Ethereal Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 3 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 21st October 2023.

The Ethereal Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Caulfield racecourse over 2000m. It is for three-year-old fillies and is run under set weights plus penalties conditions. The total prizemoney this year is $200,000.

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

How to pick a winner

Ethereal Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

There are 13 fillies for the 2023 Ethereal Stakes. Three of them had their last start in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes over 1600m at Flemington on 7th October, three in a 3YO BM64 Handicap over 1600m at Moonee Valley on 6th October (won by Konasana) and two in the Oaks Trial over 1800m at Flemington on 24th September, while the rest came via different races. Two runners are sired by The Autumn Sun.

The short-priced early favourite is Tropical Squall who has 3 wins from 4 starts including the Group 1 Flight Stakes at her latest start. Second favourite is Autumn Angel who finished 3rd in the Group 2 Stutt Stakes last start. Third favourite is Konasana who comes off a win over 1600m at Moonee Valley. All other runners are currently $12 or longer.

Ethereal Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Tropical Squall (12)

She has 3 wins from 4 starts including the Group 1 Flight Stakes over 1600m at Randwick at her latest start. Has the speed to overcome her wide draw. Winning chance.

2. Dolphin Skin (13)

Drawn the outside barrier and has struggled in both runs so far this preparation. Blinkers come off for the first time. Looking elsewhere.

3. Coco Sun (8)

One of 2 runners sired by The Autumn Sun (the other is Autumn Angel). Chased solidly for 4 lengths 6th in the Edward Manifold and might like the 2000m. Place chance.

4. Autumn Angel (3)

Finished 3rd in the Group 2 Stutt Stakes last start behind Griff who has since gone on to win the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas last week. She looks well suited up in distance and back against her own sex. One of the main chances.

5. Konasana (7)

Comes off an all-the-way win over 1600m at Moonee Valley last start, and was a close 2nd in the Oaks Trial the start before. Looks to be competitive here.

6. Grinzinger Belle (2)

Ran 3rd behind Konasana last start. In the mix.

7. Basilinna (11)

Chased steadily for 8th in the Edward Manifold. Prefer others.

8. Wings Of Song (9)

Chased hard the entire straight to finish 0.2 length 2nd behind Konasana at Moonee Valley last start. Improving type.

9. Bon Mistress (5)

Ran on strongly to break her maiden at Geelong last start. This is a big rise in class.

10. Saxon Beauty (1)

Drawn the rails. Won a Wodonga maiden 2 starts back, then was 2.9 lengths 6th in the Oaks Trial. Not the worst.

11. Another You (4)

Still a maiden. This looks too tough.

12. Everlasting Kiss (10)

Ran 3rd in the Oaks Trial at her 2nd start. Rough place chance.

13. Lady Tempest (6)

Still trying to win a maiden. Not here.

Ethereal Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips Lewis Oliver’s Tips
1 Tropical Squall 1 Tropical Squall
4 Autumn Angel 4 Autumn Angel
5 Konasana 3 Coco Sun
8 Wings Of Song 9 Bon Mistress

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Caulfield Cup 2023 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 2 Caulfield Sprint 2023 (Caulfield 1000m)

Group 2 Tristarc Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Caulfield Classic 2023 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 3 Moonga Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Listed Alinghi Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Listed Gothic Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Five Diamonds Prelude 2023 (Randwick 1500m)

Group 3 Eurythmic Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Listed R.S. Crawford Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1000m)

Listed Seymour Cup 2023 (Seymour 1600m)  – Sunday

Ethereal Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Autumn Angel
2nd 1 Tropical Squall 0.5 length
3rd 7 Basilinna 2 lengths
4th 5 Konasana 2.1 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4

There were no scratchings.