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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.
2019 Manikato Stakes Results
- 1st: #11 Loving Gaby
- 2nd: #5 Vital Silver
- 3rd: #10 Anaheed
Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes News
- 2019 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Form: Two Words on Each Horse
- Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2019 Betting Update: Rock Magic Firms
- 2019 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Field: Bivouac Odds-On in Barrier 1
- 2019 Manikato Stakes Nominations: Osborne Bulls, Santa Ana Lane Co-Favourites
- Weir Trumps 2019 Australia Stakes nominations with six
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 2019 Manikato Stakes ran on Friday October 25, 2019 and was won by the filly Loving Gaby.
|Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes|
|Date:||Friday October 25, 2019|
|Track:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Prize Money:||$1 million|
2019 Manikato Stakes Results
- 1st: #11 Loving Gaby
- 2nd: #5 Vital Silver
- 3rd: #10 Anaheed
Check out the official Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2019 Results & Finishing Order below once the $1 million sprint takes place at The Valley on the eve of Cox Plate Day.
The 2019 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes results saw consistent filly Loving Gaby given a peach of a ride by jockey Craig Williams to beat home the older sprinters with a three-quarter length victory over Vital Silver ($31). Fellow filly Anaheed ($12) ran third in the Manikato Stakes trifecta, while the odds-on favourite, Godolphin’s colt Bivouac ran a disappointing sixth.
|1||11||LOVING GABY||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Craig Williams||–||2||51kg||$7|
|2||5||VITAL SILVER||Daniel & Ben Pearce||Ben Melham||0.75L||9||58.5kg||$31|
|3||10||ANAHEED||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tim Clark||1.75L||11||51kg||$12|
|4||1||ROCK MAGIC||Chris Gangemi||Jarrad Noske||1.85L||5||58.5kg||$41|
|5||2||THE BOSTONIAN (NZ)||Tony Pike||Damian Lane||2.35L||3||58.5kg||$7.50|
|6||9||BIVOUAC||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||2.45L||1||53kg||$1.80F|
|7||7||WINTER BRIDE||Toby & Trent Edmonds||Tommy Berry||3.95L||6||56.5kg||$41|
|8||3||FAATINAH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jamie Kah||4.95L||8||58.5kg||$26|
|9||6||TROPE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||5.45L||10||58.5kg||$12|
|10||4||ASHLOR||Dan McCarthy||Daniel Stackhouse||15.45L||7||58.5kg||$101|
|11||8||MERYL||Lee Curtis||Dean Yendall||21.45L||4||56.5kg||$41|
2019 Manikato Stakes Betting Odds
The latest Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2019 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.
2019 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.
- To Win: #2 The Bostonian ($6.50)
No doubt the Golden Rose winner Bivouac (odds-on at $1.80) is the danger after that form was franked in last weekend’s The Everest, but for value like the Tony Pike-trained Kiwi – a two-time Group 1 winner in Brisbane over the winter – to return to winning form third-up and fit. Specialist at the 1200m and sees that for the first time this prep after an unplaced Moir run here over a too-short 1000m and the good placing in the Schillaci won by subsequent The Everest third placed Trekking.
2019 Manikato Stakes Field & Barriers
2019 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Field Dates
- 2019 Manikato Stakes Nominations: Feature 50 early entries
- 2019 Manikato Stakes First Acceptances: Closed on Tuesday October 8, 2019
- 2019 Manikato Stakes Final Field: Announced at 8:30am on Tuesday October 22, 109
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 2019 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 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2019 Final Field is now out with 11 hopefuls. The Godolphin-raced Golden Rose winner Bivouac is odds-on to win again after the horse he beat home in that – Yes Yes Yes – franked the form with a record-breaking The Everest victory last Saturday. Kerrin McEvoy rode the last three-year-old Manikato winner Sepoy to victory in 2011 from barrier one and this year Bivouac has the same jockey and barrier.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x5451x153x||ROCK MAGIC||Chris Gangemi||Jarrad Noske||5||58.5kg||104|
|2||525x110x93||THE BOSTONIAN (NZ)||Tony Pike||Damian Lane||3||58.5kg||114|
|3||6481320×14||FAATINAH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jamie Kah||8||58.5kg||106|
|4||614174×456||ASHLOR||Dan McCarthy||Daniel Stackhouse||7||58.5kg||97|
|5||11213x13x4||VITAL SILVER||Daniel & Ben Pearce||Ben Melham||9||58.5kg||100|
|6||1272×22||TROPE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||10||58.5kg||99|
|7||10x13430x0||WINTER BRIDE||Toby & Trent Edmonds||Tommy Berry||6||56.5kg||105|
|8||72133×0466||MERYL||Lee Curtis||Dean Yendall||4||56.5kg||95|
|9||x3141x1211||BIVOUAC||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||1||53kg||108|
|10||51461×9351||ANAHEED||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tim Clark||11||51kg||95|
|11||16422×12||LOVING GABY||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Craig Williams||2||51kg||99|
2019 Manikato Stakes Nominations
The Manikato Stakes Nominations 2019 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 2019 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes nominations are now out with 50 sprinters in the mix including gun TJ Smith Stakes winner Santa Ana Lane who is also confirmed for a $14 million The Everest bid on October 19.
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|