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2022 Manikato Stakes Barrier Draw & Final Field

Last updated: 18 Oct 2022
Bets.com.au Staff 18 Oct 2022
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  • The barrier draw has been conducted for the 2022 Manikato Stakes
  • 14 runners (and four emergencies) make up the final field
  • The Manikato Stakes is run the night before the Cox Plate
Manikato Draw
Can Paulele claim his first Group One in the Manikato Stakes? (Getty)

The 2022 Manikato Stakes is a feature sprint of the Melbourne Spring Carnival, run at Moonee Valley over 1200m under lights.

Paulele (barrier 6) ran well in a Moir Stakes fresh and backed that effort up with a strong win in the Schillaci Stakes beating stablemate Ingratiating.

He steps up to 1200m for his third-up assignment, aiming to solidify a spot on the Darley stallion roster.

Bella Nipotina (barrier 2) was beaten a nose in this race last year, and again beaten a head by Coolangatta in the Moir Stakes this time in. This is her chance to claim a Group One.

Coolangatta (barrier 1) bounced to the front in the Moir Stakes with the light weight and proved too strong, while Rothfire (barrier 5) did enough to warrant pushing on to the 1200m journey here.

14 runners (plus four emergencies) make up the final field for the 2022 Manikato Stakes.

Manikato Stakes 2022 Barriers & Final Field

1BehemothDavid JollyBen Melham1658.5kg$31
2Eleven ElevenGregory HickmanHugh Bowman758.5kg $17
3Streets Of AvalonShane NicholsZac Spain1058.5kg $67
4The InfernoCliff BrownBlake Shinn1758.5kg $71
5PauleleJames CummingsJames McDonald658.5kg $3.70
6ShaqueroChris WallerBrett Prebble1258.5kg $201
7RothfireRobert HeathcoteDamian Lane558.5kg $7
8The AstrologistLeon & Troy CorstensFred Kersley858.5kg $26
9September RunChris WallerKerrin McEvoy1356.5kg$15
10Bella NipotinaCiaron Maher & David EustaceCraig Williams256.5kg $4.20
11Roch 'N' Horse (NZ)Michael MoroneyPatrick Moloney1556.5kg $31
12JamaeaRobert & Luke PriceJye McNeil956.5kg $23
13Best Of BordeauxKacy FogdenTim Clark1453kg $15
14CoolangattaCiaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah151kg$5.50
15eSavatoxlTony & Calvin McEvoyLinda Meech1858.5kg $201
16eGeneral BeauMathew Ellerton1158.5kg $201
17eIn The BoatLindsey SmithBlaike McDougall358.5kg $41
18eSweet RideAnnabel NeashamChad Schofield453kg$81
Odds courtesy of bookmaker.com.au & correct at 2.15pm on 18/10/2022.

Manikato Stakes Winners

First ran in 1968 as the Freeway Stakes, the Manikato Stakes is one of Melbourne's favourite sprint races.

This race gained its name in 1984 to honour the Manikato, who recorded two victories in this event.
In 2012 the Manikato Stakes moved to the Friday night before the Cox Plate, which is run under 24 hours later at the same track.

A number of Australia's favourite horses have delivered wins in this event, including the enigmatic sprinter Chautauqua. 

Manikato Stakes 2022 FAQs

When is the 2022 Manikato Stakes?

The 2022 Manikato Stakes is scheduled for Friday, October 21.

It will run as Race 7 on the Moonee Valley meeting.

What distance is the Manikato Stakes?

The Manikato Stakes is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

Who won the 2021 Manikato Stakes?

Jonker won the 2021 Manikato Stakes.

How can I live stream the 2022 Manikato Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Manikato Stakes and all other Australian horse races.

What is the Manikato Stakes worth?

The Manikato Stakes is worth a total of $2 million.

$1.2 million goes to the winner.


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