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Bart's Eurozone maintains a perfect record
Caryl Williamson
15:27 AEST Sat Jul 6 2013

Eurozone is still a work in progress but his win over Bull Point at Rosehill has stamped him as a star of the future for the Bart Cummings stable.

Bull Point was sent out the $1.70 favourite in Saturday's 1200m two-year-old race based on his debut win on June 10 which punters rated superior to Eurozone's Canterbury victory nine days later.

Eurozone drifted from $3 to $4 but was in a better position from the outset than the Gai Waterhouse-trained Bull Point who came out of the gates at the tail of the field.

Although he was showing some signs of tiredness late, Eurozone held off Bull Point by three-quarters of a length.

Stable foreman James Cummings said the Group One Golden Rose in September was an ambitious but hopefully realistic target.

"He's still got some growing to do and is still learning his race-craft," Cummings said.

"We've paid up for the Golden Rose but he has to get there.

"There is another similar race to this one in a couple of weeks so we will go there next."

Jockey Tim Clark said Eurozone was exposed late but his class had got him through while Bull Point's jockey Nash Rawiller was puzzled.

"He wasn't great getting away but he was disappointing," he said.

Eurozone is yet another son of Northern Meteor who leads the first season sires' prizemoney list and is equal with Sebring for the number of individual winners.


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