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Upham Wins Gr3 Grand Prix Stakes
At Doomben in Brisbane, 4-time Gr1-winning Windsor Park shuttler & former European Champion juvenile Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer-Starlight Dreams, by Black Tie Affair) added a Group success when 3YO New Zealand-bred gelding Upham (Mastercraftsman-Gold Class, by Gold Brose) scored by 1.3-lengths for trainer Peter Moody in the $150,000 Gr3 Grand Prix Stakes (2020m) for 3YOs, over 3YO colt Redoubtable Heart (Redoute's Choice-Wiener, by More Than Ready) & fellow 3YO gelding Master Of Arts (Mastercraftsman-Petit Verdot, by Carnegie). This was the first stakes victory for Upham who took his record to 3 wins and 4 placings (including the Gr3 Rough Habit Plate & Gr3 GCTC Gunsynd Classic) from 8 starts for $178,360 earnings. Upham, who is a half-brother to stakes winners Bonnie Mac & Intimate Moment, was a $100,000 purchase by Moody Racing at the 2013 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Wentwood Grange.