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 26, 2018.
2018 Manikato Stakes Results
- 1st: Brave Smash
- 2nd: Spirit Of Valour
- 3rd: Kementari
2018 Manikato Stakes Race Info
- Date: Friday October 26, 2018
- Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $1 million
- First Run: 1968
2018 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Results
The official Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday October 26, 2018.
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.
2018 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Odds
The latest Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2018 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.
2018 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Tips
Our insider Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2018 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 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).
2018 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Field
The 2018 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.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||31270×3328||BRAVE SMASH (JPN)||Darren Weir||Hugh Bowman||9||58.5kg||–||112|
|2||11130×2424||KEMENTARI||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||12||58.5kg||–||110|
|3||x1670x730x||MALAGUERRA||Peter Gelagotis||Ben Melham||1||58.5kg||–||112|
|4||45×0012124||VOODOO LAD||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||8||58.5kg||–||110|
|5||0812436972||JUNGLE EDGE||Mick Bell||Dylan Dunn||6||58.5kg||–||108|
|6||4x828863x2||SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA)||Aidan O’Brien||Oisin Murphy||14||58.5kg||–||106|
|7||10x70200x0||INTELLIGENCE CROSS (USA)||Aidan O’Brien||Emmet McNamara||5||58.5kg||–||102|
|8||10x45291x9||U S NAVY FLAG (USA)||Aidan O’Brien||Ryan Moore||2||58kg||–||116|
|9||2x320130x9||FLEET REVIEW (USA)||Aidan O’Brien||Kerrin McEvoy||11||58kg||–||107|
|10||79x3160x25||HOUTZEN||Toby Edmonds||Ryan Maloney||4||56.5kg||–||–|
|11||41500×2514||TULIP||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||10||56.5kg||–||96|
|12||0x108661x3||SPRIGHT||Garry Frazer||Damien Oliver||13||56.5kg||–||106|
|13||x6x712x327||INVINCIBLE STAR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||7||56.5kg||–||–|
|14||111113×211||SUNLIGHT||Tony McEvoy||Tim Clark||3||51kg||–||100|
This year’s edition of the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes drew a bumper lineup of 14 runners, including race favourite and Darren Weir trained Kementari, as well as Tony McEvoy’s second-elect Sunlight. Four United States imports will also feature from the Aidan O’Brien stable, including US Navy Flag who hopes to improve from a ninth placing in The Everest.
2018 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Nominations
The 2018 Manikato Stakes Nominations were released on Tuesday, September 25 drawing 58 hopefuls including early favourite Redzel, Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Jungle Cat and of course, the grey flash, Chautauqua.
|1||1213x350x||ADDICTIVE NATURE||H||4||Darren Weir|
|2||2531x66x11||BALL OF MUSCLE||G||8||Joseph Pride|
|3||140x5620x4||BONS AWAY||G||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|4||2316x1474x||BOOKER||M||4||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra|
|5||x531270x33||BRAVE SMASH (JPN)||H||6||Darren Weir|
|6||x1112x670x||CARE TO THINK||G||5||Matthew Dunn|
|8||3231x7644x||CHAUTAUQUA||G||8||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|9||6x03122x3x||COOL PASSION||M||7||Tony McEvoy|
|11||0505x37x12||ELLICAZOOM||M||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|12||632x128x1x||FAATINAH||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|13||9x680x598x||FELL SWOOP||G||7||Matthew Dale|
|14||0x05612x62||FIRST AMONG EQUALS||G||7||Darren Weir|
|15||408x42054x||FLAMBERGE||G||9||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra|
|16||92x320130x||FLEET REVIEW (USA)||H||4||Aidan O’Brien|
|17||8192x00x00||FUHRYK||M||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|18||1x1230x214||HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE)||G||7||James Cummings|
|20||2x11133x24||I AM EXCITED||M||4||David Pfieffer|
|21||3x112x139x||IN HER TIME||M||6||Kris Lees|
|22||610x70200x||INTELLIGENCE CROSS (USA)||H||5||Aidan O’Brien|
|24||1x6x712x32||INVINCIBLE STAR||M||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|25||2106x111x1||JUNGLE CAT (IRE)||H||7||Charlie Appleby|
|26||2008124369||JUNGLE EDGE||G||8||Mick Bell|
|27||12967x200x||KEEN ARRAY||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|29||x273x70x73||KEMONO (JPN)||H||4||Darren Weir|
|30||x74232x172||LE ROMAIN||G||6||Kris Lees|
|31||13310×15||LEAN MEAN MACHINE||C||3||Chris Waller|
|33||171x1230x9||MICA LIL||M||5||Mark Minervini|
|35||111×241111||NATURE STRIP||G||4||Darren Weir|
|36||1x13121x15||OSBORNE BULLS||G||5||James Cummings|
|40||100x11x00x||REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB)||G||8||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|41||111x2124x1||REDZEL||G||6||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|42||1x6x0311x5||SANTA ANA LANE||G||6||Anthony Freedman|
|43||71192x614x||SAVANNA AMOUR||M||5||Chris Meagher|
|45||005x05593x||SO SI BON||G||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|46||04x828863x||SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA)||H||5||Aidan O’Brien|
|48||12x326x121||TACTICAL ADVANTAGE||G||5||Kris Lees|
|49||10x14311x3||TRAPEZE ARTIST||H||4||Gerald Ryan|
|50||5201034x4x||TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ)||M||4||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|51||x41500x251||TULIP||M||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|52||110x45291x||U S NAVY FLAG (USA)||H||4||Aidan O’Brien|
|53||11257x8x14||VEGA MAGIC||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|56||145×001212||VOODOO LAD||G||7||Darren Weir|
|57||126x1311x1||WINTER BRIDE||M||4||Toby Edmonds|
2018 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes First Acceptances
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
|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|
|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|