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.
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)
|1||42x112x322||ABSOLUTE FLIRT||F||3||Danny O’Brien|
|5||x1101x19x3||BALL OF MUSCLE||G||9||Joseph Pride|
|7||613×4||BARCALI||C||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|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|
|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|
|18||811317×449||EMBRACE ME (NZ)||M||4||Danny O’Brien|
|20||66481320×1||FAATINAH||G||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|22||21106142×2||GIFT OF POWER (NZ)||M||5||Anthony Freedman|
|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|
|32||x1614x908x||MISS FABULASS||M||4||Kris Lees|
|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|
|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|
|50||54x11100x1||ZOUTORI||G||4||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra|