Talented sprinter Zamorar will resume from a spell in Adelaide

Talented sprinter Zamorar will resume from a spell in Adelaide on Saturday before being targeted at the $500,000 Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on May 11.

Set to line up in the $115,000 Group 3 R N Irwin Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville, trainer David Bourne said the son of Scandal Keeper had trialled well privately and was ready to go to the races.

“He’s fit and well and ready to go. If you’re doing the form you can assess him as being fit but how he stacks up against the opposition on Saturday I’ve got no idea,” Bourne said.

“We headed over there last year for a Group 2 (Centrebet Classic, 1200m) and he drew barrier 10 of 10, got trapped three-deep the whole way, worked hard and battled on to run a close fourth so you’d just like to see him draw a good barrier.

“The plan is to run him on Saturday and then we’ll head back to Adelaide to run in The Goodwood second-up in a month.”

An extremely consistent galloper, the four-year-old has been unplaced twice in 13 career starts, the first a close-up fourth behind Sepoy in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) as a three-year-old, as well as the unlucky fourth at Group 2 level in Adelaide mentioned above.

With regular jockey Steven Arnold set to again take the ride, Bourne said Zamorar has matured nicely over his break.

“The only difference that I can tell from the last time he was in work was that he looked like a three-year-old whereas now he looks like a four-year-old,” he said.

“Anyone who knew the horse previously would be able to tell that he’s physically matured.”

Zamorar aside, Saturday shapes as a key day for the Seymour-based horseman with emerging staying filly Bessano set to take her place in the $120,000 Listed Galilee Series Final (2500m) at Flemington.

With the daughter of Valixir’s main goal this preparation also in Adelaide on May 11, in the Group 3 Sportingbet S.A. Fillies Classic (2500m), Bourne said she was a natural stayer who would relish the step up in distance.

“She’ll run 2500 metres without a doubt. I think she’s a really nice staying filly but just how much class she has we don’t know yet,” he said.

“She’s a pretty raw talent that does a lot wrong and hasn’t quite nailed the being a racehorse thing quite yet.”