Ryan hails dominant Menari
Trainer Gerald Ryan was singing the praises of Menari following a dominant victory in Saturday's Group 2 Run To The Rose (1200m).
'Menari the Ferrari' as he has been called, crossed the line 1-1/2 lengths in front of Pariah, who took second, with Perast the same margin back in third.
The way he worked last Friday morning, I reckon there's only been two other horses I've clocked sectionals as quick as him and that's been Chautauqua and All Too Hard when they were flying.Gerald Ryan
Ryan, who has prepared a wealth of thoroughbred talent in his years of training, believes Menari could end up in the same company as his sire Snitzel.
"I thought I was lucky enough to have a horse like Snitzel who I thought was a very good horse," Ryan said.
"Probably the best horse I had since Snitzel was Snitzerland, then along came Rubick. Never saw the best of Rubick, but this horse in the autumn, what he showed us before he raced I thought 'this is a fair dinkum, genuine horse'.
"The way he worked last Friday morning, I reckon there's only been two other horses I've clocked sectionals as quick as him and that's been Chautauqua and All Too Hard when they were flying. He burnt the track last Friday."
The win also meant a Group 2 treble for jockey Josh Parr, who had won on stablemate Deploy and the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Gold Standard earlier in the day.
"Group One's are obviously the pinnacle and extra special but three Group IIs in a day is pretty good too," Parr said.
Meanwhile, Menari is 7/5 to win the Golden Rose back at Rosehill Gardens on 23rd September, while Pariah is priced at 5/1.
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