Colin Stephen Quality 2023 Race Details

Race 5 at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday the 23rd of September 2023.

The Colin Stephen Quality is a Group 3 race held at Rosehill Racecourse and is run over 2400 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old and older. The total prize money is $250,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Colin Stephen Quality page.

Colin Stephen Quality 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A tricky race to sort for the stayers. Verona was a big winner 2 starts back and just battled last run. Gets its chance to return to the winners stall in this. Athabascan is racing well and there was plenty to like about the last start win. Desert Icon is due for another win but gets the ideal race here while Al Aabir has the magic man in the saddle and can show up in a race like this. Sir Lucan needs to lift this prep but goes in the mix if finding its best form.

Colin Stephen Quality 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Alegron (12)

Needs to lift this prep but if it finds its best form it can threaten this lot and Nash is an ideal booking. Tough draw but gets the right race.

2. Desert Icon (10)

Proving tough to catch for punters but also has been around the mark and this race is lacking depth. Major player.

3. Sir Lucan (3)

Hasn’t done much this prep. Has the right running pattern and can get a soft lead in this but needs to find its best form.

4. Fancy Man (9)

Racing okay and strikes a winnable opportunity. Hyeronimus is in very good form and Fancy Man has the right credentials to be winning this.

5. True Marvel (2)

Likely to want further. Looking at others.

6. Athabascan (6)

Strong last start win. This race is no harder and Sherry sticks which is ideal. Suited by the trip and a repeat of last start sees it go close.

7. Al Aabir (5)

Solid stayer for Waller that is consistent, maps well and gets the right race here. Major player against this lot.

8. Southern France (11)

Can’t have.

9. Verona (8)

Not much luck last start but was unsuited by the run in transit. Great chance to bounce back in this and attractively weighted agaisnt these.

10. Fay’s Angels (1)

Can’t have.

11. Outlandos (7)

Mixes form and this does look slightly out of reach. Respect any large market pushes for it.

12. Little Mix (4)

Harder race here but suited bu the map, the light weight and the rise in trip. Top 3 chance.

Colin Stephen Quality 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
9 Verona 6 Athabascan
6 Athabascan 9 Verona
4 Fancy Man 2 Desert Icon
2 Desert Icon 12 Little Mix

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)

Listed Heritage Stakes 2023  (Rosehill 1100m)

Group 1 Underwood Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1800m)

Group 3 Caulfield Guines Prelude 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

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

Colin Stephen Quality 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Athabascan
2nd 7 Al Aabir 0.31 length
3rd 2 Desert Icon 0.6 length
4th 3 Sir Lucan 0.96 length

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.