CONNECTIONS could have been forgiven for belting their chests and letting out a jungle-like war cry after Tarzan's stunning winning debut at the Sunshine Coast.
The Drumbeats three-year-old, ridden by Damian Browne, was well backed to start $2.50 favourite before romping home by nearly two lengths in a Maiden Plate (1000m) on Sunday, October 10.
"I bought him because he was a half-brother to Hazard Bay and Queen Of Georgia,'' trainer Stuart Kendrick said of the colt out of Babinda Belle.
"It was before Hazard Bay had run but he'd been showing me plenty on the track,'' he said.
Brisbane Racing Club committee chairman Neville Bell bred Tarzan.
"I bought the horse off Neville Bell. He kept a share in him and a couple of other Brisbane Racing Club committeemen, Steven Gagel and David Dawson, are also part-owners.
"They came into the horse, along with a few of my clients.
"He is a horse that showed plenty last time in when he won a jump-out by a big space.
"We tipped him out hoping he would be a winter carnival horse but he had a setback in pre-training so needed some more time off and missed the big races."
Judging by his win on debut, he looks set to make up for lost time.
Images courtesy of Trackside Photgraphy.