Mackinnon Stakes Tips

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Zaaki
  • 2nd: #2 Cascadian
  • 3rd: #7 Mo'unga

Mackinnon Stakes tips are available as soon as the 2021 Mackinnon Stakes Field is released on the first Wednesday of November.

The Group 1 $2 million Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) is a weight-for-age formerly run as the Emirates Stakes a week earlier on Derby Day.

Now the Mackinnon Stakes betting tips refer to the Group 1 race run at Flemington Racecourse on the first Saturday of November, four days after the Melbourne Cup.

The best Mackinnon Stakes tip is to check out the full 2021 Mackinnon Stakes Form Guide – looking for any betting trends and indicators that line-up for the past Mackinnon Stakes winners in recent years.

Looking over the past Mackinnon Stakes Results – for the old Mackinnon Stakes – can also help with your Mackinnon Stakes betting for the current Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Tips

The 2021 Mackinnon Stakes tips will be published below as soon as the field is released during Melbourne Cup week 2021. 

 

  • To Win: #4 Zaaki ($2.40 at time of publish) 

If he’s right, he wins. This horse was the spruik galloper along with Incentivise heading towards the majors. He got scratched the morning of the Cox Plate and never got the chance to prove he could do it, scratched the morning of the race, after going down in a shock loss in the Caulfield Stakes (3rd) in the lead-up. You never want to see things go awry, but Neasham’s been confident he would be right for a shot at this consolation prize. Incentivise was second as the beaten short-priced Melbourne Cup favourite by Verry Elleegant last weekend, but can Zaaki get the job done here? James McDonald won the Cup on VE and will be flying high.

  • The Danger: #7 Mo’7nga ($9) 

Great price on the stablemate Mo’unga who will relish the 2000m having won the Rosehill Guineas at this track/distance as a three-year-old. Beat Verry Elleegant fresh in the Winx Stakes to kick off his campaign and has been solid since without winning. Second to Incentivise in the Makybe Diva a quarter-length beaten, under two lengths off Private Eye with more weight in the Epsom and Cox Plate fourth was brave. Verry Elleegant was third in that and we all saw what she did on Tuesday. Surely this horse is a danger at a good price.

Mackinnon Stakes Lead Up Races

While the new-look Mackinnon Stakes was previously run a week earlier as the Mackinnon Stakes and formerly known as the Emirates Stakes, there are still many of the same lead-up races to check the results of when looking for what horses to back and sack in the Mackinnon Stakes Odds for 2021.

The key Mackinnon Stakes lead-up race producing more winners of the weight-for-age Group 1 spring feature than any other race is the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) run over the same distance and conditions at Moonee Valley a fortnight earlier.

From 2005 – 2021 the Cox Plate produced nine Emirates (Mackinnon) Stakes winners including So You Think (2010) who completed the double – a popular punt with customers at Ladbrokes.com.au.

The Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) held in mid-October over the mile and a half is another good Mackinnon Stakes form race to follow.

Mackinnon Stakes Favourites

The Mackinnon Stakes results over the past decade or so haven’t been all that successful for the horses jumping favourite in the race.

From 2005 – 2021 just four Emirates Stakes (Mackinnon Stakes) favourites saluted for the punters: Lad Of The Manor (2005), So You Think (2010), Arcadia Queen (2020) and Zaaki (2021).

That said, single-figure fancies in the Mackinnon Stakes betting markets have dominated the results including five straight wins from 2010-2015 before a 2016 upset by Awesome Rock. The runners under $10 in Mackinnon Stakes betting were back in winning form in 2017 with the success of Tosen Stardom ($6.50). Another upset was on the cards in the 2018 Mackinnon Stakes results with the win by $26 outsider Trap For Fools. In 2019 the second favourite in betting Magic Wand ($4.80) beat home the top fancy Melody Belle ($3.80) in the Mackinnon Stakes quinella.

A top Mackinnon Stakes betting tip then is to take the single-figure horses paying under $10 through Ladbrokes.com.au in the Mackinnon Stakes betting markets, but to lay the favourite.

Place Exotic Mackinnon Stakes Bets

If you’re looking to win big on the 2021 Mackinnon Stakes results, look at placing an exotic bet on the race through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Exotic bet types like the Mackinnon Stakes Trifecta are trickier to predict than just a straight Win bet but they pay out far more if successful.

Check out our detailed Mackinnon Stakes Betting page for more about exotic betting on the 2021 Mackinnon Stakes.

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