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2021 Mackinnon Stakes Results
- 1st: #4 Zaaki
- 2nd: #2 Cascadian
- 3rd: #7 Mo'unga
Mackinnon Stakes betting is open on the $2 million weight-for-age feature as soon as the nominations on the Flemington showdown are out.
The Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) was formerly known as the Emirates Stakes and run the Saturday before on Derby Day.
From 2016 the Emirates Stakes was totally reinvented, making for some unique Mackinnon Stakes betting for punters.
When looking for the horses to back in the Mackinnon Stakes odds it is important to remember it was previously run as the Emirates Stakes, so looking back at the Emirates Stakes form guide under the old name can be a good indicator.
Mackinnon Stakes bet types include Win, Place, Each Way and Exotic selections like the Mackinnon Stakes Trifecta.
2021 Mackinnon Stakes Betting Tips
Our exclusive 2021 Mackinnon Stakes tips on the weight-for-age horses to back and sack in the lucrative Melbourne Cup Carnival feature will be published below closer to the release of the Mackinnon Stakes field 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.
2021 Mackinnon Stakes Betting
The Mackinnon Stakes 2021 betting markets on the full Mackinnon Stakes field will be published below closer to Melbourne Cup week 2021.
In the meantime, check out our Mackinnon Stakes Tips page for more guides to your Mackinnon Stakes betting.
Mackinnon Stakes Favourites
The favourites in Mackinnon Stakes betting, formerly the Emirates Stakes, only have a fair recent record in the Flemington weight-for-age race.
From 2006 – 2021 just three Mackinnon Stakes favourites have saluted for the punters with So You Think (2010), Arcadia Queen (2020) and Zaaki (20210. Between So You Think and Arcadia Queen six of the subsequent Emirates / Mackinnon Stakes winners also jumped at single figures – Magic Wand ($4.80 in 2019), Glass Harmonium ($7 in 2011), Alcopop ($6 in 2012), Happy Trails ($7 in 2014), Galio Chop ($8 in 2015) and Tosen Stardom ($6.50 in 2017), while there was an upset win by Awesome Rock ($19 in 2016) in the new-look race and a blowout in 2018 when Trap For Fools won at Mackinnon Stakes odds of $26.
Mackinnon Stakes Betting Options
All the usual betting options are open on the Mackinnon Stakes including backing the Mackinnon Stakes winner (Win), backing the Mackinnon Stakes placegetters (Place) and backing the Mackinnon Stakes exotic bets like the first three over the line in the Mackinnon Stakes Trifecta in correct order.
A good Mackinnon Stakes tip to help with exotic bets is to Box your exotics at Ladbrokes.com.au to cover all Mackinnon Stakes results.