Makybe Diva Stakes 2020
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.
- #4 Fierce Impact
- #13 Russian Camelot
- #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).
|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
|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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- Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
- 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:
- Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m)
- Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m)
- Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m)
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|
|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.
|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||–|