Day At The Track

Classy 3yo arrives in Brisbane

02:59 PM 11 May 2016 NZST
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Adam Sanderson
Adam Sanderson has taken over the preparation of exciting three-year-old My Mastercraftsman.

Talented three-year-old pacer My Mastercraftsman has arrived in the sunshine state. The New Zealand gelding arrived in Brisbane today (Wednesday) after being transferred from the leading Christchurch stables of Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen to gifted young harness racing horseman Adam Sanderson.

My Mastercraftsman is raced by successful owner/breeder Trevor Casey.

With the 2016 Racing Queensland / UBET winter carnival fast approaching, My Mastercraftsman will be set for a number of features highlighted by the Gr.1 Queensland Derby on July 16 at Albion Park.

“He’s a great addition to the stable and I can’t thank Trevor enough for the opportunity, obviously we’re aiming at the Derby but there are a number of features that he is eligible for so we have good options available to us.” Sanderson said.

Sanderson, a native of New Zealand, has been based in Queensland for a number of years and is based with leading trainer Darrel Graham while working a small team of his own which is spearheaded by consistent trotter Saratoga.

Like My Mastercraftsman, Saratoga was a one time member of the All Stars stables before venturing to Australia.

My Mastercraftsman scored an impressive victory at Newcastle last Saturday night where he registered a new ‘PB’ time of 1:53.3.

Handled by John McCarthy, the son of Bettor's Delight recorded sectionals of 27.9, 29.4, 28.5 and 27.5 seconds.

“It was an impressive performance last week and he looks like he’s still on the way up, he did it very easily and should prove very competitive here in Brisbane in the coming months.

“They’ve been patient with him, he was unraced as a two-year-old and he’s putting it all together nicely now, he certainly gives the impression he will continue to improve as he gets a bit older.

“He’s fit and in-form so we’ll start looking at our immediate options and keep building to the Derby in July. The Redcliffe and Gold Coast Derby’s are other targets while I have a few other options with him.”

My Mastercraftsman has 3 wins and 5 minor placings from 12 career starts to date.

The 2016 Queensland Winter Carnival spans from 3 June - 30 July with races held at Albion Park Raceway and Redcliffe Harness Racing Clubs.

Chris Barsby

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