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Masen made a winning debut in July of his two-year-old season and made the step up to Group company on his next run in the Gr.3 Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown. Although a little green, he produced a solid performance to finish third within a length of the winner.
He made his three-year-old debut in August 2021 in the Listed Ruby Stakes at Killarney, posting a creditable second place finish behind the more experienced Horoscope. A win in a Premier Handicap over seven furlongs in September at Leopardstown set him up for a course and distance win in the Listed Knockaire Stakes just over a month later. Swiftly into his stride and in command throughout he finished with a two and a quarter length advantage over the runner-up.
Assistant trainer Shane Lyons commented: "It's a job well done, he's a work in progress and hopefully he'll have a nice winter and mature mentally. We're really looking forward to him next year, we think he's a proper horse in the making over seven [furlongs] or a mile."