Manikato Stakes

The 2016 Manikato Stakes will be held on October 21st at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

2016 Manikato Stakes Results

  • 1st: Rebel Dane
  • 2nd: Fell Swoop
  • 3rd: Japonisme

Manikato Stakes News

Rebel Dane Is The 2016 Manikato Stakes Winner

Rebel Dane Is The 2016 Manikato Stakes Winner

Rebel Dane defied a massive price to record a shock victory in the 2016 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley tonight.

Rebel Dane recorded his first Group 1 victory since 2013 in the Manikato Stakes. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Rebel Dane was barely mentioned in the lead-up to the Manikato Stakes as the majority of attention was focused on the ...

The Group 1 2016 Manikato Stakes is one of the premier weight-for-age races held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Victoria during the annual Melbourne spring Racing Carnival. Named after the superb sprinter Manikato, the race offers $1 million in total prize money and is raced under the lights on the Friday night before Cox Plate Day in October.

Run over 1200 metres,the Manikato Stakes attracts a star-studded field of sprinters with many coming off an earlier Moonee Valley run in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) the month before.

Manikato Stakes
Date: October 21, 2016,
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2016 Manikato Stakes Tips

See below for the exclusive Manikato Stakes 2016 betting tips to lock in online at Ladbrokes.com.au!

For a full 2016 Manikato Stakes tips preview follow the link.

1st: #8 Fell Swoop (Bet on Fell Swoop now): He’s the early Manikato Stakes betting market mover and well performed at elite level and weight-for-age. Record shows he’s the only one yet to win a Group 1, but with a gun run from barrier three in behind Buffering with Hugh Bowman aboard, he’s a big chance to take out a top level. He was second to Chautauqua in the TJ Smith Stakes in the autumn, loves this distance and was strong first-up in Sydney with improvement fitness-wise to come here.

2nd: #2 Chautauqua (Bet on Chautauqua now): This Team Hawkes-trained six-year-old is a multiple Group 1 champion, has had elite level success overseas and won this race last year. The inside alley may have produced three of the past seven winners, but it’s not the ideal spot so makes the short-priced favourite vulnerable. He’s the one to beat, but he’ll need luck. That said, after the Moir Stakes fourth here over 1000m, he’ll relish getting out over his pet distance.

3rd: #6 The Quarterback (Bet on The Quarterback now): Top value offered for this Newmarket Handicap winner who has winning form over Black Heart Bart and Chautauqua. The Flemington straight is his go and he’s unplaced from two Valley runs so far, but this is an attractive price, he’ll stay out of trouble from the outside alley (11) and chases the Gilgai Stakes – Manikato Stakes double Chautauqua won last year.

2016 Manikato Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Manikato Stakes 2016 odds on the field of star sprinters facing off under the lights at Moonee Valley on the Friday night before Cox Plate Day are listed below complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au so you can lock in your Manikato Stakes tips.

2016 Manikato Stakes Field & Barriers

The 2016 Manikato Stakes field and barrier draw was released on October 18, 2016 and features 11 star sprinters led by the reigning Manikato Stakes winner Chautauqua drawn barrier one for his title defense.

View the official 2016 Manikato Stakes Final Field & Barriers below and follow the link for a full race preview before placing your bets at a trusted online bookmaker such as Ladbrokes.com.au.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 15411x10x5 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 2 58.5kg 115
2 112x1311x4 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 58.5kg 118
3 6136x129x7 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 10 58.5kg 113
4 64x321x245 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Chris Parnham 5 58.5kg 110
5 54094×2367 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Ben Melham 4 58.5kg 105
6 1x361539x1 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 11 58.5kg 110
7 1x35313x60 JAPONISME Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8 58.5kg 109
8 1x242156x3 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Hugh Bowman 3 58.5kg 108
9 21x1512x7x HOLLER John O’Shea James McDonald 7 58.5kg 111
10 26x1631x54 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 9 56.5kg 111
11 1x1121x43 CAPITALIST Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 53kg 104

2016 Manikato Stakes First Acceptances

The 2016 Manikato Stakes first acceptances closed on Tuesday October 4 and reduced the number of hopeful sprinters heading towards the classic down to 22 including a trio of three-year-olds.

