Ortensia Stakes 2024 Race Details

Race 7 at Scone Racecourse on Saturday the 18th of May 2024.

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 $200,000 this year.

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

Ortensia Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Good  Weather: Fine

Parisal beat Eagle Nest when resuming which is good form for this. Maps for a lovely run and looks very hard to beat. Hard to knock Opal Ridge who is drawn wide but is 2/2 at this track and flies fresh. Ticks plenty of boxes and presents good value. Insurrection has plenty of speed and has an outstanding record with Lloyd aboard. Iowna Merc has been well backed in early markets and goes in the mix.

Ortensia Stakes 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Insurrection (3)

Hard to knock. Comes up with a kind draw, is 5/6 with Lloyd aboard and proven at this level. Likes racing over the trip but does see the track for the first time like some of these.

2. Special Reward (16)

Can’t have.

3. Spacewalk (6)

Overdid it fresh and just has to settle better in this to give this race a shake. Capable on its day but does tend to do things wrong at times.

5. Hard To Say (4)

Good last start win beating Manhood. Much harder here but comes up with a kind draw. Top 4 chance.

6. Opal Ridge (14)

Flies fresh, 2/2 here and is the class of the race. So much to like a bout its win last year on this day in the Luskin Star Stakes. Big hope and ticks all the boxes.

7. Bacchanalia (12)

Can’t have.

9. Le Melody (10)

Prefer others.

10. With Your Blessing (1)

This looks too tough.

11. Quick Tempo (8)

Can’t have.

12. Xtravagant Star (2)

Needs to lift off the back of last start. Good enough to take this out and comes up with a kind draw. Can win.

13. Cavalier Charles (9)

Can’t have.

14. Penthouse (18)

Prefer others.

15. Iowna Merc (17)

Happy to look past now at the price. Brilliant trial but no one missed it and barrier 17 is a task. Can win but feel others bring slightly better form to this.

17. Manhood (13)

Can’t have.

18. Mabel (11)

This looks too tough.

4. Parisal (5) – scratched

8. Ballroom Bella (7) – scratched

16. Barassi (15) – scratched

Ortensia Stakes 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
6 Opal Ridge
5 Hard To Say
1 Insurrection
3 Spacewalk

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2024 (Scone 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2024 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit Of Boom Classic 2024 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2024 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 3 Chairmans Handicap 2024 (Doomben 2000m)

Listed Members Handicap 2024 (Doomben 1600m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2024 (Doomben 1110m)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2024 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2024 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2024 (Flemington 2800m)

Listed Straight Six 2024 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 3 Belmont Sprint 2024 (Belmont 1400m)

Ortensia Stakes 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6. Opal Ridge
2nd 11. Quick Tempo 0.65 length
3rd 15. Iowna Merc 0.86 length
4th 13. Cavalier Charles 0.93 length

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratchings: 3. Spacewalk, 4. Parisal, 7. Bacchanalia, 8. Ballroom Bella, 12. Xtravagant Star, 14. Penthouse, 16. Barassi, 17e. Manhood.