2023 Manihi Classic Race Details

Race 7 at Morphettville on Saturday 1 April 2023.

The Manihi Classic is a Listed race held at Morphettville racecourse over 1100 metres. It is for horses of any age and is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prizemoney is $107,250 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races and past winners on the Manihi Classic page.

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Manihi Classic 2023 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

There are 10 runners remain for the Manihi Classic with 7 mares, 2 fillies and one gelding. There are two 3YOs,  four 4YOs, one 5YO, two 6YOs and one 7YO. Two runners had their last start in the Listed Matrice Stakes over 1200m at Morphettville on 13 March, while the rest all came via different races.

The early favourite is 4YO mare Philonize who has 6 wins and 3 places from 11 starts. Second favourite is Another Award who won the Matrice Stakes last outing. Third favourite is Queman who was a 2 length winner over 1050m at Morphettville on 13 March. Little Miss Kubi has a win and 2 places from her last 3 starts  in Melbourne. The rest of the runners are currently over $15.

2023 Manihi Classic Runner by Runner

1. Another Award (6)

Was a 1.4 length winner of the Matrice Stakes last outing. One of the main chances.

2. Bless Her (8)  – SCRATCHED

3. Heka Express (7)

Won over 1000m at Morphettville Parks last start. Rough place chance.

4. Philonize (2)

Has 6 wins and 3 places from 11 starts. Finished 3rd in the Matrice last start and is a major contender here.

5. Queman (3)

Was a 2 length winner over 1050m at Morphettville on 13 March. Has 4 wins from 5 runs on this track. Strong place hope.

6. Tycoon Humma (9)

Won when fresh then was 6th at Flemington last start. Prefer others.

7. All About Eve (1)

Returns from a let-up and drawn barrier 1. Goes well fresh. Place chance.

8. Little Miss Kubi (5)

Has a win and 2 places from her last 3 starts  in Melbourne. Serious player.

9. Prairie Flower (4)

Having her first run for trainer David Jolly. Prefer to see.

10. Kenyan Wonder (10)

The oldest runner in the race this year. Looks safely held.

Manihi Classic 2023 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Another Award
4 Philonize
5 Queman
3 Heka Express

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Doncaster Mile 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 T J Smith Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 Australian Derby 2023 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 Inglis Sires’ 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap 2023 (Randwick 2600m)

Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 3 P J Bell Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Roma Cup 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Group 3 WATC Gimcrack Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Perth Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Bendigo Guineas 2023 (Bendigo 1400m)

Listed Golden Mile 2023 (Bendigo 1600m)

Listed Clare Lindop Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Listed Pinjarra Cup 2023 (Pinjarra 2300m)

2023 Manihi Classic Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 8 Little Miss Kubi
2nd 5 Queman 0.9 length
3rd 6 Tycoon Humma 0.9 length
4th 1 Another Award 1.2 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 2. Bless her