Mana Nui has joined the Chris Waller stable from the Chad Ormsby yard in New Zealand.
Manu Nui won twice for the Matamata trainer … including a win in the Group 2 Hawkes Bay Guineas … but Tony Rider, Man Nui’s owner and breeder, has now set his sights on a bigger game and he has sent the three-year-old across the Tasman with a specific goal in mind.
“Mana Nui should be ready to race at the end of January or early February. Obviously, we’ll put him in some of the big races like the Australian Guineas (1600m) to try and make him into a stallion,” Rider told the New Zealand Racing Desk.
Rider thought he had clinched a deal to sell Manu Nui, but that arrangement fell through leaving Rider to chase new goals with the son of No Nay Never.
Rider confirmed that Mana Nui has now arrived at Waller’s Rosehill stables.
“He went to Chris Waller’s pre-training place and last Wednesday he went into Rosehill,” said Rider.