Regal Roller Stakes 2023 Race Details

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

The Regal Roller Stakes is a Listed race held at Caulfield racecourse over 1200 metres. It is a run under handicap conditions and is for horses aged four-years-old and upwards. The total prizemoney is $175,000 this year.

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

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Regal Roller Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Overcast

Eleven runners have accepted for the 2023 Regal Roller Stakes Stakes.  There are 7 geldings and 4 mares, with two 4YOs, three 5YOs, three 6YOs, two 7YOs and one 9YO. Three runners had their last start in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap over 1200m at Flemngton on 5 August and six runners are first-up from a spell. Ciaron Maher & David Eustace have 3 runners.

The early favourite is It’sourtime following his nice win in the Aurie’s Star. Second favourite is Bandersnatch who is first-up after 18 weeks and can run well fresh. Third favourite is Thunder Beauty who will be having her first start in Australia after a spell of 58 weeks. Detonator Jack has never missed the trifecta, with 5 wins and 4 places from 9 starts. Rocketing By resumed for 6th in the Group 2 Missile Stakes, while Savannah Cloud is first-up from a 23 week break and goes well fresh. All other runners are currently over $12.

Regal Roller Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Bandersnatch (4)

The highest rated horse in the race and he has won 10 of his 36 starts. First-up after 18 weeks, can run well fresh and was runner-up at his only previous start at Caulfield. In the mix..

2. Rocketing By (10)

Resumed for 6th in the Group 2 Missile Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill on 5 August. He had a severe check at the 300m and should have finished closer. Place chance.

3. It’sourtime (6)

Made ground late for a nice win in the Aurie’s Star at Flemington last start, and has been racing really well this campaign. The only query is Caulfield as he has raced here 7 times for 6 places. Think he can get his first Caulfield win this time.

4. Thunder Beauty (1))

One of 3 runners for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace (the others are Chassis and Detonator Jack). Having her first start in Australia after a spell of 58 weeks. Prefer to see.

5. Chassis (11)

Ran 3rd in the Aurie’s Star at big odds last start. She’s racing well and can make her presence felt.

6. Savannah Cloud (8)

He is first-up from a 23 week break and goes well fresh. Has run well at Caulfield in the past and should be in the finish.

7. Detonator Jack (9)

This gelding has never missed the trifecta, with 5 wins and 4 places from 9 starts. First-up after a 28 week spell and has to be respected.

8. Umgawa (7)

Ran a great 2nd in the Aurie’s Star last start at big odds, but tends to struggle at Caulfield. Rough place chance.

9. Boogie Dancer (2)

This mare is back from a 22 week spell and was won 2 from 3 at Caulfield. Likes to race on the speed. Outside hope.

10. Laced Up Heels (3)

She started her career in Western Australia where she had 3 good wins. Having her first start for trainers Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr). Watch the market.

11. William Thomas (5)

Ran 3rd in this race last year. Just missed at long odds last start at Flemington and has placed in two both races this campaign. Likely to race off the speed. Won’t be far away.

Regal Roller Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Bandersnatch 3 It’sourtime
4 Thunder Beauty 7 Detonator Jack
6 Savannah Cloud 6 Savannah Cloud
2 Rocketing By 11 William Thomas

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 3 Premier’s Cup 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Vain Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Group 3 Quezette Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Regal Roller Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Savannah Cloud
2nd 8 Umgawa 0.1 length
3rd 3 It’sourtime 0.2 length
4th 7 Detonator Jack 0.4 length

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 2. Rocketing By, 5. Chassis.