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Fencing - Newbury - 13.08.2011

Fencing bids to be a second Group winner for Street Cry in 24 hours

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Dante set to be a key race for emerging Manduro

A PROMISING start at stud could become a banner one for Manduro at York when two of his first crop line up for the Betfred Dante Stakes.

Bonfire, who bids to extend an impressive sequence for Highclere Stud consignees, and Mandaean, bred by Darley, who stand Manduro, both have strong chances.

Manduro, a son of Monsun, retired to stud at five and would not have been expected to dominate the freshman sires' tables when his first juveniles appeared last year.

All the same he closed 2011 with a Group 1 winner - Mandaean, who took the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud.

Manduro's stock have performed well with cut in the ground. Mandaean's Group 1 came on heavy going and Bonfire took third behind 2,000 Guineas runner-up French Fifteen in the Group 1 Criterium International when the ground was very soft.

And Manduro is off the mark in stakes races this season thanks to Trois Lunes, winner of the Group 3 Prix Vanteaux. also on heavy.

Fencing could give his sire Street Cry a second Group winner in less than 24 hours following Princess Highway's victory in the Blue Wind Stakes at Naas on Wednesday night.





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