Carlyon Cup 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Sandown Racecourse on Saturday the 11th of February 2023.

The Carlyon Cup is a Group 3 race held at Sandown Racecourse and is run over 1600 metres. It is run under set weights and penalties conditions and is for horses four-years-old and upwards. The total prize money is $200,000 this year.

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

Carlyon Cup 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Good

A good tussle over the 1600 with Corner Pocket leading the market. Should find the rail and give a good kick. Its form around stacks up and it will be hard to beat here. Sunshine Rising has been excellent in 2 runs to date in AUS and should get every chance from barrier 4 with Blake Shinn in the saddle. Pounding keeps winning and finds the perfect race to keep the winning streak going. Crosshaven is hard to catch but its best efforts would give this a shake.

Carlyon Cup 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Smokin’ Romans (8)

Likely to benefit from the run and improve over further.

2. Daqiansweet Junior (2)

Should improve over further.

3. Crosshaven (10)

Hard to catch but has the ability thats for sure. Keep an eye on market moves, tends to go close when well backed.

4. Surefire (14)  – SCRATCHED

5. Corner Pocket (1)

Corner Pocket has an impressive record to date. It should get a beautiful run in transit and its form stacks up. This looks a suitable race and it deserves to be favourite.

6. Sunshine Rising (4)

Sunshine Rising was excellent in 2 starts to date in Australia and should give this a mighty shake. It has an excellent turn of foot, should position well from the draw and the very in form Blake Shinn does the steering.

7. So Si Bon (12)

Extremely hard to catch but did beat Detonator Jack last start and that form didn’t hold up the other day. Barrier 12 is going to pose some problems.

8. Explosive Jack (6)

Will improve over further. Best backing later on in the prep.

9. Young Werther (9)

Should improve with a run under the belt and over further.

10. Mankayan (3)

Mankayan can run well fresh in this and loves racing at this track. The distance suits fresh and the market should have a say in how ready it will be fresh. This race is within reach.

11. Subconscious (5)

Can’t have.

12. Pounding (15)

Pounding will need things to go right from barrier 15 but hard to knock winning form. Jamie Kah does the steering and this race is suitable to keep the winning streak alive. The $7.00 is a decent price and it should prove hard to beat.

13. Keats (7)

Keats mixes form but its best efforts can give this a shake. Keep an eye on the market.

14. Normandy Bridge (13)

Can’t have.

15. Deny Knowledge (11)

Won well last start and can go on with things here. The wide draw is the knock but this race is within reach. Josh Richards knows the horse well with 2 wins from 4 goes and the price looks right.

Carlyon Cup 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips Lewis Oliver’s Tips
6 Sunshine Rising 5 Corner Pocket 6 Sunshine Rising
12 Pounding 6 Sunshine Rising 15 Deny Knowledge
15 Deny Knowledge 12 Pounding 5 Corner Pocket
5 Corner Pocket 10 Mankayan 3 Crosshaven

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 Autumn 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 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

Carlyon Cup 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 12 Pounding
2nd 7 So Si Bon 2 lengths
3rd 6 Sunshine Rising 2.1 lengths
4th 13 Keats 2.2 lengths

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratching: 4. Surefire.