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Qatar Racing’s Zoology, a colt from the first European crop of Zoustar, produced a deeply impressive display at Yarmouth on his first racecourse start on Tuesday and holds an entry in the Gr.1 Middle Park Stakes…

After attracting significant market support overnight, Zoology eventually started at 3/1 and dominated his 13 rivals, making just about all under retained rider Cieren Fallon and winning by four lengths.

Zoology was strong at the line and, while a half-brother to a winning sprinter, he’s the second foal out of a mare who won over 7f and 1m. Zoology’s dam Peach Melba was, in fact, unraced as a 2yo and won five of her 15 races as a 3yo for Mark Johnston, including a 1m Listed race in Germany.

The mare is by Dream Ahead which means Zoology is bred on the same direct cross as Australian Gr.2 and Gr.3 winner Lightsaber.

Zoology - an impressive debut winner by Zoustar

Zoology was bought as a foal for 90,000gns by David Redvers at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale. He was consigned by Richard Kent’s Mickley Stud having been bred by Richard in partnership with the Executors of Lady Lonsdale (also the breeders of Havana Grey).

Zoology had almost made the track earlier in the season but instead became one of the first winners for trainer James Ferguson since he moved yards across Newmarket.

The son of Zoustar showed both a high natural cruising speed and a sharp turn of foot, and his entry in the Gr.1 Middle Park Stakes on September 24 will be considered.

Zoustar - part-owned by Qatar Racing - has stood 4 breeding seasons at Tweenhills in Gloucestershire where his books were oversubscribed each time, and is currently back at Widden Stud in Australia. Zoustar is also the sire of dual Stakes winner Lezoo, among the favourites for the Gr.1 Cheveley Park Stakes also on September 24.

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