Ascot Handicap 2023 Race Details

Race 9 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 15th of April 2023.

The Ascot Handicap is a Listed race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is run over 1000 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions and is for horses of all ages. The total prize money is $160,000 this year.

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

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Ascot Handicap 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A wide open affair that sees a hotly contested race. Rothfire is favourite and he is all class. He flies fresh and loves this track and trip. Prince Of Boom is in the mix and just needs a pinch of luck from the draw to be going close. Zoustyle is also in the mix and knows how to win while Garibaldi can give a bold sight if on song. Betting should play a strong role in this race.

Ascot Handicap 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Rothfire (9)

Rothfire is all class. He will be hard to beat in this fresh and has an excellent record. He has plenty of class and will take a power of beating against these.

2. Soxagon (2)

Loves this track and flies fresh. Maps well and just needs clean air to go close.

3. Zoustyle (16)

Classy galloper who flies fresh and will take beating against these. Respect any market moves.

4. Emerald Kingdom (11)

Mixing form but hard to beat if able to control the race. Chance in an even field.

5. Startantes (3)

Usually improves with a run under the belt. In the mix but leaning to others.

6. Garibaldi (10)

Garibaldi is hard to beat when on song. Has plenty of talent and class and is well up to these. Live hope.

7. Prince Of Boom (7)

Hasn’t seen a race this easy for quite some time. Should get a tow into the race and should give this a shake.

8. Bandipur (6)

Can’t have.

9. Centrefire (8)

Can lead these up and run a bold race. Capable and top 4 hope.

10. Sneaky Five (12)

Excellent last prep and is well up to these. Needs luck from the draw but good enough to win.

11. Je Suis Belle (15)

Flies fresh and maps to run down the outside and gobble these up. Good hope with luck in running.

12. Alpine Edge (1)

Classy galloper that will need a rails run to win. Pinch of luck and it can take this out. The price looks right.

13e. Greyworm (4)

Can’t have.

14e. Doctor Zous (14)

Prefer others.

15e. Key Largo (6)  – SCRATCHED

16e. Osamu (13)

Racing well but prefer in something easier.

Ascot Handicap 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Rothfire 1 Rothfire
7 Prince Of Boom 3 Zoustyle
3 Zoustyle 7 Prince Of Boom
10 Sneaky Five 6 Garibaldi

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 All Aged Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 1 Champagne Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Frank Packer Plate 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 James H B Carr Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 JRA Plate 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 2 Karrakatta Plate 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Group 3 Auraria Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Group 3 Dequetteville Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1050m)

Group 3 Port Adelaide Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Listed Galilee Series Final 2023 (Sandown 2400m)

Listed Daybreak Lover 2023 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Ascot Handicap 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 7 Prince Of Boom
2nd 1 Rothfire 2.93 lengths
3rd 9 Centrefire 3.08 lengths
4th 4 Emerald Kingdom 4.27 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 13e. Greyworm, 14e. Doctor Zous, 15e. Key Largo, 16e. Osamu.