Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes

The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes is a Group 1 sprint held at Moonee Valley on the Friday night before the Cox Plate in late October.

2017 Manikato Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Hey Doc
  • 2nd: #9 In Her Time
  • 3rd: #3 Malaguerra

Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes News

Viddora delivers Kennewell first Group 1 win in 2017 Winterbottom Stakes

Viddora delivers Kennewell first Group 1 win in 2017 Winterbottom Stakes

Smart mare Viddora delivered her trainer Lloyd Kennewell his first Group 1 winning trophy with a dominant win in the Group 1 $1m Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in Perth last Saturday. Winning jockey Joe Bowditch produced a ten out ten ride to bring Viddora from the second half of the field to score…

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 2017 Manikato Stakes ran on Friday October 27, 2017.

Manikato Stakes
Date: Friday October 27, 2017
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2017 Manikato Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Hey Doc
  • 2nd: #9 In Her Time
  • 3rd: #3 Malaguerra

Check out the official Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the controversial win by the Tony McEvoy-trained Australian Guineas winner Hey Doc. The $21 roughie found the front after crossing, a move that saw his hoop Luke Currie cop a 10-meeting suspension, and held off In Her Time ($7.50) late. In Her Time’s hoop Corey Brown lodged a protest, but it was dismissed and the original Manikato Stakes quinella held. It was a juicy trifecta, the close third-placegetter Malaguerra also at $21. Race favourite Vega Magic ($2) failed to get a run for fifth, while Chautauqua was scratched at the barriers after getting his leg caught.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 4 HEY DOC Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 8 58.5kg $21
2 9 IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Corey Brown 0.2L 1 56.5kg $7.50
3 3 MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Damien Oliver 0.5L 10 58.5kg $21
4 10 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 2L 3 56.5kg $19
5 2 VEGA MAGIC David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 2.75L 2 58.5kg $2F
6 7 SPIETH (NZ) Bryce Heys Nash Rawiller 2.85L 4 58.5kg $21
7 5 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 3.05L 6 58.5kg $26
8 11 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Ms Katelyn Mallyon 18.05L 7 56.5kg $31
9 8 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Mark Zahra 22.05L 5 56.5kg $13
SB 1 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 9 58.5kg
6 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Hugh Bowman 0

2017 Manikato Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #10 Viddora
  • 2nd: #2 Vega Magic
  • 3rd: #9 In Her Time

Upsets are uncommon in this WFA sprint showdown at The Valley but tipping on in 2017 with VIDDORA ($19) who has excellent form at the tight track (4:0-2-1) and who comes off the devastatingly close Moir Stakes second here. She’s fitter second-up and gets her chance from a good barrier (3) out to prove she can win at 1200m. VEGA MAGIC ($1.85) is deserving favourite now into odds-on territory and could just come out and win. Dual Group 1 winner, loves this distance (13:9-2-1) and was luckless in The Everest second. If that’s the form to follow, this Moonee Valley debutant wins. IN HER TIME ($6) could be looking for a little further third-up, but she’s just been so impressive winning back-to-back Randwick races this time in. Presents fit and hard to knock a mare in this form.

Read our full Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 Betting Tips.

2017 Manikato Stakes Betting Odds

View our full 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

The latest Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 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 race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au so you can lock in your Manikato Stakes tips.

2017 Manikato Stakes Tips

The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 betting tips listing the spring sprinters to back and sack in the Moonee Valley feature this Cox Plate Carnival will be listed below closer to race day so stay tuned.

2017 Manikato Stakes Field & Barriers

The 2017 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 official Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers feature 11 gallopers, including a number out of Sydney’s $10 million The Everest. Favourite in Manikato Stakes betting is the Lindsay Park-trained The Everest runner-up Vega Magic drawn a treat in barrier three with Craig Williams in the saddle. Flying mare In Her Time chases three straight wins from barrier two, while Chautauqua is out wider in gate 10.

Read more on the full 2017 Manikato Stakes Field and Favourites.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 7x3231x764 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 10 58.5kg 116
2 9171x1x112 VEGA MAGIC David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 3 58.5kg 115
3 215x1670x7 MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Damien Oliver 11 58.5kg 112
4 x31196x140 HEY DOC Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 9 58.5kg 108
5 23x4011x43 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 7 58.5kg 107
6 10x257x145 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Hugh Bowman 1 58.5kg 108
7 x12x290x28 SPIETH (NZ) Bryce Heys Nash Rawiller 5 58.5kg 106
8 x17266x426 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Mark Zahra 6 56.5kg 111
9 115x523x11 IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Corey Brown 2 56.5kg 110
10 6x22x212x2 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 4 56.5kg 107
11 x143x180x1 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Ms Katelyn Mallyon 8 56.5kg 107

2017 Manikato Stakes First Acceptances

The Manikato Stakes first acceptances close in early October and reduced the number of hopeful sprinters heading towards the classic.

In 2017 the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes First Acceptances for the Cox Plate Eve feature at The Valley drew 39 hopefuls led in betting by the 2015 champion Chautauqua and last start Memsie Stakes winner Vega Magic. Both of those horses face off in Sydney’s 2017 The Everest field on October 14 on way to the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes field, as does Gary Portelli’s last start Moir Stakes winner She Will Reign who is favourite for the Randwick feature before possibly returning to Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Read more on the official 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes First Acceptances featuring a host of The Everest horses.

2017 Manikato Stakes Nominations

The Manikato Stakes Nominations 2017 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 official 2017 Manikato Stakes Nominations are now out with the Ladbrokes-sponsored Moonee Valley Group 1 attracting 60 early entries. Among the key early Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes nominated horses are recent Memsie Stakes winner Vega Magic, super sprinter Chautauqua who is also in the mix for November’s Darley Classic, and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained stablemates Redzel and Russian Revolution.

 View the full 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Nominations now.

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
2018
Manikato Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Manikato Stakes
1st Hey Doc 1 minute 9.96 seconds
2nd In Her Time
3rd Malaguerra
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