Looking for information on this year’s Manikato Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know.
Named after the legendary five-time William Reid Stakes champion Manikato (1979-83), who also won this race twice (back when it was called the Freeway Stakes), the Manikato Stakes is a Group 1 sprint conducted at The Valley on the Friday night before the iconic Cox Plate.
Run over 1200 metres, the weight-for-age feature on Cox Plate Eve offers $1 million in prize money and has been run and won since 1968.
In recent years the AJ Moir Stakes has been a good lead-up race into the Manikato Stakes that has been won by many champion racehorses including four Cox Plate winners: Strawberry Road (1983), Rubiton (1987), Dane Ripper (1997) and Sunline (2000).
Manikato Stakes 2021 – Fast Facts
- Race Day: Friday, October 22nd, 2021
- Track Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Three year olds and over
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Moonee Valley Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $1,000,000
- Inaugural Race: 1968
- 2021 Manikato Stakes Winner: Jonker
manikato Stakes 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Manikato Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Friday October 22, 2021 as part of the Cox Plate Carnival.
- #2 Jonker
- #8 Bella Nipotina
- #11 Ingratiating
Jonker ($5.50) was too strong for his rivals, the speedy Queenslander getting to the front early and holding on all-the-way thanks to a great ride by Daniel Moor to narrowly deny classy mare Bella Nipotina ($7) victory in Friday night’s 2021 Manikato Stakes results.
Manikato Stakes Betting 2021
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Manikato Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Manikato Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Manikato Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Manikato Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Manikato Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Manikato Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Manikato Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Manikato Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Manikato Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Manikato Stakes In 2020
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- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Manikato Stakes 2021 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Manikato Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE manikato STAKES IN 2021?
Which horse will win the 2021 Manikato Stakes comes down to a number of key form factors including the barriers, form over the 1200m sprint distance, record at the notoriously tight Moonee Valley circuit and their previous Group 1 race experience in early Melbourne spring races.
When selecting the Manikato Stakes winner it is also important to consider:
- Inside Alley: Barrier one has produced three Manikato Stakes winners since 2009.
- Moir Lead-Up: The Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) held at the same track the month prior is the key Manikato Stakes lead-up.
manikato STAKES FAVOURITES 2021
The early favourites in 2021 Manikato Stakes betting include Group 1 The Goodwood winner Savatoxl who took out the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes first-up and the flying Lombardo chasing a fourth win on the trot.
From 2007-2021 six Manikato Stakes favourites have saluted for the punters, most recently Jonker ($5.50 in 2021).
Manikato Stakes Field 2021
The official Manikato Stakes 2021 final field of acceptances is announced by the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below.
The 2021 Manikato Stakes field is now out with 13 final acceptors led in betting by last start Schillaci Stakes winner Savatoxl, while the Maher/Eustace stable are in with four runners including the undefeated filly Sneaky Five.
- Scratched: #3 Despatch (4)
Manikato Stakes 2021 Tips
Favourite: #4 Savatoxl ($4.50 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #8 Bella Nipotina ($12 at time of publish)
Roughie: #8 Bella Nipotina (see above)
Our exclusive Manikato Stakes 2021 betting tips and selections will be detailed here the week of the race and full Manikato Stakes Night tips available on the Neds Blog.
Manikato Stakes Race night 2021
2021 Manikato Stakes Night takes place under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday October 22, 2021 and the Group 1 Manikato Stakes is the sole Group status race on the card.
manikato STAKES 2021 BARRIER DRAW
The official Manikato Stakes barrier draw takes place the week of the race and will be published in our above Manikato Stakes Field section.
Manikato Stakes 2021 Nominations
The 2021 Manikato Stakes nominations are taken on Friday October 15, 2021 a week out from the Friday night Moonee Valley feature.
The Manikato Stakes 2021 nominations attracted 32 early entries including three runners in the previous Saturday’s $15 million The Everest with Trekking, Wild Ruler and Masked Crusader all in the mix for a potential quick interstate back-up.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|2||2330×31228||AWAY GAME||M||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||2||56.5kg|
|3||13x1619x21||WILD RULER||H||4||Peter & Paul Snowden||3||58.5kg|
|4||x1167x2875||STREETS OF AVALON||G||7||Shane Nichols||4||58.5kg|
|5||x13125x151||MASKED CRUSADER||G||5||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||5||58.5kg|
|7||1x2048x376||SEPTEMBER RUN||M||4||Chris Waller||7||56.5kg|
|9||2336×31213||BELLA NIPOTINA||M||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||9||56.5kg|
|10||11x2318x23||KEMALPASA||G||6||Richard & Chantelle Jolly||10||58.5kg|
|11||11×1||SNEAKY FIVE||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||11||51kg|
|13||41x91160x1||SAVATOXL||G||6||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||13||58.5kg|
|14||2112x358x8||SWATS THAT||M||4||Leon & Troy Corstens||14||56.5kg|
|15||4875110×05||BROOKLYN HUSTLE||M||5||Jason Warren & Dean Krongold||15||56.5kg|
|17||x1101x2432||LA MEXICANA||M||4||Anthony & Sam Freedman||17||56.5kg|
|18||120x6025x3||HOW WOMANTIC||M||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||18||56.5kg|
|19||12×13||CRYSTAL BOUND||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||19||51kg|
|20||270×321515||EXPRESS PASS||G||5||Nick Ryan||20||58.5kg|
|21||1x||ACROBAT||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||21||53kg|
|23||341×168111||LOMBARDO||G||5||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||23||58.5kg|
|24||135x200x17||RANCH HAND||C||3||Chris Waller||24||53kg|
|25||30×113||BRUCKNER||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||25||53kg|
|28||x6325243x1||DEXELATION||G||7||Richard & Chantelle Jolly||28||58.5kg|
|29||2330141111||HE’S A BALTER||G||5||Will Clarken||29||58.5kg|
|30||11×33||GENERATION||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||30||53kg|
|31||1×13||MINSK MOMENT||C||3||Chris Waller||31||53kg|
|32||09x60x755x||DESPATCH||G||7||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||32||58.5kg|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Manikato Stakes Weights 2021
The race is run at weight for age. Final weights will be declared at 4 PM on Monday, the 18th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Manikato Stakes Field section.
