Anniversary Vase 2023 Race Details

Race 9 at Sandown Racecourse on Saturday the 29th April 2023.

The Anniversary Vase is a Listed race normally held at Caulfield over 1400m but is at Sandown Hillside this year. It is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $175,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Anniversary Vase page.

How to pick a winner

Anniversary Vase 2023 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Clear

Twelve have accepted for the Listed Anniversary Vase.  Cardinal Gem won well last start and is the current favourite in the early betting.  He has to carry 60kg this time around but is a logical favourite.  Megamea and Lady Of Honour are quality mares and both look set to peak at their third runs back from the paddock.  Cherry Tortoni for the lethal combo of Payne and Eagan resumes and loves soft ground.

Anniversary Vase 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Cardinal Gem

Talented four year old who was a good winner here last start when carrying the minimum weight.  Rises to 60kg now and may need a touch of luck from the inside gate.

2. Cherry Tortoni

Resumes off a lengthy spell.  He’s a talent on his day and has a very good record on soft ground.

3. Crosshaven

Has been a while since he has won but was a good run at Bendigo last start.  Place preferred.

4. King Magnus

Another resuming off a lengthy spell.  It wouldn’t be a shock to see him run well here first up.

5. Buffalo River

Worked early and as a result tired late in the Victoria Handicap first up.  Fitter for that.  Can improve.

6. Lady Of Honour

I really liked her run in the Victoria Handicap last start when third behind Cardinal Gem.  Gets a nice weight swing on that horse and looks ready to peak third up.  Can win.

7. Bermadez

Thought his run was solid enough in the Discovery first up.  Probably has to go back from the draw here which is a negative but if they are making ground I wouldn’t be shocked to see him in the money.

8. Riddle Me That

Has been given a month between runs.  Maps for a nice run and is a first four chance in this.

9. Imperial Lad

Speed influence.  Prefer others.

10. Flash Aah

Has a handy first up record.  In the mix.

11. Soldier Of Love

First up for the Nathan Hobson barn.  Happy to watch him.

12. Megamea

Was second here against the mares last start.  Gets a nice weight drop for this and loves wet ground.

Anniversary Vase 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
6 Lady Of Honour 1 Cardinal Gem
5 Buffalo River 12 Megamea
1 Cardinal Gem 2 Cherry Tortoni
7 Bermadez 3 Crosshaven

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Australasian Oaks 2023 (Morphettville 2000m)

Group 3 Breeders Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 3 SAJC Chairman’s Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 2000m)

Listed Port Adelaide Cup 2023 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 2 Queensland Guineas 2023 (Eagle Farm 1600m)

Group 2 Victory Stakes 2023 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Dalrello Stakes 2023 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Group 3 WA Sires Produce Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Listed VRC St Leger 2023 (Sandown Hillside 3000m)

Listed Anzac Day Stakes 2023 (Sandown Hillside 1400m)

Group 3 Northam Stakes 2023 (Northam 1300m)  – Sunday

Anniversary Vase 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Cardinal Gem
2nd 5 Buffal0 River 0.2 length
3rd 10 Flash Aah 1.2 lengths
4th 6 Lady Of Honour 1.4 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

There were no scratchings.