HEVERSHAM Park-bred Lord Of The Manor (Querari), broke his Maiden at his eighth attempt when accounting for 13 rivals in a turf contest over 1700m at Greyville on Sunday.
There was a lot to like about the way he ran courageousy through a gap between horses and then lengthened away beautifully to win, unextended.
Both trainer Mark Dixon and jockey Keagan De Melo suggested that Lord Of The Manor was immature, still a bit “backward” and hence with more improvement to come.
“He’s always showed us good work,” said Dixon. “He didn’t produce his best the last twice, we couldn’t find anything wrong with him and I’m glad he put it together today. In time he could be a 2000m horse.”
Lord Of The Manor races for retired top-level US-based race caller Trevor Denman and his wife Robin and Dixon said: “They would’ve been up watching this, they love their racing!”
Lord Of The Manor’s dam, Glorious Fair (Rakeen), has a Wings Of Desire weanling at foot.
Lord Of The Manor was a R180,000 buy from the National Two-Year-Old Sale in 2018.
Heversham Park will have 15 on the same sale this year, on 12 and 13 November.