Rising Fast Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 4 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 4th November 2023.

The Rising Fast is a 1200 metre open handicap race run by the Victorian Racing Club in late October. It is held at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The total prizemoney this year is $200,000.

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

How to pick a winner

Rising Fast Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Twelve have accepted for Rising Fast Stakes.  The current favourite is Triple Missile.  He ran well here first up, was second in this race last year and gets a big jockey change with James McDonald going on.  Spacewalk resumed a gelding at the start of this prep and has been very good in both starts this time in.  Chain Of Lightning was another who was good first up. The remaining runners are longer than $10-1.

Rising Fast Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Rocketing By

Is getting deep into his campaign now.  Happy to risk.

2. Chain Of Lightning

Good quality mare who was strong late first up.  Strips fitter here and has to be an each way chance here.

3. Gravina

Godolphin mare.  Resumes with the blinkers on and Mark Zahra in the saddle.  Wouldn’t be surprised to see her run a race fresh.

4. It’sourtime

Ran a good race here in the Bobbie Lewis, and the run was better than the form guide suggests in the Sydney Stakes when getting too far back on a tricky day to make ground.  Loves the straight and can run well here with Shinn in the saddle.

5. Triple Missile

Was second in this race last year.  Ran a cracking race first up behind Star Patrol.  That performance rated very strongly, fitter now and gets Jmac.  Top pick.

6. Crosshaven

Resumes.  Prefer him at 1400m.

7. Spacewalk

Big win first up against easier company then looked all over the winner at Caulfield and somehow got beat.  Has raced well down the straight in the past.

8. General Beau

Was well fancied first up at Caulfield and was slightly underwhelming there.

9. C’est Magique

Ran well here two back behind Star Patrol and Triple Missile.  Was an alarming drifter in the betting last start and ran accordingly.  Could pay to forgive.

10.  Najem Suhail


11. Cause For Concern

Duel acceptor in the last race on the program.  He loves Flemington and I thought his run last start was pretty good at Caulfield.  Not without a chance if they run here.

12. Garza Blanca

Comes down from Sydney.  Has been competitive up there in easier races.  Does get a nice drop in weight here.

Rising Fast Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
5 Triple Missile 5 Triple Missile
2 Chain Of Lightning 7 Spacewalk
4 It’sourtime 12 Garza Blanca
7 Spacewalk 2 Chain Of Lightning

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Victoria Derby 2023 (Flemington 2500m)

Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 The Damien Oliver 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 2 Wakeful Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 Archer Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2500m)

Group 3 Furphy Sprint/Begonia Belle Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

The Golden Eagle 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Giga Kick Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1300m)

Rosehill Gold Cup 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

The Four Pillars 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1000m)

Listed John Letts Cup 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Rising Fast Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 7 Spacewalk
2nd 6 Crosshaven 0.2 length
3rd 10 Najem Suhail 0.6 length
4th 4 It’sourtime 0.7 length

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 1. Rocketing By, 8. General Beau, 11. Cause For Concern.