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Manolo Blahniq scores in Chester Manifold

Manolo Blahniq stamps his All Star Mile credentials winning the Chester Manifold - Darryl Sherer
Manolo Blahniq stamps his All Star Mile credentials winning the Chester Manifold

Darryl Sherer

Trainer Tony Noonan is hoping the first Australian stakes win for Manolo Blahniq in the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) at Flemington can go some way to garnering the gelding some votes for the rich All-Star Mile at the same track.

Five-year-old Manolo Blahniq was a Group Three winner at his second start in New Zealand as a two-year-old and he added his first Australian stakes win in Saturday's 1400m race at his 24th career start.

Noonan plans to chase more stakes wins with Manolo Blahniq in the next month, while he has thrown the gelding into the entries for the inaugural A$5 million All-Star Mile at Flemington in March.

Ten of the 14 spots in the All-Star Mile will be decided by public vote and a host of high-profile horses from across the country have already been nominated for the race.

"All the girls who like shoes, he's the horse to vote for," Noonan said.

A son of Rich Hill Stud stallion Jimmy Choux, Manolo Blahniq is named for another high-end shoe manufacturer Manolo Blahnik.

Manolo Blahniq won twice in town during 2018 and Noonan believes the best is still to come from the sprinter-miler after three encouraging performances so far this preparation for a win and two placings.

"He's been going well for a while now," Noonan said.

"He's now getting to the stage where he's a bit stronger and more confident.

"He was a colt for a while and he struggled with that.

"We had to alter his race pattern a bit because he used to over-race and want to race a lot on nervous energy. But now he's lovely and relaxed and he's a consistent horse.

"He's just in the right place at the right time now."

Manolo Blahniq ($5.50) had to race three-wide from a deep barrier draw but Noonan praised the ride of Dwayne Dunn to get the gelding home by three-quarters of a length.

Bred by Nearco Stud, Manolo Blahniq was purchased out of Curraghmore's 2015 New Zealand Bloodstock draft for $115,000. - AAP



 

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