Despite the impost of being top weight, French import Carzoff surged to victory at Randwick over 2000m on Saturday.
Number one in the race book, Carzoff was carrying at least 2kgs more than his rivals with Brenton Avdulla aboard. Aided by the inside barrier draw, Avdulla gave the son of Zoffany the run of the race in the trail.
In the straight, an opening appeared against the rail and Carzoff took his opportunity to run to the lead. In an even race, Carzoff proved superior as he held off all challengers and overhauled his stable mate Vaucluse Bay to score by a neck.
Stakes placed in France, Carzoff’s latest win was his second victory in Australia. He has been consistent since relocating down under, never finished further back than fourth in his nine starts. He has now earned $215,597 in prizemoney.
Carzoff was selected and purchased by Mulcaster Bloodstock at the 2016 Arqana Autumn Sale for €225,000.