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2021 Manikato Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
Justin Darcy 20 Oct 2021
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  • The Manikato Stakes headlines Friday night's Melbourne meeting
  • This feature is run over 1200 metres
  • Can Lombardo continue his winning run?
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Manikato Stakes Tips
Lombardo will run as our best bet in the Manikato Stakes. (getty)
          
The 2021 Manikato Stakes is set to once again be run six days after The Everest which is fair to say has really taken away some quality from this field.
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Some champions have won this race over the years, with arguably the best end to a race coming in the 2014 edition of the event when Lankan Rupee lead all the way in an eight horse finish.

This year, Schillaci Stakes winner Savatoxl heads the betting ahead of Godolphin three-year-old Ingratiating.

2021 Manikato Stakes Betting Odds

                                                                                                                            
No
Horse
Trainer
Jockeys
Barrier
Odds
Odds
1STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 958.5kg$31
2JONKERTony Gollan Daniel Moor 558.5kg$12
3DESPATCH Tony & Calvin McEvoy Dean Holland 458.5kg$81
4SAVATOXL Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 858.5kg$4.60
5EXPRESS PASS Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 1158.5kg$23
6LOMBARDO Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 358.5kg$6
7AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 1356.5kg$23
8BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 156.5kg$10
9SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 1256.5kg$19
10LA MEXICANA Anthony & Sam Freedman Damian Lane 1056.5kg$19
11INGRATIATING James Cummings Craig Williams 753kg$5
12SNEAKY FIVE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dean Yendall 651kg$10
13CRYSTAL BOUND Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damien Thornton 251kg$13
Odds provided by Sportsbet. Correct on October 19 - 11.57am

2021 Manikato Stakes Tips


Manikato Stakes 2021 Best Bet - Lombardo

He is in such a good vein of form at the minute and in what really is a weak Manikato Stakes, he is as good of a chance as anything else in this event.

Lombardo was a strong winner last start at Caulfield and prior to that, was an emphatic winner here at The Valley.

This is easily his toughest test to date facing borderline Group One class horses, but he draws favourable to get a cosy run from barrier three and is running time to suggest that this is within his grasp.

Lombardo - $6.00Manikato Stakes Best BetBET HERE
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Manikato Stakes 2021 Next Best Bet - Ingratiating

I am falling back into Ingratiating here purely because I am happy to forgive run, although there was nothing found in his vet report to excuse the poor performance.

Prior to that, he has dominantly won first-up at Caulfield before running second down the straight to Ranch Hand who beat him home again at his next start.

The three-year-old drops to 53kg which is key and will be ridden for one big burst of acceleration which hopefully sees him back to his best.

Ingratiating - $5.00Manikato Stakes Next Best BetBET HERE
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Manikato Stakes 2021 Value Bet - Crystal Bound

With her forward race pattern and an inside gate, I can see a scenario where this filly leads the race and tries to run them ragged.

Crystal Bound will be hard fit third-up and there does not look as if there is a stack of natural front-running pressure for a Group One sprint which could leave her on her own out in front.

If left alone, she is in well enough at the weights to give a kick and a big sight around the home bend.

Crystal Bound - $13.00Manikato Stakes Value BetBET HERE
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Manikato Stakes FAQs

When is the 2021 Manikato Stakes?

The 2021 Manikato Stakes is scheduled to run on Friday, October 22.

Where is the Manikato Stakes held?

The Manikato Stakes is held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne.

What distance is the Manikato Stakes?

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

Who won the 2020 Manikato Stakes?

Hey Doc won the 2020 Manikato Stakes.

How can I live stream the 2021 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Verdict

We will be backing Lombardo as the main bet, saving on Ingratiating and having something small on Crystal Bound.

Best Bet: Lombardo To Win @5/1 at Sportsbet - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Ingratiating To Win @4/1 at Sportsbet - 2 Units
Value Bet: Crystal Bound Each-Way @12/1 at Sportsbet - 2 Units
Lombardo
To Win
@5/1 - 6 Units
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Ingratiating
To Win
@4/1 - 2 Units
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Crystal Bound
Each-Way
@12/1 - 2 Units
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