Strategic Maneuver filly Way Too Good

Strategic Maneuver filly Way Too Good gave her sire another leg up the second-season leader-board with a game victory at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

The Bullarook Park stallion started the new season with promising winners Tempt Me Not and Microsecond before Way Too Good chimed in for trainer James Cummings and owner-breeder Eduardo Cojuangco.

Way Too Good (3f Strategic Maneuver – Above Perfection by Encosta de Lago) had been runner-up at Canterbury and Wyong before scoring an on-pace victory wearing the familiar red and black striped colours of Gooree Stud.

“She’s been very consistent and deserved to break through,” Cummings said.  “That was a strong maiden against some well-bred fillies and she will keep improving.”

Way Too Good finished a head in advance of Sebring’s sister Falkenberg with Fiveandahalfstar’s half-sister Ritzy another two lengths in arrears.  The winner is from a stakes performed mare related to Gooree flag-bearers Desert War and Laser Hawk.

Strategic Maneuver’s winning start at stud has justified an increase to his service fee at Avenel based Bullarook Park.  Studmaster Malcolm Boyd has elevated the cost of a cover to $6,600 (inc gst) this season.

The son of Royal Academy also sported the Gooree silks to a debut victory at Randwick but he sustained a career-ending leg injury second-up at Canterbury.