Caulfield Sprint 2023 Race Details

Race 6 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 21st October 2023.

The Caulfield Sprint is a Group 2 1000 metre open handicap race run by the Melbourne Racing Club in October. It is run at Caulfield as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. 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 Sprint page.

How to pick a winner

Caulfield Sprint 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

The scratching of Midwest leaves just the six to go around in the Caulfield Sprint.  Lofty Strike is the class galloper and has been weighted accordingly with 59kg.  No other horse will carry more than 54kg.  Spacewalk has been the big firmer early for Godolphin and Jamie Kah.  General Beau is next pick in the market resuming off a good Flemington jump out.

Caulfield Sprint 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Lofty Strike

Class horse.  He won a Rubiton in the Autumn and was Group 1 placed in the Oakleigh Plate.  I thought he looked a little bit rusty in his jump outs but it would be no surprise to see him come out and win here first up.

2. Generation

He wasn’t disgraced in the Moir last start, loves Caulfield and maps for a gun run with Willow going on.  Has to be some chance in this.

3. Indian Pacific

Perth Visitor who resumes off a lengthy spell.  Prefer others.

4. General Beau

Resumes.  Loved his recent jump out and gets an in-form Damian Lane.  Another who goes well at Caulfield.

5. Midwest  – SCRATCHED

6. Spacewalk

Was backed as if unbeatable first up at Warwick Farm and could not have been more impressive winning there.  Looks well placed here on the minimum.

7. Doull

Wasn’t beaten far in an easier contest first up for the new stable.  Needs to elevate off that to be a factor here.

Caulfield Sprint 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
6 Spacewalk 6 Spacewalk
1 Lofty Strike 1 Lofty Strike
4 General Beau 2 Generation
2 Generation 4 General Beau

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Caulfield Cup 2023 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 2 Tristarc Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Caulfield Classic 2023 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 3 Ethereal Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 3 Moonga Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Listed Alinghi Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Listed Gothic Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Five Diamonds Prelude 2023 (Randwick 1500m)

Group 3 Eurythmic Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Listed R.S. Crawford Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1000m)

Listed Seymour Cup 2023 (Seymour 1600m)  – Sunday

Caulfield Sprint 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 7 Doull
2nd 6 Spacewalk 0.2 length
3rd 2 Generation 0.6 length
4th 4 General Beau 1.85 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 5. Midwest