Daughter of Shamardal celebrates third Group victory

Artistry charges from last to win the G3 Maurice McCarten Stakes

Shamardal's impressive daughter Artistry claimed the G3 Maurice McCarten Stakes in style at Rosehill Gardens on March 11, adding a third Group win to her record.

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained mare jumped well and enjoyed a comfortable run at the tail-end of the field under jockey Sam Clipperton. Artistry found a gap between runners and charged down the outside of the course to finish powerfully ahead of Group-winning stable mate Dothraki and race leader Ball Of Muscle (Dubawi) who finished fourth.

Bred by Amarina Farm, Artistry is out of Belong To Me mare Lady Peony, who is from the family of G1 winners Cronus and Samantha Miss.

Artistry is one of 56 Group winners for her sire Shamardal, who has produced top performers Dariyan, Speedy Boarding and Tryster.