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Oh wow oh wow oh wow! The Makybe Diva Stakes 2008 is upon us, and the 2 heavy weight champs of Australian racing come together again, this time over 1600 metres at Flemington (Race #7). The last time Weekend Hussler and Light Fantastic came together they raced in the Liston Stakes over 1400 at Caulfield; in which Light Fantastic just held out a first-up Weekend Hussler.
View the video replay below:
Now the Makybe Diva Stakes is one of my favourite races of the year; as with some really big Group one’s around the corner, it is always a good pointer at where horses are in their preparation.
Now in my opinion, with the extra 200 metres they will cover in the Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) compared to the Liston, I reckon Weekend Hussler will just pip Light Fantastic.
View the Makybe Diva Stakes video replay below:
WHAT A FANTASIC RACE THIS IS SHAPING TO BE! I LOVE SPRINGTIME!