Maiden Win for King Manu

The Pencarrow bred four-year-old King Manu broke maiden ranks yesterday at Kyneton for trainer Jamie Edwards with a convincing victory in the A$15,000 3YO maiden race over 1875 metres.

A son of the Pencarrow bred stallion Darci Brahma, King Manu (ex Silver and Roses, by Sadler’s Wells) was having his sixth race start yesterday and came into the race off the back of two consecutive placings over 1624 and 1900 metres.

The addition of blinkers in yesterday’s race seemed to make all the difference for King Manu as he notched up a one-and-three-quarter length victory with jockey Jack Hill in the saddle.

King Manu was offered by Pencarrow Stud at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2010 Karaka Premier Sale and was purchased by Edwards/Elkington Racing for $100,000.

A well-bred son of Darci Brahma, King Manu’s blue-blooded dam Silver and Roses is by the champion sire Sadler’s Wells and is an unraced daughter of the prolific producer Blush With Pride (Blushing Groom).

Winner of the Group 1 Kentucky Oaks and Group 1 Santa Anita Santa Susana Stakes, Blush With Pride is the dam or grand-dam of top performers including four time Group 1 winner Rags to Riches (A.P. Indy), dual Group 1 winner Jazil (Seeking the Gold), Europe’s 2007 Champion Filly and four time Group 1 winner Peeping Fawn (Danehill) and Group 1 winner and sire Thewayyouare (Kingmambo).

Silver and Roses produced a brother to King Manu in 2009, named Military Attache, who will race in Singapore.