The final field of 16 is locked in for Saturday’s Group 1 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.

There is an interesting mix of runners lining up, including lots of stayers who are set for bigger things later in the spring, with Danny O’Brien’s Russian Camelot, Vow And Declare, and Miami Bound all in this category.

The early favourite is Russian Camelot, who has opened at $3.70, and has drawn out in barrier 14.

Also prominent in the market are those with fitness edges, with Fierce Impact ($6), Perfect Jewel ($6.50), Dalasan ($7.50), and Kings Will Dream ($9.50) the other runners in single figures.

Cups hope Master Of Wine is at $10, and has drawn barrier 10, next to 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare ($41) in barrier 11.

Last year’s winner Gatting is unwanted by the market at $51, after the outsider took out the 2019 edition at a whopping $101 starting price.

Watch: Gatting take out last year’s Makybe Diva Stakes.

Find the full field and barriers for the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes below.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 11 59kg 113
2 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams John Allen 3 59kg 105
3 HARLEM (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Jamie Mott 6 59kg 107
4 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) Matthew Smith Mark Zahra 5 59kg 112
5 GATTING Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4 59kg 107
6 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Jason Maskiell 1 59kg 105
7 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Jye McNeil 15 59kg 109
8 SO SI BON Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 16 59kg 106
9 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Michael Rodd 10 59kg 106
10 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman Billy Egan 9 58.5kg 103
11 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jordan Childs 8 58.5kg 103
12 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 13 58.5kg 106
13 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 14 57.5kg 105
14 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2 57kg 106
15 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) David Brideoake Ethan Brown 12 57kg 102
16 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ben Melham 7 56.5kg 103

Author: Will Guest

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.

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