We have expert betting tips for the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes this Saturday, which includes a full field of 16 runners.
The Makybe Diva Stakes is always an excellent form guide for the spring, and punters get an even field to bet into this week.
2020 Makybe Diva Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Makybe Diva Stakes 2020
Fierce Impact @ $5 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Master of Wine @ $11 Bet Now
Miami Bound @ $27 Bet Now
Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Vow And Declare ($46) Bet Now
The Melbourne Cup winner will find this short of his best, but expect him to settle forward and battle on gamely.
A solid run will set him up for a big spring campaign over 2400m and beyond.
2. Gailo Chop ($91) Bet Now
The former import showed very little when last in work and the 10-year-old is well past his best.
He might have a winning run in the spring, but it will be in something much easier than the Makybe Diva Stakes.
3. Harlem ($41) Bet Now
Harlem is a two-time winner at Flemington but his best form comes in the Australian Cup in the autumn.
That was a solid resuming run for seventh, but this field might be a touch too quick for him.
4. Fierce Impact (Best Bet – $5) Bet Now
Fierce Impact is coming off a terrific third placing last time out at Group 1 level behind Verry Elleegant. The former Japanese runner is a proven winner at this level and he’s our top pick for this race.
He is a two-time winner with a run under his belt and he scored a win at his only Flemington start, which bodes well.
The $5 is a fair price, so watch for him to hit the line with authority.
5. Gatting ($51) Bet Now
Gatting is struggling to find his best form in 2020, and although he’s an 11-time winner with over $2 million in earnings, we can’t have him here.
6. Levendi ($151) Bet Now
The Peter Gelagotis-trained runner won the Derby in 2018 but his form since hasn’t been good, and he has been bogged down with injuries.
There is no doubting his top-end ability, but the $151 odds are reflective of his chances of winning this race.
7. Kings Will Dream ($10) Bet Now
If we had a fourth pick, it would be Kings Will Dream. The Chris Waller-trained runner almost died a couple of years ago, so anything he achieves on the track is a bonus.
He ran on stoutly to finish third behind Savatiano last start and there is nothing wrong with that form.
Punters get double-figure odds and they’re worth taking.
8. So Si Bon ($27) Bet Now
He was good enough to score back-to-back wins earlier this year and although his winning strike rate isn’t good, he is a threat.
The seven-year-old is rarely too far away from the pace at this level, so consider his chances at the juicy odds.
9. Master of Wine (Best Each Way – $11) Bet Now
Sydney form stacks up nicely in Melbourne and Master of Wine is a rising star. The six-year-old is a five-time winner from 16 starts, and although average last start, not much went right.
Punters should look at his form prior to his last-start defeat, which included two wins and a fourth in the Queen Elizabeth II.
$11 is good shopping so include him in selections.
10. Warning ($61) Bet Now
Warning has Derby form, so he will be looking for something beyond the mile. He has yet to figure in the finish in two starts at 1600m, so wait for a more suitable target.
11. Dalasan ($9.50) Bet Now
Dalasan has been respected in betting and rightfully so, but that was a perplexing run at Morphettville last start.
He was beaten as the $1.40 favourite against a field that wouldn’t hold a candle to this field. Based on that run, we can’t have him in selections here.
12. Quick Thinker ($34) Bet Now
The Kiwi runner is a nice stayer in the making but he might struggle over this distance. He might need a run to get fit, so we’re prepared to keep him to the side for this race.
Watch for the Baker/Forsman-trained runner to win a feature later in the spring.
13. Russian Camelot ($3.60) Bet Now
There is no denying the talent of Russian Camelot, but the $3.60 is too short for a runner coming off a SA Derby win at 2500m.
The Danny O’Brien-trained four-year-old will have to drop back from the draw, and he might run out of time. However, he’s exciting and it will pay to follow him this season.
14. Perfect Jewel ($6) Bet Now
Perfect Jewel is coming off an impressive win at Caulfield, but the opposition wasn’t close to Group 1 material.
That being said, the six-year-old mare is talented and she has garnered respect with bookmakers. Watch for late betting moves on race day.
15. Princess Jenni ($51) Bet Now
Princess Jenni is capable on her day but Flemington doesn’t suit, and we would wait for her to run at Moonee Valley.
$51 is a fair price.
16. Miami Bound (Best Roughie – $27) Bet Now
Punters are getting good odds for an Oaks winner that made good ground behind Alvsin at Moonee Valley last start.
She hasn’t come on as expected following the Oaks win, but rising in distance suits and she could surprise a few punters on Saturday.