Maribyrnong Trial Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 2 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 7th October 2023.

The Maribyrnong Trial Stakes is a 1000 metre set weights race for two-year-olds run by the Victoria Racing Club in early October. It is held at Flemington as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

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

How to pick a winner

Maribyrnong Trial Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

The early scratching of Alaa Plenty leaves a field of nine first starters for the Listed Maribyrnong Trial.  Godolpin colt Blue Illusion was impressive winning his recent jump out and is a logical favourite with Jamie Kah booked to ride.  Royal Hill is one at big odds that could surprise here.  He has jumped out well and it is often an advantage for the two year olds to be drawn close to the rail.

Maribyrnong Trial Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1 Alaa Plenty  – SCRATCHED

Son of Shalaa trained by Moody and Coleman. He’s finished second in two jump outs and looks professional enough but hasn’t seen the straight.

2 Blue Illusion

Godolphin colt. We’ve only seen him once publicly but there was plenty to like about his performance. Lead and extended under very little pressure and gets J Kah for this first up assignment. He looks the one to beat.

3 Bodyguard

Team Snowden galloper. Was a close up second in a Randwick trial. In the mix.

4 Centre Square

He has jumped out well enough and has been well supported early. Zahra / Maher & Eustace are a dangerous combo.

5 Cerons

Was second in Newcastle trial. Market says no.

6 Dublin Down

Ran home well to win a trial at Ararat with a good gap to third and gets D Lane. Each way chance.

7 Royal Hill

Did well to reel them in over 650m in his first jump out and then showed some real style in his latest one here. $51 seems big odds.

8 Wolfgang

Has come up second favourite. Looked good accelerating away in a 650m jump out but how much weight do we give that? Has since trialed up the straight where he finished third. Nice enough effort.

9 Altermatum

Beat Wolfgang home in a jump out here. He comes up $23 and Wolfgang comes up $4.4. Can see why Wolfgang is shorter, especially given Wolfgang carries J McDonald; however, the difference in price seems excessive.

10 Immortal Joy

Was third behind favourite Blue Illusion in his most recent jump out. Thought that effort was okay, and he gets Michael Dee. Overs?

Maribyrnong Trial Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Blue Illusion 2 Blue Illusion
7 Royal Hill 8 Wolfgang
4 Centre Square 4 Centre Square
9 Altermatum 3 Bodyguard

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Turnbull Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 2 Danehill Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Gilgai Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 The Bart Cummings 2023 (Flemington 2500m)

Listed Paris Lane Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Super Impose Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1800m)

Group 2 Hill Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Alan Brown Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1400m)

Tapp-Craig 2023 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 The Nivison 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Listed Queensland Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 2400m)

Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup 2023 (Murray Bridge 1600m)

Listed Kalgoorlie Cup 2023 (Kalgoorlie 2300m)

Maribyrnong Trial Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 3 Bodyguard
2nd 5 Cerons 2 lengths
3rd 9 Altermatum 2.4 lengths
4th 6 Dublin Down 3.4 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratching: 1. Alaa Plenty.