Exciting two-year-old MAYSTAR scored his second big win of the month for his syndicate Hambleton Racing when he scooped a valuable prize in Qatar on Friday (20th December).
He won almost £45,000 for his shareholders in the valuable Al Rayyan Stakes on turf at Doha, scoring by a comfortable three parts of a length for Archie Watson and record-breaking stable jockey Hollie Doyle.
Maystar was too strong for French pair Think Big and Happy Bere, with fellow British raiders Hamish Macbeth (Hugo Palmer), Hector Loza (Simon Dow) and Fuwayrit (Mark Johnston) all behind.
The success of record-breaker @HollieDoyle1 knows no bounds as she lands a decent pot in Qatar!
What a year for the talented young jockey👏🙌
— Great British Racing (@GBRacing) December 20, 2019
Watson told In The Paddock: “Maystar put in an excellent performance under a fantastic ride from Hollie. He is an incredibly tough and consistent, improving horse and it was a much deserved success.
“I am delighted for Hambleton Racing and all of their owners who have been such great supporters of ours this year. They are a very well run syndicate and it was a fantastic win for them.”
The Lambourn trainer revealed the son of Maystar now looks set to head back to Qatar in February before bidding to repeat the success of his Ontoawinner syndicate star Corinthia Knight at Lingfield come April.
“He’s come out of the race fresh and well and we’ll have our eyes set on returning to Doha for the Al Biddah Mile in February before the All Weather Championships 3YO Final at Easter,” added Archie.
A 35,000 euros purchase from the Gorsebridge breeze-ups in Ireland back in April, he clinched his place at All-Weather Championships Finals Day with a commanding win in a Fast Track Qualifier at Wolverhampton on 7th December.
Hambleton’s Racing Manager Helen Kinsella, who accompanied owners at Doha, added: “It’s an absolute delight to provide our owners with such a quality horse and a special experience. This is what racehorse ownership is all about – our syndicate owners are living the dream out here.”