Danehill (USA) stallion Manton has made a flying
start to the 2012-13 racing season with four individual winners from limited
runners in the first month of the new season.
Four-year-old Benelux kept the winners ticking over for Manton when a narrow winner of the National Jockeys Trust Maiden Handicap 1400m at Bathurst today.
From the first crop of runners for Manton, Benelux is from the Lake Coniston mare Biddy who has had six named foals for five winners.
Manton's first season at stud saw him based at Darley in the Hunter Valley and from that crop he has had 14 individual winners from only 23 runners giving him a strike rate of 60% runners to winners from his first crop who have just turned four.
Moved on by Darley after his second season, which was cut short, Manton had only four live foals, none of which has raced. He has since left crops of 17 and four foals in subsequent seasons.
His best performer so far has been the stakes winner Disputes.
Manton (pictured) stands at Tareena Bloodstock alongside Floral Dynamite who had five winners from 10 runners last season and the well bred Killy (Redoute's Choice-Snowdrift) whose second crop of foals are due this spring.
For further enquiries contact Ian McRobert on 0438 531 205.
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