2023 R N Irwin Stakes Race Details

Race 9 at Morphettville Parks on Saturday 22nd April 2023.

The R N Irwin Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Morphettville Parks racecourse over 1100 metres. It is run under standard weight-for-age conditions. The total prizemoney is $127,250 this year.

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

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R N Irwin Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

Following the early scratchings of I Am Bene and Tycoon Humma, 11 runners remain for the R N Irwin Stakes. There are five 4YOS, five 5YOs and a 7YO with 4 mares, 6 geldings and one stallion. Two of the runners had their last start in the Listed Manihi Classic over 1100m at Morphettville on 1 April, while the rest all came via different races. Two are first-up after a spell. Trainers Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas, David Jolly and Phillip Stokes all have 2 runners.

The early favourite is Kallos trained by James Cummings, who has won his last 2 starts. Second favourite is In The Boat who has been runner-up at both starts this campaign. Third favourite is Seradess who was 2nd at Flemington last start. Another Award has a win and a place from 3 runs this campaign. The rest of the runners are currently over $10.

2023 R N Irwin Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Kallos (12)

Trained by James Cummings, he has won his last 2 starts – both over 1000m at Flemington. He has 2 wins at this 1100m distance and is a winning chance.

2. In The Boat (7)

He has been runner-up at both starts this campaign. Finished 0.3 length 2nd in the Listed Abell Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley when resuming, then fought hard to only go down late for 0.7 length 2nd in The Country Discovery over 1100m at Geelong on 7 April. Major contender.

3. General Beau (9)

Resumes from a 25 week spell. Prefer to see.

4. Shamino (4)

The oldest runner this year, and one of 2 runners for Phillip Stokes (the other is Mileva). Won the Listed Durbridge Stakes over this distance earlier in the year. Place chance.

5. Larimer Street (11)

One of 2 runners for David Jolly (the other is Gaze Grise). Returns from a 9 week let-up after winning 2 in a row at Murray Bridge then Morphettville Parks. Well placed.

6. Manhatten Times (8)

One of 2 runners for Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas (the other is Another Award). Resumes from a 17 week spell. Prefer others.

7. Queman (1)

Has been in the quinella at his last 4 runs. Finished 2nd in the Listed Manihi Classic last start. Drawn to do no work and is in the mix.

8. Mileva (10)

Finished 3rd in the Abell Stakes last start. Rough place chance.

9. Seradess (3)

Was a close 2nd over 1100m at Flemington last start. Not the worst.

10. Another Award (5)

Won the Matrice stakes then was 1.2 lengths 4th in the Manihi Classic. Goes well at the track and should make her presence felt.

11. I Am Bene (2)  – SCRATCHED

12. Gaze Grise (6)

Came from well back and worked home strongly for 0.8 length 2nd in the Listed Hills Railway Stakes over 1100m at Oakbank on 8 April. Not the worst.

13. Tycoon Humma (13)  – SCRATCHED

R N Irwin Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Kallos
2 In The Boat
10 Another Award
5 Larimer Street

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2023 (Hawkesbury 1600m)

Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas 2023 (Hawkesbury 1400m)

Group 3 Hawkesbury Crown 2023 (Hawkesbury 1300m)

Listed Hawkesbury Rush 2023 (Hawkesbury 1100m)

Listed Redelva Stakes 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1100m)

Listed City Of Adelaide Handicap 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1400m)

Listed H C Nitschke Stakes 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1400m)

Listed Mornington Cup 2023 (Mornington 2400m)

Listed Hareeba Stakes 2023 (Mornington 2400m)

Listed Mick Dittman Plate 2023 (Doomben 1110m)

Listed Princess Stakes 2023 (Doomben 1615m)

Listed Tails Stakes 2023 (Doomben 1615m)

Listed Sheila Gwynne Classic 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

2023 R N Irwin Stakes Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Kallos
2nd 8 Mileva 1.3 lengths
3rd 10 Another Award 2 lengths
4th 9 Seradess 2.4 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 11. I Am Bene, 13. Tycoon Humma.