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Lezoo provided Qatar Racing stallion Zoustar with his first Northern Hemisphere Gr.1 runner and winner when impressively taking the Gr.1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

Zoustar becomes the only European first-season sire to sire a Gr.1 winner this year and has now sired Gr.1 winners on three continents.

Trained by Ralph Beckett for owners Marc Chan and Andrew Rosen, Lezoo had already been victorious in the Gr.3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot and Listed Empress Stakes at Newmarket.

Lezoo swept through under William Buick to beat Meditate, Mawj, Swingalong, Lezoo's own stablemate Juliet Sierra and Treasure Trove - all of them winners at Group level previously, with the first trio having taken the Gr.2 Debutante Stakes, Gr.2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes and Gr.2 Lowther Stakes.

Lezoo had been purchased by connections for €110,000 at the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale, having previously changed hands for 77,000gns at the Tattersalls October Book 3 Yearling Sale.

The win also provided Andrew Black’s Chasemore Farm with their first Gr.1 winner as breeders. Lezoo is out of 2yo Gr.3 winner Roger Sez (by Red Clubs, a son of Red Ransom).

Zoustar has covered full books of mares in the four seasons he has covered at Tweenhills in Gloucestershire, home of the Qatar Racing stallions. When he’s not in Australia, Zoustar stands alongside Qatar Racing’s Gr.1 winners Kameko, Lightning Spear and Havana Gold.

Zoustar is also the sire of Friday's debut winners Couple, who scored for Harry Eustace and The Arabda Partnership at Haydock, and Not Even Close, who won for Donnacha O'Brien and Justin Carthy at Dundalk.

Zoustar's daughter Lezoo wins the Gr.1 Cheveley Park Stakes

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