40th Stakes-Winner for Zoustar

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The Group III Sirenia Stakes (6f) was run overnight at Kempton in the UK with victory going to two year-old Zoustar colt Starlust, who became the 40th stakes-winner for his Widden Stud based sire.

Trained by Ralph Beckett and ridden by Hector Crouch, Starlust had two previous wins and a second coming into this tougher assignment and was tenacious to the line to win by a head.


β€œIt’s always nice to win a Group race. This wasn’t my idea, it was Jim Hay’s racing manager Alex Cole. It was his suggestion to run here and he was bang on,” said Ralph Beckett.

β€œStarlust is entered in the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes on September 23rd. That race comes quite quick, but we’ll see.”

Starlust was purchased for 55,000 guineas by Dermot Farrington from the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2 and is a half-brother to stakes-winner Queen of Desire from Group III winning Invincible Spirit sprinter Beyond Desire.

Starlust is the third Northern Hemisphere stakes-winner this year for Zoustar joining Miaharris and Lezoo, who was the Champion European 2YO Filly last year.