King Of Manners scored a timely win for his sire Manner Hill at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
The lightly-raced three year-old belied a long price when lengthening like a good horse in the Anne Marie Classic Hcp (1600m). “This is my first time at Moonee Valley,” owner-breeder Doug Millhouse said as Steven King brought the winner back to scale. “I’m a very proud owner and it’s very sweet with the VOBIS Gold bonus.”
King Of Manners (3g Manner Hill – Rose Of Kinselmac by Bureaucracy) collected $48,000 in prizemoney and a major portion of the $50,000 incentive from VOBIS Gold. Millhouse catalogued him for the 2012 Inglis Victorian Autumn Sale but didn’t accept a best bid of $6,000 at Oaklands.
“And I tried to sell him to Singapore last year,” trainer Shaun Dwyer said. “He’s a tough little horse and I’m looking to get him up to 2000 metres.”
King Of Manners is the penultimate foal from Rose Of Kinselmac who won at Flemington. Millhouse has also kept her unraced two year-old Gardener’s Glory (Floral Pegasus).
Manner Hill (Danehill) won 6 races up to Group 3 level in the 2002 Craven Plate and Manion Cup in Sydney before retiring to Cherokee Rose Stud in the Macedon Ranges.
Cherokee Rose owners Danny and Hanna Rose are closing the stud’s breeding operations and Manner Hill will be sold as Lot 519 on Tuesday, June 24 at the Inglis Great Southern Sale.
Fellow Cherokee Rose stallion Floral Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus) will continue his stud career at Kim McKellar’s Wyndholm Park in Ballarat.