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2019 Manikato Stakes Tips - Will Bivouac make it in open grade?

Justin Darcy provides his tips for the Group One Manikato Stakes on Friday night
2019 Manikato Stakes Tips
Bivouac will run at short odds in the Manikato Stakes (Getty Images)
Justin Darcy 14 Jul 2021
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Manikato Stakes Information

  • DateFri 22 Oct, 2021
  • Race Time10:00
  • RacecourseMoonee Valley
  • Race Distance1200 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000

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2019 Manikato Stakes Tips

The Manikato has for years be known as the premier lead up to the VRC Sprint held on the last day of the Flemington Carnival.

This year we will see a weaker rendition of the race with the best horses racing in The Everest last week.

There will still be some quality sprinters line up including a couple three-year-olds in Bivouac and Loving Gaby which will be exciting to see.

Manikato Stakes Odds

The Bostonian$7.00
Loving Gaby$7.50
Vital Silver$17.00

Odds are provided by BetEasy and are correct as of 22/10/19 - 11.05am.

Manikato Stakes Best Bet - Bivouac @ $1.80

He is the best three-year-old in the country and his win in the Golden Rose proved that over eventual Everest winner Yes Yes Yes. 

He has had a freshen up since his Group One win and he strikes a very winnable sprint race.

His ratings that he has been producing are well above any horse in this race and I expect him to go on and claim his second victory at the top level.

Barrier one should pose no worries as he is usually very quick out of the gates and I am expecting him to lead this field up.

You will have to take short odds to see him win at open class, but it is hard to find something to beat him.

Manikato Stakes Value Bet - Loving Gaby @ $7.50

She was my futures tip in the race at $15 which is no longer available.

Ciaron Maher said after her work on Tuesday morning that she was keen and sticking to the sprint trip would be better suited for her.

She was okay a fortnight ago at Caulfield when hot favourite, but she was ridden back to front and could not produce her trademark powerful finish.

She is the only runner in the race that I can see posing a threat to Bivouac and, the fact she is a huge filly with 51kg gives me confidence she will have that big finish back in her stride.

She is a fit horse now after two runs and we know she can handle the Moonee Valley track, so there is no reason she cannot be competitive in this race.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Manikato Stakes

What time is the first race on Manikato Stakes night?

The first race jumps at approximately 6.30pm.

What time is the Manikato Stakes?

The Manikato Stakes jumps at approximately 9.30pm.

How can I live stream the Manikato Stakes?

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We will be backing Bivouac with the majority of the budget while having a saver on Loving Gaby to win our money back.

Best Bet: Bivouac @-125 at Sportsbet (beteasy) - 17 Units
Value Bet: Loving Gaby @650 at Sportsbet (beteasy) - 3 Units

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