News About Brendan McCarthy

Murt The Flirt to Take Improvement into Bletchingly Stakes

Murt The Flirt to Take Improvement into Bletchingly Stakes

Trainer Brendan McCarthy is confident that Murt The Flirt is primed for another big performance when he takes his place in Saturday’s Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes field at Caulfield Racecourse. Murt The Flirt has been a notable performer throughout his entire racing career so far and will line up in the Bletchingly Stakes field with…

2017 Blue Diamond Stakes Beckons Blondie

2017 Blue Diamond Stakes Beckons Blondie

Blondie raced into Blue Diamond Stakes 2017 contention at Moonee Valley on Friday night with the well-bred chestnut filly winning her race debut. Prepared by Brendan McCarthy, Blondie is a daughter of the 2009 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Reward For Effort and a half-sister to Divine Mr Artie. She could be given the chance to…

2017 John Dillon Stakes Field & Betting Odds

2017 John Dillon Stakes Field & Betting Odds

One of the key races on the Australia Day line-up at Caulfield Racecourse on Thursday is the John Dillon Stakes 2017, betting for which is a wide-open affair. Due to run as Caulfield Race 7 at 5:20pm (AEDT), this season’s $120,000 Listed John Dillon Stakes (1400m) has attracted a final field of 10 and currently…

2017 Chester Manifold Stakes Field & Betting Odds

2017 Chester Manifold Stakes Field & Betting Odds

Punters in Melbourne are in for a strong edition of the Chester Manifold Stakes 2017 at Flemington Racecourse this weekend with host of livewire chances high up the odds for the handicap clash. Running as Flemington Race 7 at 4:22pm (AEDT), this year’s $120,000 Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) field is down to eleven runners…

Standish Handicap 2017 Field & Betting Odds Released

Standish Handicap 2017 Field & Betting Odds Released

The official field of final acceptors plus 2017 Standish Handicap odds for the feature Flemington race on New Year’s Day are now out. Due to run as Flemington Race 6 at 4:40pm (AEDT) on January 1, this summer’s $150,000 Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) has attracted an eleven horse line-up. The most notable non-acceptor from…

Lucky Hussler Heads 2017 Standish Handicap Nominations & Weights

Lucky Hussler Heads 2017 Standish Handicap Nominations & Weights

Darren Weir’s Group 1 winning sprinter Lucky Hussler is the highest-rated and weighted hopeful nominated for a run on New Year’s Day at Flemington Racecourse in the Standish Handicap 2017. This summer’s edition of the $150,000 Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) headlines the January 1 racing action in Melbourne and has attracted 14 nominees. Leading…

2017 Standish Handicap Target for Divine Mr Artie

2017 Standish Handicap Target for Divine Mr Artie

Caulfield horseman Brendan McCarthy is looking to step up four-year-old Divine Mr Artie in class targeting the Standish Handicap 2017 at Flemington on New Year’s Day. The progressive son of Artie Schiller has had 16 career starts to date for four wins, five seconds and a third amassing over $300,000 in prize money. With a…

2016 Sunshine Coast Cup Nominations Feature Murt The Flirt

2016 Sunshine Coast Cup Nominations Feature Murt The Flirt

Talented Victorian galloper Murt The Flirt is one of the headline Sunshine Coast Cup 2016 nominations for the feature race in Queensland on Australia Day next Tuesday, January 26. This summer’s $100,000 Listed Access Insulation Sunshine Coast Cup (1400m) attracted a bumper 19 nominations for the quality handicap clash. Of those one of the top-rated…

2016 Magic Millions Cup Betting Tips & Odds

2016 Magic Millions Cup Betting Tips & Odds

A capacity field of gallopers face off in Saturday’s Magic Millions Cup 2016 as part of Australia’s richest day of racing at the Gold Coast and below are our insider betting tips on the handicap clash. Set to run as the Gold Coast Race 6 at 2:35pm, this year’s $1 million Jewel Magic Millions Cup…

Buffering Tops 2016 Magic Millions Sprint Nominations

Buffering Tops 2016 Magic Millions Sprint Nominations

Robert Heathcote’s six-time Group 1 winner Buffering is the top rated nominee for this Saturday’s Magic Millions Sprint 2016 at the Gold Coast Racecourse, but is an unlikely final acceptor in the feature. Twenty-four sprinters make up the nominations for this summer’s $1 million Magic Millions Sprint (1100m), one of nine restricted races on the…