Master Ash Wins Gr3 Up And Coming Stakes

Monday, 20th August 2018

At Royal Randwick on Saturday, Widden Stud's former Australian champion 2YO colt Sebring (More Than Ready-Purespeed, by Flying Spur) added a Group race success when 3YO Australian-bred colt Master Ash (Sebring-Hanky Panky, by Anabaa) opened his stakes account when landing the $150,000 Gr3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) for 3YOs, defeating Danawi & Smart Elissim. Trained by Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, Master Ash improved his record to 2 wins and 2 placings from 4 starts for $131,560 in earnings. Owned by Mr Muzaffar Yaseen's Teeley Assets, Master Ash was purchased by Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing for $170,000 at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Master Ash is out of the Gr2 Magic Night Stakes placed mare Hanky Panky, an Encosta de Lago half sister to Arrowfield's multiple stakes-winning stallion Not A Single Doubt. This makes Master Ash a half-sibling to stakes winners Come Hither and Fun In Flight and a direct descendant of influential broodmare Easy Date, ancestress also of Gr1-winning sire Snippets and Golden Slipper winner Forensics. Master Ash is being aimed at next month's Gr1 Golden Rose (1400m). "He’s held in high regard," Bott told Sky Racing. "In the last six weeks he has developed physically and mentally. Sitting one-one adds another string to his bow. Now that he is a more mature horse, he’s able to do those sort of things."

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Master Ash (image: Steve Hart)