Manettino Wins His Debut Race
The Stuart Williams trained MANETTINO collected the third £15,000 Craven Breeze Up Bonus of the year with a taking win on debut in the British Stallions EBF Maiden Stakes at Yarmouth. The son of ACLAIM earned his owners Opulence Thoroughbreds, Regents Racing et al. £19,266 for victory with prize money of £4,266 supplemented by a £15,000 Craven Breeze Up Bonus. A half-brother to the Listed winner LADY PENELOPE, MANETTINO was purchased for 150,000 guineas purchase by Opulence Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Tally Ho Stud.
Time: 63.36s Closing Sectional: (4.00f): 0.00s
MANETTINO (IRE) (2-y-o: by Aclaim: fourth foal: half-brother to useful winner up to 5.5f Lady Penelope (2-y-o 5f winner, by Night of Thunder): dam unraced half-sister to useful winner up to 7f Enlace out of useful 6f winner Crossover) who cost plenty at the breeze-ups, has a bit about him physically and made a winning start in clear-cut style; held up, not clear run briefly 2f out, progress over 1f out, led entering final 1f, stayed on well; he'll stay 6f and is sure to progress.
The 2 with experience did much better than they had first time but neither proved any match for a winner who created a positive impression first time out.