Maurice McCarten Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 5 at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday the 11th of March 2023.

The Maurice McCarten Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Rosehill Racecourse and is run over 1100 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and older and is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $200,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Maurice McCarten Stakes page.

Maurice McCarten Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A small but quality field takes battle and Rocketing By goes on top. Back to the 1100 looks the key for him. He was 1.8 lengths off Lofty Strike 2 runs back, 2.4 lengths off Private Eye the start prior and beat In The Congo the run before that. He is flying. The saver is Cannonball who has form around Giga Kick and will be very hard to beat on a dry track. Athelric hasn’t won fresh and looks short in the market while Coal Crusher should lead and give a sight. Quick Tempo looks a risk from barrier 1 but has stacks of ability and can win if the splits come its way.

Maurice McCarten Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Rocketing By (8)

Goes on top and looks hard to beat over this trip. Wasn’t far off Private Eye last prep and beat In The Congo. He was brilliant fresh running 1.8 lengths off Lofty Strike with Uncommon James in 2nd. A run like that here would go close to taking this out and he’s $26.00 at time of writing.

2. Athelric (5)

Quality gelding from the leading stable with the leading jockey aboard. Has the class and ability but the 0/5 fresh record turns me away. Keep an eye on the market as J-Mac on is a solid lead it may be ready to go fresh.

3. Coal Crusher (6)

He will run his honest race up on the speed and give a good sight. Chances enhanced if the track is suiting leaders. Hard to beat.

4. Shelby Sixtysix (7)

Won this race last year. Looks a 101-1 chance. Can’t have.

5. Clemenceau (9)

Has built a fine record in lesser races and has plenty of ability. The wide draw remains a query and this is a leap in depth. Can win but short enough.

6. Kalino (3)

Had a great last prep and gets in lightly here. Kind map and weighted well, should run well against these.

7. Quick Tempo (1)

One of the more unluckier horses in Australia due to his running pattern. Can absolutely win this with clean air but barrier 1 isn’t ideal for him. He will need a split along the rails to win. Capable but will need a gap.

8. Dalchini (4)

Can’t have.

9. Cannonball (9)

Goes on top with Rocketing By. A dry track is the key. Boasts a 1.6 length and 3.2 length loss to Giga Kick. Maps well, that form should hold here and does look awfully hard to beat with Prebble steering from the good barrier.

Maurice McCarten Stakes 2023 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
9 Cannonball 6 Kalino
1 Rocketing By 5 Clemenceau
7 Quick Tempo 2 Athelric
3 Coal Crusher 4 Shelby Sixtysix

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic 2023 (Kembla Grange 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Coolmore Classic 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Ajax Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Sky High Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 2 Magic Night Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 1 Newmarket Handicap 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Kewney Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Matron Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed Bunbury Cup 2023 (Ascot 2100m)

Listed Bunbury Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Group 3 Black Opal Stakes 2023 (Canberra 1200m)  – Sunday

Listed National Sprint 2023 (Canberra 1400m)  – Sunday

Listed J.C. Roberts Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1800m)  – Sunday

Listed Natasha Stakes 2023 (Ascot 2200m)  – Sunday

Group 2 Adelaide Cup 2023 (Morphettville 3200m)  – Monday

Listed Cinderella Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1050m)  – Monday

Listed Matrice Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1200m)  – Monday

Listed Morphettville Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed C S Hayes Cup 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed Canberra Cup 2023 (Canberra 2000m)  – Monday

Listed Canberra Guineas 2023 (Canberra 1400m)  – Monday

Maurice McCarten Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 9 Cannonball
2nd 2 Athelric 1.3 lengths
3rd 7 Quick Tempo 1.64 lengths
4th 3 Coal Crusher 1.66 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 1. Rocketing By.