Doncaster Prelude 2023 Race Details

Race 9 at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday the 25th of March 2023.

The Doncaster Prelude is a Group 3 race held at Rosehill Racecourse and is run over 1500 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and older and is run under quality handicap 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 Doncaster Prelude page.

Doncaster Prelude 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Intriguing race. Bandersnatch didn’t have much luck when resuming and looks well placed against this lot. Cross Talk will land on the speed and prove hard to get past. Waterford brings a case but will need plenty to go right from the bad barrier while Muhnamek has claims and Diamil can run a bold race fresh.

Doncaster Prelude 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Mount Popa (17)

Can’t have.

2. Skyman (1)

Quality galloper that can turn up fresh. His running pattern doesn’t suit barrier 1 but this race is within reach.

3. Yonkers (4)

Keep an eye on the market. Capable of winning this fresh.

4. Bandersnatch (9)

Didn’t get much luck last start and looks suited to this field with a pinch of luck from the wide draw. Avdulla sticks and this race is within reach.

5. Cross Talk (8)

Hard to knock. Has an excellent running pattern. Will plonk on speed and give a bold sight. Worth keeping safe and well respected by the market.

6. Diamil (2)

Poor record at the track and needs a bit to go right in races but suited by the conditions and maps Kindly. Can win.

7. Riodini (5)

Hit and miss and yet to win with King aboard and from 6 goes on the track. Happy to avoid.

8. New Mandate (20)

Can’t have.

9. Great House (14)

Improves over further.

10. Kukeracha (21)

Improves over further, follow later on in the prep.

11. Lord Admore (22)

Can’t have.

12. Waterford (18)

Unlucky last start and is up to these but barrier 18 is the concern. Can win but needs a fair share of luck.

13. Munhamek (11)

Keeps winning and looks nicely placed in this field. Yet to see the track but respecting the winning form in a race where some of these aren’t bringing it.

14. Times Square (10)

Import who’s chances will be best guided by the market. Has the class and quality.

15. Welwal (12)

Has been a nightmare to catch since hitting AUS shores but a very good run last start has it in the mix. Prefer other jockeys to be riding. Keep safe but hard to trust.

16. Worsfold (6)

Prefer in something easier.

17e. Caesars Palace (16)

This looks too tough.

18e. Cuban Royale (13)

Knows how to bob up at odds. Tricky draw but worth keeping safe and respecting the market.

19e. Laure Me In (15)

Can’t have.

20e. Kiss The Bride (7)

Can’t have.

21e. Esti Fenny (3)

Prefer in easier.

22e. Atishu (19)

Likely to be scratched.

Doncaster Prelude 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
4 Bandersnatch 5 Cross Talk
6 Diamil 13 Munhamek
5 Cross Talk 4 Bandersnatch
12 Waterford 12 Waterford

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 William Reid Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Group 2 Sunline Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Group 3 Alexandra Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Listed Valley Pearl St Albans Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Listed Albury Gold Cup 2023 (Albury 2000m)  – Friday

Group 1 Australian Cup 2023 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Listed Bob Hoysted Handicap 2023 (Flemington 1000m)

Listed The Roy Higgins 2023 (Flemington 2600m)

Listed Sunlight Classic/Moomba Plate 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

Group 1 Tancred Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2400m)

Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 2 Tulloch Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 2 Emancipation Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 T L Baillieu Handicap 2023 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 3 W.A. Oaks 2023 (Ascot 2400m)

Listed Grandstand Cup 2023 (Ascot 1500m)

Listed Melvista Stakes 2023 (Ascot 2200m)

Listed South West Autumn Cup 2023 (Pinjarra 2200m)  – Sunday

Doncaster Prelude 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Bandersnatch
2nd 15 Welwal 2.16 lengths
3rd 6 Diamil 2.68 lengths
4th 5 Cross Talk 2.74 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 13. Munhamek, 17e. Caesars Palace, 19e. Laure Me In, 20e. Kiss The Bride, 21e. Esti Feny, 22e. Atishu.