Shiranda is being aimed for the major Cup races during the Northern Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.
The five-year-old ran third to Absolut Artie in last year’s Rockhampton Cup over 1600 metres and third to Best Hoffa in the Mackay Cup over 1800 metres before winning the 2000-metre Townsville Cup last year.
He wound up his winter campaign finishing with the tailenders but less than three lengths from winner Paniagua in the Cairns Cup over 2100 metres last August.
“He’s going well and he should be around the money again,” Manzelmann said.
“He hasn’t had the races to suit him of late but he’s getting ready for all the major winter races here.
“He ran third in the Rocky Cup last year then he pulled too hard when third in the Mackay Cup.
“He then won the Townsville Cup but he got caught in the quicksand when he was well beaten in the Cairns Cup.”