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Manikato Stakes Betting Odds - Odds-on for Imperatriz

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Last updated: 23 Oct 2023
Bets.com.au Staff 23 Oct 2023
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  • The Manikato Stakes is a feature sprint run over the Melbourne Spring Carnival
  • This Group 1 is contested over 1200m at Moonee Valley
  • The 2023 edition will be run on Saturday, October 28
  • Market courtesy of Ladbrokes
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Imperatriz is unbeaten at Moonee Valley. (Getty)
 

Imperatriz is one of the best sprinters in Australasia and despite receiving many offers to contest The Everest, Te Akau Racing has stayed in Melbourne with the five-year-old, who has impressed with two big wins at Moonee Valley in September.

After a brilliant display first-up in the McEwen Stakes, she broke her own track record for the Moonee Valley 1000m when taking out the Group 1 Moir Stakes on September 29.

1200m third-up looks ideal for the Kiwi mare, a galloper who has won over a mile and her one try over this track/trip resulted in a Group 1 William Reid Stakes victory.

Imperatriz is the short favourite to win the 2023 Manikato Stakes, with $1.50 the current quote with Ladbrokes

I Am Me is one of two runners on the second line of betting, with this sprinter a five-year-old mare by I Am Invincible (same as Imperatriz).

The Maher & Eustace galloper bounced back to winning form third-up when taking out the Group 3 Sydney Stakes at Randwick and despite doing most of her racing in New South Wales, she has won two of four Victorian starts.

I Am Me shares a $9 quote with Uncommon James, a Queensland sprinter who was well held behind Asfoora second-up, however, he was keen with the blinkers on for the first time and they've now been removed.

Last year's Manikato Stakes winner Bella Nipotina ($10) also features in the early markets and while she's been mostly competitive in nine subsequent starts, the six-year-old hasn't won in 12 months.


Manikato Stakes 2023 Betting Odds


Horse
Odds
Imperatriz$1.50
I Am Me$9.00
Uncommon James$9.00
Bella Nipotina$10.00
Overpass$12.00
Buenos Noches$15.00
Espiona$15.00
The Inferno$21.00
Zapateo$26.00
Chain Of Lighting$31.00
Jigsaw$31.00
She Dances$31.00
Lombardo$67.00
I Am War$101.00
Rocketing By$101.00

Odds provided by Ladbrokes at 8pm on 23/10/2023.



Manikato Stakes History


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 and after spending being moved to the Friday night before the Cox Plate from 2012 to 2022, the Manikato Stakes is now on the Cox Plate day program.

Several of Australia's favourite horses have delivered wins in this event, including the enigmatic sprinter great grey Chautauqua, while Buffering, Hay List, Miss Andretti, Sunline and Vain are also among the champions to have won this 1200m Group 1.

Hey Doc (2020), Jonker (2021) and Bella Nipotina (2022) have won the last three editions of the Manikato Stakes.
                                 

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