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 2016 Edward Manifold Stakes was won by Serenely Discreet from Bella Sorellastra with Waterloo Sunset 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 7th October 2017|
|Track:||Flemington racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights|
|2016 Winner:||Serenely Discreet|
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 Gallica (2008), Alinghi (2004), Special Harmony (2003), Inaflury (1998), Azzurro (1992), Richfield Lady (1991) and Riverina Charm (1988) have completed the Edward Manifold & 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.
Serenely Discreet (2016) finished unplaced in a three-year-old Fillies race over 1400m at Caulfield before scoring a strong victory in this event and recent Edward Manifold Stakes winners have been Badawiya (2015) and Fontein Ruby (2014).
After running unplaced in this event Eleonora (11th in 2016) headed to Caulfield at her next start to win the Gr3 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. $9.00 Serenely Discreet 55.5 Luke Nolen
2. $31.00 Bella Sorellastra 55.5 Stephen Baster
3. $17.00 Waterloo Sunset 55.5 Regan Bayliss
4. $21.00 Another Bullseye 56.0 Hugh Bowman
5. $26.00 Fromparis Withlove 55.5 Ben E Thompson
6. $6.00 Chipanda 55.5 James McDonald
7. $21.00 Whyouask 55.5 Ben Melham
8. $4.60 Exocet 55.5 Dwayne Dunn
9. $13.00 Vainglorious 55.5 Nicholas Hall
10. $11.00 Gogo Grace 55.5 Kerrin McEvoy
11. $6.50 Eleonora 55.5 Damien Oliver
12. $101.00 Bettyrae Ruby 55.5 Chris Symons
13. $18.00 Classic Diva 55.5 Craig Williams
14. $20.00 Peeking Duck 55.5 Jye McNeil
15. $81.00 Von Richter 55.5 Damian Lane
Margins: 1.25 len, 1 len
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|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|