The Manfred Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds run held in February each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight & penalty conditions and offers $150,000 in prize money. The 2020 Manfred Stakes was won by Super Seth from Free Of Debt with Dalasan third.
Formerly a listed race, the Manfred Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 season. Usually held at Caulfield, the race was held at Sandown for the 2014/2015 racing season alongside the Group 3 Blue Diamond Preview Fillies for two-year-olds.
|Date:||Saturday 1st February 2020|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2020 Winner:||Super Seth|
The Manfred Stakes is the first group race of the Melbourne autumn for three-year-old gallopers and provides a good hit out at group level for the better class races ahead during the upcoming autumn carnival. Some classy gallopers have won this race over the past few years including Mosheen (2012), Denman (2010), Nicconi (2009) and Haradasun (2007).
Capable three-year-olds engaged in this race might head on to the Group 2 Autumn Stakes at Caulfield on Group 1 CF Orr Stakes day, while fillies might look to the female only Group 3 Boronia Stakes on the same day, as they are raced under similar conditions. Denman (2010) was the last galloper to take out the Manfred Stakes & Autumn Stakes double. San Nicasio (4th in 2015) won the Autumn Stakes at his next start after running fourth in the Autumn Stakes.
Super Seth (2020) spelled after his outstanding Group 1 Caulfield Guineas during the spring racing carnival before resuming in strong style to win this event for trainer Anthony Freedman.
Recent Manfred Stakes winners include Tin Hat (2019) and Cliff's Edge (2018).
1. $5.00 Super Seth 59.5 Mark Zahra
2. $17.00 Free Of Debt 57.0 Jye McNeil
3. $2.05 Dalasan 58.5 Craig Williams
4. $4.40 Spend 57.0 Dwayne Dunn
5. $21.00 Alburq 57.0 Michael Dee
6. $7.00 Groundswell 57.0 Luke Currie
Margins: 1.25 len, 0.20 len
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|2020||Super Seth||Free Of Debt||Dalasan||1:12.8|
|2019||Tin Hat||Halvorsen||Poised To Strike||1:08.7|
|2017||Legless Veuve||Into Orbit||Hey Doc||1:10.8|
|2016||Puritan||Golden Spin||Ready For Victory||1:10.2|
|2014||Bull Point||Worth A Ransom||The Quarterback||1:09.7|
|2013||Royal Haunt||Force Command||Hosting||1:09.5|
|2012||Mosheen||That's The One||Highly Recommended||1:10.7|
|2011||Enjin Number Nine||Bullbars||Star Witness||1.16.6|