First Winner For Massaat

Australian Bloodstock's Luke Murrell & Jamie Lovett, who acquired the winner privately | Bronwen Healy


Mickley Stud's first-season sire Massaat (Ire) (by Teofilo {Ire}) had his first winner on Thursday as the Australian Bloodstock acquisition Mascapone (GB) prevailed at Chelmsford. Not seen since finishing fourth in Doncaster's Brocklesby Mar. 26, the 7-4 favourite was anchored in rear early by Jamie Spencer in the opening six-furlong maiden. Delivered to the front with 150 yards remaining, the David Simcock-trained bay asserted to score by 1 1/4 lengths from Lady Lavina (GB) (The Last Lion {Ire}).

Australian Bloodstock's Jamie Lovett, who purchased Mascarpone privately, told TDN Europe, “He comes out of a terrific form race [Brocklesby S.] first time out. My partner, Luke Murrell, rated the race as one of the highest 2-year-old races in some time, and we feel he will be best when he gets out to a mile and could be quite smart with time. He's certainly in great hands in Simcock and Spencer.” The winner is currently the last known foal out of a granddaughter of the distinguished Lunda (Ire) (Soviet Star). She is therefore linked to the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and G1 Prix de Diane heroine Avenir Certain (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}), the G2 Richmond S. and G2 July S.-winning sire Mehmas (Ire) and, topically, the dual G1 Coronation Cup hero Warrsan (Ire).

1st-Chelmsford City, £8,099, Mdn, 6-2, 2yo, 6f (AWT), 1:14.21, st.
MASCAPONE (GB) (c, 2, Massaat {Ire}–Capelita {GB}, by Cape Cross {Ire}) Sales history: €12,000 Wlg '20 GOFNOV; £4,500 Ylg '21 GOFFUK. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $6,412. O-Australian Bloodstock; B-Mickley Stud & Richard Hunt (GB); T-David Simcock.

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