Makybe Diva Stakes

The opening Group 1 race to be run at Flemington during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, 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 predictor of form 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.

Given that the conditions of this race are similar to those of the P.B Lawrence Stakes, it’s good to look back to see who won that race, as it sits within the tradition lead-up to the Makybe Diva Stakes with Pompeii Ruler (2006) the last to do the double.

The opening elite level 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.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday 12th September, 2020
  • 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: $750,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1848
  • 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes Winner: Fierce Impact

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 12, 2020.

  1. #4 Fierce Impact
  2. #13 Russian Camelot
  3. #8 So So Bon

The 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes results went the way of the punters with Matthew Smith’s now three-time Group 1 winner Fierce Impact ($4F) saluting second-up as the favourite in a brilliant finish with the fighting Cox Plate favourite Russian Camelot ($4.60).

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) Matthew Smith Mark Zahra 5 59kg $4F
2 13 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 0.2L 14 57.5kg $4.60
3 8 SO SI BON Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 1.7L 16 59kg $31
4 9 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Michael Rodd 1.8L 10 59kg $10
5 11 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jordan Childs 1.9L 8 58.5kg $15
6 3 HARLEM (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Jamie Mott 2.65L 6 59kg $41
7 10 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman Billy Egan 3.15L 9 58.5kg $91
8 14 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3.25L 2 57kg $4.80
9 1 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 4.75L 11 59kg $31
10 7 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Jye McNeil 4.95L 15 59kg $13
11 6 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Jason Maskiell 5.15L 1 59kg $151
12 15 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) David Brideoake Ethan Brown 6.15L 12 57kg $41
13 2 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams John Allen 7.15L 3 59kg $71
14 12 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 8.4L 13 58.5kg $61
15 16 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ben Melham 58.4L 7 56.5kg $31
FF 5 GATTING Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4 59kg $31

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Betting

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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 2020

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  1. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  2. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  3. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Odds

Early market odds for the Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds,  you can check our live market for the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes here. 

WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE MAKYBE DIVA STAKES IN 2020

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

The early 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes favourites include SA Derby winner Russian Camelot, first-up third placegetter in the Winx Stakes Fierce Impact and star Adelaide raider Dalasan who has a strong record at Flemington.

Favourites in Makybe Diva Stakes betting have a poor recent record with just two getting the job done from 2008-19.

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 2020 FIELD

The official line-up of horses in the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes final field will be announced by Racing Victoria the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

The 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes field of final acceptances is now out with the returning SA Derby winner Russian Camelot leading betting to beat home 15 rivals first-up that include his Melbourne Cup winning stablemate Vow And Declare and the also Danny O’Brien-trained VRC Oaks champ Miami Bound.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x421x395x VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 11 59kg 113
2 037902x00x GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams John Allen 3 59kg 105
3 380x4549x7 HARLEM (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Jamie Mott 6 59kg 107
4 211x2348x3 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) Matthew Smith Mark Zahra 5 59kg 112
5 2752x940x0 GATTING Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4 59kg 107
6 0211x8x58x LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Jason Maskiell 1 59kg 105
7 66x32050x3 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Jye McNeil 15 59kg 109
8 4644116×45 SO SI BON Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 16 59kg 106
9 2311x114x0 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Michael Rodd 10 59kg 106
10 21x755633x WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman Billy Egan 9 58.5kg 103
11 3555112×23 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jordan Childs 8 58.5kg 103
12 56x423115x QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 13 58.5kg 106
13 12x411x RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 14 57.5kg 105
14 481x0112x1 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2 57kg 106
15 7104x356x8 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) David Brideoake Ethan Brown 12 57kg 102
16 13411x84x4 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ben Melham 7 56.5kg 103

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Tips

Favourite: #13 Russian Camelot ($3.50 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #14 Perfect Jewel ($6 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #12 Quick Thinker ($34 at time of publish)

Our insider tips on the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes 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

Race day takes place on Saturday September 12, 2020 at Flemington Racecourse. Makybe Diva Stakes Day features three Group 2 support acts with the following races also taking place:

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 BARRIER DRAW

The Makybe Diva Stakes barrier draw takes place following final acceptances on the Wednesday of race week. The official 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes barriers will be available in our above Makybe Diva Stakes field section.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Nominations

Nominations for the Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 are taken the Monday of race week with the full list of early entries to be made available below. 

The 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes nominations attracted 20 potential runners in the mile feature including Danny O’Brien’s returning SA Derby winner Russian Camelot who is tipped to win first-up making his four-year-old debut in the event.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3111x105x5 ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 110
2 3555112×23 DALASAN H 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 103
3 211x2348x3 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith 112
4 037902x00x GAILO CHOP (FR) G 10 Matthew Williams 105
5 2752x940x0 GATTING G 7 Peter G Moody 107
6 380x4549x7 HARLEM (GB) G 9 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 107
7 349x211x2x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 6 Danny O’Brien 103
8 66x32050x3 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 109
9 0211x8x58x LEVENDI H 6 Peter Gelagotis 105
10 2311x114x0 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 106
11 13411x84x4 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 103
12 21x07511x0 OCEANEX (NZ) M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 105
13 15627x2x22 ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) H 7 Danny O’Brien 97
14 481x0112x1 PERFECT JEWEL M 6 Grant & Alana Williams 106
15 7104x356x8 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 5 David Brideoake 102
16 56x423115x QUICK THINKER H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 106
17 12x411x RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) H 4 Danny O’Brien 105
18 4644116×45 SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 106
19 1x421x395x VOW AND DECLARE G 5 Danny O’Brien 113
20 21x755633x WARNING G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 103

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 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 2020 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 section.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 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

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 12th of September, 2020.

Makybe Diva Stakes PRIZE MONEY

Prize money is set at $750,000 including $450,000 going to the Makybe Diva Stakes winner.

Makybe Diva Stakes RACE NUMBER

The Makybe Diva Stakes is likely to take place as set to take place as Race 7 at 3:35pm (AEST) on the Flemington card that day. Makybe Diva Stakes Day features nine races in total.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week before the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Makybe Diva Stakes has been released.

Makybe Diva Stakes Winners

Winners of the Makybe Diva Stakes going back to 1983 are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
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
2007 Marasco 1:36.7
2006 Pompeii Ruler 1:38.5
2005 Confectioner 1:35.8
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