Makybe Diva Stakes
Looking for information for this year’s Makybe Diva Stakes? The betting pros at Neds have put together everything you need to know.
The Makybe Diva Stakes is the second elite level feature of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Group 1 mile showdown run over 1600m at the iconic Flemington Racecourse in early-mid September each season.
A weight-for-age event offering $1,000,000 in prize money as of 2021, the Makybe Diva Stakes is one of the first chances to see this season’s most exciting prospects go head-to-head and generally figures as an excellent form predictor leading into the bigger races in October and November.
The Makybe Diva Stakes was formerly known as the Craiglee Stakes before being renamed in 2007 to honour triple Melbourne Cup hero Makybe Diva.
The Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) held the moth before at Caulfield serves as a credible lead-up into the Makybe Diva Stakes, but the double hasn’t been completed since Pompeii Ruler (2006).
The opening Group 1 race of the carnival held at Caulfield a fortnight prior, the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) also makes a top lead-up into the Makybe Diva Stakes field with Dissident (2014) the last to win both races in the same year.
Inaugurated in 1948, Makybe Diva Stakes has held Group 1 status since 2013 and has been won by plenty of nice horses over the years including: Comic Court (1949), Light Fingers (1965), Tobin Bronze (1966), Rose Of Kingston (1982), Northerly (2002) and Shocking (2010) who won the previous year’s Melbourne Cup.
Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 – Fast Facts
- Race Day: Saturday 11th September, 2021
- Race Starts: TBA
- Track: Flemington Racecourse
- Surface: Turf
- Track: Left handed
- Distance: 1600m
- Weight Class: Weight for Age
- Qualification: Three year olds and over (excluding maidens)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Victoria Racing Club
- Purse: $1,000,000
- Inaugural Race: 1848
- 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes Winner: Incentivise
Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 11, 2021.
- #6 Incentivise
- #10 Mo’unga
- #1 Sir Dragonet
The Peter Moody-trained Incentivise ($3.90) was brilliant fresh earning a penalty for the upcoming Melbourne Cup following a first-up win in the Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 results over Winx Stakes winner Mo’unga (2nd) and former Cox Plate champion Sir Dragonet (3rd) who was excellent running third at $31.
Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 Betting
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Makybe Diva Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Makybe Diva Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Makybe Diva Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Makybe Diva Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Makybe Diva Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Makybe Diva Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Makybe Diva Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Makybe Diva Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Makybe Diva Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Makybe Diva Stakes In 2021
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Makybe Diva Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Makybe Diva Stakes 2022 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Makybe Diva Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE MAKYBE DIVA STAKES IN 2021
The best way to pick who will win the Makybe Diva Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into consideration are as follows:
- Maybe Memsie – Looking at runners backing-up off a run in the Memsie Stakes can be key with plenty of recent winners having come out of that earlier Melbourne Group 1 event.
- Back The Boys – Despite the race’s female namesake, Southern Speed (2012) is the only mare to have won the Makybe Diva Stakes since 1996.
- Lay The Favourite – The favourites have a poor record so looking for value further down the markets is key.
Makybe Diva Stakes FAVOURITES 2021
The early 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes favourites include returning Spring Cups’ favourite Incentivise, first-up Group 1 Winx Stakes winner in Sydney Mo’unga and the now Danny O’Brien-trained Railway Stakes winning mare Inspirational Girl.
Favourites in Makybe Diva Stakes betting have a poor recent record with just three getting the job done from 2008-20.
Dissident ($2.70 in 2014) followed by Fierce Impact ($4 in 2020) are the latest Makybe Diva Stakes favourites to salute for the punters.
Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 FIELD
The official line-up of horses in the 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes final field will be announced by Racing Victoria the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.
The Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 field features 13 spring stars led in betting by Peter Moody’s returning Spring Cups’ favourite Incentivise.
Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 Tips
Favourite: #6 Incentivise ($4 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #10 Mo’unga ($5 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #7 Explosive Jack ($41 at time of publish)
Our insider 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes tips will be detailed here the week of the Group 1 spring lead-up and a complete Makybe Diva Stakes tips post available on the Neds Blog.
Makybe Diva Stakes RACE DAY 2021
Race day takes place on Saturday September 11, 2021 at Flemington Racecourse. 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes Day features two Group 2 support acts with the following races also taking place:
Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 BARRIER DRAW
The 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes barrier draw takes place following final acceptances on the Wednesday of race week. The official 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes barriers will be available in our above Makybe Diva Stakes Field section.
Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 Nominations
Nominations for the Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 are taken the Monday of race week with the full list of early entries to be made available below.
