This year’s last Classic, the Swedish St Leger, was won by the Swedish bred Muteki (by the little used Japanese stallion Devil’s Drink.) The winning jockey Madeleine Smith is also trainer of the horse.
Narrowly beaten was the favorite, Norwegian trained Silver Falcon, winner of the Norwegian St Leger and second in the Norwegian Derby. He is by the Coolmore stallion Mastecraftsman, and as his father grey.
But Mastercraftsman also had a great winning day, where a lot of prestige races was run at Bro Park.
Mastercraftsman sired the winner of the listed Stockholm Fillies and Mares Stakes, Icecapada, grey like her father. He also sired the winner of the important 2-y-o race Vinterfavoriternas Pris, I And I, trained by Wido Neuroth and ridden by son Jan-Erik Neuroth. It was just I and I’s third race and he won easily. I And I is also grey and like Icecapada bred in Ireland.
Finally a high class handicap saw Crafty Exit as the winner. Father: Mastercraftsman. Colour: Grey. But bred in England.
Maybe a grey day but the colours were flying for Mastercraftsman.