Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017

Friday October 27, 2017

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 will be run on Friday October 27, 2017 .

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

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).

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

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.

2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Nominations

The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 Nominations are first taken by the Moonee Valley Racing Club in late September before the first acceptances in early October.

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 both ran second in the Moir Stakes in their final lead-up with 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 – 2016 including Lankan Rupee.

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.

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 2009-16 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 – 2016
  • 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 2007-16

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.

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 .

Manikato Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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