Makybe Diva Stakes 2020

Saturday September 12, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Older milers have a great record in the Makybe Diva Stakes in the past decade

The Makybe Diva Stakes is the opening Group 1 mile race of the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and takes place on a Saturday in early – mid September at the famous Flemington Racecourse. The only elite level race at the meeting the weight-for-age showdown is worth $750,000 and often attracts horses that ran in the season’s first Group 1, the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield a fortnight before. The last horse to complete the Memsie Stakes – Makybe Diva Stakes double was Dissident (2014), a popular early spring racing bet with the punters.

Inaugurated in 1948 when Lungi won, Cosmic Court (1949) won the second edition of the Makybe Diva Stakes when it was known as the Craiglee Stakes. It was renamed in honour of superstar mare and three time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva in 2007 and has held Group 1 status since 2013. Other notable Makybe Diva Stakes winners over the years include Shocking (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008), Northerly (2002), Jeune (1995), Zabeel (1990) and Rose Of Kingston (1982).

This year the Makybe Diva Stakes ran on Saturday September 12, 2020 and was won by the $4 favourite Fierce Impact. 

Makybe Diva Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 12, 2020
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $750,000
  • First Run: 1948
 

2020 Makybe Diva Stakes Results

The official Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 12, 2020.

  • 1st: #4 Fierce Impact
  • 2nd: #13 Russian Camelot
  • 3rd: #8 So Si Bon

The Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 results saw the $4 favourite Fierce Impact win second-up for a third career Group 1 success when narrowly defeating the returning SA Derby champ Russian Camelot ($4.60) ahead of their rematch in the Cox Plate. 

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 Odds

Makybe Diva Stakes betting markets usually have horses that come via the Memsie Stakes two weeks earlier at the top of the odds with Dissident (2014) the last galloper to complete the double. The other horse in the past 10 years to win both the Memsie Stakes and Makybe Diva Stakes was Weekend Hussler (2008).

Favourites have a poor recent record with just three saluting in the past 11 years – the aforementioned Dissident, Weekend Hussler and most recently Fierce Impact ($4 in 2020).

There has been plenty of upsets in the meantime including 40/1 shot Littorio getting the job done in 2011 so looking further down the Makybe Diva Stakes odds for a value bet is always worth doing.

The Makybe Diva Stakes winner at the longest odds in recent history was 2019 champ Gatting who saluted at 100-1 defeating the hot favourite Mystic Journey. 

2020 Makybe Diva Stakes Betting

The latest Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 betting odds and links to our Group 1 spring racing markets will be available here once open.

 

Makybe Diva Stakes Field

The Makybe Diva Stakes field has a capacity of 16 starters and was last run at that maximum number in 2010 when Shocking beat home his 15 rivals.

Final Makybe Diva Stakes acceptances are taken on the Wednesday before the race runs that Saturday and only once since 1997 have there been under 10 starters in the race when Marasco (2007) had just seven rivals to defeat in an eight-starter field.

Makybe Diva Stakes betting at Ladbrokes

Dissident (inside) led Makybe Diva Stakes betting and was the last favourite to salute for the punters back in 2014. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Horses may come into the Makbe Diva Stakes field on the back of a first-up run in the Memsie Stakes, or many stayers kick off their spring bids in the race on way to longer distance features at the carnival including Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) a fortnight later.

2020 Makybe Diva Stakes Field

The official Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be published in full below once acceptances for the Group 1 Flemington feature close the Wednesday of race week.

The Danny O’Brien-trained SA Derby champ Russian Camelot (14) returns as favourite in a 16-horse Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 field at Flemington despite drawing wide for the mile classic. 

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.

2020 Makybe Diva Stakes Nominations

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

The 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes nominations feature 20 hopefuls including resuming SA Derby champ Russian Camelot, his Adelaide Cup winning stablemate King Of Leogrance and reigning Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare who is also trained by Danny O’Brien. 

  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 Tips

Makybe Diva Stakes tips often predict an upset result with double-figure runners boasting a good record in the race over the past decade or so. Horses that ran well in their lead-up races also tend to dominate Group 1 spring racing predictions as there have been three last start winners to take out the Memsie Stakes since 2008.

Inside barriers have produced seven Makybe Diva Stakes winners from 2012 -2020, but tipping isn’t led by gate positions as in recent years Littorio (14 in 2011) and Vigor (11 in 2009) have overcome wide barriers to salute in the feature, as did Vega Magic (10 in 2017).

Vega Magic went on to finish runner-up to Winx in the 2017 Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) so a good Makybe Diva Stakes tip is to watch for the best out of the mile feature in markets for Cox Plate at The Valley in late October.

2020 Makybe Diva Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned to see what milers and stayers to back and sack in the Flemington Group 1 race this season.

Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide

The Makybe Diva Stakes form guide lists basic info like the saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys and trainers of all the horses lining up in the field.

Jockey Craig Williams has won two editions of the race aboard Littorio (2011) and Adelaide mare Southern Speed (2012) in the past decade, so looking for the horse he rides in the form guide could be a nice bet. You can also see the lead-up form as well as the track and distance records of the runners.

