Ticking off the Classics

3yo gelding Warmonger made some heads turn when he won the Listed TAB Trophy at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day at just his third start.

The son of War Decree finished 3rd in his career debut at Seymour in September and went on to break his maiden at Mornington next start over 1500m. After not getting many favours that day, Warmonger won impressively and gave both his trainers and owners confidence that there was more in store.

“I was pleased to see him relax in the race, it’s a good sign for what we have in mind for him in the future and he showed some good stamina. He’s obviously still learning, but physically looks well. He’s put on a bit of weight since his Mornington win and is in a very good headspace.”, said Mick Price after his Mornington win.

Moving on to the Listed TAB Trophy on Cup Day was a big step up in grade for the 3yo, but he proved to be the strongest on the day and made it two wins in a row, earning his first black-type success at only his third career start.

Warmonger wins the Listed TAB Trophy on Cup Day at Flemington.

“He has come along again since his win at Flemington. His coat has come right through, he has put on condition while getting fitter and we’re very happy with him.” adds Michael Kent Jnr.

Warmonger will now head towards the 3yo Stayers Classic at Cranbourne this Saturday over 2025m with Damian Lane back on board. See the full field and all race detail here.

Best of luck to connections and hopefully we can see him salute again!