Manor House romps on debut; dam purchased by Schumer Bloodstock
Manor House was seriously impressive on Saturday when romping on debut at Laurel Park by close to 13 lengths.
In the process, he provided a major update for his dam CASCINA, bought by Schumer Bloodstock for just $17,000 out of the 2019 Keeneland November Sale.
Making his debut over Laurel’s one-mile turn, Manor House wasn’t pressured to take command, and kicked clear when asked for a facile score in the colours of Newtown Anner Stud Farm. Trained by Mike Stidham, the colt is the 18th winner for Airdrie Stud’s freshman sire Upstart.
Manor House becomes the fourth winner from just five foals out of Cascina, a Dixie Union half-sister to multiple stakes winner Beau Brass. The mare’s other winners include the Added Elegance Stakes winner Bella Vincenza, the best performer sired by Biondetti.
Cascina was purchased out of the Vinery Sales consignment carrying a foal from the first crop of Army Mule.