2019 Makybe Diva Stakes Field & Odds: Mystic Journey in Barrier 10

September 13, 2019

2019 Makybe Diva Stakes Field & Odds: Mystic Journey in Barrier 10

Wonder mare Mystic Journey will face 14 rivals from barrier 10 in the Makybe Diva Stakes 2019 field at Flemington on Saturday as she looks to continue her winning streak ahead of a Ladbrokes Cox Plate bid next month.

Scales Of Justice. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Memsie Stakes winner Scales Of Justice is a big danger in the 2019 Makybe Diva Stakes field on Saturday at Flemington. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Adam Trinder’s Australian Guineas / All-Star Mile winner at the track and distance during the autumn is the current $2.20 top elect at Ladbrokes.com.au to continue her ace Flemington mile record second-up in the Group 1 $750,000 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).

She chases win number eight on the trot following her resuming win in Caulfield’s Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) and has been kept fresh since with Trinder opting to bypass the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m).

Two other runners are under double-figures in the latest Makybe Diva Stakes odds for the weekend to score the upset with in-form market mover Scales Of Justice ($6 into $5) and the Liam Howley-trained Yucatan ($9) considered the dangers.

Lindsey Smith’s Not A Single Doubt seven-year-old Scales Of Justice has won two of his three latest runs including taking out the Memsie Stakes on August 31.

Stepping up to 1600m is a non-issue for the evergreen veteran whose mile record stands at three wins from four runs, including the 2016 Railway Stakes at elite level.

Team Williams’ Galileo stallion Yucatan is the unknown in the race, the lightly-raced six-year-old import having his 15th career run and first-up start since an 11th in last year’s Melbourne Cup results.

Definitely will improve on whatever he does here, but the talented stayer could surprise is the bookies’ thoughts here.

Godolphin stalwart Hartnell is never far away in betting and lines-up as a $12 shot on Saturday from barrier 11 with Craig Williams aboard on the back of a P.B. Lawrence third and Memsie Stakes fourth from the grand campaigner.

Other notable Memsie Stakes rivals for Mystic Journey to defeat as she tracks towards the $5 million Cox Plate at The Valley on October 26 include the Chris Waller-trained Kings Will Dream ($17) who ran second in the race last year and returning Queensland Derby winner Mr Quickie ($26).

The Makybe Diva Stakes 2019 is set to run as Flemington Race 7 at 4:10pm (AEST) on Saturday afternoon.

Click here for the latest market order on the race.

2019 Makybe Diva Stakes Field & Barriers

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 0x53233x34 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 11 59kg 116
2 50x112142x GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Ms Linda Meech 6 59kg 115
3 4x817333x0 HUMIDOR (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 14 59kg 115
4 730x53x121 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Dean Yendall 9 59kg 114
5 192251557x ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 13 59kg 110
6 2425×51225 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Jamie Kah 8 59kg 108
7 1x43236Px5 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 5 59kg 105
8 1x60110x67 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Allen 3 59kg 109
9 436013x10x YUCATAN (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 2 59kg 108
10 60x34000x5 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 15 59kg 103
11 32x00x048x SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Jamie Mott 1 59kg 105
12 11x112131x MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes John Allen 12 58.5kg 105
13 511x1111x1 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Anthony Darmanin 10 56.5kg 116
14 4130x08x77 OOHOOD Tony & Calvin McEvoy Michael Dee 4 56.5kg 103
15 25x14941x2 QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 7 56.5kg 102

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