Hill Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday the 7th of October 2023.

The Hill Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Rosehill Racecourse and is run over 1900 metres. It is run under standardweight-for-age conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old and older. The total prize money is $2,000,000 this year.

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

Hill Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Tricky race to sort. Montefilia goes right in the mix on best form. Hoo Ya Mal had no luck last run and is suited to this field. Protagonist should be ready to peak and gets the services of young gun Dylan Gibbons. Zeyrek should be around the mark and maps well from the draw. Hinged is yet to show much this prep but should give this race a shake. Fireburn rounds out the chances and will be hitting the line hard.

Four runners had their lead-up race in the 7 Stakes over 1600m at Randwick on 16 September, three in the Group 3 Cameron Handicap over 1500m at Newcastle on 15th September and three in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes on 16th September.

Hill Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Numerian (15)

Can show up in this fresh and looks well poised against this lot. Ran 2nd in this race last year. Tough draw but with a good ride it can take this out.

2. Zeyrek (7)

Likeable last start behind some handy gallopers. Berry has options from the low draw and this race is within reach.

3. Young Werther (14)

Too hard to catch. In a purple vein of form but looks outclassed in this.

4. Luncies (3)

Mixing form but its best can take this out. Maps well with Clark in the saddle. This race is within reach.

5. No Compromise (16)

Can’t have.

6. Protagonist (1)

Racing well and can peak in this. Needs a good ride from barrier 1 with its pattern but this looks a suitable race. Worth keeping very safe in this field and the ground gun Gibbons does the steering.

7. Hoo Ya Mal (6)

No luck last run and has been smacked in betting. Drawn to get more air this time around with the in form jockey steering. Hard to beat.

8. Sky Lab (4)

Getting hard to catch but absolutely capable of taking out a race of this depth. Drawn well and looks up to these.

9. Hosier (8)

Racing well but faces a tricky task here. Can’t have.

10. Mount Popa (10)

Can’t have.

11. Montefilia (2)

Ran 3rd in this race last year. Maps kindly and faces a suitable opportunity. Should be hitting the line hard and best form is better than these. Respect the market moves for it.

12. Hinged (5)

Yet to find form this prep. Best is more than good enough and proven above this level so keep an eye on any market moves. Can win and aided by the handy draw.

13. Magical Lagoon (9)

Can’t have.

14. Fireburn (11)

Will be hitting the line hard and has the turn of foot to win this race. Solid chance in a very open affair.

15e. Hezashocka (12)

This looks too tough.

16e. Ironclad (13)

Can’t have.

Hill Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
11 Montefilia 11 Montefilia
7 Hoo Ya Mal 3 Young Werther
8 Sky Lab 7 Hoo Ya Mal
2 Zeyrek 2 Zeyrek

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Turnbull Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 2 Danehill Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Gilgai Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 The Bart Cummings 2023 (Flemington 2500m)

Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1000m)

Listed Paris Lane Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Super Impose Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1800m)

Alan Brown Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1400m)

Tapp-Craig 2023 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 The Nivison 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Listed Queensland Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 2400m)

Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup 2023 (Murray Bridge 1600m)

Listed Kalgoorlie Cup 2023 (Kalgoorlie 2300m)

Hill Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 11 Montefilia
2nd 7 Hoo Ya Mal 0.52 length
3rd 6 Protagonist 0.87 length
4th 2 Zeyrek 1.94 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 15e. Hezashocka, 16e. Ironclad.