Manawanui heads into tomorrow’s feature Group 1 $500,000 2012 Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m) as favourite and is in for show down with talented Australian Guineas winner Mosheen.
The Ron Leemon trained son of Oratorio is a Group 1 winner and would have scored victory in the Hobartville Stakes on March 3 if a protest was not upheld by the Wild and Proud camp after Manawanui crossed the line in front.
It is the prized race across the country tomorrow in what is the first meeting at the Royal Randwick Racecourse since its $150 million redevelopment.
Manawanui is yet to win over the 1600 metre distance but is a proven performer having won at distances from 1100 to 2040 metres.
The Races.com.au team is here to bring you all the stats about the $3.10 bookmaker.com.au favourite as well as what is for and against the star gelding in tomorrow’s Randwick Guineas.
Horse Facts – Manawanui
- Jockey: Tommy Berry
- Trainer: Ron Leemon
- Owners: Mrs G D Leemon, J R Sundell, R M Casson, Ms J A Brown, R G Reo, A T Reo, D R T Leemon, A Cook & G F M Syndicate
- Age: 3YO
- Gender: Gelding
- Breeding: by Oratorio out of Lady Remlap
- Career: 11 6-3-1
- Prize Money: $1,347,580
- Current Randwick Guineas Odds: $3.10 at bookmaker.com.au
- He is a proven winner, having scored six victories from 11 starts
- He has won a Group 1 race (2011 Golden Rose)
- He has a better barrier draw than top competitor Mosheen
- He showed sensational form last start in the Hobartville Stakes before losing on protest
- He has never won at the Randwick Guineas 1600 metre distance
- He has not won in his last three starts
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