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Makybe Diva Stakes Preview, Betting Tips & Predictions

  • The Makybe Diva Stakes is a Group One event at WFA level
  • This feature is run over 1600 metres at Flemington
  • Can Aegon improve over the Flemington mile?
  • The race is set to be run at 4.50pm
Makybe Diva Stakes Betting Tips
Aegon will run as our best bet in the Makybe Diva Stakes. (Getty)
The 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes is run at Flemington over the mile at Group One WFA level.

Tofane marginally heads the market ahead of Winx Stakes winner Mo'unga and Queensland boom horse Incentivise.

Aegon looks a great chance in the race at the price, while last year's winner Fierce Impact's full brother Keiai Nautique looks one that can add some value to the exotics.

2021 Makybe Diva Stakes Field

1SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 859kg$26
2FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig John Allen 1359kg$26
3KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) Matthew Smith Craig Newitt 1059kg$12
4IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 959kg$26
5MOUNT POPA (IRE) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 659kg$34
6INCENTIVISE Peter G Moody Brett Prebble 359kg$4.80
7EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 158.5kg$34
8JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) Denis Pagan Lachlan King (a) 258.5kg$151
9AEGON (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Luke Currie 458.5kg$8.50
10MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Jye McNeil 1158.5kg$5
11COLETTEJames Cummings Damien Oliver 1257kg$16
12TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 757kg$4.60
13INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Danny O'Brien Damian Lane 5 57kg$6.50

Makybe Diva Stakes Odds

Latest market from Tofane $4.60, Incentivise $4.80, Mo'unga $5.00, Inspirational $6.50, Aegon $8.50, Keiai Nautique $12, Colette $16, Sir Dragonet $26, Fifty Stars $26, Imaging $26, Mount Popa $34, Explosive Jack $34, Johnny Get $151

2021 Makybe Diva Stakes Tips

Best Bet - Aegon

At the current prices, I am more than happy to be siding with Aegon who caught my eye in the Memsie Stakes when racing in restricted room and hitting the line nicely.

He finished fourth in that event and will be greatly improved out to the mile on a big flat track like Flemington, as I am not convinced Caulfield is his circuit.

The four-year-old is one from one second-up and has that little bit of X factor that could see him take this race out, so is underestimated by the market.

Next Best Bet - Mo'unga

Another four-year-old is this son of Savabeel who showed a sharp turn-of-foot in the Winx Stakes first-up to beat Verry Elleegant which is no easy feat over any trip.

Mo'unga looks ideally placed at the mile and was extremely stiff last prep not to win a Group One at this very trip via the Randwick Guineas, so you can easily give him another tick there.

Having him as a saver and not the mian play was due to the wide gate, which means he is going to have to get right back or play for luck in a three-wide line with cover.

Value Bet - Keiai Nautique

The full brother to Fierce Impact was terrific on his Australian debut when closing off to finish a very close fourth to Mo'unga in the Winx Stakes.

We know that the mile is his ideal journey, and if anything like his brother, Keiai Nautique will improve with more Australian racing under the belt.

A seven-year-old entire, he is getting on in age, but the run in the Winx Stakes showed there is still plenty of zest in his legs and he may have caught a winnable Group One early in the spring.

Makybe Diva Stakes FAQs

When is the 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes?

The 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes is scheduled for Saturday, September 11.

It will run as Race 8 on Flemington meeting.

What distance is the Makybe Diva Stakes?

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

Who won the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes?

Fierce Impact won the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes.

How can I live stream the 2021 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.

What is the Makybe Diva Stakes worth?

The Makybe Diva Stakes is worth a total of $1M.

$600,000 goes to the winner.



We will be backing Aegon to collect well from the race and saving with Mo'unga.

A small each-way bet will also be placed on Keiai Nautique.

Best Bet: Aegon To Win @750 at Bookmaker - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Mo'unga To Win @400 at Bookmaker - 2 Units
Value Bet: Keiai Nautique Each-Way @1100 at Bookmaker - 2 Units

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