Recognition Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday the 25th of November 2023.

The Recognition Stakes is a Listed race held at Doomben Racecourse and is run over 1350 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $160,000 this year.

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

Hong Kong Horse Race

Recognition Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Zarastro comes up favourite and will be hard to hold out despite the wide draw. Jones does the steering and this race is well within reach. Scallopini should get a good run from barrier 7 and this race is within reach. Startantes hasn’t won for a while but this race suits while Rubamos has plenty of class and can give this a shake despite the wide draw.

Recognition Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Scallopini (7)

Will need some luck from the draw but flies fresh, goes well over this trip and Thornton knows the horse very well. Strong claims.

2. Startantes (3)

Due for a win but maps for a gun run and gets the right race here. Should give this field a shake.

3. Holyfield (4)

Prefer others.

4. Irish Songs (12)

Will need plenty of luck from the draw but has been well tried in early markets and is capable of bobbing up at odds.

5. Comrade Rosa (14)  – SCRATCHED

6. Tumbler Ridge (2)

Hard to catch. Capable runner but is a market watch on his chances.

7. Rubamos (10)

Will get back and be running on. Good enough to take this out with even luck from the draw.

8. Zoushack (8)  – SCRATCHED

9. Beaufort Park (6)

Can’t have.

10. Azzareach (1)

Will need some luck from barrier 1 but maps well from the draw and has been well tried in early markets.

11. Five Ofxord (5)

Can’t have.

12. Animate (15)

Will need some luck in running but has a booming turn of foot. Good enough to take this out. Monitor any market moves.

13. Zarastro (13)

Racing well and has put together a superb this prep. Maps a little sticky from the barrier but this race is well within reach.

14. The Vowels (11)

Should be ready to peak. Tricky barrier but this race suits and may get a decent speed to run onto in this.

15. Don’t Stop (9)

Can’t have.

Recognition Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
13 Zarastro
 7 Rubamos
2 Startantes
1 Scallopini

Previews for other races this week

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Group 2 WA Guineas 2023 (Ascot 1600m)

Listed Carbine Club of WA Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Listed A.J. Scahill Cup 2023 (Ascot 2100m)

The Gong 2023 (Kembla Grange 1600m)

The Warra 2023 (Kembla Grange 1000m)

Listed Cranbourne Cup 2023 (Cranbourne 1600m)

Listed Eureka Stud Classic 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Listed Kilmore Cup 2023 (Kilmore 1600m)  – Sunday

Recognition Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 13 Zarastro
2nd 6 Tumbler Ridge 3.42 lengths
3rd 15 Don’t Stop 4.35 lengths
4th 14 The Vowels 4.54 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratchings: 2. Startantes, 5. Comrade Rosa, 7. Rubamos, 8. Zoushack.