Manikato Stakes Acceptances 2021
Acceptances will be declared before 9 AM on Tuesday, the 19th of October, 2021 and published in our above Manikato Stakes Field section.
Manikato Stakes jockeys 2021
Riders must be declared by 12 PM Wednesday, the 20th of October, 2021. The full Manikato Stakes 2021 jockeys will be announced in our above Manikato Stakes Field section.
Manikato Stakes Scratchings 2021
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Friday, the 22nd of October, 2021.
2021 Manikato Stakes Scratchings:
- #3 Despatch (4)
Manikato Stakes Prize Money 2021
There is a total of $1,000,000 in prize money, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Manikato Stakes Race Number 2021
The 2021 Manikato Stakes race number is scheduled as Moonee Valley Race 7 at 8:15pm (AEDT) on Friday the 22nd of October, 2021 when the event runs during the Manikato Stakes Night, part of the Cox Plate Carnival. There are eight races in total that night at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
Manikato Stakes Live 2021
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Manikato Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Manikato Stakes 2021 Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Manikato Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances.
Manikato Stakes Winners
Winners of the Manikato Stakes going back to 1983 are displayed in the table below.
|2021||Jonker||Daniel Moor||Tony Gollan||1:09.36|
|2020||Hey Doc||Luke Currie||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||1:08.76 (R)|
|2019||Loving Gaby||Craig Williams||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||1:09.29|
|2018||Brave Smash||Hugh Bowman||Darren Weir||1:09.36|
|2017||Hey Doc||Luke Currie||Tony McEvoy||1:09.96|
|2016||Rebel Dane||Ben Melham||Gary Portelli||1:10.9|
|2015||Chautauqua||Tommy Berry||Michael, Wayne And John Hawkes||1:09.5|
|2014||Lankan Rupee||Craig Newitt||Mick Price||1:10.3|
|2013||Buffering||Damian Browne||Robert Heathcote||1:11.4|
|2012||Sea Siren||Jim Cassidy||John O’Shea||1:11.3|
|2011||Sepoy||Kerrin Mcevoy||Peter Snowden||1:11.0|
|2010||Hay List||Glyn Schofield||John Mcnair||1:09.9|
|2009||Danleigh||Kerrin Mcevoy||Chris Waller||1:12.5|
|2008||Typhoon Zed||Nash Rawiller||Tim Martin||1:10.6|
|2007||Gold Edition||S Katsidis||R E Maund||1:10.6|
|2005||Spark Of Life||G Boss||Allan Denham||1:11.5|
|2004||Spark Of Life||D Nikolic||Allan Denham||1:13.3|
|2003||Spinning Hill||P Payne||G H Walter||1:11.2|
|2002||Spinning Hill||P Payne||G H Walter||1:10.5|
|2001||Piavonic||N Rawiller||Tony Noonan||1:12.9|
|2000||Sunline||G J Childs||T J Mckee||1:11.6|
|1999||Redoute’s Choice||J A Cassidy||Rick Hore-Lacy||–|
|1998||Dane Ripper||D Oliver||Bart Cummings||–|
|1997||Spartacus||D Beadman||Rick Hore-Lacy||–|
|1996||Poetic King||S D Marshall||D L Freedman||–|
|1995||You Remember||D Nikolic||L R Smith||–|
|1994||Spanish Mix||S R King||J R Hawkes||–|
|1993||Never Undercharge||S D Marshall||Bart Cummings||–|
|1992||King Marauding||P Alderman||D L Freedman||–|
|1991||Sonic Express||D Oliver||B J Bennett||–|
|1990||Street Ruffian||D Triandafillou||M Hewson||–|
|1989||Westminster||P Cook||Ms N Fraser||–|
|1988||Rancho Ruler||D Gauci||G Marconi||–|
|1987||Rubiton||H White||P C Barns||–|
|1986||Lockley’s Tradition||B Werner||L M Armfield||–|
|1985||Touch Of Genius||M Clarke||R E Hoysted||–|
|1984||Vite Cheval||K Mitchell||I G Saunders||–|
|1983||Strawberry Road||G Willetts||D R Bougoure||–|