Inglis Classic stars Manawanui and Pane In The Glass both made superb returns to racing at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
Manawanui (Oratorio) scored a stunning four length victory in the G3 Up & Coming Stakes and Pane In The Glass (Testa Rossa) was a strong winner of the G3 Silver Shadow Stakes.
Trainer Ron Leemon has a host of options for Manawanui. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had a good horse,” he said. “He’ll have a very easy week now and we’ll weigh up our options.”
Connections will weigh up whether to part with a $50,000 late entry fee for the G1 Golden Rose. Long term, Leemon has the G1 Spring Champion Stakes and Caulfield Guineas as options this campaign.
Manawanui was a $45,000 buy at the 2010 Classic Sale when catalogued by Goodwood Farm. He had shown potential with two juvenile wins last season and ran right up to a recent 10 length barrier victory.
Pane In The Glass was a major beneficiary of the Inglis Race Series last season before measuring up to Group 1 level when second to Helmont in the Champagne Stakes.
Patinack Farm had already collected $550,000 from her two-year-old feats and there is much more to come going by her strong victory in the Silver Shadow.
Pane In The Glass will now continue through the Princess Series on the way to the G1 Flight Stakes. She was a $32,000 buy at the 2010 Classic yearling sale.