Mnementh first selected for The Kosciuszko

The Mitch Beer-trained Mnementh was the first horse selected in the 2022 The Kosciuszko.

The 14 slot winners for the 2022 ‘The Kosciuszko’ were only announced by Racing NSW this morning, but already country gallopers far and wide have been snapped up by those lucky winners to contest the $2 million feature, which will be run and won over the 1200m journey at Royal Randwick on October 15. 

The Mitch Beer-trained Mnementh was the first horse picked, with part-owner Michael Dyordyevic the winning ticket holder at North Albury, making it easy a decision for connections. 

Mnementh is a well-credentialled sprinter, having started 23 times for 7 wins and 7 placings, earning connections just shy of $240,000 in the process. 

It was last preparation that the Albury galloper took his form to another level when winning the $75,000 Albury Barlens City Handicap in March when showcasing a stellar turn of foot in the 1175m feature sprint. 

After placings in the Tocumwal Cup and Wagga Town Plate in April and May, Mnementh came out and won the 1200m Benchmark 78 Handicap at Rosehill Gardens on May 21, again showcasing a devastating turn of foot to put his rivals away. 

Following a 16-week spell, the six-year-old came out and was very impressive when winning by more than six lengths in a 1015m open trial at Wagga on Wednesday. 

Beer was thrilled to have Mnementh selected and said the Eurozone gelding would go into the $2 million feature first-up when 14 of NSW country’s best sprinters do battle.

“It just couldn’t have worked out better that one of the part-owners and a good mate drew a slot,” Beer said. 

“The horse pulled up terrific from his impressive trial on Wednesday (and) he will go first-up into the Kozi (Kosciuszko). 

Mnementh’s selection in The Kosciuszko kicked off what was a whirlwind afternoon for Racing NSW and country racing fans, with Handle The Truth (Keith Dryden), Commando Hunt (Cameron Crockett), Art Cadeau (Terry Robinson), It’s Me (Brett Cavanough), Front Page (Geoff Duryea), and Another One (Gary Colvin) all selected to contest the $2 million race.