Six-year-old gelding Artesano has returned to the winners stall after a series of outs.

Now under the care of Andrew Dale the flashy grey has recaptured his best form winning the Class 1
and Maiden 1800m at Griffith yesterday.

Owner Peter Knight was finally rewarded for his perseverance with Artesano after purchasing
him more than 12 months ago from the Darren Weir Racing stable.

Artesano arrived at Andrew Dale’s Wangaratta complex with a few minor hoof issues and the
gelding has since been transformed by farrier Julian Corboy.

“Full credit goes to Julian Corboy for his farrier work with Artesano, his skills and expertise have
allowed us to keep him sound and racing this preparation, which culminated in a winning
performance today,” Dale said.

Dale also credited Jake Duffy for an outstanding ride with the victory the stable’s first for September.

Artesano’s beaten margins prior to resuming with Andrew Dale were 14 lengths and 33 lengths
respectively.

Watch: Artesano win

Image: Trackpix Photography

Words: Justin Jenvey