2016 Racing Preview – Manikato Stakes & Cox Plate
Read our betting preview of the Manikato Stakes and Cox Plate for 2016.
Manikato Stakes Preview
Chautauqua is the hot favourite after taking out the race last year.
Chautauqua is currently $2.10 to win the 2016 Manikato Stakes. In his last race, Chautauqua struggled after settling last and finished fourth.
In his last five races of all Group 1 class, Chautauqua has finished first three times and placed third once. He defeated English in the TJ Smith Stakes. Although, Black Heart Bart and the Quarterback defeated the runner in the Newmarket Handicap. He has a career winning strike rate of 52%.
Next Best Field
The second favourite to Chautauqua is Capitalist at $6.00 to win. In his last race he finished third to Astern and Russian Revolution at the Star Roman Consul (Group 2). The last Group 1 race for Capitalist was back in March, 2016 where he finished first in the Golden Slipper.
Next in the field is English at $8.00. Her last two rides have been disappointing, failing to place in both races. Her last win came in the All Aged Stakes Group 1 race in April, 2016.
Lucky Hussler ($8.00) has raced at Moonee Valley in his two races and has finished 7th and 9th respectively. His last win was at the Magic Millions Cup on the Gold Coast in January, defeating Strawberry Boy.
The Middle Priced
Of the first middle priced runners is Buffering ($11.00), he won the Manikato Stakes in 2013. His last win was on 9th January 2016 at the Magic Millions, Gold Coast.
Fell Swoop is also paying $11.00 fixed odds and holds a 52.94% win rate career record. Fell Swoop finished 2nd to Chautauqua and beat English in the TJ Smith Stakes.
Holler ($13.00) has great form in the last two Group 1 races with a first in the Canterbury Stakes and second in the William Reid.
The Quarterback ($17.00) last rode in a Group 1 at Morphettville and finished 9th of 18 runners. He won the Gilgai Stakes on October 2.
Under The Louvre ($21.00) won the AAMI Stradbroke Handicap, defeating Black Heart Bart.
Rebel Dane ($21.00) ran third in this race last year, however his form of late suggests he’s a large outsider this year.
Japonisme ($34.00) finished third in the Ubet Btc Cup and has placed 10th and 6th since a spell.
It’s hard to bet against Chautauqua. Capitalist and Fell Swoop are your best bets for second and third.
Cox Plate Preview
Read through our betting preview of the 2016 Cox Plate. Can Winx win again? Find out below:
Winx is paying $2.00 to take out this years Cox Plate. She has won 12 races on the trot. In her last three races, she has beaten Black Heart Bart, Hauraki and Hartnell, all finishing second to Winx.
Hartnell at $3.00 is next in the betting and has been racing well. He defeated Caulfield Cup winner, Jameka at the Turnbull Stakes.
The Middle Priced
Black Heart Bart ($15.00) finished second to Winx in its latest race at the Ladbrokes Stakes.
Yankee Rose ($17.00) has recovered from finishing sixth in the Golden Rose. The filly finished first in her last race at Randwick.
Hauraki ($17.00) won the Epsom Handicap and finished second to Winx at the Randwick White Stakes. James McDonald is an outstanding jockey and
Lucia Valentina ($21.00) finished fourth in its last race against Winx and Hartnell at the Warwick Stakes.
Happy Clapper ($81.00) placed fourth in the Epsom Handicap and has a career place rate of 63%.
Awesome Rock ($81.00) defeated Caulfield Cup runners, Real Love and Set Square at the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes in September.
We’re tipping Winx to win the 2016 Cox Plate, she is just flying at the moment.
Black Heart Bart