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    (8:30) 270E Diamond Stakes (Group 3) €40,300.00
    ( 1m 2f 150y – 3yo+ )

    1 5 Big Robert(94) (PDDeegan) – WJSupple 9,02
    2 4 Fiery Lad (109) (GMLyons) – KLatham 9,02
    3 10 Lord Admiral (108) (CO’Brien) – MJKinane 9,02
    4 6 Mastercraftsman(125) (APO’Brien) – JPMurtagh 9,02
    5 8 Northgate(96)(JGMurphy) – CDHayes 9,02
    6 12 Re Barolo (MBotti (in GB)) – JFEgan 9,02
    7 9 Via Galilei(105)(JSBolger) – KJManning 9,02
    8 1 Suailce(98) (DKWeld) – PJSmullen 8,13
    9 11 Wymering File (MJGrassick) – NGMcCullagh 8,13
    10 2 Augustusthestrong (95)(APO’Brien) – CO’Donoghue 8,11
    11 3 Man Of Iron (101) (APO’Brien) – JAHeffernan 8,11
    12 7 Cilium(88) (AOliver) – WMLordan 8,08

    Mastercraftsman running at Dundalk. Surely the highest rated horse ever to run on the AW in Ireland? Presume Aidan is using this as a prep for America.

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    Yeah I don’t understand this one bit. We’ve seen twice that he’s not that effective over this trip. Why with RVW an intended Classic runner are they bothering with MCM too? Surely far better off running him in the Mile with aggressive tactics? No surprise to see him get beat in this IMO.

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    Re Barolo’s a non runner. I thought he’d be one of the few possible threats to Mastercraftsman as he has ok All Weather form and he stays further.

    With Ballydoyle’s idea of running Mastercraftsman at Dundalk tonight and in the Classic, is Mastercraftsman worth any more stud wise if he finishes placed in the Classic than say if he won the Mile? Obviously part of running in the Classic is about attracting American breeders. I don’t understand why they don’t run him in the "Dirt Mile." I think running him in the Dirt Mile makes a lot of sense.

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    Well that was easy, surely the Classic with him, never even tested here, stayed on fairly well at York, 1m2f at Santa Anita would for me pose no problems at all for Mastercraftsman and I wouldn’t be surprised if he places in the Classic.

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    Good win nothing else to be said tbh.

    Handled it okay and could excel on this surface tbh. I think the mile suits him perfectly. Blast out the gates and make all on a tight track.

    Himself and Goldi would be the match to saviour….Much better chance than the Classic where Rip has too much class for him

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