Following the scratching of Bank Robber from the 2010 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley tonight, Australia’s leading online bookmaker Sportsbet have updated their odds on the remaining runners with Hay List still the raging favourite.
John McNair’s super consistent gelding Hay List drew the prized barrier one draw for the $350,000 Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) and this combined with his impressive record of 10 wins from 12 starts saw Hay List open at the short quote of $1.85 through Sportsbet.
Hay List, the last start McEwen Stakes winner, has now firmed into $1.70 to win tonight.
But for punters seeking a better value pick for the Manikato Stakes, the Races.com.au team’s top tip is to back Peter Moody’s Reward For Effort in an Each Way wager at Sportsbet.
The well-bred four-year-old enjoyed two early spring wins before finishing third to Hay List in the McEwen and opened in the Manikato markets at $12.
With the weather in Melbourne holding up, the current track rating at Moonee Valley is Dead, which is ideal for Reward For Effort who needs Slow or better.
The track rating has seen the punters get behind Reward For Effort, his odds shortening into $9 at Sportsbet.
Races.com.au Manikato Stakes Betting Tips:
- #2 Reward For Effort – Each Way through Ladbrokes.com.au
And to Place the best picks are:
- #6 Hay List
- #1 All Silent
- #7 Love Conquers All
If you are a fan of the exotic markets, try Reward For Effort in a Box Trifecta with the above Place picks.