Mianjo gives Young his first training success8 Sep 2019

Mianjo gave her Pukekohe owner/trainer Alan Young his first taste of success as a trainer when the mare won in impressive fashion in the $10,000 Waipa at Te Rapa (Maiden) over 1600 metres on Friday.

The Nom du Jeu four-year-old showed promise on debut with an encouraging third but failed when stepping up in distance on her home track last month.
Dropping back to a mile, rider Andrew Calder eased to be at the rear of the 10-horse field, improving from the half mile, until Mianjo unleashed a powerful finish in the straight to score by a length and three quarters to The Last Tsunami (C. Burdan) with two and half lengths back to Global Diamond (R. Elliot) in third.

Mianjo’s winning time was 1:41.33 (last 600m in 39.68) on a Heavy10 track.

“It feels great to get my first training success. I haven’t been doing it long either,” Young said.
“I’ve learnt over the past year and it’s been a lot of fun.”
“We came back in distance and wanted to get away from the deeper tracks, so came here for the better footing with the sand base.”
“We’ll just try going through the grades until she tells us, she’s had enough,” Young added.
Going by Friday’s win, there no doubt there will be more victories ahead for the pair.
Young bred Mianjo from his mare Al’s Angel, a winner of one from 24 starts.