Manikato Stakes 2023 Tips & Betting Advice

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One of Moonee Valley’s favourite sprints, the Group 1 Manikato Stakes is an important short course race.

Previosly run under the lights at The Valley the night before the Cox Plate, the Manikato Stakes is back on the Saturday program from 2023.

It is a recognisable race on the Australian calendar and bring you the best bets and predictions for the big sprint. 

Manikato Stakes Information

  • DateFri 25 Oct, 2024
  • Race Time10:00
  • RacecourseMoonee Valley
  • Race Distance1200 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000

Manikato Stakes 2023 Betting Odds

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

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 Betting Tips

Our experts will provide their free Manikato Stakes tips and betting preview in the lead up to the Spring Carnival Group 1.

Our preview and Manikato Stakes best bets will be available in advance of the race as our tipsters pick out the best value from the futures markets and the final field. Check out our Manikato Stakes tips and read our verdict on the race.

Manikato Stakes Bookmakers & Promotions

Australian betting sites have special offers for customers - both new and existing - on the Manikato Stakes including enhanced odds specials to use when betting on Moonee Valley races. If you are thinking of joining bookmakers for the Manikato Stakes, check out our top five below.

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Manikato Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The Manikato Stakes field will be revealed in the days prior to the race. Check back for the complete Manikato Stakes field.

Manikato Stakes Form Guide

The Manikato Stakes form guide has been difficult to assess in recent times.

Recent Manikato winners have recorded victories at big prices including Hey Doc (2017) at $21 and Rebel Dane at $61 the year prior to that. 

Before 2017, three-straight favourites took out the race, which makes this event an extremely hard one to negotiate. 

Hey Doc went on from his 2017 triumph to once again show up in 2020, winning the race for the second time.

Our team of experts will deliver your Manikato Stakes form guide and steer you towards the likely winners of the sprint.

Manikato Stakes Live Stream

Punters can watch the Manikato Stakes live stream online at number of betting sites in Australia. We highly recommend Dabble and bet365, who all offer live streaming on all Victorian race meetings onto your PC, tablet or smartphone.

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.
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 great grey Chautauqua. 

Manikato Stakes Results

2022Bella Nipotina
2020Hey Doc
2019Loving Gaby
2018Brave Smash
2017Hey Doc
2016Rebel Dane
2014 Lankan Rupee
2012Sea Siren
2010Hay List
2008Typhoon Lad
2007Gold Edition
2006Miss Andretti
2005Spark Of Life
2004Spark Of Life
2003Spinning Hill
2002Spinning Hill

Manikato Stakes 2022 Result

1st - Bella Nipotina
2nd - Rothfire
3rd - Best of Bordeaux

Manikato Stakes Social News

To get all the Manikato Stakes social news your best bet is the visit the Moonee Valley social media channels.

Moonee Valley's Twitter account can be found at @TheValley while their Facebook page is at Moonee Valley Race Club.

Manikato Stakes FAQ

How to bet on the 2023 Manikato Stakes?

To place a bet on the Manikato Stakes you'll an account with an online bookmaker.

Bookies provide betting markets on the Manikato well in advance of the race date, which includes best tote and fixed odds markets in the week leading up.

Who to bet on in the 2023 Manikato Stakes?

The Manikato Stakes is one of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival's top sprints which means the best short-coursers in the country will be competing for this event.

Check back here in the lead in to this Group One for our betting strategy and tips for the Manikato.

Best way to bet on the 2023 Manikato Stakes?

Is there a better way to punt than from the comfort of your own home?

You can bet on your couch with an online bookmaker, which means you've got a huge advantage on those who have to head down to their pub or club.

How to live stream the 2023 Manikato Stakes?

Punters wanting to live stream the Manikato Stakes get everything they need from our live streaming information hub.

When is the 2023 Manikato Stakes?

The 2023 Manikato Stakes will run on Cox Plate Day on October 28.

How long is the Manikato Stakes?

The Manikato Stakes is a short-course race over the 1200m trip.

Where is the Manikato Stakes?

The Manikato Stakes runs every year at Moonee Valley, which is located in Melbourne, Australia.

What time is the 2023 Manikato Stakes?

There is no set time for the 2023 Manikato Stakes.

Who won the 2022 Manikato Stakes?

Bella Nipotina took out the 2022 Manikato Stakes, leading all the way.

What is the prize money of the Manikato Stakes?

The Manikato Stakes prize pool totals $2 million.