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Star French import Manighar will be out to continue his sizzling 2012 form as he attempts a fourth consecutive Group 1 victory in tomorrow’s 2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick.
The Peter Moody-trained gelding is in career best form, having recently completed a rare Australian Cup, Ranvet Stakes and BMW treble.
He will again go head–to-head with Americain who finished third behind him in the Australian Cup and runner-up in the BMW and will take on star mare More Joyous for the first time.
Keep reading below for the stats that matter and reasons why Manighar can and can’t produce a rare fourth consecutive Group 1 victory.
Horse Facts – Manighar
- Jockey: Damien Oliver
- Barrier: 2
- Trainer: Peter Moody
- Owners: Hon E I Mack, Carson Joel Syn, Glenlogan Park, J Higgins Uthmeyer Racing, A Karoll, Gurners Bldstk, Ms D Tricario, Est D Christensen and Oti Manighar
- Age: 6YO
- Gender: Gelding
- Breeding: by Linamix out of Mintly Fresh
- Career: 27 10-4-4
- Prize Money: $2,794,450
- Last Six: X13111
- Current Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds: $3.80
Yes – Manighar can win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes
- He has been in sensational form, winning his last three starts at Group 1 level
- He is at home in big races
- He has won twice at Group 1 level at the 2000 metre Queen Elizabeth distance
No – Manighar can’t win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes
- He faces his toughest opponent to date in More Joyous
- He is without regular jockey Luke Nolen who has been replaced by Damien Oliver
- It has been a long preparation
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