View the nominations for the 2015 William Hill Manikato Stakes. The William Hill Manikato Stakes will be run on Friday 23rd October at Moonee Valley racecourse.
|Race 6 – William Hill Manikato Stakes (1200 METRES)|
|Of $1,000,000.1st $600,000, 2nd $180,000, 3rd $90,000, 4th $45,000, 5th $25,000, 6th $20,000, 7th $20,000, 8th $20,000 GROUP 1
Standard Weight for Age, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 14 + 4 EM
|1||AFLEET ESPRIT||M||4||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|2||ALPHA MISS||M||4||Robert Smerdon|
|3||ANGELIC LIGHT||M||6||Robbie Griffiths|
|4||BALL OF MUSCLE||G||5||Joseph Pride|
|5||BOUNDING||M||5||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|6||BRING ME THE MAID||M||4||Peter G Moody|
|7||BROOK ROAD||M||5||Kris Lees|
|9||BULL POINT||H||5||Tony McEvoy|
|11||CHAUTAUQUA||G||5||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|12||CHURCHILL DANCER||G||5||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|16||DISPOSITION||G||4||Lee & Anthony Freedman|
|18||FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ)||G||7||Noel Mayfield-Smith|
|19||FAST ’N’ ROCKING||G||5||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|20||FLAMBERGE||G||6||Peter G Moody|
|22||GALAXY PEGASUS||H||4||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|24||GIRL GUIDE||M||6||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|25||GREGERS||M||5||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|27||HEADWATER||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|28||HOT SNITZEL||G||7||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|31||KURO (NZ)||H||4||Lee & Anthony Freedman|
|32||LANKAN RUPEE||G||6||Mick Price|
|33||LE BONSIR||G||8||Mick Price|
|34||MISS PROMISCUITY||M||5||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|36||NICOSCENE||H||4||Lee & Anthony Freedman|
|38||PAINTED FIRETAIL||F||3||John O’Shea|
|39||PRESS STATEMENT||C||3||Chris Waller|
|40||RAIN AFFAIR||G||8||Daniel Bowman|
|41||REBEL DANE||H||6||Gary Portelli|
|42||RICH ENUFF||H||4||Ken Keys|
|43||ROCK STURDY||H||5||Joseph Pride|
|45||SEBRING SUN||C||3||Gary Portelli|
|47||SOOBOOG||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|49||STERLING CITY||G||7||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|50||SUPER ONE||C||3||Michael Freedman|
|51||TAWTEEN||M||4||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|53||THE MESSINA NYMPH||M||5||Tony McEvoy|
|54||TIGER TEES (NZ)||G||8||Joseph Pride|
|55||WAWAIL||M||4||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
Imported Mike Moroney-trained stayer Araldo Junior will be one of the hopes of the stable this spring, albeit not at the top level.
Moroney’s highly credentialled three-year-olds, Alaskan Rose and Tulsa, have had their Classic campaigns terminated.
A last-start winner of the Benalla Cup on October 2, Araldo Junior has been nominated for the Geelong Cup on Wednesday.
Moroney has indicated the stayer will also be entered for the Moonee Valley Cup on Saturday and the Bendigo Cup on Wednesday week.
“We’ll pick whichever is the weaker version of those three races,” Moroney said.
“We’re just trying to get him through the grades a bit and it will probably be in the autumn or next spring that we see a lot more of him.”
Bred in Germany where he did his early racing, Araldo Junior has had three starts since arriving in Australia with the Benalla Cup, in which he defeated Group One winner Thunder Lady.
Araldo Junior is the younger half-brother of Araldo who finished a creditable seventh in last year’s Melbourne Cup but had to be euthanised later that day following an accident when he was injured on his way back in after the race.
Alaskan Rose and Tulsa have been sent for a break after finishing out of the money in their respective Guineas races on October 10.
“Alaskan Rose displaced her soft palate during the run so she will have to come back with a tongue tie and different gear on to stop her from doing that,” Moroney said.
“That’s the reason she dropped right out of it, but she’d had enough anyway.”
Moroney said he wasn’t sure if the filly did the same when weakening in the Prelude, putting it down to the fact the race was run at a muddling pace.
“We had to go once more but it wasn’t inconclusive the second time,” Moroney said.
“She’s a long way better than that.”