$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Brutal is among the headline entries for the Listed McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

After putting a space on his rivals at his Caulfield debut, promising colt Brutal is among the headline entries for the Listed McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Trained by Hawkes Racing, Brutal made had his first start as a late-season two-year-old in the middle of last month and dominated a 1200m-race against his own age to win by five lengths.

Brutal won a jump-out at Flemington last Friday over 800m and is among 20 nominations for Saturday’s McKenzie (1200m) for three-year-old colts and geldings.

There are six other horses yet to be beaten, including one unraced horse, among the entries including the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained stakes winner Marcel From Madrid who won his two starts as a two-year-old.

Marcel From Madrid, a half-brother to Australian Derby winner Levendi, won at Benalla in late April before taking out the Group Three National Stakes (1200m) in Adelaide in May.

The TAB has Brutal as the equal favourite in its fixed odds Caulfield Guineas market at $15 along with Group One J J Atkins Stakes winner The Autumn Sun.

Marcel From Madrid is among a group of horses on the next line of Guineas betting at $18.

Group Two VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Not A Single Cent, a half-brother to triple Group One winner Happy Clapper, is nominated while his co-trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have also entered Esthetic, a winner on debut at Terang in his only start in April.

Esthetic is by More Than Ready out of 2012 Queensland Oaks winner Quintessential.

Ocean Knight is scheduled to make his return in the McKenzie having raced twice as a juvenile, winning stylishly at Caulfield in April before finishing midfield in the Listed Anzac Day Stakes at Flemington.

“We gave him a bit of time because he was a little bit immature and I think it’s paid off,” co-trainer Ben Hayes said.

“His jump-outs at Flemington have been excellent. He’s been sitting back and really hitting the line hard in the trials.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him run on Saturday. It might be a little bit on the short side but I’d expect him to hit the line really hard.”

The Lindsay Park stable has also nominated VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes runner-up Seberate.

The McKenzie is one of two Listed races on the program with the other the Carlyon Stakes (1000m).

 
  • Deposit
    $600
  • Bet with
    $1200!
  • First bet matched with up to $600 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
  • Join now!
Claim up to $600 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Long range Melbourne Cup plans for Sky Boy

The Sky Boy story is still only half-written with his Villiers Stakes win a stepping stone to much bigger targets...

Accession races into Golden Slipper contention

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has welcomed his first winner by Brazen Beau, the colt he developed to become a...

Flying Houtzen breaks Doomben track record

Top Queensland mare Houtzen showed she was back to her best when she broke the course record for 1050m in...

Winx gearing up for Autumn campaign

Winx has returned to her Rosehill stable as anticipation mounts for a likely autumn campaign. Trainer Chris Waller posted a...

Mornington trainer banned over a dead filly

Mornington trainer Shane Bottomley has been suspended and fined over the disposal of a dead horse. Bottomley faced the Racing...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.