Maurice McCarten Stakes 2024 Race Details

Race 6 at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday the 16th of March 2024.

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 $250,000 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 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Open field engaged. Airman maps for a nice run from barrier 2 and should give this race a shake. Red Card is drawn to do no work from barrier 1. Dashing Legend looks kindly weighted and looks suitably placed in this field. Omni Man can lead them up and give a sight while Rainbiel is very hard to catch but does have a booming finish when on song.

Maurice McCarten Stakes 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Airman (2)

Classy runner that maps well from barrier 2 with J-Mac aboard. Goes in the mix against this lot but does look slightly under the odds.

2. Athelric (13)

Can’t have.

3. Brudenell (11)  – scratched

Has the class to take this race out but is going to need some luck from the draw. Gibbons steers and this race is within reach.

4. Red Card (1)

Maps well from barrier 1 and looks poised to take this out from the draw. Should get every possible and looks nicely placed against these.

5. Hard To Say (9)

Has been racing well and is consistent to date but harder here. Goes in the mix.

6. Sweet Ride (8)

Can’t have.

7. Omni Man (3)

Maps for a kind run with Tim Clark in the saddle and looks well suited to this field. Looks around the right price and should be in the finish.

9. Quick Tempo (10)

Not hopeless for a roughie despite the wide barrier. Collett rides and this is within reach.

9. Meritable (5)

Prefer others.

10. Dashing Legend (4)

Good first up winner last prep and goes in the mix off that.

11. Libertad (12)

Had excuses fresh and can bounced back in this. Looks a big price and wouldn’t shock if it won.

12. Rich Fortune (7)

Goes on top. Brings in some group one form and comes off a mammoth run crossing the line with Cylinder. $23? What am I missing.

13. Rainbiel (6)  – scratched

Too hard to catch. Can’t have.

Maurice McCarten Stakes 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
12 Rich Fortune
4 Red Card
1 Airman
3 Brudenell

Previews for other races this week

Listed Pakenham Cup 2024 (Pakenham 2500m)  – Friday

Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic 2024 (Kembla Grange 1600m)  – Friday

All Star Mile 2024 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 1 Coolmore Classic 2024 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes 2024 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Ajax Stakes 2024 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Sky High Stakes 2024 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 Magic Night Stakes 2024 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes 2024 (Rosehill 1200m)

Listed J.C. Roberts Stakes 2024 (Ascot 1800m)

Listed Natasha Stakes 2024 (Ascot 2200m)

Maurice McCarten Stakes 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Red Card
2nd 11 Libertad 0.73 length
3rd 1 Airman 1.15 lengths
4th 7 Omni Man 1.29 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratchings: 2. Athelric, 3. Brudenell, 6. Sweet Ride, 13. Rainbiel.