2011 Melbourne Cup – Manighar the same horse

October 30, 2011

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

2011 Melbourne Cup – Manighar the same horse

UK galloper Manighar is back in Australia trying to give grey horses a good name by trying to win Group 1 $6m 2011 Melbourne Cup (3200m) on Tuesday.

Mangihar,  Luxbet Cup price $31, was targeted at the Melbourne Cup last year and ran seventh behind Americain who is the $4.60 Luxbet favourite for a repeat this year.

So the question is, has anything changed to enable Manighar to topple Americain and company in the 2011 Melbourne Cup?.

2011 Melbourne Cup – horse profile

#6 Manighar (barrier 21) 54kg

  • Six year old grey horse
  • Record: 20 starts 6 wins 3 second 3 third
  • Winning distance range 2400m to 3000m
  • Best win: 2009 Group 2 Prix Chaudenay Stakes (3000) Longchamp, France
  • Trainer: Luca Cumani, Newmarket, England.
  • Jockey, Damien Oliver.
  • Latest price Luxbet $31.

Manighar before last year’s Melbourne Cup finished fifth in the Caulfield Cup beaten three lengths by Descarado.

He raced in the 2011 Caulfield Cup as well and finished fourth beaten three lengths by Southern Speed – not much difference there.

In last year’s Melbourne Cup Manighar drew barrier 19 and this year it is barrier 21. Not much difference in that either.

Americain doesn’t seemed to have changed much either, he still looks like a top class stayer which is not good news for the Manighar connections.

Manighar’s best was certainly at the start of his career. He opened in a blaze of glory.

He won six of his first seven starts, the sixth being the Prix Chaudenay Stakes back in October 2009.

Since the Luca Cumani trained gelding has had 13 starts over two years for no wins.

He handles wet tracks but most of his wins have been on dry ground.

What you get from Manighar is an honest performance but he lacks that killer punch – or has so for the past two years anyway.

He is a grey and will have fans on that front but he is the right price with Luxbet.

Definitely tipped to run in the first ten, he may even sneak a place but hard to see Manighar break that drought in Australia’s most famous race.

At Luxbet you can back any Melbourne Cup horse to Win and if they are second over the line you will get your stakes back as a Refund Bet up to $250!



Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field