Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 25th March 2023.

The Andrew Ramsden Stakes is a Listed race held at Flemington racecourse over 2800 metres. It is for horses three-years-old and upwards and is run under weight-for-age race conditions. The total prizemoney is $500,000 this year, and the winner is exempt from ballot in the Melbourne Cup

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Andrew Ramsden Stakes page.

How to pick a winner

Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A full field of eighteen runners plus four emergencies have accepted for the chance to win a ballot free ticket into this years Melbourne Cup.  Champion trainers Chris Waller and Team Maher/ Eustace saddle up six runners between them.  The Sydney Cup is a key form reference as is the Mornington Cup.  Gai Waterhouse’s White Marlin is a well backed favourite in early betting.  He has won six of seven starts and was a dominant winner at his only Flemington appearance.

Hezashocka has also been well backed and looks ready to win fourth up.  Lunar Flare is a talented staying mare and I like the booking of Michael Dee for her.  Vow And Declare and El Patroness look the other main winning chances.

Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Vow And Declare

2019 Melbourne Cup winner.  His form this prep prior to last start was very solid.  He is well suited under the weight scale and can run well here.

2. Selino

One of the Waller runners.  He out performed his sp in the Sydney Cup last start.  Consider for multiples.

3. Hezashocka

Was a very good and very narrow second in the Mornington Cup last start.  Ran well in the Australian Cup prior.  No certainty to get the extra 400m but I didn’t think he was stopping last start.  Looks the logical danger to the favourite White Marlin.

4. Southern France

Not here.

5. True Marvel

Was second in the Sydney Cup last start at huge odds.  He maps to do no work and will run the trip.

6. Aurora’s Symphony

Was safely held in the Roy Higgins.  Outclassed.

7. Amade

Ran well in the Adelaide Cup before finishing midfield in the Sydney Cup.  Rough place hope.

8. Swords Drawn

Backs up after a good closing third in the Warrnambool Cup.  Thought he was a sneaky good run the start prior in the Mornington Cup too.  Rough each way hope at odds.

9. Rebel Racer

Won the Adelaide Cup two starts ago.  We know he will stay but I’d be shocked if he had the class to win this.

10. White Marlin

Brilliant winner at Sandown first up then nutted as a very short price favourite last start with the big weight.  Looks ready for this trip now.  Love the Waterhouse Childs combo!  The one to beat.

11. Hasta La War

Good winner of the Port Adelaide Cup last start.  This is a lot harder.

12. Cadre Du Noir

Doesn’t appear to be going well enough this time in.

13. Camorra

Can’t entertain.

14. Herman Hesse

Ran on well for third in the Mornington Cup.  Is ready to peak fourth up.

15. Third Realm

Improved showing for sixth in last weeks Warrnambool Cup but gets no favours from barrier 22.

16. Timour

Didn’t fire in the Sydney Cup last start.

17. Lunar Flare

Looks to be going quite well this prep.  Her win in the Bart Cummings and second placing in the Moonee Valley Cup last campaign looks solid form for this.

18. El Patroness

Was okay in the Australian Cup three back and a good winner in an easier contest at Lakeside last start.  Rough chance.

19e. Alakahan – 1st Emergency

He kept coming in the Sydney Cup to run seventh.  Drawn perfectly.

20e. Long Arm – 2nd Emergency

Had a chequered passage last start in Adelaide but lacks the talent to be winning here.

21e. Caboche – 3rd Emergency

Not here.

22e. Pesto – 4th Emergency

Needs four scratchings to get a run which looks unlikely.  Does go well here.

Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2023 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
10 White Marlin 10 White Marlin
3 Hezashocka 3 Hezashocka
17 Lunar Flare 11 Hasta La War
1 Vow And Declare 1 Vow And Declare

Previews for other races this week

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Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit of Boom Classic 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2023 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap 2023 (Doomben 2000m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Listed Members’ Handicap 2023 (Doomben 1600m)

Group 1 South Australian Derby 2023 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 SAJC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1400m)

Listed Adelaide Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2023 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2023 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Group 3 Belmont Sprint 2023 (Belmont 1400m)

Listed The Straight Six 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 17 Lunar Flare
2nd 10 White Marlin 5.5 lengths
3rd 11 Hasta La War 5.9 lengths
4th 18 El Patroness 6.2 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 8. Swords Drawn, 9. Rebel Racer, 21e. Caboche, 22e. Pesto.