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The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes is a Group 1 sprint held at Moonee Valley on the Friday night before the Cox Plate in late October.
2020 Manikato Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes News
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The Group 1 Ladbrokes 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 late October.
Run over 1200 metres, the Manikato Stakes is sponsored by Ladbrokes.com.au and 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. Both Buffering (2013) and Lankan Rupee (2014) ran second in the Moir Stakes before their respective Manikato Stakes victories. The 2018 Manikato Stakes winner Brave Smash also improved on a lead-up second in the Moir Stakes before his victory, but placed eighth in Sydney’s The Everest in between the two Group 1 sprints at The Valley.
The 2020 Manikato Stakes runs on Friday October 23, 2020.
|Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes|
|Date:||Friday October 23, 2020|
|Track:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Prize Money:||$1 million|
2020 Manikato Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Check out the official Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order below once the $1 million sprint takes place at The Valley on the eve of Cox Plate Day.
2020 Manikato Stakes Betting Odds
The latest Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2020 odds on the field of star sprinters facing off under the lights at Moonee Valley on the Friday night before Cox Plate Day will be listed below complete with links to the markets at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au so you can lock in your Manikato Stakes tips as soon as betting opens.
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2020 Manikato Stakes Tips
Top Manikato Stakes betting tips include looking for Group 1 performers with previous experience at the tight Moonee Valley circuit, backing the Moir Stakes graduates from earlier in the season and looking for horses that have finished in the money in the Manikato Stakes results from previous years.
Best Roughie: #9 Bella Vella ($14) – BET NOW
Drawn wide, but not a bad thing in a field of 11 at this tight track that she boasts outstanding form at in the past. Fit third-up after winning here fresh and then running under a length back third in the Group 1 Moir. Faces the two that beat her that night again over more distance, but think she could present a danger at odds.
2020 Manikato Stakes Field & Barriers
2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Field Dates
- 2020 Manikato Stakes Nominations: Taken on Tuesday October 22 featuring 56 sprinters
- 2020 Manikato Stakes First Acceptances: Closed on Tuesday October 6, 2020 leaving 34 hopefuls
- 2020 Manikato Stakes Final Field: Announced at 8:30am on Tuesday October 20, 2020 revealing a final field of 11 sprinters
The Manikato Stakes field attracts a star-studded line-up of spring sprinters, many of which are proven Group 1 performers. Horses that contested Sydney’s Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) during the autumn often target the Manikato Stakes in the spring.
A key lead-up race into the Manikato Stakes field is Flemington’s Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) with Chautauqua (2015) recently completing the double.
Following a run in the Manikato Stakes field horses may target the Group 1 VRC Classic (1200m) down the Flemington straight over the Melbourne Cup Carnival, a race the 2015 Manikato winner Chautauqua ran second in.
The 2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes field and barrier draw is released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below as soon as announced.
The Manikato Stakes 2020 field features 11 sprinters including the Group 1 Moir Stakes trifecta of Pippie, Trekking and Bella Vella all engaged to do battle at The Valley again.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||24x7219x24||TREKKING||James Cummings||John Allen||7||58.5kg||115|
|2||58x3129x84||HEY DOC||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||6||58.5kg||111|
|3||27x33580x4||KEMENTARI||James Cummings||Craig Williams||5||58.5kg||109|
|4||331911×565||SPLINTEX||Mark Newnham||Kerrin McEvoy||9||58.5kg||104|
|5||27x1153x37||ORDER OF COMMAND||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||11||58.5kg||103|
|6||548111×341||DIRTY WORK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||William Pike||3||58.5kg||106|
|7||x24423x264||LYRE||Anthony & Sam Freedman||James McDonald||4||56.5kg||102|
|8||1102x146x1||PIPPIE||John & Chris Meagher||Damian Lane||1||56.5kg||112|
|9||152x111x13||BELLA VELLA||Will Clarken||Jamie Kah||10||56.5kg||105|
|10||0x1111x152||DIAMOND EFFORT||Clinton McDonald||Ben Melham||2||56.5kg||104|
|11||55x535x134||BROOKLYN HUSTLE||Jason Warren & Dean Krongold||Mark Zahra||8||56.5kg||96|
2020 Manikato Stakes First Acceptances
The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2020 First Acceptances are taken in early October and the latest declarations for the Group 1 sprint at Moonee Valley will be published below once announced.
The 2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes first acceptances feature 34 hopefuls including Chris Waller’s recently crowned Australian Racecourse of the Year Nature Strip, spruik three-year-old Anders and brilliant Premiere Stakes winning mare Libertini.
2020 Manikato Stakes Nominations
The Manikato Stakes Nominations 2020 are released by Racing Victoria in late September and the full list of early Group 1 race entries will be available in full below.
The 2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes nominations drew 56 sprinters including McEwen Stakes winner Bella Vella, gun filly Away Game, her classy fellow three-year-old stablemate Anders and the Godolphin-raced star Trekking.
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
|1st||Loving Gaby||1 minute 9:29 seconds|
|1st||Brave Smash||1 minute 9.36 seconds|
|2nd||Spirit Of Valor|
|1st||Hey Doc||1 minute 9.96 seconds|
|2nd||In Her Time|
|1st||Rebel Dane||1 minute 10.99 seconds|
|1st||Chautauqua||1 minute 9.5 seconds|
|1st||Lankan Rupee||1 minute 10.3 seconds|
|1st||Buffering||1 minute 11.44 seconds|
|1st||Sea Siren||1 minute 11.32 seconds|
|3rd||We’re Gonna Rock|
|1st||Sepoy||1 minute 11.08 seconds|
|1st||Hay List||1 minute 9.94 seconds|
|1st||Danleigh||1 minute 12.5 seconds|
|1st||Typhoon Zed||1 minute 10.6 seconds|
|1st||Gold Edition||1 minute 10.6 seconds|
|1st||Miss Andretti||1 minute 9.2 seconds|
|1st||Spark Of Life||1 minute 11.5 seconds|
|3rd||Our Egyptian Raine|
|1st||Spark Of Life||1 minute 13.3 seconds|
|1st||Spinning Hill||1 minute 11.2 seconds|
|3rd||The Big Chill|
|1st||Spinning Hill||1 minute 10.5 seconds|
|1st||Piavonic||1 minute 12.9 seconds|
|1st||Sunline||1 minute 11.6 seconds|
|2nd||Honour The Name|