2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Nominations Attract 56 Sprinters

September 23, 2020

2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Nominations Attract 56 Sprinters

The race is on towards the Group 1 Manikato Stakes 2020 at The Valley on October 23 with nominations for the twilight sprint feature closing this week.

Trekking Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photo) | Races.com.au

Group 1 winner Trekking is one of the standout 2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes nominations. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

On Tuesday Racing Victoria took the early entries for a host of upcoming Group 1 feature races in Melbourne this spring carnival including those for the Group 1 $1 million Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200m).

The weight-for-age event, won last season by the filly Loving Gaby (2019), attracted 56 nominations including a dozen three-year-olds led by the progressive Anders at $7 to win in pre-field betting.

At the time of the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes nominations, Not A Single Doubt colt Anders has won his last four starts including back-to-back Rosehill wins this prep by a combined margin of over eight lengths.

After a nearly five length romp home first-up in the Listed The Rosebud, he won the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) and will be kept to the sprint races instead of being stretched for the Golden Rose 2020.

The other best fancied of the youngsters looking to go back-to-back for the age group is the fellow Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game at current all-in Manikato Stakes odds of $9 through race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au.

The Golden Slipper runner-up races first-up this Friday night at Moonee Valley in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m), the results of which are sure to affect the Manikato future markets.

Currently sitting top of the Manikato Stakes odds and also resuming in the Moir Stakes 2020 field is the Godolphin-raced Trekking ($6).

Winner of Adelaide’s Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) during the autumn, the talented son of Street Cry is well-backed to atone for his last start ninth when midfield during an unsuccessful title defence in Brisbane’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) from barrier 17 of 18 with 58kg.

Other early favourites following the Manikato Stakes nominations include Hawkes Racing’s lightly-raced Group 2 Danehill Stakes winning colt Doubtland, veteran eight-year-old star Santa Ana Lane and the flying WA visitor Fabergino who is favourite for Friday night’s Moir.

Also nominated for a potential Moonee Valley run in the Group 1 on Cox Plate eve are Victorian Horse of the Year Nature Strip for Chris Waller, the 2017 champ Hey Doc and last year’s beaten top elect Bivouac.

The Manikato Stakes first acceptances are open until Tuesday October 6, 2020.

Click here for the latest all-in 2020 Manikato Stakes odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Manikato Stakes Nominations  

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 12x21111x ALFA ORO (NZ) G 5 Matt Laurie
2 0x1334x09x ALL TOO ROYAL G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
3 436x211x11 ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
4 1324941462 ASHLOR G 7 Dan McCarthy
5 41114215x AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6 2x42424x1x BELLA NIPOTINA F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
7 0152x111x1 BELLA VELLA M 6 Will Clarken
8 62x61365x3 BIVOUAC H 4 James Cummings
9 2128438×46 BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards
10 x55x535x13 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
11 2x113x310x CALIFORNIA ZIMBOL M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
12 56x281117x DAWN PASSAGE H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
13 2714x5465x DEPRIVE G 6 James Cummings
14 180x1111x1 DIAMOND EFFORT M 5 Clinton McDonald
15 x548111x34 DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
16 5x2308x852 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
17 11×51 DOUBTLAND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
18 x37x07x112 EDUARDO G 7 Joseph Pride
19 8x33280x6x EMBRACE ME (NZ) M 5 Danny O’Brien
20 27x52x320x EXHILARATES M 4 James Cummings
21 53x1x11x1x FABERGINO M 6 Tiarnna Robertson
22 110111×5 FARNAN C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
23 229x1823x8 FASIKA M 5 Joseph Pride
24 21x3212x54 GARNER G 4 Gordon Richards
25 x3440x450x GRAFF H 5 Danny O’Brien
26 311x1412x7 GREYWORM G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
27 1x1120x4 HANSEATIC C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
28 1x111221x1 HAUT BRION HER M 5 Chris Waller
29 7x58x3129x HEY DOC G 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
30 3427x3129x HUMAN NATURE G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
31 1330D0517x JUNGLE EDGE G 10 Mick Bell
32 111x4x8x35 KEMALPASA G 5 Richard & Chantelle Jolly
33 x27x33580x KEMENTARI G 6 James Cummings
34 1x1133x49x LIBERTINI M 4 Anthony Cummings
35 4x24423x26 LYRE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman
36 11x9702x67 MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller
37 51x11x23 MASKED CRUSADER G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
38 110×3 MINHAAJ F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
39 46x11133x0 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings
40 21x25208x1 MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
41 4141x411x2 NATURE STRIP G 6 Chris Waller
42 6527x1153x ORDER OF COMMAND G 6 Danny O’Brien
43 2727×62 OSAMU C 3 Chris Waller
44 11102x146x PIPPIE M 5 John & Chris Meagher
45 116162×4 PRAGUE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
46 x225x6266x SANTA ANA LANE G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman
47 1x12766x18 SAVATIANO M 6 James Cummings
48 04x11x51 SEPTEMBER RUN F 3 Chris Waller
49 26x530x88x SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) H 7 Kris Lees
50 x331911x56 SPLINTEX H 4 Mark Newnham
51 20x84170x8 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 7 Kris Lees
52 31x4124x36 TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
53 1360x2223x THE VELVET KING G 5 Peter G Moody
54 11x77351x3 TOFANE (NZ) M 5 Michael Moroney
55 1324x7219x TREKKING G 6 James Cummings
56 1131x3417x XILONG M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
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