The $151,000 Listed Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool on Wednesday was won by progressive gelding Yesterday’s Songs (5g Henrythenavigator x Sarah Vee, by End Sweep).
The Mike Moroney trained son of Henrythenavigator ploughed through the heavy conditions to take the 1200 metre sprint by a length in posting his first Black Type success.
“I’ve ridden him his last two starts and he ran well but was feeling the firm tracks,” said winning rider James Winks.
“Today he could get his toe in and cantering to the barriers I could feel he was a happier horse.”
Yesterday’s Songs had raced in a one eyed blinker at his previous two starts but raced in a full set in the Wangoom.
“He travelled sweet for me all the way,” Winks said, “I was waiting for the gap around the turn and when it came he was through it and away. He did it really well.”
A $160,000 NZB Premier Yearling Sale purchase from the Curraghmore Stud draft for Paul Moroney Bloodstock, Yesterday’s Songs has the overall record of five wins and five placings from 19 starts with prizemoney just shy of $275,000.
The 11th stakes-winner for Henrythenavigatot, he is a half-brother to Group II placed Rahveel and is the best of six winners from stakes-winner Sarah Vee.