Newcastle Gold Cup 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Newcastle Racecourse on Friday the 15th of September 2023.

The Newcastle Gold Cup is a Group 3 race held at Newcastle Racecourse and is run over 2300 metres. It is run under open handicap 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 Newcastle Gold Cup page.

View our Newcastle tips for today’s meeting.

Newcastle Gold Cup 2023 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Fine

Open field engaged. Cleveland bounced back to form last start but gets no favours from the barrier. Hosier mixes its form but best sees it go close. Kalapour is a model of consistency and can measure up to this lot. Bois D’argent goes in the mix but will need luck from the bad draw while Sir Lucan can lead these up and give a sight.

Many runners had their last run in the Listed Wyong Cup, Group 3 Premier’s Cup or the Listed City Tatts Cup.

Newcastle Gold Cup 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Navajo Peak (9)  – SCRATCHED

2. Cleveland (18)

Resumed and was excellent. Will need a peach from the barrier but is the best horse in the race and with even luck looks the winner.

3. Alegron (6)

Needs to lift but good enough to do so. Respect any market moves for it.

4. King Frankel (16)  – SCRATCHED

5. Bois D’argent (17)

Tough draw but having a good prep and can figure with even luck from out there. Has claims.

6. Gear Up (2)

Can’t have.

7. Sir Lucan (7)

Should be able to lead these up and give a bold sight. Maps well from barrier 7 and looks hard to hold out against this lot. Large claims in this field.

8. Hosier (13)

Mixes form but best efforts are good enough to give this race a shake. Keep safe from the wide barrier.

9. Desert Icon (1)

Not racing at its best but should get every hope from barrier 1. Keep safe.

10. Kalapour (20)

Consistent but needs a really good rise from the draw. Goes in the mix.

11. Spirit Ridge (15)

Strong run last start and just has to hold its form to figure. Top 3 player with even luck from the draw.

12. Torrens (4)

Can’t have.

13. Fancy Man (5)

Harder here. Leaning to others.

14. Military Mission (14)

Hoped for more last run. Keep an eye on the market for any moves and respect them.

15. Bonny Ezra (8)

Too hard to catch. Can’t have.

15. Bonny Ezra (8)

Too hard to catch. Can’t have.

16. Outlandos (11)

Prefer others.

17. Parry Sound (3)

Can’t have.

18. Raging Bull (10)

Prefer others.

19. Wineglass Bay (12)

Broke through last start. In no hurry to take those odds but still has claims.

20. Fay’s Angels (19)

Liked the last start win. Harder here but not hopeless.

Newcastle Gold Cup 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Cleveland 10 Kalapour
8 Hosier 2 Cleveland
5 Bois D’argent 8 Hosier
19 Wineglass Bay 7 Sir Lucan

Previews for other races this week

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)

Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Listed W H Wylie Handicap 2023 (Morphettville 1100m)

Newcastle Gold Cup 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 14 Military Mission
2nd 11 Spirit Ridge 0.34 length
3rd 8 Hosier 0.84 length
4th 9 Desert Icon 1.56 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 1. Navajo Peak, 4. King Frankel, 13 Fancy Man, 20e. Fay’s Angels.