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Feb 11, 2019

Nothing Fawlty With Manuel’s Orr-Some Performance

Manuel fights off Brave Smash ultimately claiming the Group One CF Orr Stakes (Racing Photos)   Manuel’s part-owner, Gary Lechte, could be excused for having a few nervous moments during the final 200m of the Group One Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Sure, Manuel had controlled the race throughout, courtesy of a bold Luke Currie, but most of us were switching our attention from the $21 outsider to the fast finishing challengers such as Kementari, Brave Smash and Land of Plenty. However, it would be Manuel who had us all asking Que? as he refused to give in, eventually scoring with a half length to spare. It’s been quite the journey for Manuel who ran fourth on debut, as a 2YO, in the Maribyrnong Trial Stakes, but it would be over 12… Read more

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