Mastercraftsman’s Monica prevails in G3

Santa Monica (4f Mastercraftsman-Zacchera, by Zamindar) gave Mastercraftsman another Group race victory at Cork on Sunday when wining the G3 Munster Oaks.

Billy Lee was aboard the Mastercraftsman filly, in a competitive renewal of the 1m 4f contest, and they hit the front in the final furlong to see off some useful rivals.

Trained by Charles O’Brien, the filly was bred by David Erwin Bloodstock and bought for 120,000gns as a yearling at Tattersalls.

“She was tough and we went a right good gallop. I didn’t really travel all that well early on until about five furlongs out but crept into the race,” said Lee. “She had the experience and started to get to them then.”

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