Edward Manifold Stakes News

Mosheen has firmed in price for the Group 1 Thousand Guineas in horse racing betting markets after winning the 2011 Edward Manifold Stakes last Sunday at Flemington Racecourse. The three-year-old filly won the Group 3 Edward manifold Stakes by three lengths ahead of Bliss Street and Celebrity Girl. Trainer Robert…

Edward Manifold Stakes

The Edward Manifold Stakes is a quality Group 2 race conducted at Victoria’s famous Flemington Racecourse in early October as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Open to three-year-old fillies, the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes is conducted over 1600m and is run under set weight conditions.

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Worth $300,000 in prizemoney, the Edward Manifold Stakes is one of four Group status races held at the meeting.

The headline event that many punters will be attracted to is the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) for four-year-olds and above, while the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes (1400m) are the other features on the Flemington race card for that day.

Edward Manifold Stakes Betting

The Edward Manifold Stakes is ideally positioned on the calendar to serve as a lead-up run for a number of the Group 1 three-year-old features and fillies-only events.

Punters wanting to get an early guide for races including the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) or even the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) can get an early advantage by watching for the top performers in the Edward Manifold Stakes.

Combining the Edward Manifold with some of these later features can create exciting betting doubles that have a good chance of winning at online bookies like Ladbrokes.com.au.

For example, in 2008 Gallica took out the Edward Manifold-Thousand Guineas double as did Alinghi (2004) and Special Harmony (2003) in recent times.

Don’t just look at the winners either. Fillies that finish second or third in the Edward Manifold often continue on to other spring success including Serious Speed who was runner-up in both the Edward Manifold and the Crown Oaks in 2007.

Earlier spring carnival runs that Edward Manifold Stakes runners may previously contest include the Group 3 HDF McNEil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield in August, the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1400m) at Randwick in September and the Group 3 Champagne Stakes (1200m).

Fillies that run well in any of these races that are then nominated for the Edward Manifold Stakes are always worth a punt on.

Edward Manifold Stakes Field

The Edward Manifold Stakes is contested by a field of the spring’s top performing fillies every year.

Nominations are released on the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances out on the Thursday before the running of the Edward Manifold on the first Sunday in October.

The Edward Manifold Stakes field is limited to 16 fillies plus four emergencies, but a capacity final field doesn’t always take to the track making this a good race for punters to have a bet on as there are often less contenders to consider.

Edward Manifold Stakes Winners

A number of star fillies have won the Edward Manifold Stakes since the race was first run in 1932 including Storm Queen (1966), Emancipation (1982), Spirit Of Kingston (1984), Rose Of Danehill (1997), Alinghi (2004) and Majestic Music (2009).

Below is a list of the most recent Edward Manifold Stakes winners and placegetters.

Year Winner Runner-Up Third


Sistine Angel

Brazilian Pulse Shamrocker


Majestic Music

Fomalite Silent Surround



Cats Whisker Sparks Fly


El Daana

Serious Speed Absolut Glam


She Will Be Loved

Miss Finland My Only Hope


Serenade Rose

Empress Lily Mary Marvel



Ballet Society Kylikwong


Special Harmony

Ashenti Bahamian Star



Fuji Dancer Lashed



Li Lo Lill Hot Beat


So Gorgeous

Shelbourne Lass Dashing Granada