Masar off the mark

Will Scarlet victorious at Paris-Longchamp to open his first-season sire’s account

Masar added a first winner to his record on Thursday 15 June when his son Will Scarlet won in convincing fashion over seven furlongs at Paris-Longchamp.

The Godolphin homebred, who is trained by Andre Fabre, raced off the pace during the early stages and despite not getting the run of the race, picked up well close to home to win going away by three quarters of a length.

Will Scarlet becomes the fifth winner out of G1 Prix de l’Opera winner Lady Marian (Nayef), also dam of multiple G2 winner Loxley, who is by Masar’s own sire and fellow Derby winner New Approach. Lady Marian has a 2023 full sister to Will Scarlet at foot.

Masar was a very smart juvenile himself, breaking his maiden in May and going on to land the G3 Solario Stakes and finish second in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.

His first crop found favour in the ring last year with a Book 1 and 2 average of £109,000. He has also been strongly supported by Godolphin, who are sending more than 10 mares in 2023.