P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 9 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 19th August 2023.

The P B Lawrence Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Caulfield racecourse over 1400 metres. It is a weight-for-age race for horses that are three-year-old and upwards. The total prizemoney is $300,000 this year.

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

How to pick a winner

P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Fine

A capacity field of fifteen plus three emergencies have accepted for the $300,000 Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes.  Mr Brightside is the class runner and is well placed here first up under weight for age conditions.  Attrition is the new kid on the block and should get his chance to balance up and let down from barrier 12 with Ben Melham in the saddle.  If Tuvalu could find his best then he would be hard to beat.

P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Mr Brightside

Class runner.  Won two of Australia’s big mile races in the Autumn – the All Star Mile and the Doncaster Handicap.  The race looks to set up well for him from barrier 10 and he typically goes super fresh.  The one to beat.

2. Regal Power

Can’t have.

3. Tuvalu

Won a Group 1 Toorak last spring and was also placed in the Group 1 Rupert Clarke and Group 1 Cantala.  Didn’t come up in the Autumn.  His best clearly good enough but I would have loved to have seen a little bit more in the jump outs.  Shinn on is a big plus!

4. Aegon

Was last seen running fifth in the Champions Mile in Hong Kong.  Gets blinkers first time here and Michael Dee but has drawn the car park.  Could be the one flying late!

5. Western Empire

Has looked good at the jump outs in recent times but it’s been a while since he has done it on race day.  I want to see it first.

6. El Bodegon

On a Melbourne Cup campaign.  This just a pipe opener.

7. Francesco Guardi – SCRATCHED

8. King Magnus

Fresh from a let up.  Doubt he’s good enough to be a serious threat here.

9. Pounding

Typically takes a run to come to hand.  First four chance.

10. Buffalo River

Noted front runner trained by Michael Moroney.  Will give them something to catch.

11. Pinstriped

Was very good last prep, goes well first up and has jumped out solidly.  Should get a gun run in this.  Chance at odds.

12. Uncle Bryn

Talented horse who had a sneaky nice recent jump out.  Zahra and a positive looking map could see him run a place at nice odds.

13. Forgot You

Resumes off a lengthy break and gets no favours from the gate.

14. Golden Mile – SCR

15. Attrition

First up.  Progressive four year old who was unlucky in the CS Hayes before racing wide in the Australian Guineas and just missing.  Might end up on the back of Mr Brightside here which would be a lovely spot.  Chance.

16e. Chassis – 1st Emergency

Is going super but this is surely too tough.

17e. Deny Knowledge – 2nd Emergency

Won the Country Oaks by a huge space before spelling.  She might have a nice race in her this spring but think some of these might be a bit too strong late for her first up.

18e. Edison – 3rd Emergency

Big price Flemington winner last start.  Not here.

P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Mr Brightside 1 Mr Brightside
15 Attrition 15 Attrition
4 Aegon 11 Pinstriped
11 Pinstriped 9 Pounding

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Winx Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Show County Quality 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Toy Show Quality 2023 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 3 Premier’s Cup 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Vain Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Group 3 Quezette Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Listed Regal Roller Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Mr Brightside
2nd 11 Pinstriped 1.75 lengths
3rd 4 Aegon 1.85 lengths
4th 3 Tuvalu 1.95 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 7. Francesco Guardi, 8. King Magnus, 14. Golden Mile, 17e. Deny Knowledge.