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Group 1 winning Irish sprinter Ten Sovereigns is among the 50 nominations for the 2019 Group 1 $1m Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200m) at The Valley on October 25.

Osborne Bulls, above, is among the nominations for the 2019 Manikato Stakes at The Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Osborne Bulls, above, is among the nominations for the 2019 Manikato Stakes at The Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Champion Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien is sending Ten Sovereigns to Australia for the $14m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 19 but has entered the four year old for the Manikato Stakes as an alternative.

“Ten Sovereigns has gone into quarantine and the plan is for him to run in the Everest,” O’Brien told the Racing Post.

“If the ground happened to turn soft, he could go to Melbourne where he has the option of some of the sprints there.”

Ten Sovereigns is well up in the betting for the Manikato Stakes and is marked at $10 with Ladbrokes.com.au behind the $7 equal favourites Osborne Bulls and Santa Ana Lane and Nature Strip at $8.

Osborne Bulls has gained the tag of Group 1 bridesmaid after being runner up at the elite level at his last five starts which includes his last outing when second to The Bostonian in the Group 1 $800,000 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) at Doomben during the 2019 Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Osborne Bulls is one of nine James Cummings trained sprinters nominated for the Manikato Stakes which includes Group 1 winning stablemates Alizee, Microphone and Trekking.

Group 1 winning Kiwi sprinter The Bostonian is also nominated for the Manikato Stakes.

The Galaxy winner Nature Strip heads up trainer Chris Waller’s Manikato Stakes nominations which also includes his smart sprinter Zousain as well as his three year olds Accession, Kubrick and Yes Yes Yes.

First acceptances for the Manikato Stakes will be taken at 12 noon (AET) on Tuesday, 8 October.

Early betting for the 2019 Manikato Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $7 Osborne Bulls, Santa Ana Lane, $8 Nature Strip, $10 Ten Sovereigns, Trekking, $12 Alizee, Graff. Microphone, $14 Bivouac, In Her Time, $17 Eduardo, Trope, Zoustyle, $19 Ball Of Muscle, The Bostonian, $21 Yes Yes Yes, $26 Bons Away, Exhilarates, Flit, Kubrick, Spirit Of Valour, Zoutori, $31 Lyre, $34 or better the rest.

Nominations for the 2019 Manikato Stakes (1200m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 42x112x322 ABSOLUTE FLIRT F 3 Danny O’Brien
2 21124x226x ACCESSION C 3 Chris Waller
3 x111306x13 ALIZEE M 5 James Cummings
4 1614174×45 ASHLOR G 6 Dan McCarthy
5 x1101x19x3 BALL OF MUSCLE G 9 Joseph Pride
6 2x1550x810 BALLER H 4 Anthony Cummings
7 613×4 BARCALI C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
8 11x272x241 BEHEMOTH G 4 David Jolly
9 2x3141x121 BIVOUAC C 3 James Cummings
10 2x14025x22 BONS AWAY G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
11 282x19x0x8 BOOKER M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
12 x3178447x3 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES M 5 Bjorn Baker
13 311x11x127 DEPRIVE G 5 James Cummings
14 x11110x450 DESPATCH G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
15 x123015x42 DUBIOUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
16 x31121350x EASY EDDIE G 5 Joseph Pride
17 x221x303x3 EDUARDO G 6 Sarah Zschoke
18 811317×449 EMBRACE ME (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien
19 5221120×11 EXHILARATES F 3 James Cummings
20 66481320×1 FAATINAH G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
21 312x2x FLIT F 3 James Cummings
22 21106142×2 GIFT OF POWER (NZ) M 5 Anthony Freedman
23 235x440x34 GRAFF H 4 Kris Lees
24 1401x7x58x HEY DOC G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
25 0x214x70x5 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) G 8 James Cummings
26 3x368105x7 I AM EXCITED M 5 David Pfieffer
27 39x372x16x IN HER TIME M 7 Kris Lees
28 112×4 KUBRICK C 3 Chris Waller
29 51113×42 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman
30 x672133x04 MERYL M 4 Lee Curtis
31 121121x MICROPHONE C 3 James Cummings
32 x1614x908x MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees
33 0x31446x11 MIZZY M 4 Anthony Cummings
34 118x1014x4 NATURE STRIP G 5 Chris Waller
35 531x22222x OSBORNE BULLS G 6 James Cummings
36 433x1111x2 PARSIFAL (NZ) G 5 Will Clarken
37 x5161x514x SANTA ANA LANE G 7 Anthony Freedman
38 863x226x53 SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
39 2x21x3 SUN CITY C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
40 4261x2650x TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 6 Kris Lees
41 111x5416x TEN SOVEREIGNS (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
42 17525x110x THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) G 5 Tony Pike
43 194x41131x TREKKING G 5 James Cummings
44 1272×22 TROPE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
45 x11213x13x VITAL SILVER G 6 Daniel & Ben Pearce
46 110x13430x WINTER BRIDE M 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds
47 211x17x2 YES YES YES C 3 Chris Waller
48 2x422x20x6 ZOUSAIN H 4 Chris Waller
49 11x111x1x6 ZOUSTYLE G 4 Tony Gollan
50 54x11100x1 ZOUTORI G 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.