Manton flying at Tareena Bloodstock

Tareena Bloodstock sire Manton has made a flying start to the new racing season with four individual winners on either side of the Tasman.

McFerrin opened his account first-up in Queensland prior to Moss Construe claiming her second win in four starts at Taupo in NZ.  Glory Man followed up with a four length victory at Mornington last Tuesday and Benelux kept the till ticking over at Bathurst on Monday.

Manton has now sired 14 individual winners of 21 races from his first-crop and they have arrived at a 58% strike-rate.

Manton (Danehill – Kensington Gardens by Grosvenor) is a younger brother to Champion WA stallion Blackfriars and Craiglea Stud veteran Waterford Road.

Their dam is one of the more successful mares in the Stud Book with a perfect record among her six foals to race.  Apart from the three Danehill sires, Kensington Gardens has also foaled G1 South Australian Oaks winner Larrocha and LR Geelong Classic winner Lions Gate.

Manton was a G2 winner of the 2006 Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill and was later purchased by Tareena Bloodstock owner Ian McRobert to stand at his stud fronting the Manning River in NSW.  “He doesn’t have the numbers to match the Hunter Valley sires that retired in the same year,” McRobert said.  “But I’m sure the quality of his offspring will have people sit up and take notice.”

His best performers so far have been 2011 LR Reginald Allen Quality winner Disputes and last year’s LR Blue Diamond Preview placegetter Graskop.

Manton stands at Tareena Bloodstock alongside Floral Dynamite (Danehill) and the well-bred Killy (Redoute’s Choice).  For further enquiries contact McRobert on (02) 6553 1204.

Danehill sire has a 58% winning strike-rate