Four Pillars Midway 2023 Race Details

Race 6 at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday the 4th of November 2023.

The Four Pillars is a feature race held at Rosehill Racecourse and is run over 1500 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old and upwards. The total prize money is $500,000 this year.

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

Four Pillars Midway 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

As hard as it gets for punters with $9.00 splitting the favourites. Satness has been racing in very good fashion. Drawn for a kind run and should be in the finish. Resistible brings in some strong formlines and looks well placed in a field of this calibre. Backrower should have every chance from barrier 4 and has good claims in this finally drawing a gate. Oakfield Waratah rounds out the numbers and is well weighted but will need luck from the awkward barrier.

Four Pillars Midway 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Oakfield Waratah (12)

Going well but tough draw. Kindly weighted after the claim but will need luck in running.

2. Rebel Shadow (9)

Well weighted on best form. Respect any market moves.

3. New Republic (24)  – SCRATCHED

4. Irish Kisses (21)

Going well but very hard draw. Leaning to others.

5.  Oakfield Arrow (6)

Maps nicely and sticks a suitable race. Goes in the mix.

6. Deniliquin (14)

Can’t have.

7. Toesonthenose (20)

Going well but very poor draw. Place chance.

8. Awesome Lad (13)

Place chance with luck from the barrier.

9. Toronomica (22)

Good run last start. The barrier makes things tough.

10. Backrower (4)

Finally gets a gate and should get a soft run. D-day but does look well placed if finding its best form.

11. Bazooka (3)

Can’t have.

12. Epicus (18)

Prefer others given the tough draw.

13. Satness (2)

Racing well and looks to map to perfection with Ryan aboard. This race suits and it will be hard to hold out.

14. Smartawi (8)

Didn’t do much fresh but should be an improver. Respect any market moves.

15. Mydeel (17)

Too risky with the draw.

16. Victory Lane (23)

Can’t have.

17. Burning Need (15)

Racing well and has been heavily backed in early markets. Goes in the mix.

18. Sweet Mercy (10)

No favours from the draw but Gibbo steers and this looks its level.

19. Modern Millie (1)

Going along well and drawn to do no work. Goes in the mix in this suitable affair.

20. Resistible (11)

Brings in very likeable form. Tough gate but can give this a shake.

21e. Crackalacka (5)

Leaning to others.

22e. Sovereign Express (16)

Prefer others.

23e. Bluff ‘N’ Bluster (19)

Can’t have.

24e. Miss Checkoni (7)

Prefer others.

Four Pillars Midway 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
10 Backrower 13 Satness
13 Satness 10 Backrower
20 Resistible 19 Modern Millie
1 Oakfield Waratah 5 Oakfield Arrow

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Victoria Derby 2023 (Flemington 2500m)

Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 The Damien Oliver 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 2 Wakeful Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 Archer Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2500m)

Group 3 Furphy Sprint/Begonia Belle Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

Group 3 Rising Fast Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

The Golden Eagle 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Giga Kick Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1300m)

Rosehill Gold Cup 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1000m)

Listed John Letts Cup 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Four Pillars Midway 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 16 Sweet Mercy
2nd 1 Oakfield Waratah 1.15 lengths
3rd 17 Burning Need 1.17 lengths
4th 20 Resistible 1.39 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 3. New Republic, 4. Irish Kisses, 23e. Bluff ‘N’ Bluster, 24e. Miss Checkoni.