HIGH HOPES FOR LANIGAN’S MAN
High Hopes For Lanigan’s Man
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David Lanigan is excited about the future for his talented filly Shestheman.
The daughter of Manduro finished second on her only appearance as a juvenile and was an impressive winner on her return at Wolverhampton last month.
She is entered in the Oaks at Epsom and the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot, but Lanigan is keen to take things steady, with a trip to Salisbury next up.
“She’s got a mark of 82 and the plan is to run her in a fillies’ handicap at Salisbury on Thursday,” said Lanigan.
“She wants decent ground and she’s an interesting filly. She’ll obviously have to win convincingly next time if she’s going to run in something like the Oaks.
“It’s a long year and I want to stick in handicaps at the moment as I think she’s on a mark she can work off.
“If you go and run her in a trial and she’s not good enough, that could be her racing career done as they go up another 10lb no matter where they finish.
“She’s very lightly raced and did nothing wrong the last day. Hopefully she’s a progressive filly and we’ll take the next step at Salisbury before making a plan for the summer.
“There are lots of opportunities. She’s in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot as well and there is no rush with her.”