Adelaide Cup Hope for Waratah Thoroughbreds
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 March 2017
The Waratah Thoroughbreds colours were carried to victory in the Group III SAJC Lord Reims Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday by progressive stayer Master of Arts, a $110,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of leading New Zealand nursery Trelawney Stud.

Trained by Darren Weir, the five year-old son of Mastercraftsman (IRE) scored the biggest win of his career when snatching a neck victory in the 2600 metre staying test.

MastercraftsmanIt was Weir's third straight success in the Lord Reims after wins by Taiyoo in 2015 then Signoff 12 months later.

Winner of the Listed Warrnambool Cup last year, Master of Arts has the overall record of seven wins and five placings from 20 starts with prizemoney topping $460,000 and will be given the opportunity for further success in coming weeks with the Group II SAJC Adelaide Cup looming large on the horizon.

Weir's stable spokesman Jarrod McLean said it was the ideal Adelaide Cup trial for Master Of Arts.

"He can certainly stay, so that's really important," McLean said.

"We'll see you back here on Monday week."

Master of Arts is a half-brother to Group II winner Antonio Lombardo and is from Carnegie (IRE) mare Petit Verdot, a full sister to Victoria Derby winner Amalfi.

He is one of 35 stakes-winners worldwide for Mastercraftsman, who shuttled to Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand from Coolmore Ireland, where he remains on the roster.

Race 8 - James Boag's Lord Reims Stakes
Group 3 - 2600m

Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 2:43.84. Sectional Time: 0:37.25 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $120,000 - 1st: $76,800 2nd: $20,000 3rd: $10,000.
 1   Master Of Arts (NZ) T: D K Weir J: John Allen
5h   Mastercraftsman (IRE) x Petit Verdot (NZ) (Carnegie (IRE) )
Not Offered
 2 0.3 Puccini (NZ) T: Wayne Walters J: Ms K Walters

6h   Encosta De Lago x Our Miss Opera (NZ) (Paris Opera )
Not Offered
 3 0.7 Jim's Journey T: P F Blanch J: D Tourneur

5g   Good Journey (USA) x Mandarina (Jeune (GB) )
Not Offered
 4 1.0 Mail It In T: L Macdonald and A Gluyas J: Ms C Lindop
4g   Reset x Southern Rose (Unbridled's Song (USA) )
 5 5.1 Not So Lady Like (NZ) T: R R Jolly J: M F Poon
4m   Shocking x Azkaban (NZ) (Maroof (USA) )
 6 7.4 Second Bullet T: D T O'Brien J: D Moor
6g   Encosta De Lago x Private Steer (Danehill Dancer (IRE) )
 7 7.6 Tunes T: Grant Young J: Jamie Kah
8g   Viscount x Tin Pan (Commands )
 8 7.8 Tessabelle T: M A Kavanagh J: Zac Spain
5m   Street Cry (IRE) x Varevees (GB) (Kahyasi (IRE) )
 8 7.8 Sir Laszlo (NZ) T: S J Webb J: Ryan Maloney
6g   Savabeel x Polly's Pocket (USA) (Pirate's Bounty (USA) )
 10 10.3 Exalted Lightning T: R H Wilkinson J: J Bowditch
5g   Blevic x Exalted Blaze (Tayasu Tsuyoshi (JPN) )
 11 15.4 Nishiazabu T: K and H Frew J: Jake Toeroek
8g   Ice Point (ARG) x Hello Doctor (Dr Johnson (USA) )
 12 35.9 Bullitt County T: Grant Young J: P Gatt
6g   Churchill Downs x Just Stunning (Snippets )
 13 88.6 Spur On Gold T: Michelle Payne J: Ms Michelle Payne
5g   Flying Spur x Witwatersrand (IRE) (Unfuwain (USA) )
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