A light and unremarkable little story at home, Lezoo shined on the racecourse again when she won the Newmarket over Think and make sure her name comes to the fore as discussions go on about this year’s top minors.
After four runs over a month in June and July, including listed and group 3 successes, Lezoo was given time off the track to prepare for the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes (G1), the race that her coach Ralph Beckett never thought would be considered.
“She didn’t really show up at home, and before she ran for the first time, I told the owner she was going to win someone new, and that’s all – it just shows you have how wrong can it be,” Beckett said.
“If you look at her now and compare her to July when she raced last time, she’s really changed color — she’s a little bit darker.
“The races caught up with her so we had to step back and I don’t believe she’s completely herself. She just did an easy exercise last week on the grass and is doing well, so she It’s obviously very, very good.”
Talented and professional as well, Beckett praised the ride given to Lezoo by rider William Buick, who finished riding duties with his regular partner Frankie Dettori on suspension, and on how the humble star of the race he did her serious work.
“William has her in a good position,” said Beckett, who earned a 16-1 answer to the Commonwealth Cup (G1) from Coral. “She’s not afraid to be on the wing because she’s such a professional. She’s just gliding by herself, gliding across the ground. I think the three of us are really in business.
“We’ve never had anyone as good as her at this stage — she just keeps getting better at racing.”
Oh my God. That was amazing! ️
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Whether Lezoo will run again this season is yet to be decided, with Beckett considering sending his daughter Zoustar arrive Keeneland for the Breeders’ Cup, but the coach is certainly owners Marc Chan and Andrew Rosen are not qualified for next year’s Qipco One Thousand Guineas (G1).
“I never felt she would be softer, sadly,” he said. “It’s really very unlikely. My filth finished fifth (Juliet Sierra ) will stay a mile. “
Such comments suggest that Lezoo may be a better candidate for the Breeders ‘Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2T) than the longer Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1T). Both races take place on November 4 at Keeneland.
When Lezoo returns to action, it’s likely Dettori will be back in the saddle – the rider is Chan’s good friend – and Buick thanks his weight room colleague for the advice he passed on prior to his arrival. Cheveley Park.
“Frankie called me this morning and gave me some really valuable insight,” Buick said. “Unfortunately he can’t ride.
“She’s a real fighter and has a lot of qualities. She has a lot of gears and is a short six pack.”
Sprinting could be the future for third place Mawj as well, with coach Saeed bin Suroor admitting, “I don’t think she’ll stay,” when asked about her entry in bet365 Fillies’ Mile (G1) over a mile on October 7.
He added: “Mawj really tries and we’re happy for that. She’s going to be a six or seven-hair next year, and we’re taking her to Dubai for the winter, where she’s going to run at the carnival.”