$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Ron Leemon trained Manawanui has won today’s Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes in a canter from the outsider of the small fied David Hayes trained Roman Giaconda and Cocky Raider was gallant in third.

Manawanui served notice he would be a major force in next month’s Caulfield Guineas, barely getting out of second gear as he coasted to victory in the Group Two Stan Fox Stakes at Rosehill.

The 1400m feature was expected to be a virtual track gallop for Manawanui who was sent out at the prohibitive odds of $1.12 and that’s how it panned out, much to the relief of trainer Ron Leemon.

“It is a relief,” Leemon said.

“To me he was the best horse in the race but you always know something can come from behind.

“He’s got a little bit of quality about him.

“He just controlled the race beautifully. It was like a good barrier trial for him.”

Leemon elected to keep Manawanui in Sydney for his final Caulfield Guineas lead-up while the two colts he relegated into the placings in the Golden Rose – Smart Missile and Helmet – headed to Melbourne.

He was happy with that decision following the Stan Fox and said the small field and lack of pressure meant Manawanui would go into the Guineas (1600m) on October 8 without having had a tough run.

“I’m pleased about that, he didn’t have a hard hitout so he’ll recover nicely,” Leemon said.

“That was one of the reasons I stayed here, we duck the high pressure and go in as the fresh horse.”

Manawanui went to the line under his own steam to score by 1-3/4 lengths over filly Roma Giaconda who did a good job to make ground from the tail of the field.

Cocky Raider battled on for third another half-length away.

Winning jockey Glyn Schofield said Manawanui “did it pretty easy” and he didn’t think the gelding would have any trouble adapting to the Melbourne way of going next start.

“I don’t think he’ll have a problem,” Schofield said.

“You never know until you go down but we’ve got a lot of confidence in this horse, which is what he gives you.”

Manawanui’s win gave Schofield an early double after he took out the opening race aboard the Chris Waller-trained Marden.

AAP TURF

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
    with
    $550*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Is this the worst ride ever?

A terrible ride over the weekend has sent punters into meltdown claiming it is the worst ride they have ever...

Winx’s next race start decided

Sydney racegoers are likely to get just one more chance to see Winx this spring with the champion slated to...

Golden Slipper winner retired

Dual Group One winner She Will Reign has been retired and is expected to head to stud in the northern...

Winx Stakes Results and Replay – 2018

View the results and replay for the 2018 Winx Stakes. The Winx Stakes was raced at Randwick racecourse on 18/8/2018....

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.