Bill Ritchie Handicap 2023 Race Details

Race 9 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 16th of September 2023.

The Bill Ritchie Handicap is a Group 3 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old and older. The total prize money is $250,000 this year.

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

Bill Ritchie Handicap 2023 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Fine

Converge is the one to beat. Should land up on the speed and take plenty of beating in this. Hard to knock Olentia who has done little wrong to date and should give this lot something to think about. Tamerlane is racing well this prep and isn’t without claims in this as well. Both of the chances in the market hardest to beat.

Bill Ritchie Handicap 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Converge (8)

Has very strong form on good ground and is the clear one to beat in this. Should lob on the speed and take plenty of holding back.

2. Skyman (14)

Racing well and goes in the mix with even luck from the draw.

3. No Compromise (7)

Needs further.

4. Kukeracha (4)

Can’t have.

5. Irish Songs (5)

Racing in good form. Goes in the mix from the good barrier.

6. My Whisper (15)

Can’t have.

7. Times Square (16)

Market watch.

8. Tamerlane (11)

Consistent and hard to beat. Just needs a tow into the race at the right time to be winning this.

9. Aramayo (6)

Can’t have.

10. Barbie’s Fox (10)

Good win last start but harder here.

11. Olentia (12)

Been superb to date. Will get back and run on but hard to beat in this field.

12. Democracy Manifest (17)

Can’t have.

13. Wild Planet (9)

Prefer others.

14. Cuban Royale (1)

Unsuited bu the barrier. Leaning to others.

15. The Fortune Teller (13)

Racing well and has a good weight and suitable draw for its racing pattern. Goes in the mix.

16. Rediener (2)

Good last prep and should give a lovely kick in this from the good draw. Respect the market.

17. Political Debate (3)

In the mix off its last run with the good draw.

Bill Ritchie Handicap 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Converge 11 Olentia
11 Olentia 1 Converge
8 Tamarlane 10 Barbie’s Fox
10 Barbie’s Fox 8 Tamarlane

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup 2023 (Newcastle 2300m) – Friday

Group 3 Cameron Handicap 2023 (Newcastle 1500m) – Friday

Group 3 Tibbie Stakes 2023 (Newcastle 1400m) – Friday

Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed The Sofitel 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

Listed Exford Plate 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Poseidon Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

7 Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 The Shorts 2023 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Listed W H Wylie Handicap 2023 (Morphettville 1100m)

Bill Ritchie Handicap 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 16 Rediener
2nd 14 Cuban Royale 1.2 lengths
3rd 13 Wild Planet 1.7 lengths
4th 1 Converge 1.96 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 2. Skyman, 3. No Compromise, 4. Kukeracha, 7. Times Square, 12. Democracy Manifest.