Queensland Derby 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 27th of May 2023.

The Queensland Derby is a Group 1 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is run over 2400 metres.  It is run under set weight conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old. The total prize money is $1,000,000 this year.

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

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Queensland Derby 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

All eyes on Kovalica who has the right form for this race and should get a beautiful run in transit from barrier 5. It looks very hard to beat with J-Mac doing the steering. Aberfeldie Boy looms as a danger and just needs a pinch of luck from the draw to be going close. Promises Kept should get every chance from barrier 1 and goes in the mix while Stroke Of Luck is a good roughie and should run well in this.

Queensland Derby 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Kovalica (5)

Mammoth run in the highest rating race out of last Saturday. Many experts are questioning the quick back up but Chris Waller knows what he is doing. Good draw, J-Mac, best horse in this race. Shocked if it doesn’t win.

2. The Vowels (14)

Having a good prep but this looks too tough.

3. Aberfeldie Boy (8)

The danger to Kovalica and the only one in that. Brings in good form and gets the right map. Looks huge odds and the quinella pick.

4. Promises Kept (1)

Having a great prep and have this in for third pick. Nice map and draw, looks a solid place chance.

5. Andalus (19)

Can’t have.

6. Tapildoodledo (7)

Prefer others.

7. Waitak (15)

Can’t have.

8. Special Swey (17)

NZ raider who will need to be very specail from out there. Place chance.

9. Stroke Of Luck (4)

Can’t have.

10. Smartawi (18)

Prefer others.

11. Arby (16)

Can’t have.

12. Cut On A Dime (2)

Wouldn’t shock to run a placing.

13. The Englishman (13)

Can’t have.

14. Fame (12)

Good last start win but prefer in easier.

15. Xtrarevz (6)

Can’t have.

16. Sacred Mission (10)

This looks too tough.

17. Amalgamation (20)

Can’t have.

18. True Blue (11)

Leaning to others.

19e. Subarctic (9)

Can’t have.

20e. Artful Girl (3)

Prefer others.

Queensland Derby 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Kovalica (BB) 1 Kovalica (BB)
3 Aberfeldie Boy 3 Aberfeldie Boy
12 Cut On A Dime 2 The Vowels
4 Promises Kept 8 Special Swey

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 1300m)

Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Group 3 Fred Best Classic 2023 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Group 3 BRC Lord Mayor’s Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 1800m)

Group 3 BRC Premier’s Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 2400m)

Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes 2023 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Group 3 Hyperion Stakes 2023 (Belmont 1600m)

Listed Bel Esprit Stakes 2023 (Sandown 1000m)

Queensland Derby 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Kovalica
2nd 14 Fame 1.95 lengths
3rd 9 Stroke Of Luck 4.02 lengths
4th 4 Promises Kept 6.89 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 18. True Blue, 20e. Artful Girl.