Kingsford Smith Cup 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 27th of May 2023.

The Kingsford Smith Cup is a Group 1 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is run over 1300 metres. It is run under weight-for-age conditions. The total prize money is $1,000,000 this year.

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

Hong Kong Horse Race

Kingsford Smith Cup 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A few solid chances in this. Rothfire has bounced back to form and will be hard to hold out. It can be sent straight forward from barrier 7. Vilana goes in the mix while a dry track is a good recipe for Converge who maps for every chance. A Case Of You looks poised to run well from the kind draw while the best version of Paulele would give this a shake.

Kingsford Smith Cup 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Eduardo (5)

Still racing well and is better on the fresh side. Expect the old fella to bowl forward and give a bold sight. Can win.

2. A Case Of You (6)

Import that boasts very good form lines and should give this race a shake from the kind draw. Hard to beat!

3. Paulele (16)

Ran 2nd in this race last year. Probably not at his best but still racing well. Barrier 16 makes life tricky but with even luck he can figure in the finish.

4. Rothfire (7)

Class act that is back at his best. Should land up on speed and prove hard to beat.

5. Vilana (13)

Classy runner that is better than last start. Suited by the rise in trip and just needs a tow into it at the right time.

6. Converge (1)

Classy runner that has options from barrier 1. Should be able to lob into a lovely spot and this race is a suitable target. Hard to hold out.

7. King Of Sparta (2)

Class act that gets a kind draw and suitable map. Suited to this field and will take beating.

8. Kirwan’s Lane (15)

Going along okay but prefer others.

9. Eleven Eleven (15)

Finished 3rd in this race last year. May be outclassed in this. Leaning to others.

10. Gentleman Roy (18)

On pacer that is tough as nails. Should give a sight out in front.

11. Think About It (8)

Just keeps winning and can add to the tally in this. Hard to beat.

12. Emerald Kingdom (4)

This looks too tough.

13. Alpine Edge (17)

Prefer others.

14. The Inferno (9)

Can’t have.

15. Promise Of Success (12)  – SCRATCHED

16. Palisipan (19)

Wont’ be easy from there. Leaning to others.

17. Chaillot (11)

Sparingly raced. Has a booming turn of foot and good enough to pounce on these late.

18. Irish Songs (10)

Prefer others.

19. Antino (3)

Flying but huge leap in class here. Prefer others.

Kingsford Smith Cup 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 A Case Of You 11 Think About It
4 Rothfire 4 Rothfire
1 Eduardo 1 Eduardo
5 Vilana 5 Vilana

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Queensland Derby 2023 (Eagle Farm 2400m)

Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Group 3 Fred Best Classic 2023 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Group 3 BRC Lord Mayor’s Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 1800m)

Group 3 BRC Premier’s Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 2400m)

Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes 2023 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Group 3 Hyperion Stakes 2023 (Belmont 1600m)

Listed Bel Esprit Stakes 2023 (Sandown 1000m)

Kingsford Smith Cup 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 11 Think About It
2nd 6 Converge 0.78 lengths
3rd 4 Rothfire 1.09 lengths
4th 7 King of Sparta 1.4 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 15. Promise Of Success, 18e. Irish Songs, 19e. Antino.