Poseidon Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 4 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 16th September 2023.

The Poseidon Stakes  is a Listed race held at Flemington Racecourse and is run over 1100 metres. It is held under set weights plus penalties conditions for three-year-old colts and geldings. The total prize money is $175,000 this year.

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

How to pick a winner

Poseidon Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

This is always a good race with some of the better three year olds early in their preparation looking towards races like the Coolmore Stud Stakes on Derby Day.  This year looks no exception.  There is a strong Sydney contingent with top trainers Chris Waller, Peter and Paul Snowden, James Cummings and Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott all bringing runners down.

King’s Gambit, the third place getter in this years Golden Slipper, currently heads the betting.  He has trialed well leading into this.  I Am Unstoppable was a great run in the Vain first up and has the advantage of race fitness.  Pivot City blew them away in a Bendigo maiden five weeks ago, while Kandinsky Abstract looks a potential improver for Chris Waller.

Poseidon Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Barber

Had strong early two year old form but failed to measure up in the features.  Wouldn’t shock but happy to watch him first up.

2. Arkansaw Kid

Was unlucky in the Blue Diamond then battled on okay in the Golden Slipper.  In the mix.

3. King’s Gambit

Was ultra impressive breaking maiden at Caulfield last October.  Ran placings in the Silver Slipper and Golden Slipper in the Autumn.  Key winning hope and logical favourite.

4. The Instructor

Was a big drifter last start.  I don’t think he’s good enough.

5. Maharba

Resumes.  Was a winner this track and trip in February before running second to the Slipper winner at Rosehill.  Will have fans.

6. I Am Unstoppable

Won both starts in first prep.  Resumed in the Vain Stakes at Caulfield where he ran some excellent late sectionals to just miss Cylinder.  He’s a talent.

7. Lakota Fire

Good effort to win at the Valley last start but this is a significant step up.

8. Mexico

He won a Gosford maiden by two lengths first up.  Not sure he’s up to these.

9. Heman

Resumes.  Ran well at Listed Level at Eagle Farm before spelling.  Top camp.

10. Archo Nacho

Resumes off a short spell and a hot jump out.  Barrier 1 looks far from ideal but it would not shock to see him run very well here.

11. Kandinsky Abstract

Waller galloper who worked home well at Rosehill first up.  Started hard in the market there with J Mac.  I’m wary of him here.

12. Pivot City

Busted the clocked up winning a maiden in fast time at Bendigo on August 10.  Has jumped out well in between runs and looks to have drawn an ideal gate.

Poseidon Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
3 King’s Gambit 6 I Am Unstoppable
12 Pivot City 3 King’s Gambit
6 I Am Unstoppable 12 Pivot City
10 Archo Nacho 1 Barber

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup 2023 (Newcastle 2300m) – Friday

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)

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)

Poseidon Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 10 Archo Nacho
2nd 6 I Am Unstoppable 0.5 length
3rd 3 King’s Gambit 2.75 lengths
4th 8 Mexico 4.5 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 1. Barber.