Manighar Tackles 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes Field

September 5th, 2012

12 horses have accepted for the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday September 8, 2012

Included in the 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes final field is Manighar, who will be having his first start of the 2012 spring racing carnival.

Manighar dominated the autumn, winning the four of his seven race starts and never finishing out of the top three

The now seven-year-old won the Group 1 Australian Cup, Group 1 Ranvet Stakes and Group 1 The BMW during his autumn campaign.

Manighar then went on to place second behind More Joyous in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, before posting a gallant third last start in the Group 1 Doomben Cup.

The Linamix gelding has won nine of his 28 race starts and has earned close to $3 million in prize money.

Manighar has drawn barrier five for the 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes and will be ridden by jockey Luke Nolen.

Also included in the 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes final field and barrier draw is Southern Speed, who is in the midst of a 2012 Caulfield Cup campaign.

Since winning last year’s Caulfield Cup, Southern Speed has continued to excel on the Australian horse racing scene.

The five-year-old mare won her last start in the Listed Penny Edition Stakes at Morphettville on August 25.

The Southern Image mare has won six of her 21 race starts and has earned close to $2.5 million in prize money.

Southern Speed has drawn barrier six for the 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes and will be ridden by jockey Craig Williams.

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