The 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes nominations attracted 19 early entries including the star Annabel Neasham-trained Mo’unga coming off a first-up Group 1 Winx Stakes win in Sydney.
|LAST 10||HORSE||SEX||AGE||TRAINER||HCP RATING|
|1||111x1160x4||AEGON (NZ)||G||4||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||105|
|3||151132113x||EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ)||H||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||108|
|4||2x720872x0||FIFTY STARS (IRE)||H||7||Tom Dabernig||110|
|5||27x78111x8||HUNGRY HEART||M||4||Chris Waller||106|
|6||303x2007x7||IMAGING (GB)||G||7||Chris Waller||107|
|7||x68111111x||INCENTIVISE||G||5||Peter G Moody||104|
|8||x1131112x5||INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ)||M||6||Danny O’Brien||110|
|9||0329431×0||JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ)||G||4||Denis Pagan||104|
|10||4654x300x4||KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN)||H||7||Matthew Smith||106|
|11||7x878333x0||MIAMI BOUND (NZ)||M||5||Danny O’Brien||105|
|12||17x32107x1||MO’UNGA (NZ)||H||4||Annabel Neasham||110|
|13||3x41x211x0||MOUNT POPA (IRE)||G||7||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||103|
|14||97×0604117||SIERRA SUE (NZ)||M||5||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||106|
|15||16x794159x||SIR DRAGONET (IRE)||H||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||116|
|16||597x7211x3||TOFANE (NZ)||M||6||Michael Moroney||115|
|17||5x9000x8x0||VOW AND DECLARE||G||6||Danny O’Brien||107|
|18||7600x0516x||WARNING||G||5||Anthony & Sam Freedman||104|
|19||123x75232x||YOUNG WERTHER (NZ)||G||4||Danny O’Brien||100|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 WEIGHTS
Weight-for-age conditions apply with three-year-old fillies allocated the least weight. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on the Tuesday of race week. The official Makybe Diva Stakes weights will be available in our above Makybe Diva Stakes Field section.
Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 ACCEPTANCES
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on the Wednesday of race week. The official Makybe Diva Stakes acceptances will be available in our above Makybe Diva Stakes Field.
Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 JOCKEYS
The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on the Wednesday of race week. The official Makybe Diva Stakes jockeys will be available in our above Makybe Diva Stakes Field section.
Makybe Diva Stakes SCRATCHINGS 2021
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 11th of September, 2021.
Makybe Diva Stakes PRIZE MONEY 2021
Prize money is set at $1,000,000 including $600,000 going to the Makybe Diva Stakes winner.
Makybe Diva Stakes RACE NUMBER 2021
The 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes is set to run as Flemington Race 8 at 4:50pm (AEST) on Saturday the 11th of September, 2021 at Flemington Racecourse. Makybe Diva Stakes Day features nine races in total.
Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week before the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances.
Makybe Diva Stakes Winners
Winners of the Makybe Diva Stakes going back to 1983 are displayed in the table below.
|2021||Incentivise||Brett Prebble||Peter G Moody||1:36.6|
|2020||Fierce Impact||Mark Zahra||Matthew Smith||1:36.3|
|2019||Gatting||Jamie Kah||Darren McAuliffe||1:33.9|
|2018||Grunt||Damien Oliver||Mick Price||1:34.9|
|2017||Humidor||Damian Lane||Darren Weir||1:35.3|
|2016||Palentino||Mark Zahra||Darren Weir||1:36.2|
|2015||Fawkner||Damien Oliver||Robert Hickmott||1:37.9|
|2014||Dissident||Ben Melham||Peter G Moody||1:36.9|
|2013||Foreteller||Craig Newitt||Chris Waller||1:37.0|
|2012||Southern Speed||Craig Williams||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||1:37.8|
|2011||Littorio||Craig Williams||Nigel Blackiston||1:37.8|
|2010||Shocking||Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh||1:41.7|
|2009||Vigor||Damien Oliver||Danny O’Brien||1:35.8|
|2008||Weekend Hussler||Brad Rawiller||Ross McDonald||1:38.6|
|2004||Hugs Dancer||G J Childs||D A Hayes||1:38.2|
|2003||Pentastic||S W Arnold||C Alderson||1:37.2|
|2002||Northerly||G J Childs||Fred Kersley||1:37.9|
|2001||Native Jazz||B Prebble||Pat Carey||1:37.4|
|2000||Go Flash Go||N Wilson||J R Blakey||1:42.1|
|1999||Sky Heights||D Oliver||C Alderson||–|
|1998||Umrum||D Nikolic||L M Macdonald||–|
|1997||Marble Halls||D Oliver||D L Freedman||–|
|1996||Saleous||P Payne||Pat Hyland||–|
|1995||Jeune||W Harris||P C Hayes||–|
|1994||Mahogany||Greg Hall||D L Freedman||–|
|1993||Mannerism||Rod Griffiths||D L Freedman||–|
|1992||Star of the Realm||S R King||John Meagher||–|
|1991||Durbridge||Greg Hall||D L Freedman||–|
|1990||Zabeel||M Clarke||D A Hayes||–|
|1989||Apollo Run||G Willetts||C Alderson||–|
|1988||High Regard||W Treloar||T W Harper||–|
|1987||Military Plume||M Clarke||C S Hayes||–|
|1986||King Phoenix||M Goreham||T R Howe||–|
|1985||Fine Offer||M Clarke||H R Hyde||–|
|1984||Prolific||D Gauci||Bart Cummings||–|
|1983||Pleach||D Gauci||I R McKinlay||–|