Frankie Delivers On Zoustar's First Northern Hemisphere-Sired Black-Type Winner


Frankie Dettori and Lezoo return winners at Newmarket |


Frankie Dettori had spoken briefly of his sabbatical from the Gosdens at Newmarket on Saturday and duly made his sole ride a winning one on Marc Chan and Andrew Rosen's Lezoo (GB) (Zoustar {Aus}) in the six-furlong Listed Maureen Brittain Memorial Empress Fillies' S. Off the mark on debut over five furlongs at Bath June 11, the bay who was a 77,000gns Book 3 and €110,000 Arqana May Breeze Up graduate becomes the first black-type winner for her sire (by Northern Meteor {Aus}). Buried in mid-division early, the 16-5 second favourite was stuck behind rivals and left behind by Malrescia (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) heading down into the dip but had an abundance of time to make up the deficit once in the clear. Running down that rival in the last half a furlong, the Ralph Beckett trainee asserted to score by 1 3/4 lengths, with a short head back to Tagline (GB) (Havana Grey {GB}) in third.


Lezoo, who was reported by Beckett to be in line for a tilt at this track's G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. at the July Festival, is out of the G3 Firth of Clyde S. winner Roger Sez who also has a yearling filly by Territories (Ire). The family includes the Listed Radley S. and Listed Flame of Tara S. winner Bibury Flyer (GB) (Zafonic), the G2 Lowther S. third Hello Glory (GB) (Zamindar) and the G3 Polar Cup scorer Tinnitus (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}).

MAUREEN BRITTAIN MEMORIAL EMPRESS FILLIES S.-Listed, £40,500, Newmarket, 6-25, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:12.52, gd.
1–LEZOO (GB), 128, f, 2, by Zoustar (Aus)
     1st Dam: Roger Sez (Ire) (GSW-Eng, $125,831), by Red Clubs (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Stately Princess (GB), by Robellino
     3rd Dam: Affair of State (Ire), by Tate Gallery
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. (77,000gns Ylg '21 TATOCT; €110,000 2yo '22 ARQMAY). O-Mr M Chan & Mr A Rosen; B-Chasemore Farm (GB); T-Ralph Beckett; J-Frankie Dettori. £22,968. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $35,378.
2–Malrescia (Ire), 128, f, 2, Acclamation (GB)–Tecla (Ire), by Whipper.
1ST BLACK TYPE. (€140,000 Wlg '20 GOFNOV). O-Mrs A G Kavanagh; B-Airlie Stud & Mrs S M Rogers (IRE); T-George Boughey. £8,708.
3–Tagline (GB), 128, f, 2, Havana Grey (GB)–Terse (GB), by Dansili (GB).
1ST BLACK TYPE. (14,000gns RNA Ylg '21 TATOCT). O-Mainline Racing; B-Whitsbury Manor Stud (GB); T-Brian Millman. £4,358.
Margins: 1 3/4, SHD, 3/4. Odds: 3.20, 4.50, 25.00.
Also Ran: Believing (Ire), Minnetonka (Ire), Family Ties (Ire), Miss Jungle Cat (GB), Absolutelyflawless (GB), Mersea (Fr), Your Spirit (Ire), Miska (Ire).

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