Autumn Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 2 at Sandown on Saturday the 11th February 2023.

The Autumn Stakes is a 1400 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-olds run by the Melbourne Racing Club in February. It is run at Caulfield on CF Orr Stakes Day at the start of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. The total prize money is $300,000 this year.

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

How to pick a winner

Autumn Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Nine three year olds have accepted for the running of this years Group 2 Autumn Stakes – one of the stronger fields assembled for this race in recent years.  Amenable shades the Godolphin colt Pericles as an early favourite in betting markets.  Calico Jack, a last start winner at this track is on the next line of betting.

Autumn Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Mr Maestro

One of three Andrew Forsman gallopers down to run Saturday.  He won three times here in the spring before running a solid fourth in the VRC Derby.  May just find these a touch too sharp first up.

2. Virtuous Circle

Was a good second in a strong edition of the Vase at the Valley before spelling.  Another who may just find these a touch sharp first up.  Look for him hitting the line hard with Derby’s in mind later in the prep.

3. The Fortune Teller

Not beaten far in the Caulfield Guineas, before a closing third in the Carbine Club.  Form reads solid enough to be competitive here first up.

4. Pericles

Had a messy first prep but his talent was there for everyone to see.  His recent jump outs suggest he’s sharp enough to win first up here at the seven furlongs.

5. Amenable

Talented colt who just kept getting too far back last prep.  Was home hard in all three runs including the Caulfield Guineas where he should of gone close to winning.  Has settled handier in recent jump outs but likely to have to go back here from barrier 8.  Will be charging late.

6. Calico Jack

Fit horse who has scored easily at his last two against much weaker opposition.  Can find the front here and may take some running down.

7. Glint Of Silver

The other horse in the event with race fitness on his side.  The booking of Shinn and a favourable racing pattern gives him some hope.

8. Artzino

Son of Tarzino who will surely be looking for further than this.  Would be shocked if he could round these up first up.

9. Japanese Emperor

Was very impressive breaking his maiden on heavy ground on debut, then well beaten in the Guineas prelude although did start single figures there.  Jump outs have been solid.  Rough hope.

Autumn Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
4 Pericles 6 Calico Jack
6 Calico Jack 4 Pericles
5 Amenable 3 The Fortune Teller
9 Japanese Emperor 1 Mr Maestro

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Bow Mistress Trophy 2023 (Hobart 1200m)  – Friday

Listed Strutt Stakes 2023 (Hobart 2100m)  – Friday

Listed Tasmanian Derby 2023 (Hobart 2200m)  – Friday

Group 1 C F Orr Stakes 2023 (Sandown 1400m)

Group 2 Rubiton Stakes 2023 (Sandown 1100m)

Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) 2023 (Sandown 1100m)

Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) 2023 (Sandown 1100m)

Group 3 Carlyon Cup 2023 (Sandown 1600m)

Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes 2023 (Sandown 1100m)

Group 2 Apollo Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Triscay Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Rest. Listed Inglis Millenium 2023 (Randwick 1100m)

Listed Premier’s Plate 2023 (Morphettville 2000m)

Listed WATC Challenge Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1500m)

Listed Cyril Flower Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Group 3 Hobart Cup 2023 (Hobart 2400m)  – Sunday

Listed Thomas Lyons Stakes 2023 (Hobart 1400m)  – Sunday

Autumn Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 7 Glint Of Silver
2nd 5 Amenable 0.4 length
3rd 3 The Fortune Teller 0.7 length
4th 4 Pericles 0.9 length

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.