Menari Back To Track After Stud Failure

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Fertility problems have put a halt to Menari's stud career, at least for the time being, with the four-year-old to re-join 's stable at .

George Altomonte retired Menari when he suffered a suspensory injury at the beginning of the season and retained a significant share when the horse went to Newgate Farm.

But with 20 mares from 64 served in-foal, connections have decided to return him to the track with the Handicap and perhaps in mind.

“It's great to have him back,” Ryan said.

The winner of the Group Two , Menari subsequently started favourite in the 2017 but finished third behind stablemate Trapeze Artist.

Menari has not raced since the Golden Rose while Trapeze has gone on to become a star as the winner of the and All Aged Stakes last season and runner-up to in The in October.

Starspangledbanner is one of the most famous cases of a horse returning to the track after a less than satisfactory rate at stud.

The Australian and European Group One winner was unsuccessful when he went back to the races and returned to stud when the limited numbers from his first crop showed their prowess.

His fertility rate has improved to 74 per cent since 2016.

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