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Edward Manifold Stakes

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.

2017 Edward Manifold Stakes info

Date: Saturday 7th October 2017
Track: Flemington racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
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).

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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.

2016 Edward Manifold Stakes result

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

then followed
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
Time: 1:37.52

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Edward Manifold Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 Serenely Discreet Bella Sorellastra Waterloo Sunset 1:37.5
2015 Badawiya Sacred Eye My Poppette 1:36.4
2014 Fontein Ruby Maastricht Crafty 1:37.6
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
2004 Alinghi Ballet Society Kylikwong 1:36.4
2003 Special Harmony Ashenti Bahamian Star 1:38.2
2002 Coupe Fuji Dancer Lashed 1:39.4
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
1993 Brompton Cross Kapchat Tristalove 1:38.9
1992 Azzurro Dhokeep Our Tristalight 1:36.9
1991 Richfield Lady Lovey Lusty Habit 1:36.4
1990 Twiglet Mahaasin Clare's Girl 1:38.2
1989 French Gypsy Dual Treasures Dalmator 1:36.7
1988 Riverina Charm Lady Of Battle Startling Lass 1:36.9