Makybe Diva Stakes Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Makybe Diva Stakes which is to be run at Flemington racecourse on Saturday 10th, September 2016. View the Makybe Diva Stakes Field.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 12 59kg
2 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Ben Melham 11 59kg
3 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Damien Oliver 8 59kg
4 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Daniel Moor 7 59kg
5 JACQUINOT BAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Nicholas Hall 9 59kg
6 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 59kg
7 HE OR SHE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 6 59kg
8 ALPINE EAGLE Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 10 59kg
9 TARZINO (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 4 58.5kg
10 PALENTINO Darren Weir Mark Zahra 5 58.5kg
11 AYERS ROCK Shawn Mathrick Luke Nolen 3 58.5kg
12 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 2 57kg
13 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) Stephen Marsh Ms Danielle Johnson 13 56.5kg


Country Championship winner Clearly Innocent is closing in on his race return with trainer Greg Bennett pleased with his progress.

The five-year-old, who hasn’t raced since winning the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) at Scone on May 14 after his big win at Randwick, will kick off his campaign in the Group Two Shorts (1100m) at Randwick on Saturday week.

He tuned up for his first assignment when second to the Kris Lees-trained three-year-old Guard Of Honour in a 1000m-barrier trial at Wyong on Tuesday.

“It was a nice trial after failing to muster any speed early,” Bennett said.

After The Shorts, Clearly Innocent will go to the Group Two Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on October 1 before heading to Melbourne for the Group Three Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield three weeks later.

Brenton Avdulla has been booked to ride the gelding in both his Sydney races with the trainer hoping he will also take the mount at Caulfield.

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