Spring Racing Carnival 2017 | UBET
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RACING FORM

  • All bar two of the 34 winners since 1983 have come via group racing. 7 won their previous start, while another 8 were placed.
  • 18 have come via the Group 2 J.J. Liston (now the PB Lawrence), with Pompei Ruler (2006) the last to complete the Liston/Makybe Diva double.
  • Four winners have come through the Group 1 Memsie Stakes, with Dissident completing the Memsie/Makybe Diva double in 2014. Weekend Hussler did the same six years earlier.
  • In a great training effort by Robert Hickmott, Fawkner won this race in 2015 when first up since the 2014 Melbourne Cup.

WINNERS PROFILE

  • 4YO’s have dominated this race winning 15 of 34 editions since 1983, with Palentino the most recent in 2016.
  • 5YO’s have won 10 times, while six-year-olds and older have saluted on 8 occasions.
  • Geldings have won the lions share 21 of 34, with the last being Fawkner in 2015.
  • Entires have saluted 9 times and mares just 4 (Southern Speed the most recent in 2012).
  • At 8yo, Fawkner (2015) and Hugs Dancer (2004) are the oldest winners in the past 34 years.

BETTING

  • 11 favourites have saluted in the last 34 editions, with the most recent Dissident ($2.75) in 2014.
  • There have only been four odds-on favourites since 1983, with three successful. The one to bite the dust was the most recent - Lights Of Heaven ($1.90) in 2011.
  • 27 winners have started at single-figure odds since 1983.
  • The longest priced winner in the past three decades was Littorio ($41) in 2011, while Shocking, Hugs Dancer and Apollo Run were all at $17 or better.

BARRIERS

  • Barrier 1 is the most successful producing 5 of the 34 winners since 1983.
  • No horse has been successful from barrier 12 in the last three decades.
  • 25 of 34 have come from single digit gates.
  • The last winner from the outside barrier was Littorio (14/14) in 2011.
  • The most recent winner from the coveted inside stall was Northerly in 2002.

JOCKEYS

  • Damien Oliver is the leading winner of this race having won it on four separate occasions from 21 attempts with his last win in 2015 aboard Fawkner.
  • Craig Williams is a three time winner and Craig Newitt with 2 wins are the only jockeys still riding with multiple wins in the race.
  • Brad Rawiller 5:1-0-1, Mark Zahra 5:1-0-1 and Ben Melham 5:1-0-0 all have similar figures with a single win in the race.
  • The Makybe Diva has evaded Luke Nolen 9: 0-2-0, Glen Boss 6: 0-1-1, Dwayne Dunn 8:0-0-1 and Kerrin McEvoy 5:0-0-0.

TRAINERS

  • In the last 34 years, Lee Freedman has the best record in this event 31: 4-4-4 although his last win was back in 1997 with Marble Halls.
  • Fred Kersley has had 2 starters for 2 winners with Marasco and Northerly.
  • Darren Weir has missed the money once 6:1-2-1.
  • For some well-known trainers, this race has proved a difficult assignment – Mike Moroney 8:0-1-0, John Hawkes/Team Hawkes 8:0-0-2 and Gai Waterhouse 3:0-0-0.

GENERAL INFO

  • Formerly known as the Craiglee Stakes, the Makybe Diva is a $750,000 WFA contest over 1600m and has been a good guide to horses preparing for the Melbourne Cup.
  • It had its origins in 1948 and in the early years was contested over 2000m. Since 1965, it’s been a mile event.
  • It was elevated to Group 1 in 2013 when taken out by Foreteller.
  • Over the years, it has featured some of Australia’s best gallopers.
  • The honour roll includes; Shocking (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008), Northerly (2002), Sky Heights (1999), Jeune (1995), Mahogany (1994), Mannerism (1993), Durbridge (1991), Zabeel (1990), Rose Of Kingston (1982), Dulcify (1979), Ming Dynasty (1977), Rain Lover (1969), Tobin Bronze (1966), Lord (1961), Sailor’s Guide (1956/57) and Comic Court (1949).

