Dark Jewel Classic 2024 Race Details

Race 8 at Scone Racecourse on Saturday the 18th of May 2024.

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

Dark Jewel Classic 2024 Preview

Track: Good  Weather: Fine

Shadows Of Love has built up a superb record. Goes well with Berry aboard and will be the one flying late. Ruthless Dame has the class for this but will need to overcome the wide draw. Banana Queen has been sparingly raced lately but has nice claims and does make a good match with Gibbons aboard. Overriding gets a good draw and should have a nice time of things.

Dark Jewel Classic 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Ruthless Dame (15)

Has a huge case here despite the wide draw. Has contested some strong races to date in its career and has the class edge on this field. Will need a bit to go right from the draw but looms as a huge hope.

2. Ghaanati (1)

Been honest so far this prep but may strike trouble from barrier 1 with its racing pattern. Can win but will need luck.

3. Po Kare Kare (13)

Can’t have.

4. Overriding (3)

Racing well and has been around the mark all starts this prep. Short enough but can run into the placings.

5. Shadows Of Love (9)

Logical danger to the on top selection. Boasts a strong turn of foot, well weighted and will be there at the finish when it matters most. Top 2 hope.

6. Short Shorts (11)

Capable and flies for Collett. Will need luck from the draw but has the ability.

7. Pippali (5)

Can’t have.

8. Mirra View (17)

Can’t have.

9. Razeta (14)

Good enough to win but needs it very heavy!

10. Wolves (8)

Can’t have.

11. Banana Queen (6)

Nice set up from barrier 6 and weighted well against this field. Likeable second up record and goes super over this trip.

12. Electtrica (19)

Prefer others.

13. Fall For Cindy (4)

Has the ability and did win nicely last start, albeit in an easier race than this. In the mix with 53kgs here.

14. Russian Conquest (2)

Can’t have.

15. Miss Faberge (7)

This looks too tough.

16. French Endeavour (18)

Has been backed in early markets coming off a good debut win. Place hope.

17. Bootscooter (16)

Prefer others.

18. Proverbial (12)

Can’t have.

19. Oh Golly Gosh (10)

This looks too tough.

Dark Jewel Classic 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
1 Ruthless Dame
5 Shadows Of Love
6 Short Shorts
11 Banana Queen

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2024 (Scone 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2024 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit Of Boom Classic 2024 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2024 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 3 Chairmans Handicap 2024 (Doomben 2000m)

Listed Members Handicap 2024 (Doomben 1600m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2024 (Doomben 1110m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2024 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2024 (Flemington 2800m)

Listed Straight Six 2024 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 3 Belmont Sprint 2024 (Belmont 1400m)

Dark Jewel Classic 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 13 Fall For Cindy
2nd 11 Banana Queen 1.15 lengths
3rd 5 Shadows Of Love 1.45 lengths
4th 4 Overriding 2.69 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratchings: 16. French Endeavour, 18e. Proverbial, 19e. Oh Golly Gosh.