Eclipse Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 5 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 2nd of December 2023.

The Eclipse Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1800 metres. It 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 Eclipse Stakes page.

Eclipse Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Ain’tnodeeldun will be hard to beat in this affair. It is shooting for 4 wins this prep and looks hard to beat. Just Folk hasn’t won for a long time and is under the odds but goes in the mix if recapturing its best form. Keats also is under the odds but has the right racing pattern to be in the finish. Junipal and Let’srollthedice both come off strong last start wins and are well placed in this field while Sir Lucan and Swords Drawn can both be improvers.

Eclipse Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Just Folk (6)

Racing well this prep and has been around the mark but hasn’t won for a long time. Good place odds but hard to trust with the win.

2. Sir Lucan (5)

Should have its chance up on speed in this and can prove hard to beat. Good effort last run and can go close in this.

3. Ain’tnodeeldun (7)

Racing in super fashion and strikes another winnable race here to keep building the picket fence. Hard to beat and looks the right price in this field and can notch up another win.

4. Junipal (4)

Hard to catch but comes off a strong last start win and does find a race where plenty of runners have convictions. Goes in the mix.

5. Swords Drawn (2)

Needs to lift off the fresh run but did have no luck. Well drawn and gets the right race.

6. Keats (1)

Run down fresh. In its past starts has been beaten at prices of $6, $4.40,$4.40,$2.70 and $4.80 to name a few. Under the odds again in this. Prefer others.

7. Let’srollthedice (8)

Good last start win when having all the favours in the run. Strikes the right race to go on with things.

8. Danish Fortune (3)

Prefer others.

Eclipse Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
3 Ain’tnodeeldun
1 Just Folk
2 Sir Lucan
4 Junipal

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Listed Jungle Dawn Classic 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Group 3 Festival Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Listed Christmas Cup 2023 (Rosehill 2400m)

Group 3 George Moore Stakes 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Zipping Classic 2023 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Sandown Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 3 Summoned Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Eclipse Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Just Folk
2nd 8 Danish Fortune 0.1 length
3rd 6 Keats 1.35 lengths
4th 5 Swords Drawn 3.1 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratching: 3 Ain’tnodeeldun.