TRIPLE TREAT – MANNING makes it three Group 1 races in a season for PacingWA, and two of those with Trotsynd and he did this winning the $100,000 2 yr old Pearl Classic on Friday at GP.
Trained by an astute trainer of juveniles in Justin Prentice, he was driven patiently by Chris Lewis to overtake the other Justin trained horse Aristocratic Star and win by 2.7m in a good time (1.58.8) on a slightly rain affected track.
What’s so special about these wins is the huge number of syndicate owners, and for many, this is their first part ownership of a pacer.
How many owners can you fit on the track?– well the photos tell how many – and how happy.
MANNING is a WESTBRED by Sportswriter and named after esteemed sports journalist Ernie Manning- who after all these years still remains a humble and shy man, but he was pretty thrilled with his namesake’s win!
Bred by Steve Johnson out of mare Stephanie Rose, MANNING was purchased at the 2018 APG Perth Sale by PacingWA for Justin to train and to be offered to Trotsynd; and so the story began mid last year for many of the new syndicate owners