See below for the full 2016 Manikato Stakes First Acceptances and follow the link for a more detailed rundown.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 15411x10x5 BUFFERING G 9 Robert Heathcote 1 58.5kg
2 112x1311x4 CHAUTAUQUA G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2 58.5kg
3 213x169x3x LANKAN RUPEE G 7 Mick Price 3 58.5kg
4 1x1121x43 CAPITALIST C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 53kg
5 6136x129x7 LUCKY HUSSLER G 7 Darren Weir 5 58.5kg
6 64x321x245 UNDER THE LOUVRE H 6 Robert Smerdon 6 58.5kg
7 54094×2367 REBEL DANE H 7 Gary Portelli 7 58.5kg
8 26x1631x54 ENGLISH M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 8 56.5kg
9 2617x1100x FLAMBERGE G 7 Darren Weir 9 58.5kg
10 2111x4160x TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 10 58.5kg
11 1x361539x1 THE QUARTERBACK G 6 Robbie Griffiths 11 58.5kg
12 1x35313x60 JAPONISME G 4 Chris Waller 12 58.5kg
13 1x101x112 ASTERN C 3 John O’Shea 13 53kg
14 11x242156x FELL SWOOP G 5 Matthew Dale 14 58.5kg
15 13x73525x4 DOTHRAKI G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 15 58.5kg
16 x130x154x2 OUR BOY MALACHI G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 16 58.5kg
17 21x1512x7x HOLLER H 4 John O’Shea 17 58.5kg
18 112x083x21 KEEN ARRAY G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 18 58.5kg
19 346x115x16 FAATINAH G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 19 58.5kg
20 1111 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 20 53kg
21 1x34127x42 SHEIDEL M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 21 56.5kg
22 2115x17x35 O’MALLEY G 6 Enver Jusufovic 22 58.5kg

2016 Manikato Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Manikato Stakes nominations were released by Racing Victoria on September 20 and were headlined by Chautauqua. Read more about the 2016 Manikato Stakes Nominations.

View the full 2016 Manikato Stakes Nominations below.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 x15411x10x BUFFERING G 9 Robert Heathcote 1 58.5kg
2 1112x1311x CHAUTAUQUA G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2 58.5kg
3 213x169x3x LANKAN RUPEE G 7 Mick Price 3 58.5kg
4 1x1121x4x CAPITALIST C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 53kg
5 46136x129x LUCKY HUSSLER G 7 Darren Weir 5 58.5kg
6 264x321x24 UNDER THE LOUVRE H 6 Robert Smerdon 6 58.5kg
7 354094×236 REBEL DANE H 7 Gary Portelli 7 58.5kg
8 126x1631x5 ENGLISH M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 8 56.5kg
9 2617x1100x FLAMBERGE G 7 Darren Weir 9 58.5kg
10 2111x4160x TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 10 58.5kg
11 x048346230 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 11 58.5kg
12 21x361539x THE QUARTERBACK G 6 Robbie Griffiths 12 58.5kg
13 1x35313x60 JAPONISME G 4 Chris Waller 13 58.5kg
14 11x242156x FELL SWOOP G 5 Matthew Dale 14 58.5kg
15 1x101x11 ASTERN C 3 John O’Shea 15 53kg
16 0x7236033x STRATUM STAR H 5 Darren Weir 16 58.5kg
17 13x73525x4 DOTHRAKI G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 17 58.5kg
18 1x130x154x OUR BOY MALACHI G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 18 58.5kg
19 21x1512x7x HOLLER H 4 John O’Shea 19 58.5kg
20 x3223x68x2 BALL OF MUSCLE G 6 Joseph Pride 20 58.5kg
21 112x083x21 KEEN ARRAY G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 21 58.5kg
22 13x35217x2 COUNTERATTACK H 4 Chris Waller 22 58.5kg
23 0x424x19x8 ALPHA MISS M 5 Robert Smerdon 23 56.5kg
24 0x411L0x55 MISS PROMISCUITY M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 24 56.5kg
25 435x00110x RAGEESE H 4 Darren Weir 25 58.5kg
26 2346x115x1 FAATINAH G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 26 58.5kg
27 2210×18 DEFCON C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 27 53kg
28 1x16x204x7 KINGLIKE H 4 Gerald Ryan 28 58.5kg
29 11x16515x GHISONI M 4 John O’Shea 29 56.5kg
30 55x2215x11 REDZEL G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 30 58.5kg
31 3821x0x101 HELLBENT H 4 Darren Weir 31 58.5kg
32 11x324314x RUETTIGER (NZ) G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 32 58.5kg
33 x19230x393 SANTA ANA LANE G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 33 58.5kg
34 111x RUSSIAN REVOLUTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 34 53kg
35 11x34127x4 SHEIDEL M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 35 56.5kg
36 13×1212311 VOODOO LAD G 5 Darren Weir 36 58.5kg
37 x0130x10x3 KAEPERNICK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 37 58.5kg
38 2152911×63 WE’VE GOT THIS G 5 Greg Eurell 38 58.5kg
39 2115x17x35 O’MALLEY G 6 Enver Jusufovic 39 58.5kg
40 1x22x4 BATTLECAMP (NZ) G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 40 58.5kg

