Mankayan wins Take It To The Neds Level Handicap: Post Race Trainer and Jockey Quotes

Trainer and jockey quotes after the Take It To The Neds Level Handicap at Caulfield on Saturday taken out by Mankayan.

Race Result:

1st: Mankayan (Matthew Cartwright/Maher & Eustace) - $14.00
2nd: Beltoro (Michael Dee/Robert Hickmott) - $18.00
3rd: Imperial Lad (Alana Kelly/John Moloney) - $9.00

Winning Time: 1:37.72 Last 600m: N/A

Margins: Short neck x Nose

MANKAYAN (blue silks) winning the Take It To Neds Level Hcp at Caulfield in Australia.
MANKAYAN (blue silks) winning the Take It To Neds Level Hcp at Caulfield in Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

 

 

Winning Trainer: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace (David speaking)

Racing well fresh: "He clearly goes very well fresh, we spaced his runs a lot last prep as well. Things just sort of fell into place today, they went a nice gallop. (Barrier) one was always going to be tricky but it sort of opened up at the right time."

Plans this time in: "We'll let him go through the grades. He has got a nice rating, just to allow him to do that he's probably got a couple of more runs in open handicap company and keeping him fresh and at slightly shorter trips might suit him better. Ultimately we'd like to get him into a nice race in the Spring and he's in for a nice long campaign."

On Thought Of That: "He just didn't get the cover he needed, in the end he wasn't beaten far and we think he's come up well."

Winning Jockey: Matthew Cartwright

How the race unfolded: "It was a monster run today, he jumped really clean and there wasn't actually a lot of pace coming up the hill so I thought I'd roll forward and sit two (pairs) back without having a horse in front of me, letting him travel within himself. I stayed to the fence because the leader was always going to give a good kick, it's a tough horse so I followed it through, got a good run and he stuck his head out where it counts."

On the horse: "He's in for a good preparation. He's a horse that really likes building momentum and luckily I had the space to build and he was really strong late."


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Caulfield

Saturday, 07th May 2022

7
15:40
(local)

Take It To Neds Level (Bm100)

WT: 53.0kg Type: BM100
AUD $130,000
1600m TURF GOOD
7
15:40
(local)
AUD $130,000
1600m GOOD

Take It To Neds Level (Bm100)

WT: 53.0kg Type: BM100
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 5. MANKAYAN (IRE) 6yo G
INTELLO (GER) - ANGELIC NOTE (IRE)
MATTHEW CARTWRIGHT
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$13.00
53.5kg
Australian Bloodstock, Fourmour Racing, D Hollyman, R Mutton, B Duffy, G Edwards, C Hawkes, Cyclone K, T Macrae, Mankayan, F Welsford, S Welsford, The Mighty Misfits, F Marando, P Murphy, Bets Boys Racing, C Schembri, J Simmons, Mankayan Bsc & Kayan Racing

Sales Information

2nd 13. BELTORO (AUS) 4yo G
TORONADO (IRE) - BELIEVABEEL (NZ)
MICHAEL DEE
ROBERT HICKMOTT
$17.00
53.0kg
Mrs L M E Leo, I N Kinder, Mrs E McMahen, P McMahen, G Wright, Mrs C J Everard, H C A Everard, Ms K L Joyner, A J Boyd, R B Carter, D S Bassi, N C Bugeja, R S Turner, Ms D M McKenzie, I L Smith, Delbridge Racing Blue (Mgr: M T Leo), Delbridge Racing (Mgr: M T Leo) & Excellent Racing (Mgr: C A House)
3rd 3. IMPERIAL LAD (AUS) 5yo G
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - STAMMER (AUS)
ALANA KELLY
JOHN MOLONEY
$9.00
54.0kg
J F Moloney, B J Cannon, A W Crosby, R C Standish, Tnt Thoroughbred No 1 (Mgr: T Pilimon) & Jimmy's Corner (Mgr: R T Deagan)

Sales Information

4th 6. SKYMAN (GB) 6yo G
MUKHADRAM (GB) - SKYRIDER (IRE)
DAMIEN THORNTON
CHRIS WALLER
$5.50
55.0kg

Sales Information

5th 10. SCOTTISH DANCER (AUS) 5yo G
DREAM AHEAD (USA) - STRATHSPEY (AUS)
TEODORE NUGENT
ANDREW BOBBIN
$13.00
51.5kg

Sales Information

6th 8. UNCLE BRYN (GB) 4yo G
SEA THE STARS (IRE) - WALL OF SOUND (GB)
JYE MCNEIL
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
$2.25
53.5kg

Sales Information

7th 9. WAIRERE FALLS (NZ) 5yo G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - IGUAZU'S GIRL (NZ)
BLAIKE MCDOUGALL
CHRIS WALLER
$13.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

8th 12. MA AND PA (AUS) 4yo G
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - DEAR DEMI (AUS)
CRAIG NEWITT
CHRIS WALLER
$26.00
53.0kg
9th 4. THOUGHT OF THAT (AUS) 5yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - HOLD ME CLOSER (AUS)
JOSH RICHARDS
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$21.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

10th 7. BIOMETRIC (GB) 6yo G
BATED BREATH (GB) - BIONIC (GB)
PATRICK MOLONEY
BEN & JD HAYES
$41.00
53.5kg

Sales Information

11th 2. ARAMAYO (AUS) 6yo G
POET'S VOICE (GB) - PERUVIAN (GB)
BRETT PREBBLE
CHRIS WALLER
$16.00
59.5kg