Ran seventh in the Melbourne Cup last year and appears to run the same type of race each start. Always close but no cigar. Luca Cumani is one of the great trainers in Europe and finished second in the 2008 Cup with Bauer beaten a lip by Viewed. Cumani is trying something different with Manighar and applying the blinkers. He reportedly worked sluggishly recently but that is just his way. Manighar finished fourth to Southern Speed in the Caulfield Cup, again good but not quite when beaten three lengths by Southern Speed. He has barrier 21 which is not much help but also the in-form jockey of the carnival in Damien Oliver. Can he win, probably not but should you include in in exotics such as quinellas, trifectas, first fours as such the answer is yes. Luxbet have him at $41.