Manuel has promised to be a blacktype performer since day one and Sportsbet.com.au punters are keen on him to get that blacktype first up this Saturday in the UBET Lightning Stakes (1050m) at Morphettville.
The Tony McEvoy three year old hasn’t raced since the Autumn when a luckless third in the Inglis Dash at Randwick behind subsequent Ramornie winner Calanda. His trials have been outstanding and the punters agree, backing him into $4.60 after opening $5.50.
The other key rivals are two year olds. Ducimus resumes for Team Hawkes and Tommy Berry. He opened $2.60 and is now at $2.80 while the Godolphin youngster Bandipur did touch $3.70 from $3.80 but is back out to his opening price.