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Luke Nolen rides Manighar to win race 7 Dubai Australian Cup during Super Saturday at Flemington Racecourse on March 10, 2012

Manighar wins the Australian Cup earlier this month

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Aga Khan-bred Manighar wins second Group 1

AGA Khan-bred import Manighar won his second Group 1 within a fortnight in the Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill in Australia on Saturday.

Manighar got the better of Rangirangdoo, a New Zealand-bred son of Pentire, by a head in the 1m2f event. Shoot Out, an Australian-bred son of High Chaparral, was third.

Manighar, who had won the Australian Cup earlier this month, was being carried by his dam Mintly Fresh when she formed part of the lock, stock and barrel purchase of Jean-Luc Lagardere's breeding stock by the Aga Khan in 2005.

Mintly Fresh, a daughter of Rubiano, finished second in the Listed Santa Paula Handicap over 6½f at Santa Anita.

Manighar is by Linamix, a stallion that Lagardere supported with great success, breeding Group 1 winners such as Cherry Mix, Sagamix, Slickly and Vahorimix from him.

Manighar's brother Minatlya won the Group 3 Prix du Royaumont. The dam also has a three-year-old filly by Manduro and a two-year-old colt by Dalakhani.

Manighar won six races including the Group 2 Prix Chaudenay when trained in France by Alain de Royer Dupre for the Aga Khan. He was third in the Yorkshire Cup and fifth in the Melbourne Cup last year for Luca Cumani and is now trained in Australia by Peter Moody.

 

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