Tassort has only had 14 runners in his debut season as a stallion, but he is now a Group 1-winning sire after Manaal snatched the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes in the last stride.

Manaal winning the ATC Sires' Produce Stakes
Manaal finished powerfully to claim the Group 1 ATC Sires' Produce Stakes. (Photo by Jeremy Ng/Getty Images)

In a driving finish to the first Group 1 race of The Championships at Randwick, Manaal got her head down at the right time to collar a game Traffic Warden, who had shot clear with 150 metres to go.

Already a Group 2 winner after her success in the Sweet Embrace Stakes, Manaal is a homebred for Emirates Park, who has enjoyed tremendous success in juvenile Group 1s, through Golden Slipper winners Mossfun and Estijab. 

She is out of the American mare Red Lodge, who since producing Manaal has been visited by I Am Invincible, Zoustar and Justify. 

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