Gai Waterhouse Classic 2023 Race Details

Race 9 at Ipswich Racecourse on Saturday the 17th of June 2023.

The Gai Waterhouse Classic is a Listed race held at Ipswich Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions and is for fillies and mares. The total prize money is $160,000 this year.

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

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Gai Waterhouse Classic Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Lady Laguna has been good to date and finds a suitable race. Majestic Shot looks hard to hold out and was an impressive last start winner. Russian Conquest strikes a suitable race and should give this a shake while Snapped has good claims. The best version of Sneaky Five also sees it go close.

Gai Waterhouse Classic 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Sneaky Five (6)

Maps well and is having a good prep. Should be around the mark from the ideal draw and has likeable claims in this field.

2. Better Get Set (7)

Strips fitter and can give this a shake on best form.

3. Lady Laguna (12)

Tough draw but classy runner that has strong claims in this race.

4. Majestic Shot (18)

Ran 3rd in this race last year. Hard barrier and may need some luck in running but big fan and will be rocketing home late.

5. Tilianam (11)

Good last start win but will need some luck from the draw. Well backed in early markets.

6. Chassis (2)

Nommed elsewhere. Good last start win and has good claims in this field.

7. Faschanel (20)

Prefer others.

8. Hellfest (21)

Needs a lot to go right from the draw. Has claims but this is a tricky race.

9. Enterprise Pomme (19)

Mixes form and will need some luck from out there. Prefer others.

10. Extremist (10)  – SCRATCHED

11. Snapped (1)

Will need some luck from barrier but good enough to take this out. Will be relying on the gaps at the right rime but has strong claims.

12. Sneaky Paige (14)  – SCRATCHED

13. Lasting Kiss (17)  – SCRATCHED

14. Self Indulgent (16)

Due or a change of luck but will need luck from the draw. Keep safe.

15. Russian Conquest (3)

Looked back on track last run. Maps well and goes in the mix against these.

16. Winning Verse (15)  – SCRATCHED

17e. Love Sensation (13)

Keep an eye on the market.

18e. Ravaged Award (8)

Prefer others.

19e. Billiondollarbaby (4)

Best roughie in the race. Good enough to win this from the draw if it gains a start.

20e. Wegobam (9)

Prefer others.

21e. Typhoon Tavi (5)

Can’t have.

Gai Waterhouse Classic 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
15 Russian Conquest 11 Snapped
5 Tilianam 15 Russian Conquest
3 Lady Laguna 14 Self Indulgent
4 Majestic Shot 5 Tilianam

Previews for other races this week

Listed W J McKell Cup 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Listed Eye Liner Stakes 2023 (Ipswich 1350m)

Listed Ipswich Cup 2023 (Ipswich 2150m)

Listed Belmont Guineas 2023 (Belmont 1600m)

Gai Waterhouse Classic 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Chassis
2nd 2 Better Get Set 1 length
3rd 8 Hellfest 1.5 length
4th 14 Self Indulgent 1.6 length

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 3. Lady Laguna, 7. Fashchanel, 10. Extremist, 12. Sneaky Paige, 13. Lasting Kiss, 16. Winning Verse, 17e. Love Sensation, 20e. Wegobam.