McEwen Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday the 9th September 2023.

The McEwen Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Moonee Valley Racecourse and is run over 1200m. It is held under set standard weight-for-age conditions. The total prize money is $300,000 this year.

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

How to pick a winner

McEwen Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Chance of a shower

All eyes will be on Giga Kick as he kicks off a quest for back to back Everest‘s.  He is currently a shade of odds on in the betting and it won’t surprise to see him tighten up from that quote on race day.  The second favourite Imperatriz is no slouch.  She won a Group 1 here at her last start.  Rothfire looks the only other chance.

McEwen Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Giga Kick

Superstar sprinter who won The Everest last year.  Was second in the TJ Smith in the Autumn then won the Group 1 All Aged Stakes and Group 1 Doomben 10,000.  He’s got bigger fish to fry but his jump outs have been excellent and he proved 1st up last time that 1000m is no obstacle.  Expecting him to be too strong late.

2. Rothfire

Very consistent customer who was placed twice at Group 1 level in the Brisbane Winter.  He’s not in the same class as Giga but will have map favours and the booking of Shinn is significant.

3. Zoustyle

Goes well first up and is drawn to be right on speed.  In the mix for exotics.

4. Acromantula

Western Australian who was too good here last time against easier company.  Looks out of his depth here.

5. Imperatriz

New Zealand mare with an imposing record.  She won the Group 1 William Reid over 1200m at her last start here in March.  Think the draw means she ends up behind Giga Kick in the run and I can’t see her getting over the top of him.

6. Seradess

Quality mare but is another that isn’t up to the top couple in the betting there.  Can run top 4.

7. How’s The Serenity

Not here.

McEwen Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Giga Kick 1 Giga Kick
2 Rothfire 2 Rothfire
5 Imperatriz 5 Imperatriz
6 Seradess 4 Acromantula

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 Feehan Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)

Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Listed McKenzie Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Group 2 Run To The Rose 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1300m)

Group 2 Sheraco Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 (Rosehill 1400m)

Listed Farnley Stakes 2023 (Belmont 1400m)

McEwen Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 Imperatriz
2nd 2 Rothfire 2.5  lengths
3rd 1 Giga Kick 2.6  lengths
4th 3 Zoustyle 3.85  lengths

The track was rated as Good 3.

There were no scratchings.