Danehill Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 5 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 7th October 2023.

The Danehill Stakes is an 1100 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-olds run by the Victoria Race Club held in September or early October. It is run at Flemington as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

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

How to pick a winner

Danehill Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

The Danehill is one of the traditional lead ups to the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes run here on Derby day.  I Am Unstoppable and Archo Nacho ran the quinella in the Poseidon Stakes and are fighting it out for favourtism.  Chis Wallers Kandinsky Abstract has been well backed early.  He gets the blinkers and J Mac on.

Danehill Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1 Barber  – SCRATCHED

2 Libertad

He won the San Domenico first up at Rosehill, then was just way to keen in the run last time out.  Can atone.

3 I Am Unstoppable

Won first two starts in the Autumn then was put away.  Resumed with really good third in the Vain before a good run here last start in the Poseidon when he and Archo Nacho put a space in the rest of the field.  Key winning chance.

4 Archo Nacho

Resumed from a two month break to win the Poseidon here last start.  Think he will only improve off that.  Can make a case he should be favourite.

5 Don Corleone

Snowden runner who was beaten less than three lengths in a bunched finish in the Golden Rose.  Was also fourth in the Golden Slipper.  If the fence is any advantage then he could come into calculations.

6 Mexico  – SCRATCHED

7 Kandinsky Abstract

Made up some good late ground in Poseidon out wide on the track in a race that was dominated by those closer to the rail.  Gets Blinkers and Jmac here.  Looks dangerous.

8 Treasurway

Not good enough.

9 Stretan Angel

Was well backed here in the Cap D’Antibes and was a huge run to the eye running home hard into second.  I’ve got some concerns over that form however, the time was poor and the form did not stack up at the Valley last week.

10 Cigar Flick

Saved from last week at the Valley to run here.  Not sure she’s good enough.  Place best.

11 Honor Galore

Unbeaten.  Won well on the synthetic on debut.  Was given a short break then resumed with good strong win as an odds on chance in 64 grade at Sandown.  Untapped and might be the blow out.

Danehill Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
4 Archo Nacho 3 I Am Unstoppable
3 I Am Unstoppable 4 Archo Nacho
7 Kandinsky Abstract 2 Libertad
11 Honor Galore 11 Honor Galore

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Turnbull Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Gilgai Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 The Bart Cummings 2023 (Flemington 2500m)

Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1000m)

Listed Paris Lane Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Super Impose Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1800m)

Group 2 Hill Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Alan Brown Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1400m)

Tapp-Craig 2023 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 The Nivison 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Listed Queensland Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 2400m)

Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup 2023 (Murray Bridge 1600m)

Listed Kalgoorlie Cup 2023 (Kalgoorlie 2300m)

Danehill Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 9 Stretan Angel
2nd 3 I Am Unstoppable 0.3 length
3rd 5 Don Corleone 2.05 lengths
4th 10 Cigar Flick 2.15 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 1 Barber, 6. Mexico.