Manaya enhanced her value as a broodmare prospect when she dropped in class to win at Eagle Farm.
Manaya remains for sale despite an impressive win in the Workforce Success Handicap at Eagle Farm.
Manaya appreciated a drop back from stakes races to score a half-length win over Morendi ($41) with three-quarters of a length to After All That ($3.90).
The mare is a half-sister to Group One winner Hot Danish and has been put up for sale as a broodmare prospect.
Trainer Michael Costa said if the owners didn’t get a good offer the mare would race on for another season.
“I would like to have her race on but she won a stakes race as a two-year-old and she is half-sister to a top horse in Hot Danish. So I would imagine she will bring a big price,” Costa said.
“She ran in four stakes races during the winter and didn’t have any luck at all. But it was a big drop in class today and she got the run of the race.
“Funny thing, she is a strange horse who is a lot better when she gets to the outside in her races and can run on.”
Jockey Tegan Harrison completed a winning double on Red Stina ($8.50) in a race she described as a “girls day out”.
“She (Red Stina) was bred by women, is owned by women and was ridden by a woman,” Harrison, who won earlier on Boom Boom Epic, said.
Red Stina’s trainer Rex Lipp missed the win because was judging polo ponies at a show, but his wife Ros Lipp, who part-owns the filly with breeder Grania McAlpine, believes the filly has a big future.
“Now she is getting out in distance she could go a good way,” she said.
Chris Waller moved to outright second place on the metropolitan trainers’ premiership with Borazon ($3.40) gave him his 48th winner of the season.
Borazon beat his stablemate Miss Shanti ($8), who was recently bought by Waller, in a driving finish and stable manager Paul Shailer said both were well suited to racing in Queensland.
Caloundra trainer Natalie McCall won the race named for her when Red Doulton ($3.70) scored.
McCall sponsored the race to help one of her owners who was involved in promoting the day.