The Edward Manifold Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies only and takes place under set weight conditions each year at Flemington racecourse during the Melbourne spring racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Edward Manifold Stakes was won by Amphitrite from Krone with Verry Elleegant third.
Taking place on the same day as the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes, the Edward Manifold Stakes signals the start of quality group racing ahead for three-year-old fillies.
|Date:||Saturday 5th October 2019|
|Track:||Flemington racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights|
The Edward Manifold Stakes is held at the spacious Flemington race track and generally sees the better performed fillies of the spring contest this race on their way to the Gr1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield in around ten days time.
In recent times Amphitrite (2018), Gallica (2008), Alinghi (2004), Special Harmony (2003), Inaflury (1998), Azzurro (1992), Richfield Lady (1991) and Riverina Charm (1988) have completed the Edward Manifold Stakes & Thousand Guineas double.
The prizemoney increase of the Gr3 Caulfield Classic on Caulfield Cup day makes it an attractive proposition for any capable fillies contesting this race. The Edward Manifold Stakes has produced the first two Caulfield Classic winners in Sacred Eye (2nd in 2015) and Fontein Ruby (2014)
The race has been won by some top class three-year-olds such as Alinghi (2004) and Special Harmony (2003), but most times the winner is simply an above average filly who follows the familiar 3yo filly path to the Thousand Guineas, Wakeful Stakes and VRC Oaks.
Amphitrite (2018) took out a 3YO BM64 race over 1420m at Flemington before finishing strongly to win this event for the all conquering Darren Weir stable.
Recent Edward Manifold Stakes winners include Bring Me Roses (2017) and Serenely Discreet (2016).
Darren Weir trained fillies Amphitrite (2018) and Verry Elleegant (3rd in 2018) headed to Caulfield at their next start to capture the Gr1 Thousand Guineas and Gr3 Ethereal Stakes respectively.
After running unplaced in this event Eleonora (11th in 2016) headed to Caulfield at her next start to win the Ethereal Stakes on Caulfield Cup Day.
Sacred Eye (2nd in 2015) and Fontein Ruby (2014) both took out the Caulfield Classic at Caulfield after winning the Edward Manifold Stakes, while My Poppette (3rd in 2015) won the Gr2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic at her next start.
Commanding Jewel (3rd in 2012) claimed the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield and Mosheen (2011) captured the VRC Oaks at Flemington.
Brazilian Pulse (2010) ran third in the Thousand Guineas at Caufield before taking out the Wakeful Stakes and VRC Oaks double at Flemington during the the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Majestic Music (2009) finished runner-up in the Gr2 Sandown Guineas at Sandown in November and Fomalite (2nd in 2009) ran second in the Wakeful Stakes at Flemington.
Gallica (2008) went on to win the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield, as did Serious Speed (2nd in 2007) who also finished second in the VRC Oaks at Flemington.
1. $3.20 Amphitrite 55.5 Craig Williams
2. $5.00 Krone 55.5 Mark Zahra
3. $4.20 Verry Elleegant 55.5 John Allen
=4. $41.00 Thousand Wishes 55.5 Ben Thompson
=4. $10.00 Pierro Belle 55.5 Luke Currie
6. $71.00 Blonde Disposition 55.5 Andrew Mallyon
7. $101.00 Rubira 55.5 Ben Allen
8. $21.00 Dark Confidant 55.5 Kerrin McEvoy
9. $6.50 Aristia 55.5 Damian Lane
10. $26.00 Oregon Dreamer 55.5 Hugh Bowman
11. $51.00 Gaelic Dream 55.5 Jordan Childs
12. $31.00 Disenchanted 55.5 Michael Dee
13. $81.00 Ducale 55.5 Stephen Baster
Margins: 1.75 len, 0.75 len
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|2017||Bring Me Roses||Hiyaam||Leather'n'Lace||1:38.3|
|2016||Serenely Discreet||Bella Sorellastra||Waterloo Sunset||1:37.5|
|2015||Badawiya||Sacred Eye||My Poppette||1:36.4|
|2013||Su Sauver||Star Fashion||Solicit||1:39.5|
|2012||Maybe Discreet||Members Joy||Commanding Jewel||1:37.6|
|2011||Mosheen||Bliss Street||Celebrity Girl||1:39.4|
|2010||Sistine Angel||Brazilian Pulse||Shamrocker||1:38.1|
|2009||Majestic Music||Fomalite||Silent Surround||1:38.3|
|2008||Gallica||Cats Whisker||Sparks Fly||1:38.0|
|2007||El Daana||Serious Speed||Absolut Glam||1:40.1|
|2006||She Will Be Loved||Miss Finland||My Only Hope||1:37.0|
|2005||Serenade Rose||Empress Lily||Mary Marvel||1:37.2|
|2003||Special Harmony||Ashenti||Bahamian Star||1:38.2|
|2001||Ugachuka||Li Lo Lill||Hot Beat||1:38.7|
|2000||So Gorgeous||Shelbourne Lass||Dashing Granada||1:37.9|
|1999||My Sienna||Sayer Road||Gilded Angel||1:39.3|
|1998||Inaflury||Rose Of Dane||Astralita||1:40.1|
|1997||Rose Of Danehill||Melinte||Kensington Palace||1:38.9|
|1996||Ascorbic||Calm Abiding||Fairway Lass||1:44.4|
|1995||Rubidium||Not On Friday||Arctic Scent||1:35.7|
|1994||Love Of Mary||Captiva||Wild Thunder||1:37.1|
|1991||Richfield Lady||Lovey||Lusty Habit||1:36.4|
|1989||French Gypsy||Dual Treasures||Dalmator||1:36.7|
|1988||Riverina Charm||Lady Of Battle||Startling Lass||1:36.9|