Mastercraftsman ex Lemon Rock Filly
Shares Available - 71.5%
The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'Plus 10 bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 29 Feb 2020:
25% share available @ £24,250 upfront and £729 per month from 1st March 2020
15% share available @ £14,550 upfront and £462.50 per month from 1st March 2020
10% share available @ £9,700 upfront and £312.50 per month from 1st March 2020
5% share available @ £4,850 upfront and £167.50 per month from 1st March 2020
2.5% share available @ £2,425 upfront and £92.50 per month from 1st March 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 pedigree and physique lead us to believe that she’d be perfect to be placed with the former Henry Cecil assistant David Lanigan; already the trainer of the Derby 2nd, MAIN SEQUENCE, Group performer MITCHUM SWAGGER, the 115 rated and Group placed filly ALMODOVAR and the 111 rated Group 2 Dahlia winner and Group 1 Prix Vermeille placed, WORTH WAITING.
We’ve enjoyed some fabulous successes with David, since we first arrived in his yard in 2016; he’s trained us numerous, multiple winners and he’s always looking to maximise any horse’s potential, both on the track and subsequently, through the auction ring. Placing horses exceptionally well is his very best asset, alongside some fabulous communication, but David is adept too as selling horses well, which helps to fund the next project/roll if the dice too.
With David at the helm, we know we are in very safe hands and with this sensational looking filly, 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 David 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: David has sent us the video of her being ridden (see the gallery). She has settled in especially well at David’s Rathmoy Stables and she’s sailing through the early parts of her training regime. David describes her as a quality, imposing filly who resembles a colt, such is her depth and substance. Furthermore, she has a very exciting and progressive pedigree. She’s looks a high class middle distance 3yo in the making and we look forward to seeing her at our stable visit in a couple of weeks.
STABLE VISIT - If you are considering taking a share in this filly, please join us at our stable visit to David's Rathmoy Stables on the morning of FEBRUARY 8th. To book your place, please email email@example.com and please let Charlotte know if you would like to reserve a share prior to the visit.