WJ McKell Cup 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday the 17th of June 2023.

The WJ McKell Cup is a Listed race held at Rosehill Racecourse and is run over 2000 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and older and is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $160,000 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 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Bois D’argent is putting things together and should prove hard to beat in this field. Zoumon has an ideal running pattern and can lead these up for fun. Steely is starting to find form again and should give a bold sight.

W J McKell Cup 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Desert Icon (8)

Dual nommed. Hard to beat if it runs here with an in form Nash doing the steering.

2. Bois D’argent (7)

Mammoth win last start. Has undeniable claims off that win.

3. Irish Sequel (9)

Prefer others.

4. Benaud (4)

Hard to catch but does look the right race for it and maps well. Strong claims.

5. Lord Admore (2)

Classy runner that can give this a shake and maps well from the draw. Goes close.

6. Bartholomeu Dias (6)

Hard to catch but more than capable and is up to these. Will just need a pinch to go right from the barrier.

7. Esti Fenny (13)

Hit and miss on form but good enough when on song. Respect any market moves for it.

8. Regal Lion (5)

Prefer others.

9. Steely (10)

Back in form but will need luck from the draw. Keep an eye on the market.

10. Bold Mac (1)

Going to need a bit to go right from the barrier and the gaps to appear with its running pattern but does have the form on the board and is certainly going well enough to take this race out.

11. Wild Chap (12)

Can’t have.

12. Zoumon (11)

Should land on the speed and prove hard to mow down. Good claims in this.

13. Mach Schnell (3)

One of my favourite runners but I missed him last start at huge odds. Maps well, light weight and is absolutely up to this lot.

W J McKell Cup 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
13 Mach Schnell 12 Zoumon
12 Zoumon 2 Bois D’argent
9 Steely 9 Steely
4 Benaud 4 Benaud

Previews for other races this week

Listed Eye Liner Stakes 2023 (Ipswich 1350m)

Listed Ipswich Cup 2023 (Ipswich 2150m)

Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic 2023 (Ipswich 1200m)

Listed Belmont Guineas 2023 (Belmont 1600m)

WJ McKell Cup 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 12 Zoumon
2nd 10 Bold Mac 0.12 length
3rd 5 Lord Ardmore 3 lengths
4th 11 Wild Chap 3.55 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 1. Desert Icon, 8. Regal Lion, 13. Mach Schnell.