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 2019 Edward Manifold Stakes was won by Moonlight Maid from Fascino with Miami Bound 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|
|2019 Winner:||Moonlight Maid|
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.
Moonlight Maid (2019) ran fourth in a 3YO Fillies BM70 race over 1600m at bendigo before storming home to win this race for popular Ballarat trainer Mitch Freedman.
Recent Edward Manifold Stakes winners include Amphitrite (2018) and Bring Me Roses (2017).
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. $41.00 Moonlight Maid 55.5 Ben Melham
2. $19.00 Fascino 56.0 Mark Zahra
3. $2.90 Miami Bound 55.5 Damien Oliver
4. $31.00 Oriental Lily 55.5 Damian Lane
5. $41.00 Beauty Bolt 55.5 Jordan Childs
6. $21.00 Leven Lass 55.5 Brett Prebble
7. $41.00 Excelida 55.5 Jamie Kah
8. $10.00 Excused 55.5 Craig Williams
9. $31.00 Really Discreet 55.5 Luke Nolen
10. $3.20 Subpoenaed 55.5 John Allen
11. $151.00 Song Brocade 55.5 Jye McNeil
12. $31.00 Presently 55.5 Dwayne Dunn
13. $31.00 Westport 55.5 Luke Currie
14. $51.00 Talented 55.5 Beau Mertens
15. $20.00 Bonvicini 55.5 Ms Linda Meech
16. $26.00 Deserved 55.5 Raquel Clark
Margins: 0.75 len, 0.75 len
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|2019||Moonlight Maid||Fascino||Miami Bound||1:36.8|
|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|