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Amazing Maria Wins Gr1 Falmouth Stakes
At Newmarket racecourse in the UK, 4-time Gr1-winning Windsor Park Stud shuttler & former European Champion 2YO Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer-Starlight Dreams, by Black Tie Affair) celebrated a Gr1 success when 4YO mare Amazing Maria (Mastercraftsman-Messias da Silva, by Tale of the Cat) scored by 1-length for trainer David O'Meara in the Gr1 Falmouth Stakes (8 furlongs) for 3YO+ f&m, over fellow 4YO mares Euro Charline (Myboycharlie-Eurolink Artemis, by Common Grounds) & Avenir Certain (Le Havre-Puggy, by Mark of Esteem). This was successive Group victories for the progressive Amazing Maria who took her record to 4 wins (including the Gr2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes & Gr3 Prestige Stakes) and 3 placings from 11 starts for £248,215 earnings. "She's a proper filly and has got a Group One today, which is brilliant," trainer David O'Meara told Sky Sports. "She travelled well today and moved to within a striking position quite easily for James. When he went for her she found plenty." He added: "I suppose the Prix Rothschild [Gr1] would be the obvious [next] race for her."