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2020 Makybe Diva Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • Justin Darcy previews this year's Makybe Diva Stakes
  • Does Kings Will Dream have the fitness edge?
  • Can Russian Camelot prove the horse of the carnival?
  • Read our guide to the Flemington Group 1
Makybe Diva Stakes Tips
Gatting was last year's Makybe Diva Stakes winner (Getty Images)

The 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes looks set to be a belter, run over the mile with some of Australia's top staying and middle distance types set to take their place.

Headlined by Russian Camelot, the Melbourne Cup favourite who seems to have taken Australian racing by storm after a remarkable SA Derby win last campaign.

He may be vulnerable first-up, which could see the likes of Kings Will Dream prove competitive after a slashing Lawrence effort first-up.

Makybe Diva Stakes Information

  • DateSat 12 Sep, 2020
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance1600 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$750,000

2020 Makybe Diva Stakes Betting Odds

1Vow And DeclareD. O'BrienC. Williams$34
2Gailo ChopM. MilliamsJ. Allen$51
3HarlemB. Hayes & T. DabernigJ. Mott$31
4Fierce ImpactM. SmithM. Zahra$6.5
5GattingP. MoodyL. Nolen$51
6LevendiP. GelagotisJ. Maskiell$81
7Kings Will DreamC. WallerJ. McNeil$8.50
8So Si BonB. Hayes & T. DabernigD. Stackhouse$26
9Master Of WineM, W & J. HawkesM. Rodd$10
10WarningA & S. FreedmanB. Egan$51
11DalasanL. Macdonald & A GluyasJ. Childs$7
12Quick ThinkerM. Baker & ForsmanM. Dee$26
13Russian CamelotD. O'BrienD. Oliver$3.50
14Perfect JewelG & A. WilliamsW. Pike$7
15Princess Jenni D. BrideoakeE. Brown$34
16Miami BoundD. O'BrienB. Melham$18

Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 9.9.20 - 11.45am

2020 Makybe Diva Stakes Tips

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Kings Will Dream

After a fantastic third in the PB Lawrence first-up, he looks in for a great prep where his main aim would be the Turnbull Stakes.

The natural step up to the mile looks suitable second-up and does get to his favourite track in Flemington.

He has the fitness edge over the likes of the classy Russian Camelot (which he will need), and does look the logical 1600m horse in the race.

Looking back further through the market, based on fitenss and end goals of horses, he is one of four horses that look big chances of winning.

At the current price, he is a great bet in the race. 

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Next Best Bet - Russian Camelot

He is not a betting proposition at the early quote, but on a tipping perspective, he is the next best tip.

He bombed the start first-up last prep before being scratched at the gates at his next start.

Then winning over a mile at Pakenham, he took a sharp step up in trip and grade to the SA Derby over 2500m, which he won in emphatic fashion after sitting three-wide the trip.

Taking on a race like this is a different kettle of fish, but he has some major x-factor that will win him plenty of races in the future.

He is enigmatic, a star, and potentially one of the best stayers in Australia, and it is fair to say he will start a lot shorter in the Melbourne Cup if he can take this out first-up.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Roughie - Harlem

The old boy comes to this race second-up where he has performed well before, and should have beaten Kings Will Dream last prep at Caulfield over 1800m.

Flemington is his favourite track, having won two Australian Cups, but the mile is still short of his best trip.

His run first-up in the Memsie showed us that he has come back well and can will keep improving as his prep goes on. 

He can find his way into the exotics here but will be better suited over further.

Makybe Diva Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes?

The 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Flemington.

What time is the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes?

The Makybe Diva Stakes will take place at 3.35pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes?

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

Who won the 2019 Makybe Diva Stakes?

Gatting won the 2019 Makybe Diva Stakes.

What distance is the Makybe Diva Stakes?

The Makybe Diva Stakes is run over a distance of 1600m metres.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes?

We're with Kings Will Dream as the best bet in the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes.


We will be backing Kings Will Dream at the current quote of $8.50 and saving on Russian Camelot.

Best Bet: Kings Will Dream To Win @8.50 at Sportsbet - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Russian Camelot To Win @3.50 at PlayUP - 3 Units

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