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Manikato Stakes Night 2020 Tips, Preview & Odds - Can So Si Bon land the Vobis spoils?

  • Moonee Valley hold an eight race card on Friday night
  • The highlight of the night is the Manikato Stakes
  • The first race jumps at 5.15pm
  • Justin Darcy provides his best bets of the meeting
Manikato Stakes Night Tips
So Si Bon finds the most winnable race of his career on Friday night (Getty)
Get free Moonee Valley tips and betting selections for all key race meetings from Moonee Valley in Melbourne.

The feature races held at Moonee Valley include the Cox Plate in October, which is Australia's most famous weight-for-age event and is run during the Melbourne Spring Carnival in October whilst other group one's held on this circuit include the Manikato Stakes, William Reid Stakes and Moir Stakes.

Our Moonee Valley best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, with free betting tips available right here.

Moonee Valley Tips October 23

Chandler Macleod VOBIS Gold Star Tips (Race 4)

Moonee Valley Best Bet - Race 4 No. 1 So Si Bon

This is by far the weakest race the old boy has contested in quite some time, racing in four Group One races this time in.

A small field, he is a Vobis race winner before and will get a damp track much to his liking and not to his rivals.

From gate four, the red hot Mark Zahra can give this horse the box seat, about a length off of Iconoclasm who will likely lead them up and can shoot for home coming around the bend.

As enigmatic he is, he will never race in a more winnable race again and gets his chance to boss these horses around.

Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge Heat 3 Tips (Race 5)

Moonee Valley Value Bet - Race 5 No. 2 Free Of Debt

If back to his best, he is the horse to beat.

He has trialled once and had two jumpouts to prepare for this race, the latest jumpout on October being quite encouraging he could be a changed horse after his gelding operation.

In his first jumpout and first offical trial, he ran around without any head gear, but for his third trial, he was fitter and had the winkers applied where he jumped fast and bolted in, albeit against a low quality opposition.

With the gate speed we know he has, he can cross the field and lead them from the bounce, and from what he had shown us in that last jumpout, this short trip will be ideal.

The wide gate is not a positive as such, but being his first run back from a gelding operation, and a set of blinkers being applied, he should be fast out.

Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (Race 8)

Moonee Valley Next Best Bet - Race 8 No. 1 Trekking

Again thinking class will prevail after a fourth placing in The Everest last week in Sydney.

He must travel well within that six day break between races, but has proven he can do it with arguably a career best performance when third-up last year.

He won the Schillaci second-up after a great run in the Moir, before backing up seven days later in The Everest to run third.

His prep is just the opposite this time in, running in the Moir first-up, then running well in the Everest and ready to peak third-up on the back-up in Melbourne.

If he is at his best, he is by far the best 1200m horse in the race and will give this field a good beating, but the key is travelling well on a six day back-up.

Moonee Valley Quaddie Tips

Race 5: 2,3,7,8
Race 6: 1,3,4,5
Race 7: 3,4,5,9
Race 8: 1

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So Si Bon finds the most perfect race to get back into the winners stall.

Free Of Debt will win if back to his best, but the wide gate is the concern.

Trekking is the proper Group One 1200m horse in the race, but will need to handle the quick back-up again.

Best Bet: So Si Bon To Win @180 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Trekking To Win @200 at bet365 Sport NJ - 4 Units
Value Bet: Free Of Debt To Win @560 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units

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