2017

Manaya Back In Action Saturday

Thursday, 26th January 2017

Talented filly Manaya (Hinchinbrook-Hot 'n' Breezy, by Zephyr Zip) will embark upon a path towards the Melbourne autumn carnival when she resumes in the QTIS 3YO Handicap (1000m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday. Manaya, who is a three-quarter sister to brilliant dual Gr1-winning mare Hot Danish, made an auspicious start to her career when storming home from last on the turn to win the Listed Woodlands Stakes (1100m) at Scone in May of last year. But at her only other start, the 3YO pulled up with back soreness when sixth behind Omei Sword in the Gr2 Silver Shadow Stakes on 20 August. "Her work has been pleasing but I haven't really had anything to test her and she was switching off when she was going clear," Gold Coast-based trainer Michael Costa told Racing.com. "Physically, giving her the time off has been a blessing as it has allowed her to grow up." Manaya's Melbourne programme is likely to include starts in the Kevin Hayes Stakes followed by the Angus Armanasco a fortnight later.

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Manaya (image: Steve Hart)

2016

Manaya Spelled

Tuesday, 23rd August 2016

Trainer Michael Costa has reported to Racing NSW stewards that talented filly Manaya (Hinchinbrook-Hot 'n' Breezy, by Zephyr Zip) pulled up with back soreness following her sixth place to Omei Sword in Saturday's Gr2 Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick. Costa said the 3YO would now be spelled. Manaya, who is a three-quarter sister to brilliant dual Gr1-winning mare Hot Danish, made an auspicious start to her career when storming home from last on the turn to win the Listed Woodlands Stakes (1100m) at Scone in May. Costa had some ambitious plans for Manaya in the spring, including a tilt at next month's $1 million Gr1 Golden Rose.

Silver Shadow Return For Classy Manaya

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016

Promising filly Manaya has returned to the stable of trainer Michael Costa as she commences her build-up to the spring, reports Racing.com. Manaya, who is a three-quarter sister to the brilliant dual Gr1-winning mare Hot Danish, made an auspicious start to her career when storming home from last on the turn to win the Listed Woodlands Stakes (1100m) at Scone in May. Costa has some lofty ambitions for the 2YO who is likely to open her spring campaign in the Gr2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on 20 August. "She went out at 484 kg and she has come back 532 kg, which is very pleasing considering she hasn't really had that much time away," Costa said. "She spent three weeks on the water walker so never really got completely turned out but she has freshened up and is in great shape." He added: "It [the Silver Shadow] is only eight weeks away so we may be racing against the clock but that is where I'd like to kick off with her." Costa said Manaya will most probably be restricted to races of seven furlongs or less. "I don't want to stretch her to a mile in the spring, it might be something we look at next preparation but at the moment I think she is best suited in sprint races up to 1400m," he said. "We could potentially look at something like the Golden Rose [Gr1] before heading to Melbourne but that is all dependant on how she comes up and whether she suggests she is capable of being competitive in that grade."

Manaya Wins Listed Woodlands Stakes

Monday, 16th May 2016

At Scone in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed stallion Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a black-type success when 2YO filly Manaya (Hinchinbrook-Hot 'n' Breezy, by Zephyr Zip) scored by 1.5-lengths for trainer Michael Costa in the $140,000 Wins Listed Woodlands Stakes (1100m) for 2YO fillies, over fellow juvenile fillies Raiment (Street Cry-Clothing, by Commands) & Nonpareil (Commands-Serenissima, by Lonhro). In an auspicious start to her career, Manaya took her record to 1 win from 1 start for $85,200 earnings. Manaya, who is a three-quarter sister to the brilliant dual Gr1-winning mare Hot Danish, was purchased for $65,000 at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Holbrook Thoroughbreds.

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Manaya (image: Steve Hart)