Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Hawkesbury Racecourse on Saturday the 22nd of April 2023.

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup is a Group 3 race held at Hawkesbury Racecourse and is run over 1600 metres. It is run under handicap conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old and upwards. The total prize money is $200,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Hawkesbury Gold Cup page.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Open affair over the 1600. Floating Artist returned in excellent fashion. Will need luck from the draw but nicely placed in this field. Lord Admore maps well and carries a light weight. Just Folk is in the mix and has good form for this race. New Mandate and Hopeful round out the chances in what is a wide open betting affair.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Skyman (2)  – SCRATCHED

2. Yonkers (17)  – SCRATCHED

3. Floating Artist (13)

Excellent first up win and finds the right race here. Tricky draw to contend with but very hard to beat if it slots in.

4. Just Folk (9)

Brings in very strong form and should give this race a shake. Slightly awkward map but well tried in early markets and right in the mix.

5. Berdibek (20)

Needs to find its best.

6. Desert Icon (12)

Prefer others.

7. Hopeful (11)

Quality galloper that is a big market watch in this. Live chance.

8. New Mandate (10)

No luck fresh and again has a wide draw but J-Mac booked and strikes the right race. Good hope from the Waller camp in a field full of chances.

9. Jojo Was A Man (16)

Bog average last week. May be looking for further now but does have a tricky draw and strikes a harder race than last time. Respect the market.

10. Lord Admore (5)

Weighted well and gets a nice map. Well backed in early markets and good hope in this.

11. My Whisper (18)  – SCRATCHED

12. Hosier (8)

Needed the blowout fresh and gets the right race to strike with the ever in form Dylan Gibbons. Good chance.

13. Aramayo (7)

Can’t have.

14. Laure Me In (14)

Hard to catch but mammoth effort last start. Keep an eye on the track pattern and is a chance if they can swoop on the day.

15. Character (15)

Needs to lift to figure.

16. Kiss The Bridge (6)

Sound first up run and can usually bob up at odds in a race like this.

17e. Superium (4)

Can’t have.

18e. Wild Chap (1)

Wants rain.

19e. Bold Mac (19)

Prefer in easier.

20e. Dynasties (3)

Needs to lift on her form to figure. Can’t have.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
3 Floating Artist 10 Lord Ardmore
4 Just Folk 3 Floating Artist
10 Lord Admore 8 New Mandate
 8 New Mandate 7 Hopeful

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas 2023 (Hawkesbury 1400m)

Group 3 Hawkesbury Crown 2023 (Hawkesbury 1300m)

Listed Hawkesbury Rush 2023 (Hawkesbury 1100m)

Group 3 R N Irwin Stakes 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1100m)

Listed Redelva Stakes 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1100m)

Listed City Of Adelaide Handicap 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1400m)

Listed H C Nitschke Stakes 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1400m)

Listed Mornington Cup 2023 (Mornington 2400m)

Listed Hareeba Stakes 2023 (Mornington 2400m)

Listed Mick Dittman Plate 2023 (Doomben 1110m)

Listed Princess Stakes 2023 (Doomben 1615m)

Listed Tails Stakes 2023 (Doomben 1615m)

Listed Sheila Gwynne Classic 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 8 New Mandate
2nd 6 Desert Icon 1.86 lengths
3rd 9 Jojo Was A Man 2.37 lengths
4th Just Folk 2.65 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 1. Skyman, 2. Yonkers, 11. My Whisper, 12. Hosier, 13. Aramayo, 19e. Bold Mac.