Creswick Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 5 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 1st July 2023.

The A.R. Creswick Stakes is a Listed race held at Flemington racecourse over 1200 metres. It is for three-year-olds and is run under set weights plus penalties conditions. The total prizemoney is $175,000 this year.

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

How to pick a winner

Creswick Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good-Soft Weather: Fine

Twelve three year olds have accepted for the $175,000 Listed A.R. Creswick Stakes.  Godolphin have a strong hand here with the favourite Renosu and $5.50 chance Legio Ten.   Cause For Concern has won his last two starts and has been the best backed in early betting while Extratwo is unbeaten since joining Maher and Eustace.

Creswick Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1.  Tijuana

Resumes.  Team Hayes are flying at the moment and beaten less than a length in the Caulfield Guineas reads well.  My concern is whether he might find these a bit sharp first up over 1200m.

2. He’s Heaven

Has been gelded.  Going back a little way now but his fourth behind Jacquinot and Aft Cabin last spring indicates some talent and his two synthetic jump outs have been pretty sharp.

3. Renosu

Consistent gelding who has just missed in his two straight runs this prep.  Shinn sticks.  Expect him to be in the finish again here.

4. Cause For Concern

Has won his last two including a win over 1100m here at his last start.  Chance.

5. Legio Ten

Second of the godolphin runners. Unbeaten in two starts since resuming a gelding in May.  Kept fresh for this.  Key winning chance.

6. Who Dares

Is consistent but never wins.  Place chance.

7. Big Watch

Kept coming here last start behind Cause For Concern.  Not sure that he was in the best ground either.  Each way hope.

8. Ten Commandments

Has won his last five starts in the bush and deserves his chance here.  The more rain the better for him.

9. Setteveli

Gets the blinkers on and will be better for the straight track experience last start but he needs to improve sharply to be a factor here.

10. Any Zouwilldo

Form doesn’t appear strong enough.  Prefer others.

11. Cotel

Ran well here last start and looks to have been set for this.  First four chance.

12. Extratwo

Has been ultra impressive winning both starts since joining the Maher & Eustace camp.  Don’t love that she comes back in trip with the rise in weight but she’s a talent and certainly has claims in this.

Creswick Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
3 Renosu 5 Legio Ten
5 Legio Ten 12 Extratwo
4 Cause For Concern 3 Renosu
12 Extratwo 8 Ten Commandments

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Winx Guineas 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1600m)

Listed Caloundra Cup 2023 (Sunshine Coast 2400m)

Listed Glasshouse Handicap 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1400m)

Listed VRC Winter Championship Final 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed Victorian Sprint Final 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Listed Taj Rossi Series Final 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed Belmont Oaks 2023 (Belmont 2000m)

Listed Aquanita Stakes 2023 (Belmont 2000m)

Creswick Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 3 Renosu
2nd 4 Cause For Concern 1.5 lengths
3rd 5 Legio Ten 2 lengths
4th 6 Who Dares 2.75 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratching: 9. Setteveli.