The Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington this Saturday shapes up to be a ripping edition this year and it’s a star kiwi mare that is favourite in early betting.
Melody Belle was one of the wins of the day last Saturday when winning the Empire Rose and up to 2000m should be no drama for her. She heads the market at $3.90 and rock solid despite a tricky gate.
Magic Wand, backing up from the Melbourne Cup, is on the second line of betting at $6.50 and has been supported after touching $7. They are the lone runners at single figures, with Hartnell next best at $10.