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2020 Mackinnon Stakes Betting Tips, Preview & Odds

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2020 Mackinnon Stakes Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Magic Wand held off Melody Belle in the 2019 Mackinnon Stakes.(Getty)
The 2020 Mackinnon Stakes is set to be run on Saturday, November 7th at the last day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Run as the feature event of the day alongside the Darley Sprint, this race will often have many horses who have competed in the Cox Plate run for the $2M prize.

This year, the likes of Arcadia Queen and Melody Belle are set to go head to head, arguably two of the best mares on Australian and New Zealand racing at the moment.

Mackinnon Stakes Information

  • DateSat 06 Nov, 2021
  • Race Time05:30
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance2000 metres
  • Conditions3yo & Up that are not maidens
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$2,000,000

2020 Mackinnon Stakes Odds

1HarlemT. Dabernig & B. HayesC. Williams1$17
2Fifty StarsT. Dabernig & B. HayesJ. Allen8$10
3Mr QuickieP. StokesTBA3$11
4Mirage DancerT. Busuttin & N. YoungM. Dee7$31
5MugatooK. LeesH. Bowman9$5.50
6SkywardT. Busuttin & N. YoungG. Boss4$26
7DalasanL. Macdonald & A. GluyasJ. Kah2$14
8Melody BelleJ. RichardsJ. McNeil6$5
9Arcadia QueenG & A. WillliamsD. Lane5$3.20
10Shout The BarG. Waterhouse & A. BottD. Oliver10$16

Odds courtesy of Palmerbet & correct at 2.30pm on 05/11/2020.

2020 Mackinnon Stakes Tips

Mackinnon Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Arcadia Queen

This mare was still hitting the line extremely well in the Cox Plate on unfavourable ground, so her run held a lot of merit.

She now comes back to a dry track where she can show thetrademark turn of foot that we saw inthe Caulfield Stakes, where she beat Russian Camelot off the back of a slow tempo.

Of course, she must beat Melody Belle, arguably one of New Zealand's greatest ever horses and will be sitting back in the field with her during the run. 

The difference between the two is that Arcadia Queen probably has the best push button turn of foot in the race, while Melody Belle would love some speed on to try and rattle down the outside

Mackinnon Stakes 2020 Next Best Bet - Melody Belle

This grand Kiwi mare was off the boil during her time in Sydney, but found her best once again, claiming two more Group One races when back home.

That took her total to 12 Group One races, and she could make that 13 if she were to add a second Australian one to her name.

Melody Belle was the runner-up in this race last year, defeated only by Magic Wand who was in the zone come that day. She stormed home from the back of the field and only just missed in a dirving go to the finish line.

She will want the speed on up front to wind up, and if so, goodluck to whoever is in her way.

Mackinnon Stakes 2020 Value Bet - Dalasan

He was outgunned in the Caulfield Cup last start but looks suited back to 2000m and back to Flemington, where we saw him run fourth in the Turnbull Stakes two back.

He is a class act, and although the Cox Plate form looks stronger than his Caulfield Cup form, he can still find his way into the top four.

Jamie Kah keeps the ride and from barrier two, Dalasan can lob handy and is more than capable of a top three finish here.

Mackinnon Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2020 Mackinnon Stakes?

The 2020 Mackinnon Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Flemington.

What time is the 2020 Mackinnon Stakes?

The Mackinnon Stakes generally starts at around 4pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 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.

Who won the 2019 Mackinnon Stakes?

Magic Wand won the 2019 Mackinnon Stakes.

What distance is the Mackinnon Stakes?

The Mackinnon Stakes is run over a distance of 2000 metres.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Mackinnon Stakes?

We're with Arcadia Queen as the best bet in the 2020 Mackinnon Stakes.



We will be backing both Arcadia Queen and Melody Belle in the Mackinnon.

Best Bet: Arcadia Queen To Win @220 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Melody Belle To Win @400 at bet365 Sport NJ - 5 Units

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