Manfred Stakes 2022

Saturday February 5, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Manfred Stakes makes a nice early Group 1 Australian Guineas lead-up in the autumn.

The Manfred Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for three-year-olds run and won in early February at Caulfield Racecourse during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

First conducted in 1968 and holding Group 3 status since 2014, the Manfred Stakes runs on the same day as the Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes (1000m) for two-year-old Blue Diamond types.

Held over 1200m the race conditions are set weights plus penalties with $200,000 in prize money on offer.

The best three-year-olds out of the Manfred Stakes field may target a run in Flemington’s Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) over the mile the following month. To date Mosheen (2012) is the only runner to complete the Manfred Stakes – Australian Guineas double.

The race is named in honour of the heroic galloper Manfred who won a host of Group 1 events over his career including the 1925 Cox Plate and 1926 Caulfield Cup.

The latest edition of the Manfred Stakes ran on Saturday February 5, 2022 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won by the odds-on favourite Generation ($1.85).

Manfred Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 5, 2022
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1968

2022 Manfred Stakes Results

The full Manfred Stakes 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 5, 2022 and published right here so stay tuned.

  • 1st: #2 Generation ($1.85)
  • 2nd: #3 Zethus
  • 3rd: #8 Linas Legend

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Generation ($1.85F) was too good for his rivals first-up becoming a dual Group 3 winner with a strong victory in the 2022 Manfred Stakes results ahead of a potential Group 1 Newmarket Handicap target down in the weights.

Manfred Stakes Betting

Manfred Stakes betting markets traditionally open after the field is announced on the Wednesday prior to the event running at Caulfield Racecourse towards the start of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Three-year-olds with previous Group 3 or higher winning form, those that performed well the previous spring in similar grade races and the proven Caulfield runners traditionally dominate Manfred Stakes odds.

The colts and geldings are also favoured in Manfred Stakes betting with just two fillies winning the race in the 20 years from 2002 – 2020 with: Mosheen (2012) and Legless Veuve (2017).

Generation ($1.85 in 2022) was the last Manfred Stakes betting favourite to salute.

2022 Manfred Stakes Odds

The updated Manfred Stakes 2022 betting odds will be available below as soon as released.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Manfred Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Manfred Stakes Field

The Manfred Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old gallopers each autumn, many racing first-up for the season. If not on resuming in the event, horses may have run in similar or higher races the spring prior including the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) run at the same track in October.

Super Seth (2019 – 2020) is the last horse to complete the Caulfield Guineas – Manfred Stakes double.

Manfred Stakes Winners (Super Seth) | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Ladbrokes
Super Seth won the 2020 Manfred Stakes first-up after his Group 1 Caulfield Guineas victory the previous spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Many Manfred Stakes hopefuls go on to contest that month’s Australian Guineas over the 1600m.

Other next-up options for Manfred Stakes graduates include Flemington’s Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) run on Black Caviar Lightning Day and the Group 3 Zeditave Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Day. Denman (2010) is the last horse to complete the Manfred Stakes – Zeditave Stakes double.

Manfred Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race with final acceptances and barriers out on the Wednesday.

2022 Manfred Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The official Manfred Stakes 2022 Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so stay tuned for the full line-up of top autumn three-year-olds.

The 2022 Manfred Stakes field of potential Australian Guineas-bound three-year-olds led in betting by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Group 3 winner Generation.

  • Scratchings Update: Dual acceptors #1 Paulele (4) and #4 Ranch Hand (1) have been withdrawn from the Manfred Stakes in favour of a run in Sydney’s Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes on the same day at Randwick.

2022 Manfred Stakes Nominations

The Manfred Stakes 2022 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to the event and the list of early entries will be available below once announced.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
122216×1CARDIGAN QUEENF3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace72
2361110xEXTREME FLIGHTC3Anthony & Sam Freedman77
311x331xGENERATIONC3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace83
429x519x51HE’S THE ULTIMATE (NZ)G3Peter G Moody65
5225x14353xHE’S XCEPTIONALG3Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young76
6253x12938xINGRATIATINGC3James Cummings100
723x113xLINAS LEGENDC3Danny O’Brien68
85×11LUCKY DECISION (NZ)G3Peter G Moody69
9x567x11012MARINE ONEC3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace77
101xNINYOF3Aaron Laing63
11671x12210xPAULELEC3James Cummings92
12x200x1745xRANCH HANDC3Chris Waller82
135x0x212x22UMGAWAG3Leon & Troy Corstens66
1411×1UNFLINCHINGC3Anthony & Sam Freedman74
15219xZETHUSC3James Cummings80

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Manfred Stakes Tips

Manfred Stakes tips include backing the proven Group winners in the field, looking for those with a good Caulfield strike-rate and avoiding the fillies who have a poor record against the colts and geldings in the event.

