Manndar, winning the 1999 Hollywood Derby.

Manndar, winning the 1999 Hollywood Derby.

Manndar Making Quick Recovery from Ankle Surgery

Recently retired $1-million earner Manndar is making a speedy recovery from ankle fusion surgery performed on the 5-year-old son of Doyoun in November. Trainer Beau Greely said he expects that Manndar will be able to ship from California to Kentucky soon.

"He has been coming along so well that I should be able to ship him in two or three weeks," said Greely Sunday. "He will probably go my brother, John Greely IV, at Wintergreen Stallion Station in Lexington."

Greely continued to say it's not likely Manndar will stand at Wintergreen.

"We're looking for a place for him to stand in Europe," the conditioner said. "Wintergreen is in its first year of operation and has stallions Five Star Day and Ecton Park retired there."

Manndar, who won four of 20 career starts, was being prepared for a start in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup when he suffered a fractured sesamoid in his left fore. Manndar won the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT) and Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) in succession last year but was winless from four starts this season. He finished second in the Knickerbocker Handicap (gr. IIT) in his final career start.