Can Manighar do it again? 2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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.


Manighar is chasing a fourth consecutive Group 1 victory in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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 headto-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  • He is without regular jockey Luke Nolen who has been replaced by Damien Oliver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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