Caulfield Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 14th October 2023.

The Might And Power/Caulfield Stakes formerly named the Yalumba Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race over 2000 metres steeped in history. The race is held in October each year at Caulfield during the Spring Racing Carnival. The total prizemoney is $1,000,000 this year.

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

How to pick a winner

Caulfield Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Ten have accepted for the $1,000,000 Caulfield Stakes.  Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott saddle up the favourite and second  favourite.  The established star Alligator Blood and the up and coming Just Fine who has won his last three starts.  Next pick in the market is Duais who is one from one at the track and distance and was a big eye catcher in the Underwood Stakes last time out.

Caulfield Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Alligator Blood

Multiple Group 1 winner who won the Underwood Stakes here last start.  He’s the best horse in the race but a query at a genuine run mile and a quarter.  If you think he will run it out back him.

2. Vow And Declare

Thought his work through the line first up was very encouraging.  Can sit closer here and is a rough each way chance at big odds.

3. Nonconformist

He was another who was good to the line in the Underwood and maps to be closer here third up.  Has a great record this track and distance and was second in this race two years ago.  He can run well at odds.

4. Alenquer

Lead and faded in the Underwood.  Fitter for that.

5. Hezashocka

Did far too much work in the Naturalism and dropped right out as a result.  Should get a more economical run here.

6. Just Fine

Import who is unbeaten since joining Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.  Drops back to 2000m after winning The Metropolitan last start at 2400m.  I think that suits him and I love the booking of Childs.

7. Forgot You

He’s been going well against easier company and looks set to peak fourth up.

8. Lindermann

Thought he copped a strange ride last start in the Underwood but was still a touch disappointing.  Maps to do no work from the inside alley and does get the magic man in the saddle.

9. Duais

She was the big flashing light in the Underwood screaming up the fence into third.  Love that Shinn goes on here.  Strong each way claims.

10. Deny Knowledge

Unusually took a sit last start at the Valley but worked home well behind the Cox Plate favourite Amelia’s Jewel.  Expect her to be back on pace here.  2000m suits.  I give her a little chance at big odds.

Caulfield Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
9 Duais 1 Alligator Blood
3 Nonconformist 6 Just Fine
6 Just Fine 9 Duais
10 Deny Knowledge 2 Vow And Declare

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Caulfield Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 1 Toorak Handicap 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Schillaci Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 Ladies Day Vase 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

The Everest 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 King Charles III Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Sydney Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

The Kosciuszko 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

The Silver Eagle 2023 (Randwick 1300m)

Group 3 Gloaming Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1800m)

Group 3 Angst Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Listed Reginald Allen Quality 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

ATC St Leger Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2600m)

Listed Hill Smith Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Caulfield Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Alligator Blood
2nd 2 Vow And Declare 2 lengths
3rd 9 Duais 3 lengths
4th 3 Nonconformist 6 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.