Kingston Town Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 5 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 16th of September 2023.

The Kingston Town Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 2000 metres. It is run under set weights and penalties conditions. The total prize money is $250,000 this year.

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

Kingston Town Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Just Fine scored with good authority first up and can go on with things in this. Montefilia was enormous fresh before an even effort last start. Major Beel is suited to these and will be hitting the line hard while Navajo Peak was a surprise winner last start but no reason why it can’t make it two on the trot.

Kingston Town Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Knights Order (11)

Ran 3rd in this race last year. Would like to see a form reversal before considering.

2. Major Beel (6)

Hit the line well last start and is suited to this field. Out in trip is a big plus. Major player.

3. Manzoice (18)

Market watch. Needs to lift but is capable. Respect any moves.

4. Montefilia (3)

Ran 2nd in this race in 2021. Flat last run but loved the first up effort and does have a class edge on this field. Keep safe.

5. Navajo Peak (17)

Surprise winner last start. Won’t be easy from out there but hard to knock off the last start effort. In the mix.

6. Camorra (4)

Can’t have.

7. Protagonist (16)

Strong effort when resuming and finds the right field with the gun jockey aboard. Goes close with even luck from the barrier.

8. Gear Up (15)  – SCRATCHED

9. Bold Mac (10)

Finding form this prep. Respect despite the awkward ally.

10. King Frankel (13)

Strips fitter and like this field for it. Could shock at a price.

11. Sky Lab (8)

Needs a bit to go right to win but loved the first up run. Can give this a shake if the breaks go its way.

12. Bois D’argent (14)

Can’t have.

13. Benaud (7)

Runner-up in this race last year. Surprise winner last start. Harder here but wouldn’t completely shock and is racing in some good fashion.  Goes in the mix.

14. Fancy Man (5)  – SCRATCHED

15e. Al Aabir (9)

Prefer others.

16e. Just Fine (12)

Lovely first up win showing off a neat turn of foot. Can go right on with things in this and deserves to be favourite. Hard to beat.

17e. Parry Sound (1)

Can’t have.

18e. Tazaral (2)

Racing well and goes in the mix from the kind draw. No jockey booked.

Kingston Town Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
16 Just Fine 16 Just Fine
2 Major Beel 4 Montefilia
18 Tazaral 5 Navajo Peak
7 Protagonist 2 Major Beel

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup 2023 (Newcastle 2300m) – Friday

Group 3 Cameron Handicap 2023 (Newcastle 1500m) – Friday

Group 3 Tibbie Stakes 2023 (Newcastle 1400m) – Friday

Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed The Sofitel 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

Listed Exford Plate 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Poseidon Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

7 Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 The Shorts 2023 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Listed W H Wylie Handicap 2023 (Morphettville 1100m)

Kingston Town Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 16e Just Fine
2nd 13 Benaud 1.71 lengths
3rd 4 Montefilia 1.93 lengths
4th 7 Protagonist 2.88 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 8. Gear Up, 12. Bois D’argent, 14. Fancy Man, 17e. Parry Sound, 18e. Tazaral.