Makybe Diva Stakes Form Facts

  • Single-digit Makybe Diva Stakes barriers produced seven winners from 2012 – 2020 
  • Southern Speed (2012) is the only Makybe Diva Stakes winning mare to beat home the boys since 1996
  • Favourites in Makybe Diva Stakes betting have a poor recent record with just three saluting from 2008 – 2020
  • The Memsie Stakes is a key lead-up producing all but three of the Makybe Diva winners from 2014 – 2020 including Dissident (2014) who did the double and Humidor (2017) who improved on a lead-up eighth to defeat that year’s odds-on favourite Hartnell

2020 Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide

A link to our detailed Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Form Guide and betting preview will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Makybe Diva Stakes Results

The Makybe Diva Stakes results are known when the race runs late on the Flemington race card on Makybe Diva Stakes Day and show not only the winning trifecta for exotic bets but the exact finishing order of all the runners as well as any scratched horses, plus the winning time and margin for the record books.

There have been plenty of recent upset Makybe Diva Stakes results including big odds on offer for the ill-fated Gatting ($101 in 2019) who sadly passed away after breaking down in the same event in 2020, Humidor ($7 in 2017), Foreteller ($15 in 2013) and Littorio ($41 in 2011).

Mares have a poor record in the Makybe Diva Stakes race results with just the one win since 1996, while just two eight-year-olds have won the race in over 30 years with Hugs Dancer (2004) and Fawkner (2015).

Makybe Diva Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Fierce Impact Russian Camelot So Si Bon 1:36.3
2019 Gatting Mystic Journey Mr Quickie 1:33.9
2018 Grunt Kings Will Dream Jon Snow 1:34.9
2017 Humidor Hartnell Black Heart Bart 1:35.3
2016 Palentino Black Heart Bart He Or She 1:36.2
2015 Fawkner Rising Romance Entirely Platinum 1:37.9
2014 Dissident Fawkner Puissance De Lune 1:36.9
2013 Foreteller Puissance De Lune Moudre 1:37.0
2012 Southern Speed Manighar Moudre 1:37.8
2011 Littorio Glass Harmonium Midas Touch 1:37.8
2010 Shocking Heart Of Dreams Vigor 1:41.7
2009 Vigor Typhoon Tracy Master O’Reilly 1:35.8
2008 Weekend Hussler Zarita Littorio 1:38.6
2007 Marasco Apache Cat Zipping 1:36.7
2006 Pompeii Ruler Sphenophyta Zipping 1:38.5
2005 Confectioner Free At Last Our Smoking Joe 1:35.8
2004 Hugs Dancer Elvstoem Zagalia 1:38.2
2003 Pentastic Walk On Air Mummify 1:37.2
2002 Northerly Le Zagaletta Silver Baron 1:37.9
2001 Native Jazz Aka Bilk Universal Prince 1:37.4
2000 Go Flash Go Oliver Twist Showella 1:42.1
Makybe Diva Stakes Odds

Makybe Diva Stakes betting markets usually have horses that come via the Memsie Stakes two weeks earlier at the top of the odds with Dissident (2014) the last galloper to complete the double. The other horse in the past 10 years to win both the Memsie Stakes and Makybe Diva Stakes was Weekend Hussler (2008).

Favourites have a poor recent record with just two saluting in the past 10 years – the aforementioned Dissident and Weekend Hussler. There has been plenty of upsets in the meantime including 40/1 shot Littorio getting the job done in 2011 so looking further down the Makybe Diva Stakes odds for a value bet is always worth doing.

The Makybe Diva Stakes winner at the longest odds in recent history was 2019 champ Gatting who saluted at 100-1 defeating the hot favourite Mystic Journey.

Makybe Diva Stakes Field

The Makybe Diva Stakes field has a capacity of 16 starters and was last run at that maximum number in 2010 when Shocking beat home his 15 rivals. Final Makybe Diva Stakes acceptances are taken on the Wednesday before the race runs that Saturday and only once since 1997 have there been under 10 starters in the race when Marasco (2007) had just seven rivals to defeat in an eight-starter field.

Horses may come into the Makbe Diva Stakes field on the back of a first-up run in the Memsie Stakes, or many stayers kick off their spring bids in the race on way to longer distance features at the carnival including Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) a fortnight later.

Makybe Diva Stakes Tips

Makybe Diva Stakes tips often predict an upset result with double-figure runners boasting a good record in the race over the past decade or so. Horses that ran well in their lead-up races also tend to dominate Group 1 spring racing predictions as there have been three last start winners to take out the Memsie Stakes since 2008.

Inside barriers have produced six Makybe Diva Stakes winners from 2012 -2019, but tipping isn’t led by gate positions as in recent years Littorio (14 in 2011) and Vigor (11 in 2009) have overcome wide barriers to salute in the feature, as did Vega Magic (10 in 2017). Vega Magic went on to finish runner-up to Winx in the 2017 Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) so a good Makybe Diva Stakes tip is to watch for the best out of the mile feature in markets for Cox Plate at The Valley in late October.