Hollie Doyle wins first race in Qatar

Hollie Doyle has added another milestone to a record-breaking season with her win aboard Maystar at her first ride in Qatar.

Two weeks ago Doyle became the winning-most female jockey in a calendar year in Britain with her 107th success of 2019 on Class Clown at Southwell.

With her domestic tally now up to 111, Doyle showed her talents when she broke new ground at Doha.

The 23-year-old made the most of the opportunity, as she took the honours on the Archie Watson-trained two-year-old in the Al Rayyan Stakes.

Doyle had Maystar quickly out of the stalls and into a good position close to the pace set by Return To Senders.

When that horse started to lose his pitch it was Think Big who looked the only serious danger, in a race very few runners got into.

The French raider, ridden by Adrie de Vries, fought hard but Maystar proved too strong in the closing stages and won by three-quarters of a length.