Mackinnon Stakes 2020 Field & Betting: Arcadia Queen Tipped to Reign

November 4, 2020

Mackinnon Stakes 2020 Field & Betting: Arcadia Queen Tipped to Reign

Grant & Alana Williams’ classy mare from Perth Arcadia Queen is tipped as the one to beat off her credible Cox Plate fifth in Saturday’s 2020 Mackinnon Stakes betting markets.

Arcadia Queen Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photo) | Races.com.au

Arcadia Queen is the hot favourite in 2020 Mackinnon Stakes betting this weekend at Flemington. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

This year the Group 1 $2 million Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) has drawn a well under capacity field of just 10 weight-for-age hopefuls facing off in the Flemington feature.

There’s still plenty of class among the ranks however including the favourite Arcadia Queen drawn in barrier five with Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup winning jockey Jye McNeil in the saddle.

Young 25-year-old McNeil saluted aboard Irish raider Twilight Payment in the ‘race that stops a nation’ and will be hoping to cap off a magic Melbourne Cup Carnival with another victory on Saturday.

Winner of the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) two back, five-year-old Pierro mare Arcadia Queen was last seen running 3.8 lengths back fifth behind Sir Dragonet in the Group 1 $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m).

Better suited at Flemington against a smaller field, this is an easier assignment for her and she is at a current quote of $3.10 and firming in the Mackinnon Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au to celebrate her third Group 1 success.

The danger occupying the second line of Mackinnon Stakes betting in 2020 is last year’s second placegetter Melody Belle.

Jamie Richards’ flying daughter of Commands was second to the international winner Magic Wand in the race 12 months ago and returns rock hard fit again this season.

Back home in New Zealand she has won her past two starts taking her Group 1 tally up to an incredible 12 and now she’s back down under looking for a bakers’ dozen and her second in Australia.

With outstanding form at the distance and previous winning form at Flemington, Melody Belle could be the value at $5 this weekend.

Equal in the current markets also paying $5 to win the Mackinnon is the Kris Lees-trained Mugatoo drawn in barrier nine for jockey Hugh Bowman.

The six-year-old is only lightly raced with eight wins from 16 starts ahead of his first start at Flemington.

Winner of the Group 3 Newcastle Cup (2300m) back in September before a close second to Mirage Dancer in Sydney’s Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m), Mugatoo was last seen running out of his skin for fourth in the Cox Plate.

Rounding out the single-figure fancies in this year’s Mackinnon at $9.50 is then the Lindsay Park-raced Fifty Stars.

A genuine Flemington specialist boasting four wins and a second from nine runs at HQ, the Sea The Stars entire was last seen running fifth here in the Group 1 Kennedy Cantala (1600m) only a week ago on VRC Derby Day.

He was defeated just 1.65 lengths in a blanket finish and on the quick back-up looks a big hope getting out over the 2000m at the track and distance he won the Group 1 Australian Cup over back in March.

Click here for the latest Mackinnon Stakes 2020 odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Mackinnon Stakes Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x4549x7682 HARLEM (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Craig Williams 1 59kg 112
2 56x411x835 FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes John Allen 8 59kg 117
3 2x902x2710 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Luke Nolen 3 59kg 117
4 03643×7410 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 7 59kg 116
5 1126×11124 MUGATOO (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 9 59kg 116
6 111×45145 SKYWARD (FR) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 4 59kg 113
7 5112×23540 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jamie Kah 2 58.5kg 115
8 x3346x6011 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Jye McNeil 6 57kg 116
9 x105x52315 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams Luke Currie (late alt) 5 57kg 116
10 11216×0601 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 10 56.5kg 111

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

 

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 R...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 Race Field & Betting

The Chris Waller-trained Pierro four-year-old Osipenko is firm favourite in...

2023 Railway Stakes Field ...

2023 Railway Stakes Field & Betting Update: Tuvalu Narrow Favourite

The Lindsey Smith-trained top-weight Tuvalu is narrow favourite in the latest...

Horse Racing Today

Oakleigh Plate 2024 Results: Q...

2024 Randwick Guineas Odds Fir...

2024 Randwick Guineas Odds Firm on Hobartville Winner Celestial Legend

The Les Bridge-trained grey Celestial Legend came with a brilliant late run at...

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Resul...

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Results: Hayasugi Becomes Second Filly in History to Complete Treble

Clinton McDonald’s tenacious filly Hayasugi defied her big price to make...

Mr Brightside Wins Futurity St...

Mr Brightside Wins Futurity Stakes 2024 Ahead of All-Star Mile, Australian Cup Targets

Lindsay Park’s Caulfield maestro Mr Brightside once again showed his champion...

2024 Silver Slipper Winner Str...

2024 Silver Slipper Winner Straight Charges Up Golden Slipper Betting Markets

It is off to the coveted Golden Slipper in a month’s time for the Gai...

Race Results

Oakleigh Plate 2024 Results: Queman Wins In Upset Thriller

2024 Randwick Guineas Odds Firm on Hobartville Winner Celestial Legend

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Results: Hayasugi Becomes Second Filly in History to Complete Treble

Mr Brightside Wins Futurity Stakes 2024 Ahead of All-Star Mile, Australian Cup Targets

2024 Peter Young Stakes Results: Campionessa Beats Melbourne Cup Winners Home

Race Previews

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Tips & Best Bets

Tom Kitten Tops 2024 Hobartville Stakes Field & Betting in Sydney

Bodyguard Scratched from Blue Diamond Stakes 2024 Field

2024 Futurity Stakes Field & Betting Update: Mr Brightside Odds-On Favourite

2024 Oakleigh Plate Field & Odds Update: Three-Year-Old King’s Gambit Tipped To Win

Fields & Form

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Tips & Best Bets

Tom Kitten Tops 2024 Hobartville Stakes Field & Betting in Sydney

Bodyguard Scratched from Blue Diamond Stakes 2024 Field

2024 Futurity Stakes Field & Betting Update: Mr Brightside Odds-On Favourite

2024 Oakleigh Plate Field & Odds Update: Three-Year-Old King’s Gambit Tipped To Win