We have expert betting tips for the Makybe Diva Stakes this Saturday at Flemington which features a field of 13.
It’s one of the must-see races of the spring, as it launches many thoroughbreds into the limelight.
We have a runner-by-runner betting guide for the Makybe Diva Stakes, which features Incentivise, Tofane and Mo’unga.
Our best bets for the Makybe Diva Stakes 2021
Tofane @ $4.80 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Aegon @ $9 Bet @ Sportsbet
Keiai Nautique @ $13 Bet @ Sportsbet
Makybe Diva Stakes Trifecta Tips
Punters should have six runners on their ticket for the Makybe Diva Stakes trifecta.
- Keiai Nautique
- Inspirational Girl
Makybe Diva Stakes First-Four Tips
We have included eight runners for the Makybe Diva Stakes first-four.
- Inspirational Girl
- Keiai Nautique
Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Sir Dragonet ($27) Bet @ Sportsbet
The former Cox Plate winner isn’t the most consistent type going around, and he could struggle in a fresh state at Flemington.
His fresh up form reads well, but we don’t think Flemington suits his style.
2. Fifty Stars ($27) Bet @ Sportsbet
He is usually better with a run under the belt, but we weren’t impressed with his effort at Caulfield last start.
Fifty Stars would need to improve significantly to get the better of this field.
3. Keiai Nautique (Best Roughie – $13) Bet @ Sportsbet
Loved the way he hit the line behind Mo’unga at Randwick, which was a top Australian debut.
The former Japanese runner showed a fine turn-of-foot and racing at Flemington is only going to help.
$13 is well worth taking.
4. Imaging ($27) Bet @ Sportsbet
Better effort at Randwick last start, but we think his best racing comes at the provincial tracks in Sydney.
His odds have drifted since markets opened, and we don’t expect any late money to come his way.
5. Mount Popa ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet
A talented type on his day, but we don’t think he’s ready to win at Group 1 level. He didn’t fire fresh up, so he won’t be entering our calculations.
6. Incentivise ($4.60) Bet @ Sportsbet
All the rage and the current Caulfield and Melbourne Cup favourite. Unsure about his form over the mile, but his opening odds of $7.50 have been slammed.
He’s an exciting type, so it could pay to watch the betting throughout the week. If he continues to firm, he must be working the house down at home.
7. Explosive Jack ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet
Had a long and successful season, which kicked off with a win. He can handle the mile fresh up, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him finish off nicely.
We don’t think he’s a winning hope, but he’s one for the future.
8. Johnny Get Angry ($151) Bet @ Sportsbet
The $151 odds tell the story. A distance runner who is using this race to get fit.
9. Aegon (Best Each Way – $9) Bet @ Sportsbet
The Kiwi finished off nicely for fourth last start behind Behemoth, which should be an excellent form guide for this race.
He hasn’t been overly impressive since arriving in Australia, but he demands another chance. $9 is well worth locking up.
10. Mo’unga ($5) Bet @ Sportsbet
Got the better of Verry Elleegant last start and that’s not easy to do. A smart type who should appreciate the track.
Must be included in first four selections on talent alone.
11. Colette ($16) Bet @ Sportsbet
She will continue to improve with racing, and she hit the line in a fast time behind Behemoth. That run will top her off nicely, so we wouldn’t be ruling her out.
Having Damien Oliver in the saddle is a bonus.
12. Tofane (Best Bet – $4.80) Bet @ Sportsbet
She didn’t have much luck behind Behemoth last start, and although stepping up to the mile is a risk, she can handle it.
The seven-time winner should get a nice trip in transit from barrier seven and be right in the mix. Her odds have shortened throughout the week, so put her on top.
13. Inspirational Girl ($7) Bet @ Sportsbet
Not too bad when fifth last start and she is another runner who should appreciate the rise in distance.
She is unbeaten in three starts over the mile, so we wouldn’t be ruling her out at the value price.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.