Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 2nd September 2023.

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a  Group 3 race held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1400 metre. It is a set weights plus penalties race for three-year-old colts and geldings. The total prize money is $300,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Caulfield Guineas Prelude page.

How to pick a winner

Caulfield Guineas 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude isn’t always the strongest race with many of the Guineas fancies often opting to tackle the more lucrative Golden Rose in Sydney instead.  However this year the horses on the first and second line of Guineas betting – Steparty and Veight – are both here and both were impressive first up winners setting up a mouth watering contest on Saturday.  Steparty opened a clear favourite and has eased slightly while Veight has tightened up.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2023 Runner by Runner

1.  Little Brose

Blue Diamond winner.  Could be looking for this trip but I’m not sure he’s made the age improvement of some of the others and the map looks sticky.

2. Veight

Exciting colt trained by the McEvoys.  Won the VRC Sires easily back in March and was an impressive winner here first up over 1200.  Lane off is a slight negative and he might need a touch of luck from the low draw.  Key winning hope.

3. Steparty

Unbeaten colt trained by Paul Preusker at Horsham.  Loved the win first up at the Valley.  Despite appearing to get favours on speed I’m not sure the slow pace suited and he just kept getting stronger and stronger.  The one to beat.

4. Chrysaor  – SCRATCHED

5. Scheelite

Has got back and rocketed home at both runs back.  He’s not a slow horse but they’ve just had no luck with gates.  Probably going to have to go back again here.  Look for him flying late.

6. Scentify

Was impressive winning two back at the Valley then was good behind Steparty last start.  In the mix.

7. Prinzerro

Not good enough.

8. Armed Forces

Surprised they bet $46.  He was unsuited first up in the Steparty race and hit the line pretty well I thought.  Top 3 hope.

9. Some People Callme

Liked the win first up in maiden grade at Geelong.  Derby bound?

10. Southport Tycoon

Unbeaten but did have favours last time out.  Place chance.

11. Snow Patrol

Duel acceptor at Flemington on Sunday.  This looks too tough.

12. Ducasse  – SCRATCHED

13. Rock Empire

Waterhouse Bott galloper who won easily at the Kensington on debut.  Weary.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
3 Steparty 3 Steparty
2 Veight 2 Veight
5 Scheelite 6 Scentify
6 Scentify 13 Rock Empire

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Golden Pendant 2023  (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Shannon Stakes 2023  (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality 2023  (Rosehill 2400m)

Listed Heritage Stakes 2023  (Rosehill 1100m)

Group 1 Underwood Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1800m)

Group 3 Naturalism Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2000m)

Listed Jim Moloney Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Listed Testa Rossa Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Listed Weetwood Handicap 2023 (Toowoomba 1200m)

Listed Boulder Cup 2023 (Kalgoorlie 2100m)  – Sunday

Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 3 Steparty
2nd 10 Southport Tycoon 0.1 length
3rd 6 Scentify 0.2 length
4th 5 Scheelite 0.4 length

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratchings: 4. Chrysaor, 8. Armed Forces, 11. Snow Patrol, 12. Ducasse.