Two very smart performances on the final day of Hawke’s Bay Racing’s Spring Carnival from up-and-coming young stayer Sacred Master and promising 3YO filly Mime, credited their successful young sire Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) with yet another daily double.
The previous day at Te Rapa, Mastercraftsman was represented by two talented first crop winners in Saint Emilion and Flavigny.
Sacred Master is progressing through the grades quickly and he has now won three times from his last four starts, including twice at 2000m.
“We’ve always had a big opinion of him and he’s starting to come to it nicely now he has matured a little more,” noted trainer Tony Pike.
“He still has a wee way to go but as he gets older he will continue to strengthen up and I think he could be a real Cups horse this time next year.”
Pike will now send his charge to the spelling paddock for a short break before bringing him back with the Ellerslie Christmas Carnival in mind.
Smart filly Mime had finished second on her first two raceday starts before winning her maiden race at Tauranga on September 23rd. Off a ten day backup, Mime confirmed a bright future when proving too strong for her opposition in the Special Conditions $40,000, 1400m event.