Kindergarten Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 1 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 1st of April 2023.

The Kindergarten Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1100 metres. It is run under set weight conditions and is for horses aged two-years-old. 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 Kindergarten Stakes page.

Kindergarten Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A very tricky race with plenty of angles to take. Libertad showed an enormous turn of foot to win on debut but does leap a few grades here. Barber should be able to bounce back in this field and is suited by the drop in trip. It has the runs on the board. Zulfiqar has claims in this and can bounce back to form. Introducing & Pincess Dunhallow also have claims.

Kindergarten Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Barber (7)

Concede it needs to lift but hasn’t had much luck its past 2 starts and looks extremely well placed in this company. Provided it has another run in it this prep and finds luck from the draw it does look the winner.

2. Zulfiqar (8)

Has the runs on the board and just needs even luck from the barrier to give this race a red hot shake.

3. Godfather (1)

Big chance from the ace draw with Purton steering. Forget last start as it was never on the track and it is well placed against these after a very good debut. Can win.

4. Introducing (9)

Has the form around Shinzo which should be more than enough for this. Maps sticky and does a bit wrong in the run but has the ability and class to be taking this out.

5. Libertad (3)

Showed off an outstanding turn of foot on debut. Up a few levels in this but hard to knock. Maps well, gets the perfect draw and the camp are on fire.

6. Tumbling (5)

Strong debut from the leading camp. Much harder here and a bit suspect on the from but all they can do is beat what’s in front of them. Place chancer.

7. Fludway (6)

Prefer others.

8. Rimbaud (11)

This looks too tough.

9. Saltaire (4)

Gone on a wild drift. Trialled well and gets J-Mac, leaning to others with form but does look nicely weighted here.

10. Remedies (10)

Has been racing well and Lane is in the saddle. Barrier 10 may be tricky and leaning to the stablemates.

11. Princess Dunhallow (2)

Won with ease last start and the runner up has bolted in since. Kind draw and far from hopeless at odds.

12. Destructive Diva (14)

Can’t have.

13. More Than A Star (12)

This looks too tough.

14. Mathkhoora (13)  – SCRATCHED

Kindergarten Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Barber 1 Barber
5 Libertad 5 Libertad
4 Introducing 4 Introducing
2 Zulfiqar 9 Saltaire

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Doncaster Mile 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 T J Smith Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 Australian Derby 2023 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 Inglis Sires’ 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap 2023 (Randwick 2600m)

Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 P J Bell Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Roma Cup 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Group 3 WATC Gimcrack Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Perth Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Bendigo Guineas 2023 (Bendigo 1400m)

Listed Golden Mile 2023 (Bendigo 1600m)

Listed Clare Lindop Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Listed Manihi Classic 2023 (Morphettville 1100m)

Listed Pinjarra Cup 2023 (Pinjarra 2300m)

Kindergarten Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 Libertad
2nd 9 Saltaire 0.18 length
3rd 1 Barber 3.99 lengths
4th 6 Tumbling 5.59 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 8.

Scratchings: 3. Godfather, 10. Remedies, 11. Princess Duhallow, 14. Mathkhoora.