Doomben Cup 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday the 20th of May 2023.

The Doomben Cup is a Group 1 race held at Doomben Racecourse and is run over 2000 metres. It is run under weight-for-age conditions. The total prize money is $1,000,000 this year.

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

Hong Kong Horse Race

Doomben Cup 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A hotly contested edition with some strong chances engaged. Zaaki will take beating despite the barrier. Showed class last start and at his best he is better than these. Huetor won this race last year and is going better than ever. Kovalica is an interesting runner and while J-Mac hops off, it is loaded with upside and can give this a shake. Duais will enjoy further but also can’t be dismissed.

Doomben Cup 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Zaaki (11)

Absolute star that will be very hard to beat. Won this race in 2021 and went close last year and can go one better in this and J-Mac has an imposing record aboard.

2. Numerian (9)

Going along well and gets the right race. Hard to beat in this field.

3. Huetor (7)

Hard to beat. Flying this year and going better than ever. The price looks right and gets a tow into the race from the draw.

4. No Compromise (6)

Can’t have.

5. Zeyrek (2)

Maps well and gets its chance from this draw. The booking of Tim Clark is ideal.

6. Diamil (4)

Prefer others.

7. Nonconformist (8)

Huge win fresh and then decent effort last start. Going along well and can threaten here. Suited by this trip.

8. Bankers Choice (12)

Going along okay but prefer others.

9. Palmetto (5)

Flying but may be outclassed in this. Leaning to others.

10. Esti Feny (3)

Prefer others.

11. Duais (1)

Class runner, prefer others from this barrier. Might get cluttered up between runners and needs to lift on form.

12. Atishu (10)

Going really well and the booking of Nash is ideal. Maps okay from the barrier and can win.

13. Kovalica (13)

Huge win last start. J-Mac hops off and this might be slightly too tricky. Tough draw and might be better suited to the Derby coming up.

Doomben Cup 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
3 Huetor 1 Zaaki
1 Zaaki 12 Atishu
2 Numerian 3 Huetor
5 Zeyrek 13 Kovalica

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 The Roses 2023 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 3 BRC Sprint 2023 (Doomben 1350m)

Group 3 Pam O’Neill Stakes 2023 (Doomben 1600m)

Listed Bill Carter Stakes 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Listed Chief De Beers 2023 (Doomben 1100m)

Group 1 The Goodwood 2023 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 3 R A Lee Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 SA Fillies Classic 2023 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 3 David Coles AM Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1200m)

Listed Centaurea Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 2028m)

Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Doomben Cup 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 3 Huetor
2nd 2 Numerian 0.36 length
3rd 13 Kovalica 1.21 lengths
4th 11 Duais 1.53 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 10. Esti Feny.