Manikato Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1968 as the Freeway Stakes, the race became the Manikato Stakes in 1984. The event was first won by Winfreaux and then in 1979 and 1982 Manikato claimed the race as his own. Manikato went on to win the William Reid Stakes five years in a row. In a total of 49 career starts, the legendary horse managed 29 wins and 13 places. In 1984 Manikato died from an illness and was buried at the Moonee Valley racecourse.

The Manikato Stakes has produced several WS Cox Plate winners including Sunline in 2000-01, Dane Ripper in 1997, Rubiton in 1987 and Strawberry Road in 1983.

Double winners of the race include: Dual Choice in 1970-71, Tauto in 1973-74, Spinning Hill in 2002-03 and Spark Of Life in 2004-05. The fastest winning time recorded since 1980 was by Our Westminster in 1989 with 1 minute 8 seconds. The slowest winning time was by Silver Bounty in 1981 with 1 minute 17 seconds.

Recent Manikato Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Manikato Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Manikato Stakes
1st Rebel Dane 1 minute 10.99 seconds
2nd Fell Swoop
3rd Japonisme
2015
Manikato Stakes
1st Chautauqua 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Srikandi
3rd Rebel Dane
2014
Manikato Stakes
1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Angelic Light
3rd Famous Seamus
2013
Manikato Stakes
1st Buffering 1 minute 11.44 seconds
2nd Lucky Nine
3rd Sessions
2012
Manikato Stakes
1st Sea Siren 1 minute 11.32 seconds
2nd Mental
3rd We’re Gonna Rock
2011
Manikato Stakes
1st Sepoy 1 minute 11.08 seconds
2nd Sister Madly
3rd More Joyous
2010
Manikato Stakes
1st Hay List 1 minute 9.94 seconds
2nd True Persuasion
3rd Eagle Falls
2009
Manikato Stakes
1st Danleigh 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Phelan Ready
3rd Nicconi
2008
Manikato Stakes
1st Typhoon Zed 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Absolut Glam
3rd Kaphero
2007
Manikato Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Vormista
3rd Dr Nipandtuck
2006
Manikato Stakes
1st Miss Andretti 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Dance Hero
3rd Sassbee
2005
Manikato Stakes
1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 11.5 seconds
2nd Perfectly Ready
3rd Our Egyptian Raine
2004
Manikato Stakes
1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 13.3 seconds
2nd Yell
3rd Dilly Dally
2003
Manikato Stakes
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd True Glo
3rd The Big Chill
2002
Manikato Stakes
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Bel Espirit
3rd Mistegic
2001
Manikato Stakes
1st Piavonic 1 minute 12.9 seconds
2nd Sunline
3rd Falvelon
2000
Manikato Stakes
1st Sunline 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Honour The Name
3rd Miss Pennymoney