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 ran on Friday October 23, 2020 and was won by the 2017 champion Hey Doc in a new race record time. 

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: #2 Hey Doc
  • 2nd: #1 Trekking
  • 3rd: #6 Dirty Work

In a powerhouse performance the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained seven-year-old Hey Doc ($10) made history in the 2020 Manikato Stakes results becoming the  first dual champion on non-successive years since the race’s now namesake Manikato (1979, 1982). He defeated race favourite Trekking ($3.60) by three-quarters of a length and set a new record time of 1:08.76. 

  Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
  1 2 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie   5 58.5kg   $10
  2 1 TREKKING James Cummings John Allen 0.75L 6 58.5kg   $3.60F
  3 6 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 0.95L 2 58.5kg   $6
  4 11 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Mark Zahra 2.7L 7 56.5kg   $11
  5 3 KEMENTARI James Cummings Craig Williams 4.2L 4 58.5kg   $14
  6 7 LYRE Anthony & Sam Freedman James McDonald 6.2L 3 56.5kg   $9.50
  7 8 PIPPIE John & Chris Meagher Damian Lane 6.3L 1 56.5kg   $4.80
  8 4 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Kerrin McEvoy 6.6L 8 58.5kg   $21
  9 9 BELLA VELLA Will Clarken Jamie Kah 12.6L 9 56.5kg   $13
    5 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver   0      
    10 DIAMOND EFFORT Clinton McDonald Ben Melham   0      
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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 – 2020  including Lankan Rupee, but there have been two notable upsets with Rebel Dane ($61 in 2016) and Hey Doc ($21 in 2017).

Hey Doc returned in 2020 to  first dual champion on non-successive years since the race’s now namesake Manikato (1979, 1982) but did so as a $10 shot. 

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.


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. 

Four times since 2009 the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes race field has attracted under double figures with just eight lining up in both 2010 and 2011, only nine in the 2017 edition and nine again in 2020. Both in 2017 and 2020, Hey Doc won the race. 

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).

Manikato Stakes betting - Ladbrokes.com.au

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.

The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2020 final field features 11 hopefuls led by the Godolphin-raced favourite Trekking on the quick back-up off his fourth in Sydney’s $15 million The Everest last Saturday. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 24x7219x24 TREKKING James Cummings John Allen 7 58.5kg   115
2 58x3129x84 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 6 58.5kg   111
3 27x33580x4 KEMENTARI James Cummings Craig Williams 5 58.5kg   109
4 331911×565 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Kerrin McEvoy 9 58.5kg   104
5 27x1153x37 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 11 58.5kg   103
6 548111×341 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 3 58.5kg   106
7 x24423x264 LYRE Anthony & Sam Freedman James McDonald 4 56.5kg   102
8 1102x146x1 PIPPIE John & Chris Meagher Damian Lane 1 56.5kg   112
9 152x111x13 BELLA VELLA Will Clarken Jamie Kah 10 56.5kg   105
10 0x1111x152 DIAMOND EFFORT Clinton McDonald Ben Melham 2 56.5kg   104
11 55x535x134 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Mark Zahra 8 56.5kg   96
   Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes First Acceptances

The 2020 Manikato Stakes First Acceptances close in early October narrowing down the line-up of sprinters targeting the Group 1 sprint feature at The Valley. 

The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2020 first acceptances were taken on Tuesday October 6 leaving 34 hopefuls including Australian Racecourse of the Year Nature Strip and the well-fancied three-year-old Anders.

 

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.

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 – 2020
  • 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 2007-20

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
2020 Hey Doc Trekking Dirty Work 1:08.7 (R)
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