• Home
  • Racing News

The Bostonian to peak - G1 Manikato the right race for New Zealander

Experience at The Valley and a step up to 1200m are factors jockey Damian Lane believes will help The Bostonian in the Group One Manikato Stakes.
G1 Manikato the right race for New Zealander
The Bostonian (inside) is the second favourite for the Manikato Stakes. (Getty Images)
Bets.com.au Staff 23 Oct 2019
Share this article
success image

Jockey Damian Lane is convinced dual Group One winner The Bostonian will be better suited at The Valley in the Manikato Stakes than the last time the New Zealand sprinter raced there.

The Tony Pike-trained The Bostonian made his first appearance at The Valley in the Group One Moir Stakes (1000m) last month and had a wide run from a deep barrier before hitting the line well for an unplaced finish to Nature Strip.

The gelding has since finished third in the Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield behind The Everest minor placegetter Trekking and returns to The Valley for Friday night's weight-for-age Group One Manikato over a more suitable 1200m.

Lane rode The Bostonian in a track gallop at the course on Tuesday which has added to his belief the sprinter will be better suited on Friday night.

"He seems to have come through his last run in good order," Lane said.

"He's a pretty clean-winded horse so he was just out for a look around on Tuesday morning and I was really happy how he tracked around the corner.

"He got a bit lost around the corner in the Moir but he tracked around the corner really well so I was happy with him.

"I feel he will handle the track better on Friday night and I also think the 1200 metres will be better for him because he will be able to travel around the corner rather than be run off his legs like he was in the Moir.

"He has been great in both runs so far this preparation and he's been building towards the 1200 which is going to really suit him."

The Manikato field will not feature any of the 12 sprinters who ran in the $14 million Everest six days earlier.

The Bostonian, however, will have to meet star colt Bivouac who takes on the older sprinters for the first time after his last-start Group One win in the Golden Rose.

Bivouac has beaten subsequent Everest winner Yes Yes Yes in his past two starts, highlighting his credentials.

The James Cummings-trained Bivouac is the odds-on favourite with The Bostonian on the second line of betting at $7 in the field of 11.

AU

special-offer-1Betting offers

Upcoming Events

22 October 2021

  • Adelaide Strikers Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women - Twenty20
  • -
  • Cricket

23 October 2021

  • Cox Plate Day - October 23
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Randwick - October 23
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • James McDonald Extras - October 23
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Doomben - October 23
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Kerrin McEvoy Extras - October 23
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Weekend Racing Multi
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Melbourne Stars Women vs Brisbane Heat Women - Twenty20
  • -
  • Cricket
  • Morphettville - October 23
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Place Double - October 23
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Sydney Thunder Women vs Sydney Sixers Women - Twenty20
  • -
  • Cricket
  • The Invitation - 2021
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • The Invitation - October 23
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Ascot - October 23
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Perth Scorchers Women vs Melbourne Renegades Women - Twenty20
  • -
  • Cricket

30 October 2021

  • Coolmore Stud Stakes - October 30
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Golden Eagle - October 30
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Victoria Derby - October 30
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Empire Rose Stakes - October 30
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Cantala Stakes - October 30
  • -
  • Horse Racing

31 October 2021

04 November 2021

  • VRC Oaks - November 4
  • -
  • Horse Racing

06 November 2021

  • VRC Sprint Classic - November 6
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Mackinnon Stakes - November 6
  • -
  • Horse Racing

10 November 2021

19 November 2021

  • A-League 2021/22 Grand Final Winner Odds
  • -
  • Soccer

05 December 2021

22 January 2022

05 February 2022

  • Big Bash League 2021/21 (BBL11)
  • -
  • Cricket

21 June 2022

  • NHL 2021/22 Season
  • -
  • Ice Hockey

31 July 2022

  • Melbourne Metro Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Sydney Metro Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Adelaide Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Brisbane Metro Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing

21 October 2023