Guineas to decide colt’s immediate future

 Aug 17 2016

The well-related colt has made the perfect start to his career and his performance in the Listed H. S. Dyke Wanganui Guineas on September 3 will determine whether he heads across the Tasman.

“He will run at Wanganui and we will go from there,” trainer Lisa Latta said.

“Melbourne is an option with him and we would be looking at races leading into the Victoria Derby, but we want get the Wanganui Guineas out of the way first.”

The domestic options open to the connections of Manhattan Street include a path toward the Gr.1 Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas at Riccarton on November 5.
“The New Zealand Derby is worth a lot of money as well,” Latta said.

While Manhattan Street is out of a sister to the champion sprinter Lankan Rupee, Latta believes he will be much more of a force over middle distances.

“He's a real staying type of colt and a horse who I’m confident is going to get out over more ground later on,” she said.

A son of the Gr.1 Cox Plate runner-up Manhattan Rain, Manhattan Street won all three of his starts last season on heavy tracks, including the Listed Ryder Stakes, but Latta is confident he will act on top of the ground.

“He’s trialled on good tracks so better ground isn’t going to bother him,” she said. 

Paul Vettise - NZ Racing News

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