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  • Justin Darcy outlines some of the chances in this years Manikato Stakes futures market
  • Can Anders continue his progression?
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Manikato Stakes Tips
Loving Gaby was the shining light of the Manikato Stakes last year (Getty)

Manikato Stakes Information

  • DateFri 23 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time10:30
  • RacecourseMoonee Valley
  • Race Distance1200 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000
The 2020 Manikato Stakes is one that is awkwardly positioned in terms of a quality aspect as the Everest is run seven days before hand, the race where the best sprinters in the country will run.

This brings a horse such as Anders into the race and possibly the best of the older brigade in Trekking who is just off the absolute top level.

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2020 Manikato Stakes Betting Odds

Nature Strip$4
Away Game$9
Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 14/9/20 - 9.56am.

2020 Manikato Stakes Betting Tips

Manikato Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Anders

He is unlikely to be seen in an Everest, which means this weaker Group One WFA race over 1200m could be his chance to show his strength over six furlongs.

He has been dynamic in Sydney, winning the Rosebud and San Domenico over 1100m, and will now tackle the Group One Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley.

There is a lot of pace in that race, so the 1200m Manikato may be more up his alley if he can hold his form between now and then.

If he is to win the Moir, he will be odds on to win the Manikato which is more than half of his current quote.

Manikato Stakes 2020 Next Best Bet - Trekking

The team will likely aim to tackle and Everest once again, and although he finished third in that race last season, he is not one of the first horses that come to mind when thinking of premiere sprinters.

He ran very well in a Moir last year before tackling the Schillaci which helped him gain entry into the race.

If he is not to gain a spot this year, he could well be the horse to beat in the Manikato.

He gets around Moonee Valley well enough, and without the best sprinters in Australia in the race, he becomes the benchmark of the race.

Manikato Stakes 2020 Roughie - Zoutori

He won the Bobbie Lewis last weekend and will now likely tackle the Gilgai as he did last preparation.

If he can win or run well in that, we know he is up to Group One standard, so this race could well be his chance to claim the glory he deserves.

We know he is best suited at Flemington with his career best performances coming down the straight, but he was placed second in the Oakleigh Plate over 1100m at Caulfield and should get a genuine tempo that would suit him around the Valley, if he were to come here.

At $21, there are worse bets in the race.

Manikato Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2020 Manikato Stakes?

The 2020 Manikato Stakes is scheduled to run on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Moonee Valley.

What time is the 2020 Manikato Stakes?

The Manikato Stakes generally starts at around 9pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 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.

Who won the 2019 Manikato Stakes?

Loving Gaby won the 2019 Manikato Stakes.

What distance is the Manikato Stakes?

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

What's the best bet in the 2020 Manikato Stakes?

We're with Anders as the best bet in the 2020 Manikato Stakes.


We will be taking the early price about all three of our tips.
Best Bet: Anders To Win @4.80 at Sportsbet - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Trekking To Win @10.00 at Sportsbet - 2 Units
Roughie: Zoutori To Win @21.00 at Sportsbet - 2 Units

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