Black Caviar Not the Only Odds-on 2011 Cox Plate Day Favourite

October 20, 2011

Black Caviar Not the Only Odds-on 2011 Cox Plate Day Favourite

Black Caviar may be stealing the Cox Plate Day 2011 spotlight, the Peter Moody-trained megastar set to start the shortest-priced favourite in an Australian Group race feature for half a century, but there is a another champion racing at Moonee Valley this Saturday that is also set to jump odds-on in a diminutive field – Manawanui.


Manawanui is at 'Black-Caviar-Like' odds to win the 2011 Mitchelton Wines Vase on Saturday

Seeking her 15th straight turf triumph, Black Caviar is the $1.04 favourite in the 2011 Schweppes Stakes, this price available at Luxbet and the best punters can get on her.

One race before the ‘Black Flash’ draws a hectic crowd of supporters donning her now legendary salmon and black polka dot racing colours, an emerging star will take to the track with the Ron Leemon-trained Manawanui racing in the $200,000 Group 2 Mitchelton Wines Vase (2040m).

Formerly known as the AAMI Vase, the 2011 Mitchelton Wines Vase is due to jump at 2:40pm (AEDST) as Moonee Valley Race 4 on Saturday.

With a final field of just six, Manawanui is the clear-cut favourite at a short quote of $1.18 through Luxbet.

They may be odds-on, but it is an easing price as Manawanui has drifted out from their opening price of $1.12.

Oratorio three-year-old Manawanui may not be of Black Caviar’s ability or caliber, but they are the highest-rated galloper in the AAMI Vase field by far and have already amassed over $1.12 million in career prize money for connections.

A winner of seven of their five starts to date, including the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) in September, Manawanui’s only two defeats so far have been their third on debut at Canterbruy back in March and their gallant last-start second to super colt Helmet in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

Helmet goes to the 2011 Cox Plate on Saturday as the Luxbet favourite currently paying $3.30, but punters won’t find those kind of favourite odds on Manwanui for their Saturday race assignment.

Using the Vase as a lead-up to the $1.5million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on Saturday week, Manawanui showed race jockey Glyn Schofield they were set for a big win with their impressive gallop at the Valley on Tuesday morning.

Having their first proper look at the notoriously tight Moonee Valley circuit, Manawanui did everything right and Schofield, who has been aboard the gelding for all but one of their starts, holds no fears heading into Saturday.

“The idea wasn’t really to go out there and break any records or make him do anything spectacular, but that’s just the way he does things,” Schofield said of Manawanui who ran the final 400 metres of his 1600 metre gallop in a blistering 23.46 seconds.

“I think coming down to Melbourne, the trip away has probably been the making of him.

“He’s matured and mentally he’s gained a lot from his experiences away from home.

“I obviously thought the Guineas run would take a lot more out of him than it has but that (gallop on Tuesday), and based on what Ronnie says, he’s come through it with no problems at all.”

Manawanui is also the current $3.40 Victoria Derby 2011 betting favourite at Luxbet and the Vase is the right race to go via as seven of the past nine Victoria Derby winners came through the race.

Robert Hickmott’s O’Reilly gelding Collar $4.20 is the only other horse at single-figures in the Mitchelton Wines Vase odds, while Gai Waterhouse’s rails-drawn Power Broker ($21) is the only other under $51.

View the full 2011 Mitchelton Wines Vase odds below, fixed win prices which can be locked in now at Luxbet.

Luxbet have all the best Cox Plate Day betting action, including a $500 bonus bet if you sign up now and quote the code BONUSBET when depositing, as well as exclusive offers including their Best Tote Exotics + 5% Bonus open on every Moonee Valley Race this Saturday!

2011 Mitchelton Wines Vase Odds

Moonee Valley Race 4 – 22/10/2011

# Horse (Barrier) Odds
1 Manawanui (4) 1.18 Luxbet
2 Collar (5) 4.80 Luxbet
3 Scelto (2) 51.00 Luxbet
4 I Feel Good (3) 201.00 Luxbet
5 Power Broker (1) 21.00 Luxbet
6 Danichi (6) 301.00 Luxbet

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