Makybe Diva Stakes Nominations

Aaron Hamilton in Makybe Diva Stakes 7 Sep 2020
Makybe Diva Stakes Nominations

 

Group 1 racing returns to Flemington on Saturday with 20 nominations taken for the Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).

Last year’s surprise 100/1 winner Gatting has been entered by comeback trainer Peter Moody who took over training the son of Hard Spun from Perth horseman Darren McAuliffe.

Gatting finished last of 13 in the Memsie Stakes in his first run for Moody and on that performance should be similar odds to last year.

The Memsie Stakes is generally a good launching pad into the Makybe Diva Stakes, and in 2020 we see So Si Bon (5th), Harlem (7th), Princess Jenni (8th) and Gatting come through the race.

Perfect Jewel is the only last start winner among nominations and is one of two entries for Grant and Alana Williams who have also entered Arcadia Queen.

Danny O’Brien has a strong group of nominations with reigning Melbourne Cup champ Vow And Declare and 2020 Melbourne Cup favourite Russian Camelot resuming for their spring campaigns.

Other entries for O’Brien include Adelaide Cup (3200m) winner King Of Leogrance, VRC Oaks (2500m) winner Miami Bound and the promising Orderofthegarter who has finished runner-up in all three runs in Australia.

2020 Makybe Diva Stakes Nominations 👇

HorseTrainer
1ARCADIA QUEENGrant & Alana Williams
2DALASANLeon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
3FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)Matthew Smith
4GAILO CHOP (FR)Matthew Williams
5GATTINGPeter G Moody
6HARLEM (GB)Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
7KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR)Danny O’Brien
8KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)Chris Waller
9LEVENDIPeter Gelagotis
10MASTER OF WINE (GER)Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
11MIAMI BOUND (NZ)Danny O’Brien
12OCEANEX (NZ)Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
13ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE)Danny O’Brien
14PERFECT JEWELGrant & Alana Williams
15PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)David Brideoake
16QUICK THINKERMurray Baker & Andrew Forsman
17RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE)Danny O’Brien
18SO SI BONTom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
19VOW AND DECLAREDanny O’Brien
20WARNINGAnthony & Sam Freedman