Dark Jewel Classic 2023 Race Details

Race 9 at Scone Racecourse on Saturday the 13th of May 2023.

The Dark Jewel Classic is a Group 3 race held at Scone Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions and is for fillies and mares. 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 Dark Jewel Classic page.

Dark Jewel Classic 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Short Shorts bumped into a smart one last time and will be hard to beat on the quick back up. Expat looks back in form after a strong last start second. Healing Oasis made an impressive OZ debut and can go on with things in this while the best version of Finepoint would give this race a shake and it maps well from its draw.

Dark Jewel Classic 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Expat (11)

Bounced back to form last start and has the right running pattern. Albeit, absolutely D-DAY and is desperate for another win.

2. Never Talk (4)

Becoming too costly too catch. Can rattle home into the placings but would like to see it notch up another win.

3. Bring The Ransom (2)

Won this race last year and is ticking along okay. Maps well and gets the right race.

4. Finepoint (7)

Flopped last start but was coming along okay prior to that and this is the right race to find form in.

6. Barossa Rosa (20)

Could be too tricky from out there.

7. Meg (8)

Prefer others.

8. Healing Oasis (18)

Likeable OZ debut and gets the right race to go on with things. Tough draw but stacked with upside and hard to beat in this field.

9. More Prophets (6)

Has its convictions and can be tricky to catch. Can win with luck.

10. Seleque (5)

Can’t have.

11. French Bonnet (10)

Should improve over further.

12. Sur La Mer (3)

Respect any market moves.

13. Short Shorts (12)

Beaten by a smart horse and ride last start and that looks the right form for this. Tough draw but suited by the trip and most of these have plenty of convictions. Goes on top.

14. Riduna (1)

Can’t have.

15. Lekvarte (15)

Good chance in this. Weighted well and ripped home in good splits last start. The barrier is the big knock and where it gets too in the run will be vital for its chances.

16. Our Modena (9)

Prefer others.

17. Duchy Of Savoy (14)

This looks too tough.

18. Mayrose (13)

Prefer others.

19. Air To Air (17)

Mixes form and can be hard to catch. Will also get a mile back from the draw. Can win but leaning to others.

20. Oakfield Arrow (19)

Can’t have.

Dark Jewel Classic 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
13 Short Shorts 13 Short Shorts
15 Lekvarte 5 Finepoint
5 Finepoint 8 Healing Oasis
8 Healing Oasis 3 Bring The Ransom

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2023 (Scone 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit of Boom Classic 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2023 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap 2023 (Doomben 2000m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Listed Members’ Handicap 2023 (Doomben 1600m)

Group 1 South Australian Derby 2023 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 SAJC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1400m)

Listed Adelaide Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2023 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Group 3 Belmont Sprint 2023 (Belmont 1400m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2800m)

Listed The Straight Six 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Dark Jewel Classic 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 9 More Prophets
2nd 3 Bring The Ransom 1.23 lengths
3rd 13 Short Shorts 1.57 lengths
4th 8 Healing Oasis 1.62 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 4. Written Beauty, 18e. Mayrose, 19e. Air To Air, 20e. Oakfield Arrow.