RACING FORM

  • All 33 winners since 1983 have come via group racing. 13 won their previous start, with another 10 placed.
  • 8 winners have come via the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes with John O’Shea’s Racing To Win the last to complete the double in 2006.
  • The Warwick, Chelmsford and Tramway Stakes are other traditional lead up races.
  • Horses that have secured winning doubles through these races are Winx in the Warwick/GeorgeMain in 2016, Sincero completed the Tramway/George Main double in 2011 and Lonhro notched the Chelmsford/George Main Double in 2003.

WINNERS PROFILE

  • 3YO’s have been successful 9 times in the 33 editions held since 1983 with the race not held in 2007 owing to the EI outbreak. Viscount was the last 3YO to win when successful in 2001.
  • 9 5YO’s have been successful in that period with the most recent being Winx in 2014.
  • 4YO’s have saluted 8 times With Kermadec the most recent in 2015 and 6 horses six-year-olds and older with Shoot Out in 2012 the last.
  • Geldings have dominated winning 15 of 33 (Shoot Out in 2012), while colts & entires (Kermadec 2015) have won on 13 occasions.
  • Only 5 mares have been successful, with the mighty mare Winx the most recent in 2016.

BETTING

  • Favourites have tasted victory in 9 of the last 13 editions, but overall it’s 13 from 33.
  • Short-priced runners (even money or shorter) have a 50% record with only 6 of 12 getting the job done. The last ‘shortie’ to win was Winx ($1.08) in 2016, while the last ‘hottie’ to get rolled was Racing To Win ($1.90) in 2009.
  • 26 of 33 winners have started single-figure odds or less since 1983.
  • The longest priced winner in the past three decades was Anthony’s Cummings’ Road To Rock ($41) in 2009 when odds-on favourite Racing To Win finished ninth.

BARRIERS

  • This race has struggled to attract a decent sized field in recent years, having had 10 or more starters just twice since 1996 with the average size in that period below 8.
  • Barrier 4 is the most successful producing 7 winners since 1983, with gates 9 and 5 both producing 5 winners.
  • No horse has been successful from barrier 7 in the last 33 editions.
  • With small fields, the widest gate to produce a winner in the past 3 decades is barrier 11. The last winner from the outside stall was Sincero (8/8) in 2011.
  • The most recent winner from the inside stall was Sacred Falls in 2014.

JOCKEYS

  • Shane Dye and Larry Cassidy had super records in this event; Dye 14: 4-3-2 and Cassidy 8:3-1-1, Jim Cassidy found it elusive placing on 10 occasions but unable to win in 19 attempts.
  • Glen Boss 8:2-1-1, Glyn Schofield 7:2-1-0, Corey Brown 9:2-0-1, Hugh Bowman 9:2-1-1 are all multiple winners of the race.
  • Brenton Avdulla 5:0-1-0, Damien Oliver 3:0-0-1, Tim Clark 3:0-0-2 and Tye Angland 3:0-1-1 have placed but yet to taste victory.

TRAINERS

  • Chris Waller 18:4-4-1 has owned this race in recent years and has won 4 of the past 5 editions of the race.
  • John Hawkes and Gai Waterhouse have also won this feature 4 times each. Waterhouse’s last victory was More Joyous in 2010 with her figures at 24:4-3-5, while for Hawkes it was Mentality (under Team Hawkes) in 2008 to show 14: 4-2-0.
  • John O’Shea 8:1-1-1, David Hayes 5:1-0-0, Clarry Conners 1: 1-0-0 and Anthony Cummings 4:1-0-1 have all had a win in the race

GENERAL INFO

  • This $500,000 WFA contest over 1600m dates back to 1945.
  • It is the first major mile event at the Sydney Spring Carnival and is a perfect lead-up to the Epsom Handicap two weeks later.
  • The honour roll includes; Winx (2016), Sacred Falls (2014), More Joyous (2010), Lonhro (2003), Shogun Lodge (1999), Durbridge (1994), Vo Rogue (1989), Emancipation (1983), Kingston Town (1981/ 82), Imposing (1979), Baguette (1971) and Wenona Girl (1963).

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