BJ McLachlan 2YO Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 6 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 23rd of December 2023.

The BJ McLachlan Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is for two-years-old horses and is run under set weights conditions. 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 BJ McLachlan Stakes page.

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BJ McLachlan Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

This is all about Storm Boy who brings in superb form and should be justifying its short quote. The horse it beat, Traffic Warden, on debut came out and won last week so the $1.40 on offer looks right. The only danger is Astapor who has been impressive to date and can giver the short favourite something to think about from barrier 1.

BJ McLachlan Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Storm Boy (5)

Lovely debut win beating the handy Traffic Warden who has come out and won since. Just has to stay out of trouble from barrier 5 to be taking this out and is the right price.

2. Astapor (1)

Has shown excellent potential to date and while I doubt the form is as strong as the favourite, you can only beat what is put in front of you. HAs claims to roll the favourite and is a good enough price to back each way.

3. Moet At Midnight (7)

Can’t have.

4. Customized (7)

Prefer others.

5. Pisces (4)

Good win on debut. May be able to sneak a place.

6. Mishani Aloha (6)

This looks too tough.

7. Poster Girl (3)

2 good runs to date and can fit out the minor placings with a weight advantage over Astapor. Place chance.

BJ McLachlan Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
1 Storm Boy
2 Astapor
4 Customized
5 Pisces

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2023 (Ascot 2100m)

Listed Bernborough Handicap 2023 (Eagle Farm 1600m)

Listed Falvelon Quality 2023 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

BJ McLachlan Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Storm Boy
2nd 7 Poster Girl 2.4 lengths
3rd 4 Customized 2.94 lengths
4th 2 Astapor 5.62 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 5. Pisces.