Warwick Barr, Racenet
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Chris Scott has asked about the whereabouts of the “dynamic duo”, trainer Noel Daly and rider Tony Marney, who teamed for great success with iron horse Manuan in the 80s.
In a 96-start career Manuan competed in the top sprint and mile races of his his era and won many features including The Galaxy, Ansett Cup at Eagle Farm, Star Kingdom Stakes, Pacesetter Stakes and two Newcastle Newmarket Handicaps.
Daly and Marney are both still plying their trades and combined in July to go within three-quarters of a length of winning a Saturday race at Rosehill with $101 chance Narwee.
However, Marney has been off the scene since after breaking his leg on Goulburn Cup day in November.
“I’ve just had the brace taken off and I will be getting straight into a month of intense physiotherapy,” Marney said.
“Hopefully I will be back at trackwork then and back riding in races within two months.
“I love the challenge and I’ll be back just the same.”
As in the days of Manuan, Daly is based at Warwick Farm with Marney saying that “he’s still pottering around with a few in work as he loves being around horses.”
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