Mastercraftsman ex Lemon Rock Filly
Shares Available - 45%
The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'Plus 10 bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 30 Jun 2020:
25% share available @ £26,250 upfront and £729 per month from 1st August 2020
15% share available @ £15,750 upfront and £462.50 per month from 1st August 2020
10% share available @ £10,500 upfront and £312.50 per month from 1st August 2020
5% share available @ £5,250 upfront and £167.50 per month from 1st August 2020
2.5% share available @ £2,625 upfront and £92.50 per month from 1st August 2020
Purchased at the Tattersalls Book 2 sale, this filly is by Mastercraftsman, who needs no introduction, neither as a racehorse nor a sire, as the Racing Post describe him in their stallion synopsis “Champion 2yo; won National & Phoenix Stakes; won two Group 1's at 3, inc Irish Guineas; quality sire.” Read more about him here: https://coolmore.com/stallions/mastercraftsman
He’s the sire or Alpha Centuri, Kingston Hill, Amazing Maria, The Grey Gatsby as well as many many more, so therein lies the potential that this filly possesses. You can see why we’ve decided to dig deep to secure her for the MPR 2020 2yo roster. Not that she’s an out and out 2yo, far from it. She looks the perfect blend of strength and substance to facilitate a 2yo career, but size and quality, especially of movement, to believe she will progress still further, throughout her 3yo career as she encounters a distance of ground. Her fabulous sire, is only part of the reason she appealed; take a look at her dam’s achievements and pedigree, to boot. The mare by the fantastic broodmare sire GREEN DESERT from the family of Hit The Bid, Log Out Island, Bold Edge, Selinka and Brave Edge, she’s already produced the 104 rated Berkshire Blue (by Champs Elysees) who until getting injured in the Spring looked a thoroughly progressive and potentially high class performer for Andrew Balding.
This filly has fantastic looks, with such strength and depth to her, from her withers to her shoulder, yet she’s very athletic too from her withers to her tail. She moves like a dream and looks the archetypal, progressive individual, that suits Newmarket so well. Her colour is just lovely, with the grey of her sire coming through. Furthermore, she has a very exciting and progressive pedigree. She’s looks a high class middle distance 3yo in the making.
With Marco Botti training her, we know we are in very safe hands and with this sensational looking filly and possessing her super pedigree, we could well be looking forward to some very exciting times. Were this filly to prove to be a listed or Group performer, it would come as little surprise. However, whatever he level of ability, she will be carefully and studiously managed by Marco and the MPR team.
Please see her walk video in the gallery.
Pedigree update: TECHNICIAN, by Mastercraftsman, wins the Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp.
Trainer update (3rd July): Our filly has arrived safe and sound back at Marco’s yard after her 'holiday' and today she will be cantering away with the rest of the string. We asked Marco for his first impressions and he said "She is a lovely big filly with plenty of scope. She is going to take time to come to hand but that’s to be expected with her breeding, as she was always going to be a middle distance filly,. She's very straightforward with a lovely temperament."
We have added some new photos of her taken this morning. Marco will keep her cantering away now for the next couple of weeks.
Here she is having a bit of fun on the lunge during her holiday with Ann and George Duffield:
Here she is on the gallops on May 28th (in 2nd):