Cups Favourite Russian Camelot Headlines 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes

Mon 7th September 2020

Talented South Australian Derby winner Russian Camelot is set to step out for the first time this spring on his cups path, headlining the nominations for the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.

The Danny O’Brien trained galloper will be keenly watched by many punters, as the son of Camelot tops the early betting for the 2020 Cox Plate ($9), and 2020 Caulfield Cup ($11), as well as occupying the second line of betting for the 2020 Melbourne Cup ($10).

Other Danny O’Brien runners joining him in the Makybe Diva Stakes nominations are King Of Leogrance, Miami Bound, Orderofthegarter, and Vow And Declare.

Nominees familiar with Russian Camelot from the South Australian Derby are placegetters Warning and Dalasan.

Watch: Russian Camelot’s staggering SA Derby win.

Russian Camelot ($3) has opened favourite, with Fierce Impact ($7) leading a host of runners at $8, including Dalasan, Kings Will Dream, Master Of Wine, and Perfect Jewel.

Bob Peters has confirmed that nominated runner Arcadia Queen will instead head to the 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) as she recovers from an injury setback.

Find the list of nominations for the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes below.

1Arcadia QueenGrant & Alana Williams110
2DalasanLeon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas103
3Fierce ImpactMatthew Smith112
4Gailo ChopMatthew Williams105
5GattingPeter Moody107
6HarlemTom Dabernig & Ben Hayes107
7King Of LeogranceDanny O'Brien103
8Kings Will DreamChris Waller109
9LevendiPeter Gelagotis105
10Master Of WineMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes106
11Miami BoundDanny O'Brien103
12OceanexMick Price & Michael Kent Jnr105
13OrderofthegarterDanny O'Brien97
14Perfect JewelGrant & Alana Williams106
15Princess JenniDavid Brideoake102
16Quick ThinkerMurray Baker & Andrew Forsman106
17Russian CamelotDanny O'Brien105
18So Si BonTom Dabernig & Ben Hayes106
19Vow And DeclareDanny O'Brien113
20WarningAnthony & Sam Freedman103

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