2023 Matrice Stakes Race Details

Race 6 at Morphettville on Monday 13 March 2023.

The Matrice Stakes is a Listed race over 1200 metres run by the South Australian Jockey Club. It is a set weights plus penalties race for horses three-years-old and upwards. Total prizemoney is $107,250 this year.

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

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Matrice Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

Following the early scratching of Designer Chef there are 11 runners remaining for the Matrice Stakes. Seven are geldings and four are mares. There is one 4YO, four 5YOs, three 6YOs, two 7YOs and one 9YO. Three runners had their last start ina BM 86 Handicap over 1100m at Morphettville on 25 February while the rest all came via different races. Five of them are first-up from a spell. Trainers Richard & Chantelle Jolly and Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea have two runners each.

The early favourite is 4YO mare Philonize who has won her last 3 starts. Second favourite is Calypso Reign who has had a 6 week let-up and has 3 wins at this track & distance combination. Third favourite is Agreeable who hasn’t raced since October. Kemalpasa has a great record at this track and distance, while Another Award ran 2nd to Philonize when resuming. The rest of the runners are currently over $10.

2023 Matrice Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Kemalpasa (2)

Has a great record at this track and distance. Ran 2nd in a recent trial.

2. Regalo Di Gaetano (6)

Resumes from a 20 week spell and having his first start for Richard & Chantelle Jolly. Prefer to watch.

3. Calypso Reign (8)

Has had a 6 week let-up and has 3 wins at this track & distance combination.Can make his presence felt.

4. Lord Vladivostok (12)

First up from a 16 week spell. Doesn’t normally fire first-up.

5. Noname Lane (1)

One of 2 runners for Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea. Resumes after 18 weeks. Unlikely.

6. Outlaws Revenge (11)

Narrowly beaten when resuming. Has won 2 from 4 second-up. Can place here.

7. Morvada (10)

This 9YO is the oldest horse in the race this year. Wait for him over longer.

8. DesignerChef (7)  – SCRATCHED

9. Agreeable (5)

Hasn’t raced since October and normally goes very well first-up. Place chance.

10. Another Award (3)

Ran 2nd to Philonize when resuming. Respect.

11. Philonize (4)

Has won her last 3 starts and has won 4 of her 5 starts at this track. Major contender.

12. Endlessly (9)

Has won her last 2 races at Morphettville . Big jump in grade but still a chance.

Matrice Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips
11 Philonize
3 Calypso Reign
6 Outlaws Revenge
9 Agreeable

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic 2023 (Kembla Grange 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Coolmore Classic 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Ajax Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Sky High Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 2 Magic Night Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 1 Newmarket Handicap 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Kewney Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Matron Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed Bunbury Cup 2023 (Ascot 2100m)

Listed Bunbury Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Group 3 Black Opal Stakes 2023 (Canberra 1200m)  – Sunday

Listed National Sprint 2023 (Canberra 1400m)  – Sunday

Listed J.C. Roberts Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1800m)  – Sunday

Listed Natasha Stakes 2023 (Ascot 2200m)  – Sunday

Group 2 Adelaide Cup 2023 (Morphettville 3200m)  – Monday

Listed Cinderella Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1050m)  – Monday

Listed Morphettville Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed C S Hayes Cup 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed Canberra Cup 2023 (Canberra 2000m)  – Monday

Listed Canberra Guineas 2023 (Canberra 1400m)  – Monday

2023 Matrice Stakes Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 10 Another Award
2nd 6 Outlaws Revenge 1.4 lengths
3rd 11 Philonize 2.7 lengths
4th 5 Noname Lane 3.9 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 8 Designer Chef.