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Royal Island Wins Listed Wangoom Handicap
At Warrnambool in Victoria, triple Gr1-winning Darley shuttler Dubawi (Dubai Millennium-Zomaradah, by Deploy) added a black-type success when 5YO gelding Royal Island (Dubawi-Jessie Jane, by Umatilla) scored by 2.5-lengths for trainer John Salanitri in the $150,000 Listed Wangoom Handicap (1200m) for 3YO+, over 4YO gelding Magnus Lad (Magnus-Charlann, by Double Income) & fellow 5YO gelding Taddei Tondo (Danerich-Pachouli, by Royal Academy). This was the first stakes victory for Royal Island who took his record to 6 wins and 5 placings from 17 starts for $234,480 earnings.