Ozzmosis remains undefeated as Dylan Gibbons makes an early Randwick double

Star student Dylan Gibbons described riding the Ozzmosis as if he were “driving a Rolls Royce” after the arrow colt maintained his unbeaten record with a resounding win in the first match at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Ozzmosis was always in control when he took an easy win in the Robrick Lodge Handicap (1100m).

“I have never been so confident on a horse this far from home,” Gibbons said.

“Once he was on my leash, I thought it was really just a matter of aiming and shooting.

“He is like a Rolls Royce driver. I just sat there and knew that you just have to push the button to win the race.”

Ozzmosis ($1.85 favorite) looked to win as he took the lead and won by a one and a quarter length lead over the early Royal Tribute leader ($3.50) with Fleetwood ($11) trailing in third.

Gibbons, who won the first two races at Royal Randwick on Ozzmosis and So Good So Cool (Midway Handicap) to join the suspended Zach Lloyd as co-leader in 58 Sydney Premier League wins for the Apprentices, believes Ozzmosis has improved significantly after the colt scored his second victory out of so many starts.

“He’s a real professional because he jumped well, and when I got out of the lead, he was out for as long as I let him,” Gibbons said.

“When he got there, he pricked up his ears and looked around. I’m probably leaving too early for the front, but it wouldn’t hurt him to get there and know how to continue the work.

“The scary thing is that it has so many improvements. He exudes a lot of quality and it will be incredible to see what he does when he really puts his foot down.”

Ozzmos, a young colt from champion Widden, sire Zustar, from winning mare No More Tears, was purchased by Scott Darby Racing for $250,000 at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

Coach Bjorn Baker said Ozzmosis had done enough to prepare for his debut race to give him confidence in his plans for the Spring Carnival.

“I think I was more nervous about this block today than I was about the racehorse in a long time. He definitely has a great future,” Baker said.

“We’ll probably put him out now and have a good talk with Darby’s team about where we’re going.”

“We were very lucky in Sydney, we have endless options and the money in the bets is so good. We just need to think carefully about what we are doing, I still think he will be better in the next training.

“Golden Rose may come too soon, but we need to think about it – he is a very good horse.”

Baker felt that Ozzmosis had made the necessary progress since his Gosford debut win to defend his perfect race record, but he was wary of a boom on the Royal Tribute’s first starter.

“It’s always tough, no matter where you go with two-year-olds, it’s a tough race, not to mention Randwick, so he did a good job,” Baker continued.

“I was sure that today he would improve and I thought that if he did, then it would be difficult to beat him.

“In a way, he traveled too well. He’s a really good, high class colt, he’s two out of two, so he couldn’t have done much more.

“After he won the first trial two years ago this year, I ruled him out because he wasn’t one hundred percent.

“But he’s definitely a quality foal going forward and that’s what it’s all about, two-year-old runners and two-year-old winners, and he’s a Zoustar colt, so we have to give him every opportunity.”

The Royal Tribute took the lead and after a slightly ungenerous race, he held his own when Ozzmosis challenged him in what is likely to be a very tough race.”

Gibbons then played 35 minutes at Midway (1200m) to score on a Sarah Ryan-trained So Good So Cool ($8), which finished strongly beating Oakfield Triumph ($7) and Diamond Diesel ($5 favorite).

Originally published as Exciting Ozzmosis earns a break with trainer Bjorn Baker to target three-year-old characters during the spring carnival.