A star-studded field of 12 horses has been declared for the Group One Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington, headlined by Hartnell who will jump from barrier eight.
To be ridden by Kerrin McEvoy in Saturday’s weight-for-age 1600m race, Hartnell could give James Cummings his first Group One win since taking over as the head trainer for Godolphin in Australia earlier this year.
Victoria’s premier trainer Darren Weir will saddle up three runners with Black Heart Bart drawing barrier seven, Australian Cup winner Humidor in gate 10 and Gailo Chop to start from the inside gate.
Class: Group 1
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|1||HARTNELL (GB)||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||8||59kg|
|2||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||7||59kg|
|3||LE ROMAIN||Kris Lees||Ben Melham||5||59kg|
|4||TAVAGO (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||6||59kg|
|5||GAILO CHOP (FR)||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||1||59kg|
|6||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||10||59kg|
|7||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||4||59kg|
|8||JON SNOW (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Stephen Baster||3||58.5kg|
|9||HEY DOC||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||12||58.5kg|
|10||INFERENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||9||58.5kg|
|11||SEABURGE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||2||58.5kg|
|12||SINGLE GAZE||Nick Olive||Ms Kathy O’Hara||11||57kg|