Your Song swansong in Stradbroke

Fastnet Rock colt Your Song will retire to Widden Stud after the Brisbane winter carnival.

A stunning five length winner of the G1 BTC Cup at Eagle Farm last Saturday, he will have two more starts for trainer Anthony Cummings in the G1 Doomben 10,000 on May 25 and G1 Stradbroke Hcp on June 8.

Your Song (3c Fastnet Rock – Zembu by Fuji Kiseki) turned in an explosive performance to thrash a quality field in the BTC Cup.  The Gooree Stud homebred will follow in the footsteps of Eduardo Cojuangco’s star colt Northern Meteor to Widden.

“He has always been a special colt and we were so thrilled to see him come out and prove that last Saturday,” Gooree manager Monica Barrera said.  “He was an outstanding foal, probably the pick of all of our foals in fact, so we had always hoped he might develop into a sire prospect.

“We are primarily breeders and Mr Cojuangco likes his stallions to be lightly raced so now it’s time for Your Song to move on with the next phase of his career.”

Your Song is the 13th individual Group 1 winner by champion sire Fastnet Rock.  His dam Zembu was a $450,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Gooree and second-dam Wanice is a half-sister to G1 racehorse and sire Fantastic Light.

Widden owner Antony Thompson said physical attributes are all important in a sire.  “We could not be taking on a more impressive individual than Your Song,” he claimed.  “It was interesting listening to the post-race comments from Saturday which back up our view that he is one of the best looking Fastnet Rock sons to look through a bridle.”

Your Song’s service fee will be announced after his swansong in the Stradbroke Hcp.