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2021 Mackinnon Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 04 Nov 2021
Justin Darcy 04 Nov 2021
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  • The Mackinnon Stakes is a feature of the Spring Carnival
  • This feature is run over 2000 metres
  • Can Zaaki return to his G1 best?
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Mackinnon Stakes Tips
Zaaki looks hard to beat in the Mackinnon Stakes. (Getty)
              
The Mackinnon Stakes at Group One level once held automatic entry into the Melbourne Cup when run as part of the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, before swapping places with the Cantala Stakes.
  • 2021 Mackinnon Stakes Betting Odds
  • 2021 Mackinnon Stakes Tips
  • Mackinnon Stakes FAQs

This gives horses coming out of a Cox Plate a better prep to be targetted at the 2000m event in what is a logical end to the WFA prep.

Arcadia Queen took out the 2020 event in what was the win of the Spring Carnival, and this year Zaaki will be looking to repeat the dose after missing the Cox Plate.

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Betting Odds

                                                                                                                            
No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weights
Odds
1HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 159kg$23
2CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Brett Prebble 259kg$12
3SUPERSTORM Danny O'Brien Luke Currie 1059kg$13
4ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 859kg$2.45
5KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) Matthew Smith Craig Newitt 659kg$35
6DALASANLeon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Craig Williams 359kg$31
7MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Hugh Bowman 558.5kg$9
8PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 958.5kg$9
9COLETTE James Cummings Damian Lane 457kg$5.50
10HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 756.5kg$10
Odds provided by Sportsbet. Correct on 3/11/21 - 12.10pm.

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Tips


Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Best Bet - Zaaki

He was my top selection for the Cox Plate and although it was not ideal that he had a little hiccup on race morning, this race is nowhere near as strong and he gets his chance to claim Group One win number three.

Zaaki was coiled up and ready to explode in the Cox Plate and the stable were more than confidence, as was the jockey of the moment James McDonald.

With that man riding with so much confidence, and the fact he knows this horse well, I am more than happy to be siding with him in this event.

Zaaki - $2.45Mackinnon Stakes Best BetBET HERE
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Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Next Best Bet - Colette

This mare certainly knocked me down after putting her off at both of her last two wins where I felt conditions did not suit, but she is a star.

I do feel she bumps into one better here in Zaaki who looks one of Australia's better horses, but as for the rest of the field, I do think Colette may have them covered especially with some rain around.

On the week back-up and now up to 2000m, this is the distance range where she can show how good she really is.

Colette - $5.50Mackinnon Stakes Next Best BetBET HERE
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Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Value Bet - Hungry Heart

I loved the way she hit the line in the Empire Rose and what we know is that she is a powerful mare once she gets over 2000m and further.

It has been a bit of a strange prep for her thus far, but we know never to knock the Waller camp and placement of their horses as we saw in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.

I do think Hungry Heart lacks the class on the top two, albeit she's much less exposed and is a massive chance of fighting it out for a top three finish.

Hungry Heart - $10.00Mackinnon Stakes Value BetBET HERE
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Mackinnon Stakes FAQs

When is the 2021 Mackinnon Stakes?

The 2021 Mackinnon Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, November 6.

Where is the Mackinnon Stakes held?

The Mackinnon Stakes is held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

What distance is the Mackinnon Stakes?

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

Who won the 2020 Mackinnon Stakes?

Arcadia Queen won the 2020 Mackinnon Stakes.

How can I live stream the 2021 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Verdict

We will be backing Zaaki to win and saving on Colette.

Best Bet: Zaaki To Win @16/11 at Sportsbet - 8 Units
Next Best Bet: Colette To Win @9/2 at Sportsbet - 2 Units
Zaaki
To Win
@16/11 - 8 Units
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Colette
To Win
@9/2 - 2 Units
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