NE Manion Cup 2012 – Predictions

The Listed 2012 NE Manion Cup (2400m) is the eighth race on an exciting Rosehill card tomorrow that is highlighted by the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas.

The $100,000 race gives a group of 12 stayers a chance to push their claims for a Sydney Cup berth which will take place on April 28.

The market is fairly open for the 2012 NE Manion Cup with four horses currently sitting between $4.00 and $7.00.

Australian Cup runner Precedence ($4.00) is the early favourite and is closely followed by Britsh horse Permit ($4.80) and New Zealand gelding Herculian Prince ($5.00).

Herculian Prince

Herculian Prince is the pick to take out the NE Manion Cup

After following the markets all week and analysing the form, the team is here to bring you our winning picks for tomorrow’s exciting stayer’s event.

The Winner

Gai Waterhouse trained New Zealand gelding Herculian Prince showed he was race-hardened from tests against quality fields at Group level when he finished runner-up on March 17 in the Listed Randwick City Stakes.

The Chipping Norton Stakes fifth-place getter should improve once again and will be helped by his last-start rider Nash Rawiller who will again be in the saddle.

A winner of nine races from 28 starts, the experienced horse will not be troubled by the 2400 metres as he is a former Group 1 winner at the distance.

The Placings

Chris Waller trained import Permit ($4.80) ran third behind Herculian Prince in the Randwick City Stakes and has been impressive so far in 2012.

Prior to the Randwick City Stakes, he recorded finishes of first and third in lesser quality races and we are expecting his good run of form to continue tomorrow at a distance he has won at before.

Six-year-old gelding Precedence ($4.00) looked to have turned the corner when finishing fourth in the Australian Cup following a horror run that had seen him not finish better than fifth since March last year.

He showed enough promise in that race against a high-class field to suggest he will continue to improve and should feature near the front of the field when the horses cross the line tomorrow.

The Roughie

Coliseo ($10.00) will be out to show he can match it with the metropolitan runners when he runs in his second ever race in Sydney.

A successful horse at provincial and country tracks, the Canberra Cup third-place getter will be better for the experience after finishing fifth in the Randwick City Stakes and is a chance of upsetting the favourites tomorrow.

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