Imported stayer Manighar claimed his 2nd Group One race in two weeks when he fought off a wayward Rangirangdoo to get out Saturday’s Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill.
Manighar had four begins in the spring in the treatment of Luca Cumani and was transferred to Peter Moody following his 2nd to Americain in the Zipping Classic.
His four starts for Moody have resulted in a about three wins including the Australian Cup (2000m) in a head-bobber in excess of Southern Speed.
The Ranvet margin was a 50 %-head with Rangirangdoo ($ 17) shifting out markedly in the house straight, taking Manighar ($ 6.50) in the direction of the external rail.
Favorite Shoot Out ($ three.ten) stuck on effectively to end a length 3rd with Niwot and Southern Velocity the next two house in the 2000m element.
“He continues to thrive here,” Moody explained.
“I think Luke made a decisive shift at the 1700 (metres) and he stuck on nicely when the other horse was dull off the monitor.
“I believe this horse has come to Sydney at the right time.
“The alter of surroundings does these horses good.
“It retains them considering and it really is good to change their coaching.
“We began with a cleanse slate with him.
“If we had gone straight down the same path we could have ended up with a dour stayer.”
Moody said Manighar was a correctly sound horse who would stage up to 2400 metres in the BMW in two weeks and a clash with Americain.
“The BMW has been the goal for this preparation and I’m hunting forward to it,” he mentioned.
The begin of the race was held up when Southern Pace required a new shoe on her close to-entrance foot.
Jockey Craig Williams explained he assumed the mare had felt the new footwear.
“She took a few or four skips as an alternative of stretching out,” he explained.
“Dropping the shoe upset and inconvenienced her.”
Coach Leon Macdonald believed the Caulfield Cup winner also raced a minor dourly and was looking for the extra ground in the BMW.
Chris Waller, trainer of Rangirangdoo and 3rd-positioned Shoot Out, was proud of each runners.
“They equally went tremendous,” he mentioned.
“But you cannot get racing 3 wide.”
Profitable jockey Luke Nolen signalled a warning to Manighar’s BMW rivals.
“He continues to get greater,” he said.
“I am searching ahead to riding him in a mile and a half (2400m) race.”
New Zealand mare Scarlett Girl completed tenth of the 13 runners and her coach Graeme Rogerson mentioned she was also hunting for further at this stage of her planning.