WITH two new Stakes winners on Guineas day last weekend, things couldn’t be going along any better for Mossman, or could it? Meet South Africa’s, Royal Zulu Warrior.
The Vinery Stud resident has been churning out the Stakes winners on an all too frequent basis here at home but it appears that he has a potential ”superstar” over in South Africa in the shape of the undefeated Australian-bred Royal Zulu Warrior.
The 4YO gelding, out of Dark Blue, remains unbeaten after three runs in the Republic by a cumulative margin of 24.8-lens.
Royal Zulu Warrior held a 6-lens buffer over his nearest rival when keeping his undefeated title intact at Clairwood on Sunday, the third horse finished another 7-lens lengths behind the runner-up.
His first two career victories were no less impressive – winning by 9.75 lengths on debut when beating Excuse My French, and following up with a 9.00-length win over National Chant. Both victories were over the Clairwood course and distance.
The form of his debut win was franked in emphatic fashion when Beaubez, who ran fourth behind Royal Zulu Warrior, won next time out by 6.25 lengths.
Local writers have dubbed the horse a ”superstar in the making” and it seems only a matter of time before he is unleashed in better races.