Any horses that raced in Group 1 grade the spring prior also make a good Manfred Stakes tip as do those proven over further distance but that are resuming over the 1200m.

2022 Manfred Stakes Tips

Our expert Manfred Stakes 2022 tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #6 Unflinching ($3 at time of publish)

Wide-open edition of the Manfred Stakes and at $3, the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained I Am Invincible colt Unflinching looks a genuine hope to remain undefeated. This is a class rise and he faces some proven Group 3 horses, but he’s three-from-three to date and continuing to improve with each assignment. All have been at 1000m, but extra distance looks a non-issue after a nearly three-length romp home at The Valley with 59kg first-up. Fitter for the run and can surprise a few here.

Manfred Stakes Form Guide

The Manfred Stakes form guide details all of the must know info like the jockeys, trainers and lead-up form of the runners in the field along with their barriers. Looking at the form for first-up three-year-olds that have a previous win in similar class races on their CV is key.

The Manfred Stakes form has gone on to hold up in plenty of autumn Group 1 races over the years including in 2021 when the winner Portland Sky dead-heated for first next-up in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

The year prior, the 2020 Manfred Stakes winner Super Seth backed-up on Blue Diamond Stakes Day to run second against the older horses in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m).

2022 Manfred Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Manfred Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Manfred Stakes Results

The Manfred Stakes results have been dominated by colts and geldings under double-figures in betting.

Notable Manfred Stakes winners throughout history include: Danasinga (1995), Freemason (2000), Haradasun (2007), Mosheen (2012), Super Seth (2020) and Portland Sky (2021).

Manfred Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022 Manfred Stakes 1st Generation 1 minute 9.86 seconds
2nd Zethus
3rd Linas Legend
2021 Manfred Stakes 1st Portland Sky 1 minute 9.50 seconds
2nd Aysar
3rd Tagaloa
2020 Manfred Stakes 1st Super Seth 1 minute 12.83 seconds
2nd Free Of Debt
3rd Dalasan
2019 Manfred Stakes 1st Tin Hat 1 minute 8.79 seconds
2nd Halvorsen
3rd Poised to Strike
2018 Manfred Stakes 1st Cliff’s Edge 1 minute 8.93 seconds
2nd Overshare
3rd Muraaqeb
2017 Manfred Stakes 1st Legless Veuve 1 minute 10.82 seconds
2nd Into Orbit
3rd Hey Doc
2016 Manfred Stakes 1st Puritan 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Golden Spin
3rd Ready For Victory
2015 Manfred Stakes 1st Java 1 minute 18.2 seconds
2nd Petrology
3rd Affirmation
2014 Manfred Stakes 1st Bull Point 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Worth A Ransom
3rd The Quarterback
2013 Manfred Stakes 1st Royal Haunt 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Force Command
3rd Hosting
2012 Manfred Stakes 1st Mosheen 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd That’s The One
3rd Highly Recommended
2011 Manfred Stakes 1st Enjin Number Nine 1 minute 16.6 seconds
2nd Bullbars
3rd Star Witness
2010 Wellington Racing Club Stakes 1st Denman 1 minute 22.89 seconds
2nd Carrara
3rd Most Immediate
2009 Wellington Racing Club Stakes 1st Nicconi 1 minute 24.98 seconds
2nd Handsupfordetroit
3rd Miss Scarlatti
2008 Wellington Racing Club Stakes 1st Turffontein 1 minute 24.41 seconds
2nd Pillar Of Hercules
3rd El Mandon
2007 Wellington Racing Club Stakes 1st Haradasun 1 minute 22.69 seconds
2nd Danever
3rd Eclair Passion
2006 Manfred Stakes 1st Thin And Crispy 1 minute 23.40 seconds
2nd Serenade Rose
3rd Bel Danoro
2005 Schweppervescence Cup 1st Shinzig 1 minute 23.40 seconds
2nd Not A Single Doubt
3rd Danehill Express
2004 Schweppes Cup 1st Keep The Faith 1 minute 35.38 seconds
2nd Our Smoking Joe
3rd Modern Era
2003 Schweppes Cup 1st Conspectus 1 minute 38.56 seconds
2nd Tantralite
3rd Lord Volksraad
2002 Schweppes Cup 1st Don Eduardo 1 minute 37.41 seconds
2nd Leather Lane
3rd Exaggerate
2001 Schweppes Cup 1st Academy Dancer 1 minute 35.54 seconds
2nd Royale Exit
3rd Adolescence
2000 Schweppes Cup 1st Freemason 1 minute 37.03 seconds
2nd Manner Hill
3rd The Golden Dane