Ladbrokes Tip: Fillies might back-up from the Edward Manifold into the Thousand Guineas the next weekend
The Edward Manifold Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies contested at Flemington Racecourse on Turnbull Stakes Day on the first Sunday of October. One of the earlier Group 1 race meetings of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival the card is headlined by the $500,000 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) for Caulfield Cup types.
Originally the meeting ran on the first Saturday of October on the same day as the Epsom Handicap Day program in Sydney at Randwick Racecourse. Racing Victoria however opted to move the line-up to avoid a clash with the AFL Grand Final that weekend.
The Edward Manifold is one of the key support races at the meeting and is one of three Group 2 events along with the Gilgai Stakes (1200m) and Blazer Stakes (1400m). Offering $200,000 in total prize money the mile clash is run at set weights and fillies often back-up the following Saturday in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield Racecourse. The last Thousand Guineas winners to come off a run in the Edward Manifold Stakes are Commanding Jewel (3rd in 2012).
The next edition of the Edward Manifold Stakes runs on Late September, 2017.
Edward Manifold Stakes Field
The Edward Manifold Stakes field attracts a line-up of the season’s most promising fillies displaying staying potential. Many of the youngsters in the race are early into their Spring Carnival campaigns and come off a non-Black Type lead-up, while others could have had a previous run in the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) in late September.
Fillies often use the race as a lead-up to the following weekend’s Thousand Guineas and in 2015 the Edward Manifold Stakes winner Badawiya ran third in the Group 1 next start, while the 2011 winner Mosheen ran second to Atlantic Jewel in that year’s Thousand Guineas.
Runners may also be progressing towards a November run in Flemington’s Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. In 2013 the Edward Manifold Stakes third placegetter Solicit ran second in the Ethereal Stakes, third in the Wakeful Stakes and third in that season’s Crown Oaks.
The Edward Manifold Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Sunday with the final field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday of that week.
Edward Manifold Stakes Betting & Odds
The Edward Manifold Stakes odds are led by in-form fillies, often from local Melbourne stables with previous experience the Melbourne way of racing and form up to at least 1400m.
A past win over the mile (1600m) and Group race experience in earlier campaigns also sees fillies sit higher up the Edward Manifold Stakes betting markets each spring. A number of upsets have occurred in recent years including Se Sauver ($16 in 2013) so looking further down the Edward Manifold Stakes betting markets can prove profitable.
Edward Manifold Stakes Tips
Good Edward Manifold Stakes tips include taking a single-figure priced filly in the market with strong lead-up form in similar company and experience in Melbourne Group races. Another Edward Manifold Stakes betting tip is to back a double at the bookies with the Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m), formerly the Norman Robinson Stakes, on Caulfield Cup Day.
Edward Manifold Stakes Form Guide
The Edward Manifold Stakes form guide features all the must-know information on the race and its runners including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the fillies in the field.
The Edward Manifold Stakes form has stacked up in other Group races during the carnival season many times including in 2015 when the third-placegetter My Poppette won the Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m) on Cox Plate Day next start.
In recent years the Edward Manifold Stakes form has also proved that to follow into the Caulfield Classic. In 2014 Fontein Ruby completed the double and the Edward Manifold third placegetter Crafty ran second in the same Group 3 back-up.
Edward Manifold Stakes Results
The Edward Manifold Stakes results have been dominated by single-priced fillies coming off a Thousand Guineas Prelude over the past 10 years that the event has been running.
Notable recent Edward Manifold Stakes winners include Badawiya (2015), Mosheen (2011), Serenade Rose (2005) and Alinghi (2004).
2017 Edward Manifold Results
Edward Manifold Stakes Winners
|2015||Badawiya||Sacred Eye||My Poppette||1:36.4|
|2013||Su Sauver||Star Fashion||Solicit||1:39.5|
|2012||Maybe Discreet||Members Joy||Commanding Jewel||1:37.6|
|2011||Mosheen||Bliss Street||Celebrity Girl||1:39.4|
|2010||Sistine Angel||Brazilian Pulse||Shamrocker||1:38.1|
|2009||Majestic Music||Fomalite||Silent Surround||1:38.3|
|2008||Gallica||Cats Whisker||Sparks Fly||1:38.0|
|2007||El Daana||Serious Speed||Absolut Glam||1:40.1|
|2006||She Will Be Loved||Miss Finland||My Only Hope||1:37.0|
|2005||Serenade Rose||Empress Lily||Mary Marvel||1:37.2|
|2003||Special Harmony||Ashenti||Bahamian Star||1:38.2|
|2001||Ugachuka||Li Lo Lill||Hot Beat||1:38.7|
|2000||So Gorgeous||Shelbourne Lass||Dashing Granada||1:37.9|