Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2020

Friday October 23, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Backing the favourite to salute is a good Manikato Stakes betting tip!

The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes is a feature Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival sprint run under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse on the Friday night before Cox Plate Day each year. Conducted over 1200m the weight-for-age feature is the only Group 1 race on the evening program at the notoriously tight Valley circuit and is the first major of the two-meeting Cox Plate Carnival.

Worth $1 million in prize money it is named after dual winner of the race Manikato who also won five straight editions of the William Reid Stakes at the same track from 1979 – 1983. Upgraded to a Group 1 race in 1989 the Manikato, was previously known as the Freeway Stakes (1968 – 1983) and has been won by many topline sprinters including Lankan Rupee (2014), Sepoy (2011), Hay List (2010), Miss Andretti, Sunline (2000m) and Dane Ripper (1998).

This year the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes runs on Friday October 23, 2020.

2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Results

The official Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday October 23, 2020.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2020 Manikato Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Friday October 23, 2020
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1968

Manikato Stakes Betting

Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes betting odds are traditionally led by the best Moir Stakes graduates who are proven in Group 1 company over the 1200m at Moonee Valley. The two most recent Manikato Stakes winners that ran second in the Moir Stakes in their final lead-up were Buffering (2013) and Lankan Rupee (2014). The 2018 Manikato Stakes winner Brave Smash also finished runner-up in that spring’s Moir Stakes, but also finished eighth to dual champ Redzel in Sydney’s The Everest race in between the Melbourne spring features at The Valley.

Horses at the top of the Manikato Stakes markets have recently fared well on race night with five favourites saluting in the race from 2007 – 2019  including Lankan Rupee, but there have been two notable upsets with Rebel Dane ($61 in 2016) and Hey Doc ($21 in 2017).

Horses coming off a top two run have dominated recent Manikato Stakes results, so the in-form sprinters of the spring usually sit highest up the Manikato Stakes odds.

2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Odds

The latest Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2020 betting odds will be available across the season below so you can back your early Moonee Valley Group 1 racing tips online at the right price this Cox Plate Carnival.

Away Game
Santa Ana Lane
Nature Strip
Dirty Work

*All-in Top 10 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2020 odds correct as of 23/09/2020 and subject to change.

Manikato Stakes Tips

Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes tips are most often dominated by that season’s Moir Stakes winner, but a host of other lead-up races have produced winners of the sprint showdown in recent years including Brisbane’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap during the winter that both Sea Siren (9th in 2012) and Danleigh (2nd in 2009) contested before their spring win in the Manikato in Melbourne.

Some gallopers kick off their spring campaigns in the race, so looking at the runners with good fresh form is a good Manikato Stakes betting tip as is looking for the horses drawn near the inside as the tight circuit favours barriers 1 – 5.

2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2020 betting tips and exotic Moonee Valley race selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page to see what sprint horses to back at the right price this Cox Plate eve.

Manikato Stakes Field

The Manikato Stakes field has a capacity of 14 starters and has been run at that capacity eight times since 1983 most recently in 2008 when Typhoon Zed saluted and 2018 when Brave Smash got the job done as an $8.50 shot. Three times since 2009 the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes race field has attracted under double figures with just eight lining up in both 2010 and 2011, and only nine in the 2017 edition.

The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes final acceptances close the week of the race usually feature horses that contested the Group 1 Moir Stakes over the same track and distance the month before.

Recent Manikato Stakes winners to have had their final lead-up in the A.J. Moir Stakes include Lankan Rupee (2nd in 2014) and Buffering (2nd in 2013).

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Rebel Dane (2016) scored a huge upset as a $61 roughie in Manikato Stakes betting. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Field

The 2020 Manikato Stakes Field & Barriers are set for release the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below so stay tuned to see the sprinters that make the cut for the million dollar Cox Plate Eve racing feature.

2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Nominations

The 2020 Manikato Stakes Nominations are first taken in late September and the full list of potential runners in the million-dollar night sprint will be made available below.

The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2020 nominations closed on Tuesday September 22 attracting 56 sprinters including the gun Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained three-year-olds Anders and Away Game, along with McEwen Stakes winner Bella Vella and the Godolphin-raced Trekking leading all-in betting.

  • 2020 Manikato Stakes First Acceptances close midday (local time) on Tuesday October 6, 2020.
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
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Manikato Stakes Form Guide

The Manikato Stakes form guide has all the facts and stats on the horses in the race including the jockeys, trainers, lead-up form, age and track / distance records. Previous form at Moonee Valley is important while the spread of Manikato Stakes winning ages is wide.

The form guide also shows which barriers the hopefuls are drawn and barrier one has produced three winners from 2009-19 with Danleigh (2009), Hay List (2010) and Sepoy (2011) all saluting from the inside alley.

Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Form Facts

  • Barrier one has produced three Manikato Stakes winners from 2009 – 2019
  • In that time just one winner jumped from wider than barrier nine in the Manikato Stakes field
  • Horses that ran first or second in their lead-up have dominated the Manikato Stakes results over the past 30 years
  • Favourites in Manikato Stakes betting saluted five times from 2007-19

2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Manikato Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be made available for punters the week of the race.

Manikato Stakes Results

The Manikato Stakes results are known on the Friday night before Cox Plate Day in late October each spring when the event jumps as Moonee Valley Race 7. Punters can see the exact finishing order of all the starters, the margins separating each galloper, the winning time and see how much the Quinella and Trifecta exotics paid.

Manikato Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Loving Gaby Vital Silver Anaheed 1:09.2
2018 Brave Smash Spirit Of Valour Kementari 1:09.3
2017 Hey Doc In Her Time Malaguerra 1:09.9
2016 Rebel Dane Fell Swoop Japonisme 1:10.9
2015 Chautauqua Srikandi Rebel Dane 1:09.5
2014 Lankan Rupee Angelic Light Famous Seamus 1:10.3
2013 Buffering Lucky Nine Sessions 1:11.4
2012 Sea Siren Mental We’re Gonna Rock 1:11.3
2011 Sepoy Sister Madly More Joyous 1:11.0
2010 Hay List True Persuasion Eagle Falls 1:09.9
2009 Danleigh Phelan Ready Nicconi 1:12.5
2008 Typhoon Zed Absolut Glam Kaphero 1:10.6
2007 Gold Edition Vormista Dr Nipandtuck 1:10.6
2006 Miss Andretti Dance Hero Sassbee 1:09.2
2005 Spark Of Life Perfectly Ready Our Egyptian Raine 1:11.5
2004 Spark Of Life Yell Dilly Dally 1:13.3
2003 Spinning Hill True Glo The Big Chill 1:11.2
2002 Spinning Hill Bel Esprit Mistegic 1:10.5
2001 Piavonic Sunline Falvelon 1:12.9
2000 Sunline Honour The Name Miss Pennymoney 1:11.6