14 June 2019
Manning became the latest Group 1 winner for his sire Sportswriter after taking out the $100,000 Pearl Classic at Gloucester Park.
Coming into the race off an impressive heat win, Manning sat back during the race and came home with his customary sprint to defeat stablemate Aristocratic Starby almost a length.
The win was his third from six starts and takes his earnings to $91,913.
Bred by Steve Johnson, Manning is out of the Northern Lights mare Stephanie Rose and thus carries a 4 x 3 cross to No Nukes.
Sportswriter has now sired nine Group One winners in Australia and New Zealand.