Fillies Classic 2023 Race Details

Race 6 at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday the 28th October 2023.

The Fillies Classic is a Group 2 race held at Moonee Valley racecourse over 1600m. It is for three-year-old fillies and run under set weights conditions. The total prizemoney this year is $300,000.

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

How to pick a winner

Fillies Classic 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Following the early scratching of Pier Pressure, 10 fillies remain for the 2023 Fillies Classic. Three runners had their last start in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes over 1600m on 7th October and two in the Listed Reginald Allen Quality over 1400m at Randwick on 14th October while the rest came via different races. Two runners are sired by Dundeel.

The early favourite is Skybird who has won both her starts by good margins. The second favourite is Broadcaster who finished 3rd in the Reginald Allen. Third favourite is Captain Amelia who ran on from well back for 5th in the Group 1 Flight Stakes. Carina Queen has won 2 of her 3 starts while Aprilia comes off 2nd in the Edward Manifold. All other runners are currently $12 or longer.

Fillies Classic 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Pier Pressure (4)  – SCRATCHED

2. Aprilia (7)

Comes off 2nd in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes over 1600m on 7th October. Place chance.

3. Carina Queen (5)

Has won 2 of her 3 starts with the latest a 0.2 length win over 1400m at Sandown Hillside on 1st October. One of the main chances.

4. Captain Amelia (9)

One of 2 runners sired by Dundeel (the other is Oceans Of Energy). Ran on from well back for 5th in the Group 1 Flight Stakes over 1600m at Randwick on 30th September. Place chance.

5. Oceans Of Energy (6)

Finished 6th in the Listed Reginald Allen Quality over 1400m at Randwick on 14th October. Hasn’t won beyond 1200m. Prefer others.

6. Nodachi (2)

Ran 3 lengths 4th in the Edward Manifold. Won’t be far away.

7. Grinzinger Belle (10)

On a 7 day back-up after 7th in the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes over 2000m. Coming back in distance and could place.

8. Skybird (11)

Has won both her starts by good margins. Won by 1.75 lengths over 1200m at Ballarat on debut then won by 2.5 lengths over 1300m at Bendigo on 8th October. Looks good for longer and is a winning chance.

9. Poifect (1)

Disappointed when 7.6 lengths last in the EdwardManifold. Is better than that and has drawn the rails.

10. Broadcaster (3)

Finished 3rd in the Reginald Allen. Still a maiden but has placed in 3 of her 4 starts and won’t be a maiden for very long.

11. Quickster (8)

Finished a close 2nd over 1200m at Pakenham at her only start. Unlikely.

Fillies Classic 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips Lewis Oliver’s Tips
8 Skybird 8 Skybird
3 Carina Queen 10 Broadcaster
10 Broadcaster 3 Carina Queen
2 Aprilia 4 Captain  Amelia

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2023 (Moonee Valley 2500m)  – Friday

Group 3 JRA Cup 2023 (Moonee Valley 2040m)  – Friday

Listed Chautauqua Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

The Invitation 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Callander-Presnell 2023 (Randwick 1500m)

Group 3 Craven Plate 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Listed Brian Crowley Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 Cox Plate 2023 (Moonee Valley 2040m)

Group 1 Manikato Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase 2023 (Moonee Valley 2500m)

Group 2 Crystal Mile 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)

Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Group 3 Tesio Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)

Listed William Crockett Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Restricled Listed Inglis Banner 2023 (Moonee Valley 1000m)

Listed Belgravia Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Sale Cup 2023 (Sale 1600m)  – Sunday

Listed Northam Cup 2023 (Northam 1600m)  – Sunday

Fillies Classic 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 8 Skybird
2nd 7 Grinzinger Belle 0.2 length
3rd 3 Carina Queen 0.95 length
4th 11 Quickster 2.95 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 1. Pier Pressure.