Royal Ascot results continued the excellent run of black-type success for Windsor
Park Stud shuttle sire Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer).
daughter Amazing Maria was successful the Gr.2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes while
his son The Grey Gatsby finished second in the Gr.1 feature Prince of Wales’s
Maria came from last position to defeat her opponents by 2 lengths while The Grey
Gatsby, who also enjoyed the prevailing firm ground conditions, finished
strongly for a short half-head second to Free Eagle, a son of former Windsor Park
shuttle sire High Chaparral. Western Hymn, also by High Chaparral, filled third
position in the Gr.1 race.
Grey Gatsby, who won the Gr.1 French Derby last year, was considered unlucky
not to win the Gr.1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes as he was continually denied a run
until well inside the final furlong.
whose fourth Southern Hemisphere crop are now foals, has sired 12 SH first-crop
stakes horses to date including Gr.2 VRC Wakeful Stakes winner and Gr.1 VRC
Oaks second Thunder Lady.
fillies Thee Auld Floozie and Choice are also members of Mastercraftsman’s
first SH crop as are Upham and Master Of Arts, first and third respectively in
the recent Gr.2 BRC Grand Prix Stakes.