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FEATURE PREVIEW: MAKYBE DIVA STAKES

MAKYBE DIVA STAKES

Track: Flemington | Distance: 1600m | Rail Position: True | Condition: Good 4 | Prizemoney: $1,000,000

No rain forecast so the track should stay as a good 4.

A handy field of 7, with 3 G1 winners and 4 G1 placegetters.

HISTORICAL PROFILING (LAST 9 YEARS)

• 1st up (2), 2nd up (4), 3rd up (3)
• 14-day break (6) usually the Memsie, 21-day break (1), 77-day break (1), 312-day break (1)
• 4yo (3), 5yo (3), 6yo (1), 7yo (1), 8yo (1)
• Geldings (5), Entires (4)
• Finishing Position Last Start 1st (2), 3rd (1), 5th (2), 8th (3), 10th (1)

SPEED MAP

Alligator Blood looks to set the speed comfortably, ahead of Princess Grace and Mr Brightside.
Osipenko & Francesco Guardi will settle midfield.
Aegon & Spanish Mission out the back.

KEY RUNNERS

1. Mr Brightside – Dual Doncaster Handicap winner, plus won the All Star Mile last prep. Just keeps getting better with age and was impressive first up winning the G2 PB Lawrence and then again in the G1 Memsie Stakes despite a wide run without cover. Flying and hard to beat.

2. Alligator Blood – Has won 5 G1s. Won two trials in prep for the G1 Memsie and was only 0.9L from the winner first up. Big danger here.

6. Osipenko – Got back and finished home strongly for 5th beaten 1.4L in the Winx Stakes first up, then hit the line again for 7th in the G1 Memsie Stakes running the 8th quickest last 600m of the day. Had an excellent prep as a 3yo winning at G2 and G3 level, and close up in two G1 races despite an interrupted campaign. Certainly up to winning and has been set for this.

7. Princess Grace – Ran 2nd in the Winx Stakes first up despite being stuck on the fence against the bias, then 2nd again in the G1 Memsie. In the mix.

TOP 5 SELECTIONS

1 – Mr Brightside
2 – Alligator Blood
6 – Osipenko
7 – Princess Grace
5 – Francesco Guardi

Betting Strategy

Tricky race from a betting perspective. 4 key chances in Mr Brightside, Alligator Blood, Osipenko & Princess Grace. The market has it about right. Osipenko ran the best last 1000m, 800m, 600m, 400m and 200m sectionals of those 4 in the Memsie and is the big improver up to a mile 3rd up here.

BACK 6 – Osipenko 0.5w

DEAN EVANS RESULTS

Units Outlayed: 424.7
Units Returned: 462.6
Profit On Turnover: 8.9%

G1 Big Priced Winners (Betfair SP Price)

2023 Australian Derby: Major Beel $53.63
2020 Empire Rose Stakes: Shout The Bar $32.60
2020 Melbourne Cup: Twilight Payment $28.26
2022 Blue Diamond Stakes: Daumier $23
2022 William Reid Stakes: September Run $19.50
2021 Randwick Guineas: Lion’s Roar $18.95
2021 Coolmore Classic: Krone $15.50
2022 Australasian Oaks: Glint Of Hope $13.55
2023 TJ Smith Stakes: I Wish I Win $12.80
2023 Lightning Stakes: Coolangatta $12.69
2020 Metropolitan Handicap: Mirage Dancer $11.18
2022 Surround Stakes: Hinged $11.00
2020 Manikato Stakes: Hey Doc $10.32
2023 Blue Diamond Stakes: Little Brose $10.24

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