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Manduro at Halham Hall

Manduro: the son of Monsun was world champion racehorse in 2007

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Group 1 winner for first-season sire Manduro

FIRST-SEASON sire Manduro got a first Group 1 winner on the board on Saturday when his son Mandaean landed the Criterium de Saint-Cloud for two-year-olds over 1m2f.

Mandaean, trained by Andre Fabre for Godolphin, had won a 1m1f Longchamp maiden impressively last time out and easily disposed of his rivals here, despite hanging away from the whip.

The Nicolas Clement-trained Brocottes (by Lando) was second, with German Group 3 scorer Tai Chi (High Chaparral) in third.

Mandaean was bred by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation out of the Darshaan mare Summertime Legacy, winner of the Group 3 Prix des Reservoirs at two and third in the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary at three.

Mandaean is Summertime Legacy's secondGroup 1 winner of the year as a broodmare, as Wavering, his year-older half-sister by Refuse To Bend, landed the Prix Saint-Alary in May.

Summertime Legacy is also the dam of Mister Green, a Listed-placed four-time winner by Green Desert, and dual scorer Atlantic Tiger.

Manduro, a son of leading German sire Monsun, was crowned world champion racehorse of 2007 after Fabre saddled him for impressive victories in the Prix d'Ispahan, Prince of Wales's Stakes and Prix Jacques le Marois.

He was bought by Sheikh Mohammed to stand at his Kildangan Stud in County Kildare, where he will command a fee of €10,000 next year, down from €15,000.

Manduro's other winning progeny this season include Bonfire, an unlucky-in-running third in the Group 1 Criterium International last month.

Manduro is the fourth European first-season sire to produce a two-year-old Group 1 winner: the others are Strategic Prince(La Collina in the Phoenix Stakes), Teofilo (Parish Hall, Dewhurst) and Turtle Bowl (French Fifteen, Criterium International).




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