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 27, 2017 .
2017 Manikato Stakes Results
- 1st: #4 Hey Doc
- 2nd: #9 In Her Time
- 3rd: #3 Malaguerra
2017 Manikato Stakes Race Info
- Date: Friday October 27, 2017
- Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $1 million
- First Run: 1968
2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Results
The official Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday October 27, 2017 .
|1||4||HEY DOC||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||–||8||58.5kg||$21|
|2||9||IN HER TIME||Benjamin Smith||Corey Brown||0.2L||1||56.5kg||$7.50|
|3||3||MALAGUERRA||Peter Gelagotis||Damien Oliver||0.5L||10||58.5kg||$21|
|4||10||VIDDORA||Lloyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||2L||3||56.5kg||$19|
|5||2||VEGA MAGIC||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||2.75L||2||58.5kg||$2F|
|6||7||SPIETH (NZ)||Bryce Heys||Nash Rawiller||2.85L||4||58.5kg||$21|
|7||5||ROCK MAGIC||Chris Gangemi||Jarrad Noske||3.05L||6||58.5kg||$26|
|8||11||SUPER CASH||Andrew Noblet||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||18.05L||7||56.5kg||$31|
|9||8||ENGLISH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Mark Zahra||22.05L||5||56.5kg||$13|
|SB||1||CHAUTAUQUA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||–||9||58.5kg||–|
|–||6||VOODOO LAD||Darren Weir||Hugh Bowman||–||0||–||–|
Manikato Stakes Betting & Odds
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). 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 – 2017 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.
2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Odds
The latest Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 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.
2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Tips
Our insider Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 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.
- 1st: #10 VIDDORA ($19) – Upsets in the Manikato are pretty rare, just twice in 15 years has a double-figure chance saluted, but think this bonny mare who loves The Valley has too many claims. She’s at the big price because 1000m – 1100m is her pet distance, but she’s Group 1 placed at 1200m and gets a chance here from a gun barrier second-up after the excellent Moir Stakes second.
- 2nd: #2 VEGA MAGIC ($1.85) – All the money in Manikato Stakes betting this year is on the Lindsay Park-trained The Everest runner-up. Didn’t get the run in the $10 million Sydney feature but with better luck tonight is a huge hope. Getting into a prohibitive price, but is versatile winning Group 1s at 1200m and 1400m. First time at Moonee Valley, but if he gets around the turns, he’ll be hard to stop up on the speed with Craig Williams in the saddle.
- 3rd: IN HER TIME ($6) – Benjamin Smith-trained mare is also a Valley debutant looking to get around those tight turns. She’s on fire going back-to-back at Randwick first and second-up, has winning form over some nice types and would have been a genuine chance in The Everest. Fit third-up and getting out to a nice price. Inside alley is hers with the Voodoo Lad scratching. Genuine danger.
Manikato Stakes Field
The Manikato Stakes field has a capacity of 14 starters and has been run at that capacity seven times since 1983 most recently in 2008 when Typhoon Zed saluted. Twice since 2009 the race field has attracted under double figures with just eight lining up in both 2010 and 2011. The 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).
2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Field
The 2017 Manikato Stakes Field & Barriers are set for release the Wednesday 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 official 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Final Field attracted 11 sprinters led by firming favourite Vega Magic. The Memsie Stakes winner comes off a luckless second in Sydney’s The Everest race and is drawn a treat for Friday night in barrier three with Craig Williams riding. In Her Time is flying, the mare chasing three wins from as many starts this time in and also came up trumps with barrier two, while the race’s 2015 champion Chautauqua is drawn wider in barrier 10.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||7x3231x764||CHAUTAUQUA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||10||58.5kg||116|
|2||9171x1x112||VEGA MAGIC||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||3||58.5kg||115|
|3||215x1670x7||MALAGUERRA||Peter Gelagotis||Damien Oliver||11||58.5kg||112|
|4||x31196x140||HEY DOC||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||9||58.5kg||108|
|5||23x4011x43||ROCK MAGIC||Chris Gangemi||Jarrad Noske||7||58.5kg||107|
|6||10x257x145||VOODOO LAD||Darren Weir||Hugh Bowman||1||58.5kg||108|
|7||x12x290x28||SPIETH (NZ)||Bryce Heys||Nash Rawiller||5||58.5kg||106|
|8||x17266x426||ENGLISH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Mark Zahra||6||56.5kg||111|
|9||115x523x11||IN HER TIME||Benjamin Smith||Corey Brown||2||56.5kg||110|
|10||6x22x212x2||VIDDORA||Lloyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||4||56.5kg||107|
|11||x143x180x1||SUPER CASH||Andrew Noblet||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||8||56.5kg||107|
2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Nominations
The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 Nominations were taken by the Moonee Valley Racing Club as of the 26th of September before the first acceptances in early October. There were officially 60 Manikato Stakes 2017 Nominations led by the 2015 winner Chautauqua.
2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes First Acceptances
The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 First Acceptances are featured 39 sprinters still in the mix for the Moonee Valley Group 1 race run the night before Cox Plate Day. The key Manikato Stakes first acceptors are the gun gallopers set to face off first this weekend in Sydney’s $10 million The Everest (1200m) including last start Moir Stakes winning filly at The Valley She Will Reign and the ‘Grey Flash’ Chautauqua.
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 2009-17 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 – 2017
- 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 2007-17
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
|2017||Hey Doc||In Her Time||Malaguerra||1:09.9|
|2016||Rebel Dane||Fell Swoop||Japonisme||1:10.9|
|2014||Lankan Rupee||Angelic Light||Famous Seamus||1:10.3|
|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|
|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|
|2000||Sunline||Honour The Name||Miss Pennymoney||1:11.6|