Grand Prix Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 16th of December 2023.

The Grand Prix Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is run over 2100 metres. It is for three-year-old horses and is run under set weights 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 Grand Prix Stakes page.

Hong Kong Horse Race

Grand Prix Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Felix The Scat has always had good wraps on him. He will do no work from barrier 1 and looks well placed in this field from the good draw. Encoder has plenty of class and is well suited to a field of this calibre. Shy Guy has been on the drift but goes in the mix from the good draw while Imezaaki comes off a strong last start win and has to be respected.

Grand Prix Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Felix The Scat (1)

Maps to do no work in the run. Has always had good wraps and is putting it together this prep. Ready to peak and gets the top jockey in the saddle. Hard to beat.

2. Encoder (10)

Tough draw to overcome but has the runs on the board and good enough to win this with even luck.

3. Shy Guy (3)

Has been on the drift but well suited from the draw and is nicely placed in a field of this quality.

4. Kirikan (5)

Maps well and did well to win last start. Can back that up here and will get all the favours in the run.

5. Winsome Star (6)

Gets the young gun in the saddle and ready to peak. Finds the right race and should give this a shake.

6. Imezaaki (4)

Good last start win and gets a gun draw. Hard to beat.

7. Supercrisp (8)

Can’t have.

8. Sonofdec (9)

Tough draw an rises in class but looking for three straight and can do that here.

9. Red Defcon (2)

Can’t have.

10. Chayse ‘N’ Adam (7)

This looks too tough.

Grand Prix Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
1 Felix The Scat
2 Encoder
3 Shy Guy
4 Kirikan

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Damien Oliver Gold Rush 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Listed Starstruck Classic 2023 (Ascot 1600m)

Listed Lough Neagh Stakes 2023 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Listed Gold Edition Plate 2023 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Grand Prix Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Encoder  
2nd 4 Kirikan 1.13 lengths
3rd 6 Imezaaki 2.7 lengths
4th 5 Winsome Star 3.24 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.