Manikato Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Manikato Stakes Barrier Draw


The barrier draw for Friday night’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) has been announced with a field of 11 set to compete for $1 million in prizemoney.

Moir Stakes (1000m) winner Pippie aims for back-to-back Group 1 victories at The Valley and has drawn ideally in barrier 1.

The speedy daughter of Written Tycoon led throughout to score by 0.8 of a length ahead of Trekking (2nd), Bella Vella (3rd), Brooklyn Hustle (4th), Diamond Effort (5th) and Hey Doc (8th) who all line up again on Friday night.

Kementari hasn’t won a race since the 2018 Randwick Guineas (1600m) and now lines up from barrier 2 following an impressive 4th placing in the Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.

The Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes-trained Dirty Work comes into the Group 1 sprint as the only last start winner having narrowly defeated Diamond Effort in the Schillaci Stakes (1100m) which also included Hey Doc (4th), Splintex (5th) and Order Of Command (7th).

Lyre rounds out the field of 11 and is also looking to turn the clock back after failing to win a race since taking out three of her first four starts including the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m).

2020 Manikato Stakes Barrier Draw and Final Field

1TREKKINGJames CummingsJohn Allen758.5kg
2HEY DOCTony & Calvin McEvoyLuke Currie658.5kg
3KEMENTARIJames CummingsCraig Williams558.5kg
4SPLINTEXMark NewnhamKerrin McEvoy958.5kg
5ORDER OF COMMANDDanny O’BrienDamien Oliver1158.5kg
6DIRTY WORKMichael, Wayne & John HawkesWilliam Pike358.5kg
7LYREAnthony & Sam FreedmanJames McDonald456.5kg
8PIPPIEJohn & Chris MeagherDamian Lane156.5kg
9BELLA VELLAWill ClarkenJamie Kah1056.5kg
10DIAMOND EFFORTClinton McDonaldBen Melham256.5kg
11BROOKLYN HUSTLEJason Warren & Dean KrongoldMark Zahra856.5kg