmore Basic at Rosehill. Picture: Steve Hart.

The Chris Waller-trained mare displayed immense coronary heart and willpower, surging previous rivals within the last stretch to safe a slim however spectacular Group 1 win.

This victory marks a major milestone for each horse and coach.

It’s Zougotcha’s second Group 1 triumph, including to her Flight Stakes win as a three-year-old filly in 2022.

For Waller, it’s his 157th Group 1 victory, additional solidifying his place as a racing powerhouse.

Jockey James McDonald additionally achieved a private milestone, reaching 90 elite-level wins together with his completely timed experience aboard Zougotcha.

Closely favoured at her dwelling observe of Rosehill, Zougotcha got here off a powerful exhibiting within the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes final month.

Residing as much as expectations, she dominated the characteristic race, replicating her success in final 12 months’s Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes victory over the colts on the identical assembly.

Carrying the highest weight of the race (57kg), Zougotcha showcased her class by relentlessly chasing down the frontrunning filly, Tropical Squall.

Waller recommended her efficiency, stating, “She was sensible first-up and she or he carried the highest weight in discipline right this moment and beat them.”

Whereas Tropical Squall, recent off her Encompass Stakes win, led the race initially, Zougotcha, ridden by McDonald, patiently waited for her second.

As soon as within the clear, she unleashed a robust ending kick, surging previous Tropical Squall (4th within the end) within the last 100 meters to say victory by a neck.

Ciaron Maher‘s Semana offered a late problem from the skin, practically handing Maher a second interstate characteristic win for the day after Delight Of Jenni’s All-Star Mile victory earlier in Caulfield.

Finally, nonetheless, Zougotcha proved too sturdy saluting by a neck.

The Gary Portelli-trained Kimochi completed a detailed third, finishing the Coolmore Basic trifecta.

Trying ahead, Waller contemplates both the Group 1 $4 million Doncaster Mile (1600m) on April 6 or the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) the next Saturday as Zougotcha’s subsequent problem.

The ultimate determination will rely upon the burden she receives within the Doncaster handicap.

At the moment, Zougotcha sits at $11 in pre-field Doncaster Mile betting at Ladbrokes.

2024 Coolmore Basic Outcomes

End No. Horse Coach Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Beginning Worth
1 1 ZOUGOTCHA Chris Waller James McDonald 2 57kg $3.30F
2 3 SEMANA Ciaron Maher Dylan Gibbons (a) 0.31L 11 55.5kg $12
3 17 KIMOCHI Gary Portelli Zac Lloyd (a) 0.38L 14 50.5kg $11
4 6 TROPICAL SQUALL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0.57L 17 54.5kg $8.50
5 5 HINGED Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0.65L 15 55kg $14
6 16 JENNILALA Ciaron Maher Craig Newitt 1.97L 4 51kg $10
7 10 RENAISSANCE WOMAN (NZ) Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 2.06L 5 54.5kg $31
8 8 FOXY FRIDA Andrew Noblet Billy Egan 3.16L 12 54.5kg $31
9 4 VIENNA PRINCESS Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3.65L 8 55.5kg $12
10 11 YONCE (NZ) Ciaron Maher John Allen 3.89L 1 54kg $16
11 2 REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Dee 4.22L 13 55.5kg $16
12 13 HELL HATH NO FURY Annabel Neasham Tyler Schiller 4.42L 3 52kg $41
13 18 BARBY’S DOLL Jerome Hunter Reece Jones 4.91L 7 50kg (cd 51kg) $151
14 7 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) Michael Kent Tom Sherry 5.14L 9 54.5kg $41
15 14 MORE SECRETS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 5.44L 6 51.5kg $26
16 12 BARBIE’S FOX Ben, Will & JD Hayes Matthew Cartwright 5.46L 10 53kg $51
17 9 MADAME POMMERY Chris Waller Jason Collett 6.25L 16 54.5kg $26
15 AUSBRED FLIRT Brad Widdup Ms Alysha Collett 0

Desk Credit score: Racing Australia.

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