Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 6 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 2nd of December 2023.

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is run under weight-for-age conditions . 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 Kevin Heffernan Stakes page.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Vilana will be hard to beat in this with the services of the in-form Jamie Kah and finds an easier race than last start. Unusual Culture ran well fresh and can build off that effort. The Inferno is absolutely impossible to catch but does drop in grade while the same can be said about Crosshaven who may just be in the right race here.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. The Inferno (8)

You’re braver than Buzz Aldrin if you want $6.50 about The Inferno who hasn’t won for its past 16 starts but does naturally look well placed in a field of this depth.

2. Vilana (6)

Looks the winner on race set up in this. Has been around the mark this prep and did a stack of work last run. Drops back a few grades and gets the very in form Kah to steer.

3. King Magnus (5)

Loves this track and trip and sets up to have last crack at them from the draw. This race is ideal.

4. Crosshaven (7)

Too hard to catch from a punting perspective and while it was luckless fresh it is a horse that mixes its form. Hard to have.

5. Love Tap (2)

Prefer others.

6. Not An Option (3)

Not hopeless but looks a bit out of depth here. Prefer others.

7. Don’t Doubt Dory (1)

Can’t have.

8. Pascero (9)

Big odds winning last start and on paper this race isn’t much harder. Warrants respect.

9. Glint Of Silver (4)

Has been around the mark this prep and due for a win. Can plonk on speed and give a sight.

10. Unusual Culture (10)

Good return run and should pose the danger to Vilana. Tricky draw to overcome but has the runs on the board and can prove hard to beat.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
2 Vilana
10 Unusual Culture
3 King Magnus
8 Pascero

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Listed Jungle Dawn Classic 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Group 3 Festival Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Listed Christmas Cup 2023 (Rosehill 2400m)

Group 3 George Moore Stakes 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Zipping Classic 2023 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Sandown Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 3 Summoned Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 3 Eclipse Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1800m)

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 3 King Magnus
2nd 10 Unusual Culture 0.75 length
3rd 2 Vilana 0.85 length
4th 9 Glint Of Silver 1.85 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratchings: 1. The Inferno, 5. Love Tap, 7. Don’t Doubt Dory.