Manduro’s consistent son Duretto again impressed when coming from the rear of the field to land the Listed Chester Stakes, quickening well off a slow early pace. The winner of the G3 St Simon Stakes and the Listed Stand Cup over the past two seasons, he came into the race on the back of an excellent third in the G2 Princess Of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket’s July Festival.
An admirable performer, he is now the winner of six races and has only finished outside the money twice in 21 career starts.
Owned and bred by Lord Blyth, he is out of the multiple Stakes-winning mare Landinium (Lando), who hails from the extended family of German G1-winning filly Hollywood Dream.
Manduro has now sired six Stakes winners on the year, in six different countries. Vazirabad remains France’s premier stayer after victories in the G2 Dubai Gold Cup and Prix Vicomtesse Viguer, three-year-old colt Pharrell landed the G3 Prix Noailles, Time To Choose has won two Stakes races in Italy, Plein Air is a Stakes-winner at Santa Anita, and just last weekend Square de Luynes won the Listed Norsk Derby.