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Artistry Wins Gr3 Maurice McCarten Stakes
At Rosehill Gardens in NSW, European champion 4-time Gr1-winning former Darley shuttler Shamardal (Giant's Causeway-Helsinki, by Machiavellian) celebrated an elite success when 5YO mare Artistry (Shamardal-Lady Peony, by Belong to Me) came from the clouds to score by 0.5 length for trainers Peter & Paul Snowden in the $142,750 Gr3 Mauraice McCarten Handicap (1100m) for 3YO+ over flashy 6YO mare Dothraki (Mossman-Volantis, by Flying Spur) & game 3YO filly Fickle Folly (Nicconi-Pie ‘n the Sky, by Zeditave). Homebred Artistry took her record to 8 wins (including the G3 Newcastle Newmarket & Gr3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes) & 4 placings (including the Gr2 Dane Ripper Stakes & Gr3 Nivison Stakes) from 20 starts for $529,000 in earnings.