Cabinet Maker (IRE)
Cabinet Maker (IRE)
2019 Grey colt by Mastercraftsman (IRE) ex Elegant Peace (IRE) (Intense Focus (USA))
Owner KVT XII
Cabinet Maker made is debut over an extended mile in September of his two-year-old season and has followed that run up with a third on just his second start, beaten by Cracksman’s brother no less. He should have a big future next year.
This colt is by the supremely tough racehorse Mastercraftsman, a classic-winning miler whose finest hour may arguably have been in defeat, when narrowly coming second best in a titantic battle with Sea The Stars in the Juddmonte International at York. Since retiring to stud he has proven a very high class stallion, siring numerous Group 1 winners including The Grey Gatsby, Kingston Hill, Alpha Centauri and Amazing Maria.
This colt’s dam, Elegant Peace, was rated 92 on the track and she is a half-sister to a host of talented individuals including the Group 3-winning Hoh Mike who was also placed in the Norfolk and Flying Childers (both Group 2) as a two-year-old, as well as the other talented black-type sprinters, Hogmaneigh and Tamayuz Star.
We bought this colt for £48,000 at the Goffs Orby Sale which was this year held in Doncaster. Mark Johnston was extremely enthusiastic about this colt and we were pleasantly surprised we were able to afford him.
Luke Lillingston commented: “This classy colt is by the perennially successful stallion Mastercraftsman. His well rated dam is a half sister to Hoh Mike who I bought as a yearling and who was an unlucky second to Dutch Art in the five furlongs Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot as a two-year-old. He went on to prove himself as a group winning sprinter at three. Like his father he is a big boy. He carries himself and moves beautifully. Mark Johnston was very enthusiastic about trying to buy him and he is just the kind of horse he has done so well with over the years. We would hope he can emulate his female family by being a high class two-year-old and with the scope of his father to train on to being a successful three-year-old. At the sale he appeared to have a great attitude.”
Mark Johnston is Britain’s leading racehorse trainer, having overtaken Richard Hannon snr's record in 2018. To date he has won well over 4850 races and has recorded over 200 winners in no less than 1o seasons. This is a man who knows how to win.
|CABINET MAKER (IRE)||MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE)||DANEHILL DANCER (IRE)||DANEHILL (USA)|
|1993||MIRA ADONDE (USA)|
|2006||STARLIGHT DREAMS (USA)||BLACK TIE AFFAIR (IRE)|
|1995||REVES CELESTES (USA)|
|2019||ELEGANT PEACE (IRE)||INTENSE FOCUS (USA)||GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (USA)|
|2011||MAGICAL PEACE (IRE)||MAGICAL WONDER (USA)|
|1995||PEACE IN THE WOODS (IRE)|