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2019 Mackinnon Stakes Racing Tips - Can Melody Belle go back-to-back in Australia?

Justin Darcy provides his Mackinnon Stakes tips.
2019 Mackinnon Stakes Racing Tips
Champion Kiwi mare Melody Belle is looking for her first open WFA Australian Group One win (Getty Images)

Mackinnon Stakes Information

  • DateSat 07 Nov, 2020
  • Race Time05:00
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance2000 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$2,000,000

2019 Mackinnon Stakes Racing Tips - Can Melody Belle go back-to-back in Australia?

The Mackinnon Stakes is a Group One event run on the last day of the Cup Carnival.

Champions such as So You Think, Lonhro and Melbourne Cup winner Rogan Josh have all taken out this race.

This year is set to be highly competitive with Empire Rose winner Melody Belle heading the market in a race where she looks a standout on recent performances.

2019 Mackinnon Stakes Odds

Melody Belle$4
Magic Wand$6
Kings Will Dream$9
Fifty Stars$12
Cape Of Good Hope$15

Odds provided by PlayUp and were correct as of Wednesday, November 6, 12.41pm AEDT

Mackinnon Stakes Best Bet - Melody Belle @ $4

She was enormous in winning the Empire Rose Stakes just last week, coming from near last to come right over the top of Aristia who had a lot of favours in the run.

This Group One she strikes is not that of super high class for a WFA and, she will get some weight relief being a mare.

She was being touted as a Cox Plate prospect before the Empire Rose and now she is in the box seat to take out a Group One that will prove her champion status and make it a total of 11 Group One wins.

She has drawn an outside gate but she will settle back anyway being her general racing pattern.

If she sees daylight at the straight, something is going to have to find a new peak performance this preparation to beat her.

Mackinnon Stakes Value Bet - Harlem @ $34

Harlem finished just one length off of Kings Will Dream in the Cox Plate on a track that does not suit his style of running.

He is a two-time Australian Cup winner, a race run over the same distance and conditions as the Mackinnon Stakes.

Having drawn soft in barrier three, Jamie Kah knows how to win aboard this galloper and that is to have a soft run in behind them and produce him inside the 400m for his run. He may even potentially lead this field up and try and show his class at his favourite rack and trip.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mackinnon Stakes Day

What time is the first race on Mackinnon Stakes Day?

The first race jumps at 12.15pm.

What time is the Mackinnon Stakes?

The Mackinnon Strakes jumps at 4.55pm.

How can I live stream the Mackinnon Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Mackinnon Stakes and all other Australian horse races.


Melody Belle a superstar and should be good enough to add another Group One title to her glittering resume.

Harlem's huge odds are too hard to ignore in what should be an open race.
Best Bet: Melody Belle @4.00 at PlayUP - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Harlem @34.00 at Neds - 2 Units

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