Skip to content
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800 GAMBLER Responsible Gaming Responsible Gaming
Join

Harness Racing - Racing: McCarthy welcomes Menangle draw

Luke McCarthy is delighted to have been handed an advantage by the draw for the Miracle Mile at Menangle on Saturday.

Reinsman McCarthy will drive King Of Swing from pole position, with his expected main rival - Bondi Lockdown - back down in ninth position.

Draw goes McCarthy's way

And it is the latter which McCarthy believes could hold more significance, as he feels his charge is in perfect from for the $1million showpiece.

He told Harness Racing Victoria: "It didn't matter so much where he (King Of Swing) drew, it was more where Bondi Lockdown drew and if he drew inside him.

"I'm wrapt with the draw. He just feels really sharp at the moment."

Related Harness Racing News

Turnbull clan seeking another Miracle

Dream delivers for Morrissey

Just Hope wins NSW Oaks

Majestuoso swoops to take Trotting Grand

However, McCarthy has been warned that he will also face a major challenge from Jack Callaghan driving Spirit Of St Louis.

Callaghan usually works for trainer Belinda McCarthy and reinsman Luke McCarthy, but he will put aside those links at the weekend to try and spring a shock at Menangle.

Callaghan ready to compete

He added: I’d love to win it. "As a kid growing up in NSW, the Miracle Mile was the race you'd dream of winning.

"If that means beating King Of Swing, then so be it.

"But I've gone from being confident we can really test him, to just hoping now - I'm really in the hands of others."

Discover more from the world's favourite online betting brand

More racing betting news

Latest betting and odds

Watch horse racing live streaming

ITV racing 4/1 offer

Latest going report

Latest racing results

Join now - bet365 Open Account Offer

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy