Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2018

Friday October 26, 2018

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).

Manikato Stakes betting -

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

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.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
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
7 35x42x123 CHARGE C 3 Chris Waller
8 3231x7644x CHAUTAUQUA G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
9 6x03122x3x COOL PASSION M 7 Tony McEvoy
10 11×2 EDUARDO G 5 Sarah Zschoke
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
19 179x3160x2 HOUTZEN M 4 Toby Edmonds
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
23 1x43215x14 INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller
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
28 11130×2424 KEMENTARI H 4 James Cummings
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
32 x1670x730x MALAGUERRA G 7 Peter Gelagotis
33 171x1230x9 MICA LIL M 5 Mark Minervini
34 729x37820x MISSROCK M 5 Robbie Laing
35 111×241111 NATURE STRIP G 4 Darren Weir
36 1x13121x15 OSBORNE BULLS G 5 James Cummings
37 1x21x0180x PEDRENA M 5 Mick Price
38 15x579115x PERAST H 4 Paul Perry
39 1x1L0x37 PERFORMER C 3 Chris Waller
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
44 221x81x1x3 SHOALS M 4 Anthony Freedman
45 005x05593x SO SI BON G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
46 04x828863x SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
47 111113x21x SUNLIGHT F 3 Tony McEvoy
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
54 2x2411x20x VIDDORA M 6 Lloyd Kennewell
55 15x43830x4 VIRIDINE H 4 James Cummings
56 145×001212 VOODOO LAD G 7 Darren Weir
57 126x1311x1 WINTER BRIDE M 4 Toby Edmonds
58 146122×42 ZOUSAIN C 3 Chris Waller

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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