First Stakes-Winner for Your Song
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 8 April 2017
The leading Australian first season sire by winners, Widden Stud's Your Song passed an important milestone on Saturday when siring his first stakes-winner with promising filly Split Lip taking out the Listed SAJC Dequetteville Stakes at Morphettville.

Placed at her first two starts, the Will Clarken trained filly cast off maiden status with a dominant two length win at Morphettville last month.

Split Lip as a yearlingStepping into Black Type company for the first time, Split Lip was strong to the line winning the 1050 metre dash by a long neck over expensive Exceed and Excel filly Luqyaa, a $500,000 Inglis Ester purchase for Shadwell.

In contrast, Split Lip was an $11,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the Lincoln Farm draft for her trainer and has already won over $95,000 in prizemoney.

Will Clarken returned to the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale this year to purchase the full brother to Split Lip, who was consigned by Widden and made $44,000.

Bred by Warringah Stud Farm, Split Lip is the first foal of Little Less Lip, a three-quarter sister-in-blood to Group I winner Blevvo. She was covered last year by another of the Widden sires in Shamus Award.

Split Lip is one of seven winners for Your Song, who nearly had a double in Adelaide with his two year-old gelding Tabbing beaten a head in the previous race.

A Group I winning son of Fastnet Rock, Your Song will look to follow in the footsteps of other successful sire sons of Fastnet Rock in Smart Missile and Hinchinbrook, who have taken Champion Australian First Season Sire honours in the past two years.

Race 2 - Dequetteville Stakes
Listed - 1050m

Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:01.36. Sectional Time: 0:34.77 at 610m.
Prizemoney: $110,000 - 1st: $70,400 2nd: $18,500 3rd: $9,000.
 1   Split Lip T: Will Clarken J: Ms E Finnegan
2f   Your Song x Little Less Lip (Blevic )
 Lot 588 2017 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale
Vendor - Widden Stud, Widden Valley
Buyer - Clarken Racing Pty Ltd  $44,000
 2 0.4 Luqyaa T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: C J Parish

2f   Exceed And Excel x Charmview (Royal Academy (USA) )
Not Offered
 3 1.7 Broadband T: P Stokes J: D Tourneur

2f   Sebring x Electric Dreams (Redoute's Choice )
 Lot 798 2017 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor - Vinery Stud Scone NSW
Buyer - Psd $270000 Res $300000   
 4 2.8 Spiritual Girl T: Will Clarken J: Jamie Kah
2f   Keep The Faith x Royal Jama (Royal Academy (USA) )
 5 3.0 Freeze Over T: J D Sadler J: J Noonan
2f   Exceed And Excel x Big Chill (Artie Schiller (USA) )
 6 4.7 Plover Lover T: Tony McEvoy J: Damien Thornton
2f   Wanted x Song Of The Sun (Desert Sun (GB) )
 7 14.0 Rossa Di Corso T: D L Huxtable J: J Potter
2f   Elvstroem x Veetwelve Rossa (Testa Rossa )
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