Foreteller has won the 2013 Makybe Diva Stakes ahead of Puissance De Lune at Flemington Racecourse today.
The six-year-old bounced back from an eighth placing in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes last start to win the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes over 1,600 metres this time around.
Meanwhile, Puissance De Lune took his next step towards his Melbourne Cup assignment with an impressive second place effort in what was his first ever Group 1 run.
Moudre placed in third position, while Let’s Make Adealrounded out the first four placings.
Trainer Chris Waller was thrilled to see Foreteller win against such a quality field in today’s 2013 Makybe Diva Stakes.
“We’ve got a few horses we could have sent down and our team chose the right one,” Waller said.
“The staff in Sydney will take a huge kick out of it.
“It was good to see him lunge on the post.”
Waller’s stable representative, Justine Hales, was at the track to witness Foreteller’s big win.
“Everyone in Sydney said he was just flying,” Hales said.
“Craig (Newitt) just rode him perfectly, absolutely perfectly.
“He just rode him to a tee.
“(The horse) had a lot of niggly problems early on and we put him out for six months and he’s come back a different horse.
“He’ll just follow the path through and just see how he carries on.
“There’s a big syndicate… and the whole lot of them have a lot of horses in our stable and they put a lot in.”
Jockey Craig Newitt was ecstatic after Foreteller’s 2013 Makybe Diva Stakes win.
“My bloke just travelled and Chris (Waller) just stressed don’t move on him to the last possible moment,” Newitt said.
“I think whatever he runs in now he’s just going to be so competitive.”
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2013 Makybe Diva Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||5||FORETELLER (GB)||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||–||9||59kg||$15|
|2||8||PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE)||Darren Weir||Glen Boss||0.1L||5||59kg||$2.35F|
|3||13||MOUDRE||Ciaron Maher||Mark Zahra||1.85L||6||59kg||$91|
|4||15||LET’S MAKE ADEAL||Nigel Blackiston||Damian Lane||2.6L||7||56.5kg||$31|
|5||4||ETHIOPIA||Pat Carey||Rhys McLeod||3L||10||59kg||$26|
|6||1||MANIGHAR (FR)||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||3.2L||4||59kg||$10|
|7||2||MOURAYAN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Chad Schofield (a)||3.3L||2||59kg||$81|
|8||12||WALDPARK (GER)||Anthony Freedman||Ben Melham||3.5L||8||59kg||$26|
|9||3||MR MOET||Adam Durrant||Daniel Staeck||3.6L||13||59kg||$11|
|10||7||DECEMBER DRAW (IRE)||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||3.7L||11||59kg||$15|
|11||9||TUSCAN FIRE||Dan O’Sullivan||Luke Currie||4.7L||1||59kg||$51|
|12||6||SEA MOON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Craig Williams||5.1L||3||59kg||$4|
|13||14||BIT OF HELL (IRE)||Mick Price||Noel Callow||5.5L||14||59kg||$51|
|14||10||MASKED MARVEL (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Steven Arnold||5.6L||12||59kg||$61|