-->

Maher Confident Set Square Can Bounce Back In Mackinnon Stakes

Deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Trainer Ciaron Maher is confident that Set Square can bounce back in the 2015 Mackinnon Stakes after she failed to fire in the Group 1 event at Flemington on Saturday.

Set Square has the chance to return to winning form in the 2015 Mackinnon Stakes. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Set Square has the chance to return to winning form in the 2015 Mackinnon Stakes. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Set Square started her 2015 Spring Racing Carnival campaign with a close second behind Abidewithme in the Cape Grim Beef Plate at Caulfield on August 29 and she was slightly flat in the Spring Is The Season Handicap (1700m) at Flemington on September 12 before she finished an excellent third behind Preferment and Royal Descent in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on October 4.

The Reset mare was well-backed in the lead-up to the Caulfield Cup and she was taken straight to the lead by jockey Kerrin McEvoy in the early stages of the race, but she was one of the first horses beaten and could finish no better than 16th.

“She just overdid it, she has never raced in that sort of pattern before hence she couldn’t finish off,” Maher told Racing Ahead this morning.

“She was good in the Turnbull and she seems to have come through ok.

“She knew that she had a run for a couple of days after the Caulfield Cup, but her work has been good since and she has freshened up.

“Back to that track and distance hopefully she can bounce back to form.”

Set Square was originally set to press on to the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) during the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival, but she was not included in the second acceptances for the ‘the race that stops a nation’ that were released on Monday.

Maher said that it was too much to ask of Set Square to press on to Melbourne Cup at this stage of her racing career, but he indicated that she could be given another opportunity to run in the race next year.

“She might be just a bit early on the back of her Caulfield Cup run to go to the two mile, so maybe next year,” Maher said.

“We will just go back to the Mackinnon.”

The 2015 Mackinnon Stakes field will be released shortly and he is set to take on the likes of Fawkner, Happy Trails, Pornichet, Contributer, Weary, Gailo Chop, Index Linked, Magic Hurricane and Magic Artist.

You can score the best Mackinnon Stakes odds with Ladbrokes, who are offering Best Tote or Starting Price +20% for every single horse in the field.

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.

29 Comments

  1. Karen

    Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a
    few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure
    why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and
    both show the same results.

  2. nutrisi untuk balita

    Hey There. I discovered your blog the use of msn. This is a very well written article.
    I will make sure to bookmark it and return to learn extra of your useful information. Thank
    you for the post. I’ll definitely return.

  3. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this site. It’s simple, yet effective.
    A lot of times it’s tough to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual appeal.

    I must say you’ve done a great job with this. Additionally, the blog loads very fast for me on Opera.
    Exceptional Blog!

  4. James Frazer Mann

    Its not my first time to go to see this web site, i am browsing this web site dailly and obtain pleasant data from here daily.

  5. wholesale real estate

    Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to
    and you are just extremely fantastic. I actually like what you have acquired here,
    certainly like what you’re saying and the way in which you
    say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it sensible.

    I cant wait to read far more from you. This is really a tremendous site.

  6. non-public loan

    I do not know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everybody
    else experiencing problems with your website.
    It appears as though some of the text within your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback
    and let me know if this is happening to them too? This may be a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this happen previously.
    Kudos

  7. James Frazer-Mann

    Thanks for some other great article. Where else may just anyone
    get that type of info in such a perfect manner of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I am at the search for such info.

  8. James Frazer Mann

    I think this is one of the most important info for
    me. And i am glad reading your article. But want to remark on few general things, The web site style is great, the articles is really excellent
    : D. Good job, cheers

  9. cable service

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation however
    I in finding this matter to be actually one thing that I believe I would by
    no means understand. It kind of feels too complicated and very vast for me.

    I am looking ahead in your subsequent post, I will attempt to get the hang
    of it!

  10. Keesha

    I’m not sure exactly why but this blog is loading extremely slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end?
    I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  11. James Frazer-Mann

    Hello! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to
    give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your blog posts.

    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums
    that go over the same subjects? Thanks a lot!

  12. Venus

    Hello! I’ve been reading your weblog for some time now and finally got the
    bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from
    Kingwood Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent work!

  13. Latanya

    It’s very effortless to find out any matter on net as compared to textbooks,
    as I found this paragraph at this website.

  14. http://luizbittencourtdasilva.com/

    Every weekend i used to pay a quick visit this site, because i want enjoyment, since
    this this site conations in fact fastidious funny information too.

  15. Clifford

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about caulfield cup. Regards

  16. Wilbert

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as
    I provide credit and sources back to your website?
    My website is in the very same area of interest as yours and my users would genuinely benefit from a lot of the information you provide here.
    Please let me know if this alright with you.
    Thanks!

  17. www.behance.net

    I’m not positive where you are getting your information,
    however great topic. I must spend a while finding out much
    more or understanding more. Thanks for fantastic
    info I used to be on the lookout for this info for my mission.

  18. Leesa

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be
    actually something that I think I would never understand. It
    seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward
    for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  19. http://famosos.globo.com

    all the time i used to read smaller posts that also clear their motive, and that is also happening with this post which I
    am reading at this time.

  20. Grady

    Very descriptive article, I loved that a lot. Will there be a part 2?

  21. silviaodetemoranimassad.me

    Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped
    me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.

  22. Dell

    Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new
    to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  23. Mauro Luiz Soares Zamprogno

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought
    this post was great. I do not know who you are but certainly
    you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;) Cheers!

  24. goodreads.com

    Hello Dear, are you truly visiting this web site regularly, if
    so after that you will without doubt obtain good knowledge.

  25. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Wow, awesome weblog format! How lengthy have you ever been blogging for?

    you made blogging glance easy. The entire look of your website is wonderful, as neatly as the content material!

  26. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    I do accept as true with all the concepts you have introduced for your post.
    They are very convincing and will definitely work.
    Still, the posts are very short for novices.
    May just you please extend them a little from subsequent
    time? Thanks for the post.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.