Manighar to race at Sandown
English stayer Manighar will remain in Australia to race at Sandown on Saturday but his Luca Cumani-trained stablemate Bauer will return home this week.
Part-owner Terry Henderson said Manighar would contest either the Group Two Sandown Classic (2400m) or the Sandown Cup (3200m) but Bauer’s spring campaign was over.
Henderson said Bauer, who was scratched on race morning from the Melbourne Cup, needed more time to recover from an injured hoof.
“He is not right enough to risk sending around in a race next week,” Henderson said.
“We would rather send him back to England, make sure he is right, and then take him to Dubai.”
Bauer, who was second to Viewed in the 2008 Melbourne Cup, was lame in his near fore hoof which he bruised after a fast gallop more than a week ago.
He is booked to fly back to England on Wednesday.
Henderson and his racing partner Simon O’Donnell have interests in both Manighar and Bauer.
Manighar finished seventh to Americain in the Melbourne Cup after a gallant fifth to Descarado in the Caulfield Cup.
“He has pulled up super after the Cup,” Henderson said.
“He is very well and will run in the Sandown Classic or the Sandown Cup.”
Manighar will return to England on Wednesday week with another stablemate Drunken Sailor who finished 11th to Americain in the Geelong Cup and 10th to Moudre in Saturday’s Queen’s Cup (2600m).
A decision on whether the Lloyd Williams-owned Zipping tries for a fourth consecutive Sandown Classic win will be made after he gallops on Tuesday.
Meanwhile another Henderson and O’Donnell-owned galloper Becqu Adoree has left the Cumani stable and will be trained by Peter Moody.
Becqu Adoree finished seventh to Ginga Dude at her only Australian start in the David Jones Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on October 16.
However, the five-year-old who has won four of 13 runs, has a history of tying up and Henderson said the mare would not race again this spring.
“We have got to get rid of the tying up so she will go out for six weeks.
“We will change her diet and go right through the whole process again.”