Thursday saw a dashing double act at Taranaki for the Go Racing Thewayyouare progeny with hopes they will follow in the foot steps of Go Racing’s most notable Thewayyouare alumnus – the stakes winning and twice Group 1-placed, Prince Mambo.
Lyric’s Way (Thewayyouare x Lyric) shot to the front from a handy barrier draw in the maiden 1200 metres. Says trainer Lisa Latta, “She’s shown good form and was only lacking a bit of maturity. She was fresh up with regular rider Leah Hemi on board and won well.”
Poetic Affair (Thewayyouare x City Affair) came from a wide draw and worked hard to get just behind the leader. The pace was strong and she was pushed wide again but ran home strongly in the straight just to be over taken by winner, Downtown Abbey. She didn’t get the chance to have a breather in the race, making it a very brave effort.
Says Racing Manager Albert Bosma, “Although not a fashionable sire – and no-one’s ever accused me of being fashionable! – Thewayyouare has certainly done the job for our owners and very cost-effectively. Two years ago we were prepared to take a punt on him as a first season sire where others weren’t and it paid off. Prince Mambo cost only $22,000 but has earned his syndicate just on $170,000. Lyric’s Way was $25,000 and Poetic Affair $15,000. This year we bought well again in the family with The Mello Way costing $24,000.”
“Lyric’s Way has now broken her maiden status. Being out of a Grosvenor mare, she was always going to improve with maturity and time.”
“Poetic Affair was a lovely big yearling filly and will also improve as she matures but she will go over more ground. Her next start is in a Listed three year old race over 2100 metres at Ellerslie on 13 December.”
Yesterday also saw Queenoftheamazon (Savabeel x Thalestris) second up in 20 months who ran an improver’s seventh placing over 1800 metres from an unfavourable draw, with Michael McNab on board. She will be ready to strike form next start when she gets up over 2000 metres.