2020 Thousand Guineas Betting: Thermosphere Turns Up the Heat with Bold Edward Manifold Win

October 3, 2020

2020 Thousand Guineas Betting: Thermosphere Turns Up the Heat with Bold Edward Manifold Win

The rest of the field proved no match for Thermosphere on Saturday as the impressive Godolphin three-year-old held off a late challenge to take out the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes over the mile at Flemington.

The daughter of Exosphere drifted a little right before the jump, but still managed to race every bit like a favourite under experienced jockey Damian Lane.

In the capacity field of 16, the champion hoop found himself doing it tough in a three-wide position rounding the home turn, which Lane then used to his advantage to get clear over the final furlong to stave off the very brave Chica Fuerte and Starelle in a sprint to the line.

“We were in a bit of an awkward spot, but Damian did well, got her three-wide at the corner and just had her in a lovely rhythm,” Godolphin stable representative Sean Keogh told racing.com.

“She came into the race well-conditioned from her races in Sydney and the riders up there told her that she’d be good over the mile and James was confident that she’d get it.”

Thermosphere. Photo: Steve Hart.

Thermosphere will line up in next week’s Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield after holding on for a brave win on Saturday at Flemington. Photo: Steve Hart.

Thermosphere was unproven over the trip heading into Saturday’s start, but did indicate she wanted further in her third-up run when fifth behind Dame Giselle in the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes at Randwick a fortnight earlier.

With three-year-old fillies from Sydney dominating in Melbourne over the last few weeks, the Godolphin galloper now looks to be one of the top chances on the short backup heading into next week’s $2 million Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield.

“It did look a bit tricky at the 600m there, but she didn’t get flushed out. It looked like Damian just wanted to keep her on the bridle and she managed to get into the race nicely and when he got stuck into her late, she found” Keogh went on to say when asked about how she handled the trip.

Thermosphere remains a $26 chance in the all-in 2020 Thousand Guineas betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au, while there’s also a chance we see her line up in the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks back at Flemington on November 5.

“Absolutely, like I said, coming in to today well conditioned to win a race like this has been handy, so we’ll se how she pulls up and James and the team will have a chat later in the week and we’ll make a decision from there,” Keogh said of her future.

Starelle turned in an eye-catching run for second on what was a blustery day at Flemington, while Chica Fuerte likely gained a few admirers running a place.

The complete futures Thousand Guineas odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au can be viewed here.

2020 Edward Manifold Stakes Results

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Damian Lane 11 56kg $3.60F
2 16 STARELLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 0.2L 13 56kg $26
3 8 CHICA FUERTESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Ben Melham 0.3L 5 56kg $8.50
4 5 SUCCEED INDEED Leon & Troy Corstens Mark Zahra 2.3L 1 56kg $7
5 7 SILHOUETTE James Cummings John Allen 3.05L 2 56kg $14
6 10 YES BABY YES Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 3.15L 12 56kg $26
7 11 MISS GUGGENHEIM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 3.25L 8 56kg $6
8 3 QUEEN OF ROCKS Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes William Pike 4L 3 56kg $17
9 12 BLAZING LACESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Dan O’Sullivan Michael Dee 4.2L 10 56kg $151
10 15 SELFLESS Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 5.2L 7 56kg $21
11 6 A PINCH OF LUCK Matt Laurie Ethan Brown 6.45L 16 56kg $13
12 2 CAFE RIZU Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 6.55L 9 56kg $61
13 14 BELLA ROYALESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 7.55L 6 56kg $31
14 9 MONTIA Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Jamie Mott 7.75L 15 56kg $31
15 13 ORPHELINE Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 8.25L 4 56kg $101
16 4 DIVINE DIOSASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 8.65L 14 56kg $21

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