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Masar won the Group 2 Solario Stakes at Sandown among his five runs as a two-year-old in 2017 but Charlie Appleby, his trainer, always thought he would make an even better three-year-old.
His assertion has been proved correct with the handsome son of New Approach trouncing his rivals by nine lengths in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket in April before finishing a fine length-and-a-half third behind Saxon Warrior and Tip Two Win in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, having been sent off 5-2 favourite.
He had been 50-1 for the first Classic before his runaway Craven win, something that Charlie Appleby, his trainer, nodded to afterwards.
“Had you told me four or five weeks ago that we would be third in the Guineas, I’d have taken that quite happily,” he said.
“William went out with the mindset that we were going to go forward with him. He gave him a lovely ride and he came in and said he ran like a horse who needed a step up in trip.
“When they quickened, Will said he got caught flat-footed a bit and when they hit the rising ground, he was galloping back towards them to the line. We will take a strong consideration towards the Derby next. The chances are we will give him a break and go straight there.”
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