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2020 Manikato Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • Justin Darcy outlines some of the chances in this year's Manikato Stakes market
  • Does Trekking set the standard?
  • Can Diamond Effort prove herself in her conditions?
Manikato Stakes Tips
Loving Gaby was the shining light of the Manikato Stakes last year (Getty)

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
The 2020 Manikato Stakes is one that is awkwardly positioned in terms of a quality aspect as the Everest is run six days beforehand, the race where the best sprinters in the country will run.

Trekking ran fourth in that event so he has the challenge of backing up, while horse such as Pippie, Dirty Work and Diamond Effort have timed their run to perfection for this race.

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2020 Manikato Stakes Betting Odds

1TrekkingJ. CummingsJ. Allen7$3.80
2Hey DocT & C. McEvoyL. Currie6$9
3KementariJ. CummingsC. Williams5$13
4SplintexM. NewnhamK. McEvoy4$31
5Order Of CommandD. O'BrienD. Oliver1151
6Dirty WorkM, W & J. HawkesW. Pike3$6.50
7LyreA & S. FreedmanJ. McDonald4$18
8PippieJ & C. MeagherD. Lane1$6
9Bella VellaW. ClarkenJ. Kah10$15
10Diamond EffortC. McDonaldB. Melham2$10
11Brooklyn HustleJ. Warren & D. KrongoldM. Zahra8$9.50

Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 20/10/20

2020 Manikato Stakes Betting Tips

Manikato Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Trekking (Tipped at $10)

After tackling The Everest last week and finishing fourth off a hot pace, he will be backing up and changing states off a six day break.

This time last year, he was backing up after a second-up win in the Schillaci, into The Everest where he ran third behind Yes Yes Yes and Santa Ana Lane.

So there is the box ticked for the back-up and third-up performances, as is the tick for Moonee Valley, where he was seen running second to Pippe in the Moir Stakes (1000m).

He just needs to find a spot from the gate, where he has cover and can unleash that turn of foot that has seen him prove such a good horse.

Manikato Stakes 2020 Next Best Bet - Diamond Effort

With rain expeted during the races on Friday night, this could chop the track up and prove perfcet conditions for Diamond Effort to prove herself at this level.

She was close to a good thing beaten in the Moir Stakes first-up with so little luck, and backed that up with a second placing in the Schillaci behind Dirty Work on a good track.

She should get a cart about two lengths off Pippie and ping on the turn... if the track is wet enough.

Manikato Stakes 2020 Value Bet - Brooklyn Hustle

She was super in the Moir Stakes, flashing through in between runners to finish fourth in what was her career best run.

The stable have said that she is flying and she could not be in better shape this prep.

She is yet to win over 1200m, so that is her query, but with another quiet ride, she can have a similar passage to her efforts last time, where with luck, she cna blow them away late.

She loves the Valley but if there is a a lot of rain, that could hurt her chances.

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 starts at 8.45pm.

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 Trekking as the best bet in the 2020 Manikato Stakes.



Having already tipped Trekking at $10 in the futures, we are happy to take Diamond Effort at $10.

Best Bet: Trekking To Win (Futures Market) @900 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Diamond Effort To Win @900 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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