Melbourne Racing Tips Spring Carnival
The Melbourne Racing Tips Makybe Diva Stakes is first of the Group 1s to be run in the new racing season. The Makybe Diva Stakes is run at the famous Flemington Racecourse and is the focus race of our Expert Melbourne Racing Tips form sheet with analyst Pete Brinky.
Flemington racecourse is the scene of so much success over the Melbourne Racing Tips Spring Carnival over Melbourne Cup Week. But some of the Melbourne Cups hopefuls will test themselves in this race named after the 3 time Melbourne Cup winning mare Makybe Diva. This race is formerly known as the Craiglee Stakes prior the name change to the Makybe Diva Stakes.
The Makybe Diva is the focus of our Saturday Melbourne Racing Tips for the day however the programme is supported by three Group 2 races. The Danehill Stakes (1200m), the Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) and the Lets Elope Stakes (1400m).
Melbourne Racing Tips Makybe Diva Stakes odds
Mystic Journey is a raging $2.20 fav for the Makybe Diva in her second start this Melbourne Racing Tips Spring Carnival. She is on her way to the Cox Plate. We then have a range of horses such as Hartnell, Happy Clapper and Avilius all on the next line of betting for this Group 1 classic.
$2.20 Mystic Journey
$5.00 Scales of Justice
$17.00 Kings Will Dream
$21.00+ all other runners
Makybe Diva Stakes – bonus prize money
The Makybe Diva Stakes with the reformatting of prizemoney distribution in the race between Melbourne and Sydney Racing has a big bonus applied. It now has a $1 million bonus opportunity for any horse that can win the Group 1 Makybe Diva and the Melbourne Racing tips Group 1 Cox Plate.
About The Makybe Diva Stakes
The Makybe Diva Stakes is a weight for age race run over 1600m at Flemington racecourse. Generally horses feed into this race off a run in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes run at Caulfield a fortnight earlier. It proves a pathway to the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup with horses like Shocking, Northerly, Rose Of Kingston and Jeune all previous winners. Likely horses out of this race will next race to the Group 1 Underwood Stakes a fortnight later at Caulfield Racecourse.
Makybe Diva Stakes Day – support races
There are several quality races apart from the Makybe Diva in our Saturday Melbourne Racing Tips form sheet. The Group 2 Bobby Lewis is a quality handicap run over 1200m down the famous straight six at Flemington Racecourse. The race is named in honour of the famous jockey Bobby Lewis who is one of only 2 jockeys to ride 4 Melbourne Cup winners. He rode for forty years and won over 900 races. Horses who run in the Bobby Lewis generally have an extended Melbourne Racing Tips Spring campaign or they are dead set straight track specialists!
Its possible if a horse was a dominant winner it may earn itself a late spot in the Sydney Racing Tips The Everest. The Group 1 Manikato Stakes also becomes an option for these horses which is run on Melbourne Racing Tips Cox Plate Eve at Moonee Valley racecourse.
Melbourne Racing Tips – Danehill Stakes
The Group 2 Danehill Stakes is also run down the Straight six at Felmington and is a set weights and penalties race for 3 year old’s only. Horses generally come into this race off a run in the earlier Melbourne Racing Tips Vain Stakes or the McKenzie Stakes or even the McNeil Stakes.
The race is most definitely a key lead up race to the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes over 1200m during the Melbourne Cup Week Racing Tips Spring Carnival at Flemington. It is worth noting that this is a classy horses race and there has not been a winner over $10 in the past 10 years.
Melbourne Racing Tips – Lets Elope Stakes
The Group 2 Lets Elope Stakes is a race run under set weights and penalties over 1400m at Flemington Racecourse. The Cockram Stakes tends to be a key lead in race for Melbourne horses and the Sydneysiders may have contested a race like the Toy Show Quality. These mares are on a bigger mission with generally the goal being the Group 1 Myer Classic at Flemington over the Melbourne Racing Tips Spring Carnival week.
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