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Crafty Lion (NZ)

Sire:Mastercraftsman (IRE)
Dam:The Mighty Lions (NZ)

Owners:B O'Dwyer
The premature sale of former shuttle sire Mastercraftsman's early last year was a major blow for the New Zealand breeding industry, proven when from his first European crop of 3yos he sired both French Derby winner The Grey Gatsby and English St Leger winner Kingston Hill.

We saw Derby potential in this colt at Karaka Premier, this one from a G1 winner nurtured at Ballymore in the shape of The Mighty Lions, an Avondale Cup (G1) winner in NZ and a Group performer in Australia as well who has already produced a Classic placegetter, the Queensland Oaks placed Vaquera.

We loved the way this colt moved, extending in front and rolling his shoulders forward with the poise of a Blue Riband colt.

Racing Information

Crafty Lion (NZ) ran 2nd in the City of Ballarat Maiden Plate  at Ballarat on Sunday, 18 February 2018.

Racing Statistics

Total Starts:10Total Seconds:3
Total Firsts:0Total Thirds:1
Total Prizemoney: $17,465

Race Performances

29 Apr 2018GEEL11thMDN-SW2440m
05 Apr 2018BLLA6thMDN-SW2046m
18 Feb 2018BRAT2ndMDN-SW2300m
28 Jan 2018GEEL3rdMDN-SW2200m
04 Jan 2018GEEL2ndMDN-SW2224m
12 Dec 2017WNBL4thMDN-SW1700m
24 Nov 2017WOD10thMDN-SW1400m
19 May 2017GEEL4th2UP MDN-SW2418m
28 Apr 2017BLLA2ndMDN-SW2046m
11 Apr 2017BDGO9th3Y MDN-SW1600m
28 Oct 2016RANDSCBT-23CGUNR1050m