Progressive colt Will Munnings (3c Munnings x The Schvagen, by Matty G) posted a career best performance on Saturday to win the $100,000 Gazebo Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
A two time winner previously, the William Fires trained colt broke fast and travelled four wide on the pace before forging clear to win the six furlong feature by a length and three-quarters.
“We were happy with the way he was coming into this race and thought he had a big chance,” said his trainer.
“He’s really stepped it up in his last two races. I’m not sure where we will go next with him. We will look at our options and take it from there.”
A $75,000 Fasig Tipton Kentucky July Yearling purchase that made $80,000 at the OBS March 2YO Sale, Will Munnings runs for Xpress Thoroughbreds and has won three of nine starts earning nearly $170,000 in prizemoney.
A half-brother to stakes-placed Neyra’s Dancer from minor winner The Schvagen, Will Munnings is the 15th stakes-winner for top class young sire Munnings.