Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 6 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 18th of November 2023.

The Blue Sapphire Stakes is a Group 3 race race held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is for three-year-olds and is run under set weight 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 Blue Sapphire Stakes page.

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Arkansaw Kid comes up favourite in this and looks hard to hold out. Brave Mead has been around the mark this prep and looks well placed in this field. Snapback has been hard to catch to date but can give this race a shake while The Instructor has the right running pattern and can lead this field up. Any on speed pattern enhances its chances in this suitable affair.

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Arkansaw Kid (6)

Class of the race that has the map advantage over most of its rivals. Ollie steers and he will be hungry to get more success before retirement. Best horse in the race.

2. Brave Mead (8)

Has been up a while this prep but suited to this field. Will just need luck getting out at the right time.

3. Snapback (7)

Been hard to catch but has good ability and is well up to a race like this. Keep an eye on the market moves.

4. The Instructor (5)

Likeable on pace running pattern and proven at this level. Can roll forward from barrier 5 and this race is well within reach from the kind draw. Childs sticks.

5. Eugenius (4)

Can’t have.

6. Run Harry Run (3)

Has put together some good runs to date with a tidy record and maps to get every hope.

7. Don’t Hope Do (10)

Likeable upside and has the ability to overcome the wide draw. Sound hope in an open race.

8. Mont Saint Michel (11)

Can’t have.

9. Treasurway (1)

Sound efforts so far and maps to do no work. Needs to find a length or two to be winning but progressive type.

10. Sunset Dreaming (9)

Lightly raced with good upside but this looks a big too tough.

11. Riverina Power (2)

Can’t have.

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
1 Arkansaw Kid
4 The Instructor
2 Brave Mead
3 Snapback

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Thousand Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 How Now Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Listed Caulfield Village Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

The Hunter 2023 (Newcastle 1300m)

The Beauford 2023 (Newcastle 1300m)

Group 3 NJC Spring Stakes 2023 (Newcastle 1600m)

Max Lees Classic 2023 (Newcastle 900m)

Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1600m)

Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Group 3 R J Peters Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1500m)

Listed Placid Ark Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Jungle Mist Classic 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Run Harry Run
2nd 2 Brave Mead 0.75 length
3rd 1 Arkansaw Kid 2.25 lengths
4th 11 Riverina Power 3.5 lengths

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratching: 8. Mont Saint Michel.