Gosford, April 22 - Improving Snitzel four year-old Maroney Avenue has been quietly putting together an impressive record on country tracks and took another step up the ladder when taking out the $50,500 Class Four event at Gosford on Sunday for leading Scone trainer Rod Northam.
Maroney Avenue was sent out favourite and surged home to win the 1200 metre sprint by a head as favourite.
Bred by Martin Hawcroft’s Byerley Stud, Maroney Avenue was withdrawn from the 2009 Magic Millions Yearling Sale and retained to race with partners, the gelding now the winner of four races from four starts with prizemoney of $52,500.
Maroney Avenue is a half-brother to Group I placed mare Occurrence and is one of four winners from stakes-placed Barathea (IRE) mare Happens.
Happens was on-sold by Byerley Stud for $210,000 in 2009 at the Inglis Broodmare Sale to Patinack Farm.