Mannington's Last Hurrah
Mark Smith - Wednesday, 5 July 2017

After finishing last at his career debut at Canterbury on June 21 there was not a lot of love in the betting ring for Godolphin's Catesby in Wednesday's TAB Handicap over 1200 metres, but the chestnut performed above expectations when third behind a couple of promising ones in Calculated (So You Think) and Brave Song (Your Song).

Conceived in Ireland, Catesby is the penultimate foal of Group III VATC Blue Diamond Prelude winner Mannington who died on May 16.

A half-sister to Group I STC Coolmore Classic winner Bollinger and Group III VATC Blue Diamond Preview winner Sheraton out of the champion Bint Marscay, Mannington has been an exceptional producer in her own right.

Her first foal was Group I VRC Derby winner Benicio (More Than Ready) her second was the winning Fusaichi Pegasus mare Rhema (the dam of Group II Sweet Embrace Stakes winner Always Allison) and the third was the Group II Moonee Valley Fillies Classic winner Romneya (Red Ransom).

The daughter of Danehill was then exported to the USA.

Despite being courted by the likes of Kingmambo, More Than Ready, Dubawi and Shamardal, the results did not mirror what she achieved in Australia, although one of her daughters Rose Trail is more than making her mark as highlighted in this story.

Covered by Shamardal (pictured) to southern hemisphere time, Mannington returned home in December 2013.

Catesby is the result of the mating to Shamardal.

The last hurrah for Mannington is a yearling colt by Lonhro who has been named Roheryn. 

Race 1 - Tab Mdn Hcp - 1200m
Class: Maiden. Track: Soft(6). Time: 1:12.67. Sectional Time: 0:36.95 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $40,000 - 1st: $22,200 2nd: $8,000 3rd: $4,000.
 1   Calculated T: C J Waller J: J Bowman

2c   So You Think (NZ) x Calchris (Commands )
Not Offered
 2 0.2 Brave Song T: P and P Snowden J: Nick Heywood
2c   Your Song x Brave Choice (Dr Fong (USA) )
Not Offered
 3 1.2 Catesby T: Darren Beadman J: A Adkins
2c   Shamardal (USA) x Mannington (Danehill (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 1.3 Blazeray T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla
2g   Commands x I Believe (Octagonal (NZ) )
 5 1.5 Soviet T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: J Parr
2c   Stratum x Inchita (Encosta De Lago )
 6 4.9 League Of Nations T: P and P Snowden J: T Angland
2c   Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Frontal (Charge Forward )
 7 5.4 Choice Harvest T: Joseph Pride J: P King
2c   Choisir x Polite (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA) )
 8 5.5 Septango T: K A Lees J: K Jennings
2g   Sepoy x Dance With Her (Al Maher )
 9 6.4 Auchentoman T: G W Moore J: Tim Clark
2g   Denman x Exchanges (Domesday )
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