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2019 Makybe Diva Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington on Saturday might see a tricky race. While Mystic Journey deserves to be fav, old Hartnell is value at $13.

No obvious leader and think the big names land right up there with Mystic Journey and Scales of Justice certainly fast enough to take it up. Hartnell will come across and Fifty Stars has blinkers now which could spark him up.

MYSTIC JOURNEY (13) wobbled around the corner fresh but she powered past them once she balanced up and she is only going to be stronger for that run. Gets back to the Flemington mile where she starred in the autumn. Big test taking on SCALES OF JUSTICE (4) who will have no issue getting out to the mile and stood up in a fast Memsie last time. Big win and he won't hand this to the filly without a fight.

Neither will HARTNELL (1) who has chased the pair them home this prep and looks like peaking out to the mile now. His best makes him a threat and every chance we get a generous price about him now. YUCATAN (9) and ROSTROPOVICH (5) are talented and look the most dangerous of the resuming stayers.


1st – 13 Mystic Journey

2nd – 4 Scales Of Justice

3rd – 1 Hartnell

4th – 9 Yucatan

2019 Danehill Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Easy to find a WFA winner in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Danehill Stakes, Dalasan looked so good winning first up and is $3.30.

Not a lot of obvious speed here. Dubious has the blinkers on and Sebrakate should press forward on the stand side.

DALASAN (5) was a talented two-year-old but is a much better horse this time around on the evidence of his return. Ran past the Memsie winner there and is sure to appeal to plenty on the strength of that. STRASBOURG (3) has a nice profile. Missed Dubious in the Champagne up in Brisbane but improved to win the Sires and might have more upside now. Liked the trial.

LYRE (7) was just okay first up but that can knock the rust off and she should run well. Stablemate SUPER SETH (4) will run well again after winning fresh and SEBRAKATE (8) arguably should have beaten him there so must be considered.


1st – 5 Dalasan

2nd – 3 Strasbourg

3rd – 7 Lyre

4th – 4 Super Seth

Hartnell (GB) in behind Mystic Journey in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield, picture