CS Hayes Stakes 2024 Race Details

Race 7 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 17th of February 2024.

The CS Hayes Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Flemington Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is for colts and geldings aged three-years-old and is run under set weights and penalties conditions . The total prize money is $200,000 this year.

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

CS Hayes Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

King Colorado returned in brilliant fashion and looks hard to beat agains these. Needs a bit of luck from the draw but nicely placed. Otago has good upside and has been a good winner in both runs to date. Riff Rocket will appreciate further but goes in the mix. Gap to the rest with the favourite very nicely placed here.

CS Hayes Stakes 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Riff Rocket (5)

Has plenty of class but suited over further. Should get a nice run from barrier 5 but leaning to the favourite in this who should have the fitness edge and looks very hard to beat.

2. King Colorado (9)

Loved his return hitting the line with plenty of intent. Will need a bit of luck from the barrier but drawn to get clean air and is the class of the race. Hard to beat.

3. Run Harry Run (13)

Building a nice record to date and can give this a shake with the gun NZ jockey aboard to negate the wide draw.

4. Amur (10)

Can’t have.

5. Tanhauser (1)

Has good form from prior preps but went off the boil towards the end of last prep. Monitor any market moves that occur.

6. Ambassadorial (12)

Can’t have.

7. Otago (3)

Racing in good fashion with 2 strong wins to date. Maps for a good run of things from barrier 3 and looks a contender in this field. Keep safe from the kind draw.

8. Cap Ferrat (7)

Can’t have.

9. Verdad (2)

Keep an eye on the market fresh and should get a nice run from barrier 2. Not hopeless.

10. Amigo (4)

Been up a while this prep but racing well enough to find the placings.

11. Hey Fat Cat (8)

Progressive type who looks well placed in this field. Has a sharp turn of foot and can stay. Goes in the mix.

12. Et Tu Brute (11)

Good last start win. Much harder here and has a tricky draw to overcome but still warrants respect in this field and should be hard to beat.

13. Flying Valley (6)

Prefer others.

CS Hayes Stakes 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
2 King Colorado
7 Otago
1 Riff Rocket
3 Run Harry Run

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1000m)

Group 3 The Vanity 2024 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Talindert Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1100m)

Listed The Elms Handicap 2024 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 2 Expressway Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 2 Apollo Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Triscay Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Rest. Listed Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy 2024 (Pinjarra 1200m)

Rest. Listed Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic 2024 (Pinjarra 1200m)

CS Hayes Stakes 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Riff Rocket
2nd 2 King Colorado 0.8 length
3rd 9 Verdad 1.5 lengths
4th 7 Otago 1.6 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.