Champagne Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 15th of April 2023.

The Champagne Stakes is a Group 1 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1600 metres. It is run under set weight conditions and is for horses aged two-years-old. The total prize money is $600,000 this year.

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

Champagne Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

An intriguing race. Militarize is coming off a big last start win and will be hard to hold out with a repeat effort. Don Corleone needs luck from the draw but is nicely placed in this field. Tom Kitten showed a neat turn of foot last start and can go on with things here while Pier Pressure ran well above its quote last start and can go on with things in this.

Five runners had their last star in the Group 1 ATC Sires Produce over 1400m at Randwick on 1 April and five in the Listed Fernhill Handicap over 1600m at Randwick on 8 April, while the rest came via different races.

Champagne Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Don Corleone (11)

Solid last start effort when hitting the line hard. Will be running on in this and goes in the mix.

2.  Militarize (7)

A surprise last start winner that just needs to repeat that effort to be too good for these. Goes in the mix but does look short enough getting back onto a drier track.

3. Amur (9)  – SCRATCHED

4. Tom Kitten (6)

Showed off a strong turn of foot last star to win well and can do the same here. Nash does the steering and this race is within reach.

5. Bases Loaded (10)

Should lead up and be hard to hold out in a suitable race. Clark does the steering and this field suits. Expect it to take some holding out in this suitable affair.

6. Make A Call (4)

Maps nicely from the barrier and can give this race a shake. Marquand is riding well at the moment and the field is suitable.

7. Felix The Scat (12)

Promising type that bumped into a handy one last start. Can go close in this.

8. Kintyre (5)

Expected more last start. Needs to lift.

9. Townsend (8)

Good run last start. Can build off that and take this race out.

10. Tannhauser (1)

Can’t have.

11. Pier Pressure (2)

Lovely effort last start running well above its odds. Maps well in this and the gun Dylan Gibbons is aboard. Should be hard to hold out in this field.

12. Mah Ali (3)

Prefer others.

Champagne Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
11 Pier Pressure 2 Militarize
1 Don Corleone 4 Tom Kitten
4 Tom Kitten 6 Make A Call
5 Bases Loaded 11 Pier Pressure

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 All Aged Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Frank Packer Plate 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 James H B Carr Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 JRA Plate 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 2 Karrakatta Plate 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Group 3 Auraria Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Group 3 Dequetteville Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1050m)

Group 3 Port Adelaide Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Listed Galilee Series Final 2023 (Sandown 2400m)

Listed Ascot Handicap 2023 (Eagle Farm 1000m)

Listed Daybreak Lover 2023 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Champagne Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Militarize
2nd 5 Bases Loaded 1.7 lengths
3rd 9 Townsend 2.66 lengths
4th 4 Tom Kitten 4.09 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 7.

Scratchings: 3. Amur, 10. Tannhauser.