2023 Belmont Oaks Race Details

Race 7 at Belmont Racecourse on Saturday 1st July 2023.

The Belmont Oaks is a Listed race held at Belmont racecourse over 2000 metres. It is for three-year-old fillies and is run under set weight conditions. The total prizemoney is $125,000 this year.

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

Belmont Oaks 2023 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

There are 10 fillies for the Belmont Oaks this year. Three runners had their last start in the Listed Belmont Guineas over 1600m at Belmont on 17 June, two in a Graduation Handicap over 1600m at Belmont on !7 June, and two in a 2YO & 3YO No Metro Wins over 1650m at Belmont on 14 June. The other 3 came via different races. Trainer Adam Durrant has 3 runners and Michael Grantham has 2. Two of the runners are sired by Sessions.

The early favourite is Ihts Closing Inn who has won 4 of her last 5 starts and is having her first attempt at Listed level. Second favourite is Rusty Dreams who won the Belmont Guineas last start. Third favourite is Noteworthy who has won both her starts this campaign.  The other runners are currently $20 or more.

2023 Belmont Oaks Runner by Runner

1. Rusty Dreams (4)

Won the Belmont Guineas last start to give her 5 wins and 2 places from 7 starts. Should be in the finish.

2. Ihts Closing Inn (6)

One of 3 runners for Adam Durrrant. She has won 4 of her last 5 starts and is having her first attempt at Listed level. She is the only runner to have won at the distance with a last-start win of over 3 lengths on heavy going over 2000m at Belmont on 10 June. Think she can win.

3. Sesswa (3)

One of two runners sired by Sessions (the other is Ihts Closing Inn). Has placed at her last 3 starts, but prefer others.

4. Noteworthy (1)

She is one of 2 runners for trainer Michael Grantham. She has won both her starts this campaign. One of the chances.

5. Amjaad (9)

Finished 5th in the Belmont Guineas after a win at Pinjarra Park. Not the worst.

6. I Love Your Smile (10)

Finished 6th in the Belmont Guineas. Has the outside barrier.

7. Antique Miss (8)

Has 2 wins and 3 places from 6 starts. Should get the distance and is a place chance.

8. Ryewood (2)

Having his first run at the track and gets winkers on for the first time. Prefer to see.

9. Pin Maher (5)

Won 2 races in a row then finished 10 lengths 13th of 15 last start. Prefer others.

10. Secret Attraction (7)

She has only raced twice. Placed on debut then was an 0.8 length winner over 1600m at Northam. Could surprise.

Belmont Oaks 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Ihts Closing Inn
1 Rusty Dreams
4 Noteworthy
7 Antique Miss

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Winx Guineas 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1600m)

Listed Caloundra Cup 2023 (Sunshine Coast 2400m)

Listed Glasshouse Handicap 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1400m)

Listed VRC Winter Championship Final 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed Victorian Sprint Final 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Listed Taj Rossi Series Final 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed A.R. Creswick Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Listed Aquanita Stakes 2023 (Belmont 2000m)

2023 Belmont Oaks Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Ihts Closing Inn
2nd 3 Sesswa 0.7 length
3rd 10 Secret Attraction 1.22 lengths
4th 5 Amjaad 1.54 lengths

The track was rated as Good.

Scratching: 9. Pin Maher.