Flemington Racecourse comes to life this Saturday, October 31, for the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s opening meeting and one of the four Group 1 Victoria Derby Day features is the 2015 Mackinnon Stakes – the Races.com.au’s popular two-word form guide on the weight-for-age classic found below.
Set to jump as Flemington Race 6 at 3:05pm (AEST), this year’s $1 million Group 1 Longines Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) is available only at Ladbrokes.com.au on Saturday at Best Tote or SP + 20% as part of their Derby Day double offer!
Originally the Mackinnon Stakes field featured 15 hopefuls but Team Williams opted for the early scratching of Fawkner who had the outside alley and will instead be saved for the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) on November 14 at Sandown.
Of the remaining runners six are under double figures for the win in the latest Mackinnon Stakes odds including current $5.50 favourite Magic Hurricane.
John O’Shea’s last start Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) winner in Sydney jumps from barrier one with Opie Bosson in the saddle, but is looking to become the first Mackinnon Stakes winner to come off a Sydney run since Desert War (2006).
It’s a super tight Mackinnon Stakes betting market this season with well-fancied hopes including market mover Stratum Star ($6) who won the Sir Rupert Clarke three runs back, the Chris Waller-trained Flamingo Star ($7.50) and the defending Mackinnon champ Happy Trails ($8).
This week we provided our comprehensive 2015 Mackinnon Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview.
With such a tight market and with so many livewire hopes to sort through we’ve summed up the winning hopes of the 14 remaining Mackinnon Stakes horses so you know who to back and who to sack when placing your bets at Ladbrokes.com.au this weekend!
2015 Mackinnon Stakes Two Word Form
- Fawkner – Scratched Out
- Happy Trails ($8) – Reigning Champ
- Extra Zero ($21) – 80th Start
- Pornichet ($8.50) – Cox Form
- Contributer ($8.50) – Distance Specialist
- Weary ($41) – Too Tired
- Gailo Chop ($14) – Best Outsider
- Index Linked ($51) – Won’t Connect
- Magic Hurricane ([link text=”$5.50″]) – Storm’s Over
- Ecuador ($26) – Gai Factor
- Magic Artist ($15) – Australian Debut
- Flamingo Star ($7.50) – Under Odds
- Stratum Star ($6) – Shining Form
- Rising Romance ($19) – Romance Dead
- Set Square ($19) – Oaks Winner
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