Hell Bent (Mastercraftsman) Wins His Maiden At Sligo

Mastercraftsman Colt Races Clear To Maiden Victory

Sunday saw the Jessica Harrington-trained Hell Bent (3c Mastercraftsman - Fikrah, by Medicean) run out an impressive winner of the ten furlong maiden at Sligo.

The Mill House LLC-owned colt finished second in a strong maiden at Leopardstown last time out and was sent off favourite to go one better. Chasing the leaders under Shane Foley, he was pushed along approaching two furlongs out and soon led, racing clear to win by five lengths with ease.

Later described by Foley as “a nice, improving horse”, Hell Bent is the third winner out of Fikrah and is a half-brother to 110 rated 2YO and Royal Ascot winner Hey Jonesy. Bred by Alice Fitzgerald, the son of Mastercraftsman was bought by BBA Ireland as a yearling for 80,000gns.