Fred Best Classic 2023 Race Details

Race 5 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 27th of May 2023.

The Fred Best Classic is a Group 3 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and is run under set weight conditions. The total prize money is $300,000 this year.

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

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Fred Best Classic 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

One of the best races of the day. Yellow Brick is a star and will take beating yet again. The ceiling hasn’t been reached for Hawaii Five Oh who is flying for the new stable. Zou Tiger has a stack of talent and strong form lines that would give this race a shake while Seven Veils is capable of producing a huge run if they over do it in front.

Fred Best Classic 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Fashion Legend (12)

Poor last start but dismiss at your own peril.

2. Yellow Brick (7)

Absolute winner that has come back super. Very hard to beat.

3. Swiss Exile (1)

Prefer others.

4. Zou Tiger (14)

Brings in some gun form and gets the gun jockey.

5. Soothsayer (13)

Maps tricky and might be outclassed in this.

6. Sandpaper (11)

Finding some consistency lately. Goes in the mix against these.

7. Atmosphere (6)

Good run last start. Harder here. Leaning others.

8. Hawaii Five Oh (9)

Class animal that can give the Everest a crack here. Maps to get a tow into the race and is flying. Hard to beat.

9. Lubrication (8)

Can’t have.

10. Sailor’s Secret (18)

Prefer others.

11. Larrikin Rogue (5)

Good win last start. Much harder here and barrier 5.

12. End Assembly (16)

Can’t have.

13. Cradle Of Life (3)

Can’t have.

14. Seven Veils (15)

Quality runner that will get back and steam home. The booking of Clark is ideal.

15. Mumbai Jewel (17)

Prefer others.

16. Portray (10)  – SCRATCHED

17. Kiko (4)

Can’t have.

18. Terziere (2)

Solid run last start and is in the mix.

Fred Best Classic 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Yellow Brick 2 Yellow Brick
8 Hawaii Five Oh 8 Hawaii Five Oh
4 Zou Tiger 1 Fashion Legend
1 Fashion Legend 18 Terziere

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 1300m)

Group 1 Queensland Derby 2023 (Eagle Farm 2400m)

Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Group 3 BRC Lord Mayor’s Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 1800m)

Group 3 BRC Premier’s Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 2400m)

Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes 2023 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Group 3 Hyperion Stakes 2023 (Belmont 1600m)

Listed Bel Esprit Stakes 2023 (Sandown 1000m)

Fred Best Classic 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 8 Hawaii Five Oh
2nd 2 Yellow Brick 0.75 length
3rd 12 End Assembly 1.44 lengths
4th 3 Swiss Exile 3.51 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 10. Sailor’s Secret, 16. Portray.