Max Lees Classic 2023 Race Details

Race 1 at Newcastle Racecourse on Saturday the 18th of November 2023.

The Max Lees Classic is a feature race held at Newcastle Racecourse and is run over 900 metres. It is for horses aged 2 years-old and is run under set weights and penalties conditions. Colts and Geldings receive 56.5kgs and Fillies carry 54.5kgs. The total prize money is $160,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Max Lees Classic page.

Max Lees Classic 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Small field engaged and plenty of first starters. Plenty to like about the trials of Gram. Admittedly Godolphin had a tough recent carnival but they look to have a smart one here. Market Magic is a Colt sired by Capitalist that looks to move well. Body Of Venus is trained at the track and goes in the mix.  Triple Yes was solidly placed recently and has strong claims.

Max Lees Classic 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Gram (7)

Goes on top. Trials have been rock solid and this race looks well within reach despite the wide draw.

2. Market Magic (4)

Has come up favourite and is well placed in this field. The early market respect has to be taken into consideration, the stable demand massive respect and Tim Clark in the saddle is ideal.

3. Body Of Venus (8)

Prefer others.

4. Efharisto (6)

Market watch fresh with the young gun aboard. Trial was solid but leaning to others.

5. Erno’s Cube (3)

Looks the pick of the raced brigade. Sound debut and will be hard to beat if building off that effort.

6. Gimme Gimme (1)

Can’t have.

7. Nymphadora (9)

Prefer others.

8. Shoutaboutit (6)

Looking elsewhere.

9. Triple Yes (5)

Solid trial and a market watch here on debut with Clipperton doing the steering. This Filly from Yes Yes Yes showed good signs in the trial and a market push would be worth following.

Max Lees Classic 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
1 Gram
2 Market Magic
5 Erno’s Cube
6 Gimme Gimme

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Thousand Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 How Now Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Listed Caulfield Village Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

The Hunter 2023 (Newcastle 1300m)

The Beauford 2023 (Newcastle 1300m)

Group 3 NJC Spring Stakes 2023 (Newcastle 1600m)

Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1600m)

Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Group 3 R J Peters Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1500m)

Listed Placid Ark Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Jungle Mist Classic 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Max Lees Classic 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 Erno’s Cube
2nd 4 Efharisto 2.28 lengths
3rd 1 Gram 2.41 lengths
4th 6 Gimme Gimme 3.34 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 3. Body Of Venus.