2023 J.C. Roberts Stakes Race Details

Race 9 at Ascot on Sunday 12th March 2023.

The J.C. Roberts Stakes is a Listed race over 1800 metres run by the Western Australian Turf Club at Ascot. It is a set weights plus penalties race for three-years-old colts and geldings. This year it has prizemoney of $125,000.

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

J.C. Roberts Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

There are 16 three-year-olds and an emergency for the $125,000 J.C.Roberts Stakes and they are all geldings. Seven runners had their last start in the Listed Lex Piper Stakes over 1600m at Ascot on 25 February, three in a Class One Handicap over 1600m at Ascot on 1 March and two in a Class One Handicap over 1800m at Ascot on 22 February. The rest all came via different races. Trainers Adam Durrant, Daniel Morton and Michael Grantham each have 2 runners.

The early favourite is Playhouse Patron who was 3rd in the Lex Piper and has been going well this preparation. Second favourite is Demolish who finished 2nd in the Lex Piper. Third favourite is Another Chino who won at this track and distance last outing. Planet Cash won over 1400m last start and was doing his best work at the end. All other runners are currently $14 or more.

2023 J.C. Roberts Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Fly Away Home (3)

Hasn’t won or placed in 5 runs at Ascot. Seems unlikely.

2. Planet Cash (14)

Won over 1400m last start and was doing his best work at the end. Can figure in the finish.

3. Playhouse Patron (6)

Was 3rd in the Lex Piper running home from the back of the field and has been going well this preparation. One of the main chances.

4. Demolish (11)

Finished 2nd in the Lex Piper and should go well again.

5. Alaskalot (5)

Won over 1600m at Ascot last start and goes well at the track. In the mix.

6. Wozzeck (9)

Ran 4th in the Lex Piper. Not the worst.

7. Cruisey Roy (15)

Has struggled at his last 4 runs. Not here.

8. Another Chino (4)

Won at this track and distance last outing. Can figure in the finish here.

9. Lord Randolph (13)

Only beat one runner home in the Lex Piper. This looks too strong.

10. Travel Warning (8)

Resumed from a 10 week break for 8 lengths 9th over 1400m at Ascot. Looking elsewhere.

11. Special Sort (2)

Ran ninth last start at Ascot but is better than that. Sneaky place chance.

12. Ocean Avenue (10)

Still a maiden after 9 starts, Looks tested.

13. Big Red Hawk (1)

Nicely drawn and a genuine staying type. Chance.

14. Diamond Scene (17)

One win from 4 starts. Drawn the outside barrier. Prefer others.

15. Optimal (7)

Three places from 9 starts. This looks too hard.

16. Axeman’s Jazz (12)

A win and a place from 3 starts. Gets winkers on for the first time. Could show up.

17e. Arabian Dream (16)

Has only 2 starts and will find this very hard if he gets a run.

J.C. Roberts Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips
3 Playhouse Patron
2 Planet Cash
8 Another Chino
4 Demolish

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic 2023 (Kembla Grange 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Coolmore Classic 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Ajax Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Sky High Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 2 Magic Night Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 1 Newmarket Handicap 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Kewney Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Matron Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed Bunbury Cup 2023 (Ascot 2100m)

Listed Bunbury Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Group 3 Black Opal Stakes 2023 (Canberra 1200m)  – Sunday

Listed National Sprint 2023 (Canberra 1400m)  – Sunday

Listed Natasha Stakes 2023 (Ascot 2200m)  – Sunday

Group 2 Adelaide Cup 2023 (Morphettville 3200m)  – Monday

Listed Cinderella Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1050m)  – Monday

Listed Matrice Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1200m)  – Monday

Listed Morphettville Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed C S Hayes Cup 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed Canberra Cup 2023 (Canberra 2000m)  – Monday

Listed Canberra Guineas 2023 (Canberra 1400m)  – Monday

2023 J.C. Roberts Stakes Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 8 Another Chino
2nd 4 Demolish 0.39 length
3rd 16 Axeman’s Jazz 1.06 lengths
4th 3 Playhouse Patron 1.86 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 17e. Arabian Dream.