The 2011 Listed Maurice McCarten Stakes will run as the last race of the day on Coolmore Classic Day today March 19, 2011.
The Listed Maurice McCarten Stakes will be run over 1,100 metres and is open to all horses aged three-years-old and upwards.
Worth $100,000, the Maurice McCarten Stakes is a quality handicap race that has attracted a 14 horse starting field.
Current favourite to win the final race at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse today is Gai Waterhouse’s Swift Alliance.
Swift Alliance is paying odds of $4.40 at Luxbet, with punters choosing to forgive the five-year-old entire for his disappointing run in the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap last start where he finished tenth.
Prior to that race, however, the Don Eduardo entire won the Listed Razor Sharp at Randwick by a convincing one and a half lengths.
Second favourite to win the 2011 Listed Maurice McCarten Stakes is Winter King, who is presently paying odds of $5 at luxbet.
Winter King finished third in the Listed Bob Hoysted Handicap at Flemington on March 5, 2011, and will be looking for his second Listed victory in today’s race.
The biggest market mover in the 2011 Listed Maurice McCarten Stakes is Chris Waller’s Tromso, who has firmed into odds of $8.50 after opening at $12 at Luxbet.
Tromso finished second by a half head to Atomic Force last start at Warwick Farm and has won four of his 15 career runs in total.
This will be the Lonhro gelding’s second attempt at a Listed race, finishing second by a nose in a Listed race at Rosehill more than 17 months ago.
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2011 Maurice McCarten Stakes Field
|1||SWIFT ALLIANCE||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||8||61||110|
|2||NEWS ALERT||Con Karakatsanis||Jim Cassidy||14||58||104|
|3||MONTON||Tim Martin||Hugh Bowman||7||55||98|
|4||WINTER KING (NZ)||David Payne||Michael Rodd||11||54.5||97|
|5||LATIN NEWS||Bart Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||10||53.5||95|
|6||DORF COMMAND||Clarry Conners||Tommy Berry (a)||12||53||96|
|7||TROMSO||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||1||53||94|
|8||CARDINAL VIRTUE||David Payne||Nathan Berry (a)||2||53||93|
|9||STAR OF OCTAGONAL||Todd Howlett||Corey Brown||4||53||92|
|10||MOUNT VERDE||John Wenman||Kathy O’Hara||5||53||90|
|11||ATOMIC FORCE||Darren Smith||Tim Clark||9||53||89|
|12||MY VEGAS||John McNair||Craig Williams||13||53||84|
|13||DE DOZEN STARS||Neville & Christopher Voigt||Brenton Avdulla||3||53||78|
|14||TASOS||Brett Partelle||Christian Reith||6||53||69|