MELBOURNE RACING TIPS – MANIKATO STAKES
Melbourne Racing Tips introduces you to the Group 1 Manikato Stakes run on Cox Plate Eve at Moonee Valley racecourse. It is 19 races in 24 hours at The Valley for Manikato night as part of the Melbourne Racing Tips Spring Carnival. Our Expert Melbourne Racing Tips analyst Pete Brinky will have a full race preview tips and ratings for the big Group 1 sprint preceding Cox Plate Day
MANIKATO STAKES AT MOONEE VALLEY
The race has had many slots initially being the first Group 1 of the spring to being moved to Cox Plate day itself to now be given its on stand alone Friday night meeting (2012). This was done in an endeavour by the club to extend the Moonee Valley section of the Melbourne Racing Tips Spring Carnival.
The race is a 1200m Weight For Age sprint and follows a few weeks after the other Group 1 Sprint Race run at The Valley the Moir Stakes. Many trainers use this as the key lead in to the Manikato however with recent changes to the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival there can be a few different paths to the Manikato. Through the feature 3YO sprints in Sydney, The Everest, or the Group 2 sprints at Caulfield these can all be options.
Being Moonee Valley, once again barriers can play a big part with the tight turning track and short home straight, horses who handle it have a definite advantage. It is the absolute feature of the night with no other Group races programmed. It serves as a great lead in to the big Cox Plate program the next day and our Melbourne Racing Tips Expert Pete Brinky will be there with all the action.
MANIKATO STAKES TIPS ODDS MARKET
$6.50 The Bostonian
$9.00 Trope, Loving Gabby
$16.00 Anaheed, Faatinah
$19.00 Rock Magic, Vital Silver
$46.00+ all other runners
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