ATC St Leger Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 1 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 14th of October 2023.

The St Leger Stakes is a feature race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 2600 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and older is run under set weights and penalties conditions. The total prize money is $500,000 this year.

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

St Leger Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Tricky race to sort. Cleveland is due for a win and ticks plenty of boxes. Has come up favourite and rightly so. Benaud is hard to catch and short enough but has the ability. Kalapour looks well placed from the kind draw and Major Beel can land up on the speed and give a good kick. Eyes will be on Land Legend who comes across from the UK and has very strong form lines for this.

Five runners had their last start in the Group 1 The Metropolitan over 2400m at Randwick on 30th September.

St Leger Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Major Beel (3)

Can land on speed and give a bold sight. Suited by the draw and will be hard to peg back if it gets its on ways up in front.

2. Kalapour (5)

Has claims from the good draw and strikes a winnable race. Respect any market moves.

3. Cleveland (4)

Hard to beat with the kind map and gun jockey. Has been threatening to win one in AUS and gets the right chance in this. If he can settle in the run he will be very hard to hold out.

4. Benaud (2)

Short in the market but does have claims. Tricky to catch from a punting perspective but has the turn of foot to threaten.

5. Torrens (1)

Can’t have.

6. True Marvel (9)

Luckless last start. Much harder here but not hopeless.

7. Outlandos (10)

Racing well and gets a good chance in this despite the tricky gate. An in form Willo steers.

8. Raging Bull (6)

Can’t have.

9. Apache Belle (8)

Prefer others.

10. Land Legend (7)

UK raider that brings in some strong form. Respect any market moves and that will tell the tale late towards its chances.

St Leger Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
3 Cleveland 2 Kalapour
2 Kalapour 3 Cleveland
1 Major Beel 4 Benaud
10 Land Legend 10 Land Legend

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Caulfield Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 1 Caulfield Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 1 Toorak Handicap 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Schillaci Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 Ladies Day Vase 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

The Everest 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 King Charles III Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Sydney Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

The Kosciuszko 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

The Silver Eagle 2023 (Randwick 1300m)

Group 3 Gloaming Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1800m)

Group 3 Angst Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Listed Reginald Allen Quality 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Listed Hill Smith Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

St Leger Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 10 Land Legend
2nd 3 Cleveland 2.71 lengths
3rd 2 Kalapour 3.07 lengths
4th 5 Torrens 4.41 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.