Lean Mean Machine
2019 Service Fee: $17,600 (inc. GST)
Zoustar x She's Meaner (Falvelon)
Standing at Seymour, VIC
Successful on his debut over 1000m, the lofty opinion of Lean Mean Machine saw the colt only ever contest black type races from the point on.
Third in both the Group 3 ATC Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) and the Group 3 GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) at his next two starts, the impressive son of Zoustar then claimed the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m), ending his juvenile season out of the top three just once in five starts.
Resuming in the Group 2 ATC Run To The Rose at three with a stunning, late bust victory over Graff, Jonker and Zousain, the colt finished third two starts later in the Group 1 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) down the Flemington straight behind the fellow Aquis Farm part-owned filly Sunlight to give his sire a history-making one-two-three victory.
Retiring as the only dual Group winning son of his Champion First Season Sire and Leading Second Season Sire, Lean Mean Machine is the second highest Timeform Rated colt by his sire at both two and three.
- The first son, and only dual stakes-winning colt by his Champion First Season Sire Zoustar at stud
- Won the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes in a time quicker than his own sire
- Successful in the Group 2 ATC Run To The Rose, previously won by Pierro, Smart Missile, Denman, Exosphere, Astern and Menari.
- Danehill-free pedigree, with first three dams all juvenile winners, with his dam She’s Meaner was a winner of the Listed -winning juvenile over 1200m and a narrow runner up in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic
"He’s well named and is a pretty sexy colt,” Waller enthused. “He’s obviously a very good horse and as we saw with Zoustar, he came back as a 3YO and went to a whole new level. It looks like this boy has done the same."
Chris Waller, Trainer