Denise’s Joy Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Scone Racecourse on Saturday the 13th of May 2023.

The Denise’s Joy Stakes is a Listed race held at Scone Racecourse and is run over 1100 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions and is for fillies aged three-years-old. The total prize money is $160,000 this year.

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

Denise’s Joy Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Intriguing affair with a different mix of form lines. Opal Ridge will have to overcome a tricky barrier but has been around the mark this prep in some handy races. Once Again My Girl has been nothing but exciting so far and can measure up to this stakes race. Portray has the form on the board and should land on the speed and prove hard to get past. Red Card has a tricky draw but can’t be dismissed while Ojai and Penthouse both have claims in what is a wide open affair.

Denise’s Joy Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Portray (2)

Going a long well and maps better than most of its rivals. $8.50 is a nice price.

2. Red Card (18)

Has the right form to give this race a shake but the tricky barrier is against. Will need to get across from the barrier and if it can it’ll be very hard to hold out.

3. Plymstock (4)

Sound last run but much harder here. Needs to lift to feature.

4. Tsarina Sophia (3)

Prefer others.

5. Tragara (12)

Prefer others.

6. Eagle Nest (20)  – SCRATCHED

7.Syrian Star (17)

Can’t have.

8.Chilada (8)

Good debut win but much harder here. Prefer others.

9. Party Doll (14)

Can’t have.

10. Ojai (19)

Well backed in early markets and has strong form for this race. Gibbo does the steering from the wide draw and is weighted nicely.

11. Penthouse (9)

Penthouse was excellent fresh with a dominant win. Strikes a much harder race here but can measure up.

12. Ithadtobezou (11)

Didn’t handle the heavy last run but can bounce back in this and gets the right race. Good chance.

13. Moonlight Grace (7)

Consistent galloper that can give a good sight in this field. Chance and a nice place chance.

14. Luna Rocks (1)

Needs to find form again.

15. Smiling Prophet (15)

Not hopeless last start and should be hard to hold out here. Good return fresh despite doing a bit wrong. Hard to beat here.

16. Once Again My Girl (5)

Flying and has done some very good things to date. This race is within reach but it’ll have to lift to take this out. Gets the right draw.

17. Quilting (10)

Can’t have.

18. Written In Code (6)

Good debut win and can measure up in this grade. Gets the gun run from barrier 6.

19. Dolly Jayne (16)

Can’t have.

20. Opal Ridge (13)

Has the right form for this despite the wide draw. Nommed elsewhere so might not run here. Chance if it does.

Denise’s Joy Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
20 Opal Ridge 2 Red Card
1 Portray 16 Once Again My Girl
2 Red Card 11 Penthouse
10 Ojai 20 Opal Ridge

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)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2023 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2023 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia 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)

Denise’s Joy Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Red Card
2nd 18e Written In Code 2.56 lengths
3rd 10 Ojai 3.72 lengths
4th 11 Penthouse 4.04 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 6. Eagle Nest, 8. Chilada, 9. Party Doll, 20e. Opal Ridge.