Ortensia Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 5 at Scone Racecourse on Saturday the 13th of May 2023.

The Ortensia Stakes is a Listed race held at Scone Racecourse and is run over 1100 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions. 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 Ortensia Stakes page.

Ortensia Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

An intriguing race where luck in running will be crucial. Malkovich had favours in the run but kicked clear to win fresh and can do the same here. Quantico has an explosive turn of foot and is capable of winning when things go its way. Andermatt is hard to catch but can show up when on song while Dehorned Unicorn has to be respected returning off a length break. Talbragar brings in the country from and must be respected with the good draw and light weight. Plenty of hopes here.

Ortensia Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Eleven Eleven (9)

Can win but well overdue and would like to see it find the top of the podium again before considering.

2. Malkovich (5)

Excellent return when leading and beating a handy field. Did have favours in the run that day and might not get that here but has to be respected regardless.

3. Quantico (3)

Hard to beat and one of the better bets of the day. Absolute bomb on dry footing and will take beating against these. More than deserving of favourite.

4. Athelric (1)

Maps well from barrier 1 but is due for another win and has been mixing its form this prep. Leaning to others.

5. Andermatt (11)

Hard to catch and probably wants the ground to be wetter. Tricky draw and a few things to oppose.

6. Zethus (12)  – SCRATCHED

7. Dehorned Unicorn (6)

Might just surprise these fresh. Gets a gun draw and was excellent last prep. Well weighted. Keep an eye on the betting.

8. Dubbo Wanderer (10)

Can’t have.

9. Sneaky Paige (7)

Prefer in something easier.

10. Authentic Jewel (8)

Finds it hard to win and might find these too slick fresh.

11. Talbragar (2)

Solid chance in this. Brings in some strong form, light weight and maps well. Wouldn’t shock.

12. Le Melody (4)

Keep an eye on betting. Nice return win and is versatile in terms of its running patterns.

Ortensia Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
3 Quantico 3 Quantico
7 Dehorned Unicorn 2 Malkovich
11 Talbragar 7 Dehorned Unicorn
12 Le Melody 11 Talbragar

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2023 (Scone 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit of Boom Classic 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2023 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap 2023 (Doomben 2000m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Listed Members’ Handicap 2023 (Doomben 1600m)

Group 1 South Australian Derby 2023 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 SAJC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1400m)

Listed Adelaide Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2023 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2023 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Group 3 Belmont Sprint 2023 (Belmont 1400m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2800m)

Listed The Straight Six 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Ortensia Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Athelric
2nd 3 Quantico 0.1 length
3rd 5 Andermatt 0.7 length
4th 7 Dehorned Unicorn 2.52 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 6. Zethus, 10. Authentic Jewel, 11. Talbragar.