Open 2021 Manikato Stakes Field & Betting Market

October 19, 2021

Open 2021 Manikato Stakes Field & Betting Market

The Cox Plate Carnival kicks off under the lights at The Valley on Friday night with the twilight meeting headlined by an open edition of the Group 1 $1 million Ladbrokes Manikato stakes (1200m).

Savatoxl Horse Form (Photo: Jenny Barnes) | Races.com.au

Savatoxl is narrow favourite to win the 2021 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Thirteen sprinters are engaged in this year’s Manikato Stakes 2021 final field and it is anyone’s race after the non-acceptance of all-in favourite Paulele.

Updated Manikato Stakes odds online at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au have the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Group 1 The Goodwood winner Savatoxl as narrow favourite in gate eight with Luke Currie aboard.

The Kuroshio six-year-old returned to winning form first-up on October 9 with a narrow victory in Caulfield’s Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) and he now steps back up to elite company fit second-up for his first run at Moonee Valley.

Savatoxl pays $4 to do the Schillaci Stakes – Manikato Stakes double in the same year for the first time since Gold Edition (2007).

Buffering also won both races but on separate years with his Schillaci Stakes win coming in 20212 and the Group 1 in 2013.

Currie chases his third Manikato Stakes victory for the McEvoy’s with the hoop having ridden Hey Doc to victory for the horse’s two victories three years apart in 2017 and last year.

Along with the narrow favourite the stable has also accepted for the resuming Despatch who is the 100/1 outsider in the race.

Following Savatoxl in Manikato Stakes betting are three other single-figure fancies including Ingratiating who as eased out slightly to $6 from $5.50.

The James Cummings-trained Frosted colt is best known for his third to Stay Inside in the Group 1 Golden Slipper as a two-year-old.

He won the Group 3 Vain Stakes first-up before a second in Black-Type company at Flemington, but was disappointing last time out when a well-beaten ninth in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m).

Ingratiating carried 58.5kg that day and comes right down to 53kg in the Manikato.

The flying I Am Invincible five-year-old Lombardo ($7) and undefeated Sneaky Five ($8) round out the hopes under $10 for the win.

Jye McNeil rides Lombardo from a favourable barrier three draw for Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr), the horse chasing a fourth win on the trot.

The gelding stepped-up in grade for a Listed win at Caulfield last time out taking his record up to six from 10 and, although this is a notable rise in class again, the horse is undefeated at the distance (3:3-0-0) and a previous Moonee Valley winner.

Fastnet Rock filly Sneaky Five is three-from-three heading into her acid test this weekend, last season’s Golden Gift winner coming off an eye-catching return winning the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

She is right down in weights to just 51kg after carrying 57kg to her three-quarter length victory fresh, and is also a proven Moonee Valley performer having won her debut at the track last Cox Plate Day in the $500,000 Inglis Banner (1000m).

Sneaky Five is one of four in the race for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable whose other runners are: the rails-drawn Bella Nipotina ($12) who never runs a bad race, Not A Single Doubt filly Crystal Bound ($15) and former top-line filly Away Game ($26).

Pride Of Dubai four-year-old Bella Nipotina comes off a third only a quarter-length off Savatoxl in the Schillaci and she is a three-time placegetter from four previous Moonee Valley runs.

She has not run worse than third in her last five and looks genuine value again in the Manikato.

Click here for the latest Manikato Stakes 2021 betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 Manikato Stakes Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x1167x2875 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 9 58.5kg 109
2 121x3x2x76 JONKER Tony Gollan Daniel Moor 5 58.5kg 106
3 09x60x755x DESPATCH Tony & Calvin McEvoy Dean Holland 4 58.5kg 101
4 41x91160x1 SAVATOXL Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 8 58.5kg 110
5 270×321515 EXPRESS PASS Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 11 58.5kg 97
6 341×168111 LOMBARDO Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 3 58.5kg 94
7 2330×31228 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 13 56.5kg 103
8 2336×31213 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1 56.5kg 99
9 2112x358x8 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 12 56.5kg 102
10 x1101x2432 LA MEXICANA Anthony & Sam Freedman Damian Lane 10 56.5kg 93
11 x21253x129 INGRATIATING James Cummings Craig Williams 7 53kg 95
12 11×1 SNEAKY FIVE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dean Yendall 6 51kg 92
13 12×13 CRYSTAL BOUND Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damien Thornton 2 51kg 86

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