An exciting year ahead for Manton Thoroughbreds
Manton Thoroughbreds II and III embark into what looks to be a very exciting year. Manton Thoroughbreds II’s star Barraquero has done very well since his time off, he has been brought gradually up to speed and is looking a picture of health. His win in the Richmond Stakes Group 2 was very impressive, the form out of the race has been strong with Nebo winning a Group 3 and Headway winning a recent Listed race. After a slight set back it was our decision to put him away for the season with a fresh start in 2018 the target. A French Guineas entry has been made with the Greenham at Newbury very much our target for his start. Now handicapped Soldier’s Bay is expected to build on his 3 progressive runs as a two year old and will look to kick off his season with a winning start. 3 other horses remain unraced Brexiteer (Zoffany), Malangen (Born To Sea) and Eternal Frame (Dutch Art) will be flying the Green and Blue flag soon enough. Manton Thoroughbreds III, have 6 two year old colts to go to battle with. 2 bought from Doncaster a Zebedee colt and an Acclamation, the Zebedee looks nice and sharp it would be very exciting if he could live up to the benchmark Barraquero (Zebedee) has set. From Goffs we bought a Holy Roman Emperor, this proven sire is a fantastic source of winners which make great trade horses, he is a good looking colt that would attract the attention of certain export routes should he win a race or two. The remaining horses were bought from Tattersalls, a Charm Spirit that was infact partly owned by Brians new assistant James Ferguson lets hope he can reward us for our purchase. A Dandy Man and an Archipenko were also acquired, the former looks sharp and the latter just might be one for next year. A lot to look forward to for all those involved.