There was a new Group winner for Mastercraftsman on Monday when the Rod Millman-trained Master Carpenter (3c Mastercraftsman-Fringe, by In The Wings) captured the G3 Prix Daphnis at Chantilly.
Christophe Soumillon brought the colt, bred by Naiff SA and Newtown Stud, with a well-timed run to score by half a length.
Master Carpenter was Mastercraftsman’s first winner (and first runner) back in April 2013 and he has gone from strength to strength with connections now looking at another step up in class.
“He improved quite a bit during the winter and developed well. Today was the plan but I’ll have to devise another one now and will probably have to look for a Group 1 or 2 next,” Millman told the Racing Post.