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Manny Wah Upsets Kenner
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Manny Wah Upsets Kenner

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Susan Moulton’s Manny Wah broke through for his first stakes score, posting a 12/1 upset in Saturday’s $100,000 Duncan F. Kenner Stakes at Fair Grounds.

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Manny Wah and jockey Miguel Mena took back to the rear of the seven-horse field as Just Might and Readyforprimetime duked it out up front.

Rallying strongly in the stretch while under a hand ride, Manny Wah cruised past the front-runners inside the final furlong.

The Wayne Catalano trainee completed the 5 1/2-furlong firm turf sprint in 1:02.38.

Just Might headed Readyforprimetime in second, 1 1/2 lengths clear of Fast BoatBorn GreatReal Money, and the 5/2 favorite Archidust completed the order of finish.

Went West was scratched.

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Manny Wah’s win was his first since defeating optional claiming rivals at Churchill Downs in September 2019 and improved his overall record to 23-4-6-6. The 5-year-old intact son of Will Take Charge has now earned $501,888.

Manny Wah returned $27.60 to win, $9.40 to place, and $5 to show. Just Might brought back $5.80 to place and $3.60 to show, while Readyforprimetime paid $3.20 to show.

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