Last season’s weight-for-age star Manighar has finally shown that he’s back in form in last Saturday’s Group 1 Doomben Cup and will now run in the Group 2 $250,000 P.J. O’Shea Stakes (2200m) on June 1.
Trainer Peter Moody was original planning to spell Manighar after the Doomben Cup but is now keen to run the horse in the O’Shea Stakes at Eagle Farm, before going to the spelling paddock.
“The race is ideal for him at weight-for-age and the distance suits perfectly, so Peter wants to give him one more before he has a rest,” managing owner Terry Henderson said this morning.
The absolute middle-distance star of Australian racing 12 months ago with wins in the Australian Cup, Ranvet and BMW, Manighar has enjoyed mixed fortunes since, but his run last Saturday in the Doomben Cup suggests Moody has him back on track.
“He’s pulled up well and he gets into the O’Shea well, so he’ll have one more then have a break before the Spring,” Henderson added.
Source : Racing Network