Mastercraftsman’s first crop made a brilliant start last season and they look sure to have an equally fruitful 2014 with Vague Nouvelle (3f Mastercraftsman-Zona, by Mr Greeley) providing her sire with a Classic victory on Sunday.
The Scuderia Incolinx home-bred captured the Italian 1,000 Guineas, the G3 Premio Regina Elena in Rome, when showing great resilience to see off Lady Dutch under Mirco Demuro. She is likely to bid for further Classic success in the Italian Oaks.
Trainer Raffaele Biondi told EBN: “Vaguelle Nouvelle was a bit slow to come to hand after the winter, but has really blossomed in the last few weeks. After her last piece of work I said to Mirco Demuro that she has improved at least five lengths from her comeback and we approached the race in a very positive mood.”
Demuro commented: “Vague Nouvelle is a bit lazy in the morning, but she is very game and genuine. I am very pleased to score a Classic win for Scuderia Incolinx; we won a lot of big races together and we will continue to do so.”