Premier’s Cup 2023 Race Details

Race 6 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 19th of August 2023.

The Premier’s Cup is a Group 3 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 2000 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old and older. The total prize money is $250,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Premier’s Cup page.

Premier’s Cup 2023 Preview

Track: Heavy Weather: Fine

Fawkner Park leads the betting and has plenty of ability. Unlucky last start and should be able to overcome the wide draw. Mach Schnell has an ideal running pattern and should be in this for a long way while Hosier bounced back to form last start and has undeniable claims in a field of this depth.

Premier’s Cup 2023 Runner by Runner

1. King Frankel (15)

Mixed form last prep but took on some hot races. Is up to this lot and has plenty of upside. Hard to beat if ready to go.

2. Cleveland (2)

Excuses last start and the first up run was excellent. Likely to be suited over further but has good claims in this race if primed. Market watch

3. Gear Up (14)

Sound few efforts last prep. Keep an eye on the market.

4. Desert Icon (9)

Has J-Mac aboard fresh which is a decent push for its claims. Maps a little sticky from the barrier but has a strong chance against these.

5. Bois D’argent (11)

Likely to be around the mark and it was a solid effort last start. Will need early luck finding a spot but comes into this as a good chance.

6. Fancy Man (8)

Prefer others.

7. Hosier (6)

Good run last start and kindly weighted in this field. Maps a treat and is a top 2 chance in a winnable race with race fitness on its side.

8. Point Nepean (4)

Market watch.

9. Military Mission (7)

Has a strong second up record and the speed to offset the wide draw. Any scratchings will help its chances in this big field.

10. Raging Bull (1)

Prefer others.

11. Athabascan (10)

Can’t have.

12. Bonny Ezra (7)

Looking for this trip and gets the services of Jamie Kah. Should get a nice run in transit and has good claims in this.

13. Iene Fortune (5)

Prefer others.

14. Fawkner Park (16)

Unlucky last star and had built up a large picket fence prior. This race is suitable and the booking of Gibbons is ideal. Very hard to beat.

15. Born A King (12)

Prefer others.

16. Mach Schnell (3)

Has a suitable running pattern and should lob up on the speed and give a bold sight. This is a suitable race.

17e. Wild Chap (13)

Can’t have

Premier’s Cup 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
14 Fawkner Park 14 Fawkner Park
7 Hosier 7 Hosier
2 Cleveland 4 Desert Icon
16 Mach Schnell 2 Cleveland

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 2 PB Lawrence Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Vain Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Group 3 Quezette Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Listed Regal Roller Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Premier’s Cup 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 7 Hosier
2nd 9 Military Mission 1.18 lengths
3rd 5 Bois D’argent 1.23 lengths
4th 2 Cleveland 2.49 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 7.

Scratching: 17e. Wild Chap.