P J Bell Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 10 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 1st of April 2023.

The P J Bell Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is run under set weights and penalties conditions and is for fillies aged three-years-old. 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 P J Bell Stakes page.

P J Bell Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Open field to close the day. Favourite Opal Ridge will be hard to beat. Parisal is hard to not knock and going well this prep. Dashing Legend can measure up and Magic Time has good upside. Even contest.

P J Bell Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Parisal (6)

Having a great prep and can win again in this hard to beat.

2. Opal Ridge (10)

Strong win last start.Rates highly here.

3. Dashing Legend (15)

Lost last start but can bounce right back in this. Keep safe.

5. Magic Time (8)

Exciting filly with good upside. Can measure up to these.

6. Avebury (2)

Beat the smart Wolverine last time out. That might be the right form for this.

7. Willinga Beast (13)

Needs luck from the draw but can measure up to these.

8. Russian Conquest (16)

Suited by a dry track if there is no rain and strong booking. In the mix.

9. Sumatra (7)

Can’t have.

10. Lady Laguna (1)

Should be around the mark and maps well. Keep safe.

11. Ojai (4)

Due for a win, leaning to others.

12. Mumbai Jewel (3)

Can’t have.

13. Portray (17)

Can’t have.

14. Ithadtobezou (9)

Can’t have.

15. Midnight In Tokyo (21)

This looks too tough.

16. Seven Sisters (14)

Can’t have.

17. Tsarina Sophia (20)

Prefer others.

18. Speak Up (22)

Looks too tough.

19e. Bindi’s Choice (18)


20e. Smooth Sailing (11)

Looks too tough.

21e. Sumptuary (12)

Prefer in easier.

22e. Sweetened (5)

Can’t have.

4. Wee Nessy (19)

Prefer others.

P J Bell Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Opal Ridge 1 Parisal
1 Parisal 2 Opal Ridge
5 Magic Time 5 Magic Time
8 Russian Conquest 3 Dashing Legend

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Doncaster Mile 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 T J Smith Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 Australian Derby 2023 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 Inglis Sires’ 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap 2023 (Randwick 2600m)

Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 3 Roma Cup 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Group 3 WATC Gimcrack Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Perth Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Bendigo Guineas 2023 (Bendigo 1400m)

Listed Golden Mile 2023 (Bendigo 1600m)

Listed Clare Lindop Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Listed Manihi Classic 2023 (Morphettville 1100m)

Listed Pinjarra Cup 2023 (Pinjarra 2300m)

Australian Derby 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 Magic Time
2nd 1 Parisal 1.34 lengths
3rd 10 Lady Laguna 1.59 lengths
4th 2 Opal Ridge 2.41 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 9.

Scratchings: 4. Wee Nessy, 7. Willunga Beast, 8. Russian Conquest, 15. Midnight In Tokyo, 18. Speak Up, 21e. Sumptuary, 22e. Sweetened.