‘Grey Flash’ gets the Manikato blows

Good things may indeed come to those who wait, if champion sprinter Chautauqua can defy the doubters and defend his Manikato Stakes crown tomorrow night at Moonee Valley.

$2.30 with UBET after coming up with gate one at the barrier draw, the ‘Grey Flash’ has been easy all week, retaining favouritism for the $1 million Group 1 feature, but getting out to $2.50.

“The longer they wait, the better his price,” said UBET spokesperson Nick Curry, adding “if he rounds them up tomorrow, his fans will be extolling the virtue and value of patience.”

“That said, Extreme Choice put him on the treadmill in the Moir and the inside gate is a question mark, so I can understand the reluctance about him at short odds.”

Early shoppers have instead spied value elsewhere.

Godolphin stallion Holler has trimmed up from $14 to $11, while Group 1 winning mare English has also come in for a haircut from $9.50 to $9.00.

Manikato Stakes:

1. Buffering $11 (out from $10)

2. Chautauqua $2.50 (out from $2.30)

3. Lucky Hussler $11 (out from $9.50)

4. Under The Louvre $21

5. Rebel Dane $41

6. The Quarterback $13

7. Japonisme $35 (in from $41)

8. Fell Swoop $12 (in from $13)

9. Holler $11 (in from $14)

10. English $9.00 (in from $9.50)

11. Capitalist $6.00 (out from $5.50)



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