Makybe Diva Stakes Nominations
MAKYBE DIVA STAKES NOMINATIONS 2022
Group 1 racing returns to Flemington on Saturday with 18 nominations taken for the Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).
Below is our assessment of the 2021 edition of the race:
The Michael Moroney-trained six-year-old mare Tofane is one of the key nominations for Saturday’s $1 million feature.
She resumed with a third placing behind Behemoth and Beau Rossa in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 28.
Annabel Neasham prepares four-year-old entire Mo’unga who will take aim at a second consecutive Group 1 after winning the Winx Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick on August 21. Mo’unga defeated superstar mare Verry Elleegant in that first-up run.
Danny O’Brien has nominated four runners for the event – Inspirational Girl, Miami Bound, Vow And Declare and Young Werther.
Inspirational Girl would be the best chance of the quartet nominated after her last start fifth placing in the Memsie Stakes when beaten 2.5 lengths. She is unbeaten over the mile, which includes winning the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m).
See below for the full list of nominations.
2021 Makybe Diva Stakes Nominations
|1||AEGON (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|3||EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|4||FIFTY STARS (IRE)||Tom Dabernig|
|5||HUNGRY HEART||Chris Waller|
|6||IMAGING (GB)||Chris Waller|
|7||INCENTIVISE||Peter G Moody|
|8||INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ)||Danny O’Brien|
|9||JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ)||Denis Pagan|
|10||KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN)||Matthew Smith|
|11||MIAMI BOUND (NZ)||Danny O’Brien|
|12||MO’UNGA (NZ)||Annabel Neasham|
|13||MOUNT POPA (IRE)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|14||SIERRA SUE (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|15||SIR DRAGONET (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|16||TOFANE (NZ)||Michael Moroney|
|17||VOW AND DECLARE||Danny O’Brien|
|18||WARNING||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|19||YOUNG WERTHER (NZ)||Danny O’Brien|