The 2011 Mackinnon Stakes is an intriguing contest this Saturday at Flemington for a number of different reasons.
Firstly it’s a $1 million Group 1 making it one of the most valuable races of the spring, the second is that it’s the final chance for a lot of these horses to get into the Melbourne Cup, the most valuable race on the entire calendar.
While some trainers are most certainly looking beyond here to the first Tuesday in November, others are specifically targeting this race as the grand final of their prep.
What that means as you can see in the Mackinnon Stakes form guide is that these horses are coming from a variety of distances last start.
This is vital to know as a punter as training techniques will vary greatly depending on how far they want a horse to run.
Taking class out of the equation it would always be better to back a specialist 2000m horse than one that’s trying to go two miles in three days time.
That being said a classy horses can still make it work as well.
For that reason we’ve put together below a complete list of exactly where these horses came from last start.
If they’re dropping back from 2400m maybe they won’t have that closing kick, if it’s shorter can they stay the trip?
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2011 Mackinnon Stakes Form Guide – Where They Came From
6th in Cox Plate – 2040m
4th in Cox Plate – 2040m
3rd in Underwood Stakes – 1800m
1st in the Bart Cummings – 2500m
5th in the Crystal Mile – 1600m
10th in the Caulfield Cup – 2400m
12th in the Turnbull – 2000m
10th in the Cox Plate – 2040m
1st in the Metropolitan – 2400m
1st in the Coongy Stakes – 2000m
9th in the Cox Plate – 2040m
3rd in the Cox Plate 2040m
1st in the Caulfield Cup – 2400m
Lights Of Heaven
3rd in the Caulfield Stakes – 2000m