Song still ca­pa­ble of top­ping charts

The Sportsman Weekend - - Chartform -

WIDDEN boss Antony Thomp­son isn’t giv­ing up on res­i­dent sire Your Song be­ing crowned Cham­pion First Sea­son Sire.

Your Song cur­rently sits in sec­ond spot on the ta­ble sand­wiched in be­tween heavy­weights Pierro and All Too Hard.

The son of Fast­net Rock has sired more in­di­vid­ual win­ners than both of those two stal­lions com­bined but trails Triple Crown win­ner Pierro on the all im­por­tant earn­ings scale with only a few months re­main­ing in the sea­son.

“You never give up, it only takes one horse in Bris­bane this time of the year and he’s not far off.

“There is only $150,000 be­tween him and Pierro and it doesn’t take long to turn that around.

“It’s pleas­ing that Your Song has had eight in­di­vid­ual win­ners of 11 races, a stakes win­ner, three stake­splaced horses and the thing I like most about it is five metro win­ners.

“It’s not just eight win­ners in the bush, five gen­uine metropoli­tan win­ners and that puts him up there with the proper stal­lions.

“If you look at this sea- son not many stal­lions have had five metropoli­tan twoyear-old win­ners.”

On top of that, Your Song has sired a stakeswin­ner, stakes-placeget­ter or win­ner in ev­ery state of Aus­tralia.

“He him­self wasn’t an early horse,” Thomp­son ex­plained.

“He was a very late sea­son two-year-old. He had his first start about this time of year and we saw the im­prove­ment that he showed at three so we are thrilled.

“I love the way they at­tack lin­e­and just keep turn­ing up.” .”

Your Song has the chance for an­other stakeswin­ner and an ad­di­tional $128,000 to his prog­eny earn­ings when Tab­bing tack­les to­mor­row’s Group 3 SAJC Na­tional Stakes (1200m) on Good­wood day at Mor­phettville in Ade­laide.

Your Song’s cur­rently a close sec­ond to Pierro in the Cham­pion First Sea­son Sire

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