2024 W J McKell Cup Details

Race 7 at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday 29th June 2024.

The W J McKell Cup is a Listed race held at Rosehill racecourse over 1200 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and over 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 W J McKell Cup page.

W J McKell Cup 2024 Preview

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GoldenPath was a strong winner beating Father’s Day last month. Lines up here off a decent break and should be going close. Waterford can be hard to catch but has the finale to take this out and commands respect. Touristic will need luck from the barrier but goes in the mix of chances while BoldMac should be around the mark and maps for a kind run.

2024 W J McKell Cup Runner by Runner

1. Jimi Hendrix (13)

Can’t have.

2. Waterford (10)

Has a booming finale but needs a few things to go right in its races. Capable of taking this out however a good steer will be required.

3. Bold Mac (6)

Doesn’t win out of turn but ensured a good run from barrier 6 and finds the right race here. The stable are having a great patch.

4. Super Strike (4)

Can’t have.

5. Golden Path (9)

Strong win last month. Off a decent break but comes into this with some solid form lines and looks suited to this field. Can go close.

6. Queenmaker (1)

Can’t have.

7. Touristic (12)

Winner last start swamping them from off the speed. Sets up to do the same here from the draw and far from the worst against this lot.

8. Baby Rider (2)

Can’t have.

9. Foniska (11)

Was fair last start but may appreciate getting back onto drier ground. Not hopeless.

10. Lord Ardmore (8)

Capable at this level and loves this track but doesn’t win out of turn. Can win.

11. Danish Fortune (3)

Prefer others.

12. Principessa (5)

This looks too tough.

13. Marsabit (7)

This looks too tough.

W J McKell Cup 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
5 Golden Path
2 Waterford
7 Touristic
10 Lord Ardmore

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 W J Healy Stakes 2024 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Tattersall’s Gold Crown 2024 (Eagle Farm 2137m)

Listed Tattersall’s Stakes 2024 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Listed W J McKell Cup 2024 (Rosehill 2000m)

2024 W J McKell Cup Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 Golden Path
2nd 7 Touristic 3.41 lengths
3rd 10 Lord Ardmore 3.6 lengths
4th 2 Waterford 4.4 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 8.

Scratchings: 1. Jimi Hendrix, 13. Marsabit.