Dec 01, 2012

Promising 3yo Zarzing broke through for her first win yesterday in the 1000m Maiden at Pakenham.
Starting a hot favourite at $1.30, and jumping from the outside alley, Jake Noonan quickly crossed the field to assume control and although strongly challenged in the straight by first starter Ivory Cognac, Jake got the best out of the filly to win decisively on the line in the time of 58.51.
Apart from the runner up the remainder of the field was left in their wake.
At her only previous two starts in this her first campaign Zarzing debuted at Kyneton in October with a slashing “short half head” second to Here To There, a heavily backed first starter from NZ.
On Oaks Day at Flemington Zarzing took on arguably the strongest “non major” race field of the Carnival finishing a very credible ninth after being kicked behind the barrier and tightened up early in the race. The race was won by the highly promising Shamal Wind in the outstanding time of 1.08.32 with many from that race going on to win races in recent weeks.
Congratulations to strong Tony Noonan supporters in owners Noel and Lorraine Ferguson, Glenn and Kerry Fraser, Jeff and Sue Krake and new owners Sean Carroll and Angela Stoffels.
Tony’s wife Gabe is also in the ownership.
Congratulations also go to trainer Tony Noonan, Jake Noonan for an excellent ride, strapper Jen Duffy and all the staff at Greendale.
Zarzing is beautifully bred being by Hussonet out of Zarakiysha whose dam is Zarkasha who is also the dam of champion French filly Zarkava and is bred by the Aga Khan.
With her first win now behind her Zarzing can now look to a strong future as she steps up in distance and works through her classes.