Rough Habit Plate 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday the 13th of May 2023.

The Rough Habit Plate is a Group 3 race held at Doomben Racecourse and is run over 2000 metres. It is run under set weight conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old. The total prize money is $250,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Rough Habit Plate page.

Hong Kong Horse Race

Rough Habit Plate 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

All eyes on Kovalica who had no favours in the run last start and still kicked clear for a very impressive victory. The Vowels has done little wrong this prep and should be around the mark while Stroke Of Luck brings in the different form lines and can give this a shake. Hard to pot the way So Dazzling is going and this race is within reach for it.

Rough Habit Plate 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Kovalica (10)

Hard to not be impressed by the last start win when getting no favours and still getting the job done in easy fashion. Should be winning this.

2. The Vowels (7)

Can pounce if the favourite is having an off day. Honest runner that looks well placed for the placings and maps better than the favourite. Place chance.

3. Tapildoodledo (14)

Can’t have.

4. Waitak (11)

This looks too tough.

5. Stroke Of Luck (3)

Far from hopeless in this. Gets Nash from the kind draw and can run a positive race. Solid chance and the price looks decent enough to roll the favourite.

6. Brookhaven (1)

Can’t have.

7. Bulikov (13)

Prefer in something easier.

8. Yasuke (9)

Racing well and could find its way into the placings.

9. Snizzi (15)

Can’t have.

10. Cut On A Dime (6)

Not hopeless and could sneak a placing. Did a bit wrong last start but there form out of the race has been very good and maps well. Like it for the $15.00 placing!.

11. Xtrarevz (12)

Can’t have.

12. Burnt By Bernie (17)

Prefer in something easier.

13. Heika (4)

This looks too tricky.

14, Flash Prince (8)

Not this time.

15. Untethered (2)

Can’t have.

16. So Dazzling (16)

Racing well and suited by this distance range. Tricky draw and will likely have to get back in the run but can find the placing against these.

17. Special Swey (5)

Prefer in something easier.

Rough Habit Plate 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Kovalica 1 Kovalica
10 Cut On A Dime ($15 placing ) 2 The Vowels
2 The Vowels 5 Stroke Of Luck
5 Stroke Of Luck 7 Bulikov

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2023 (Scone 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit of Boom Classic 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap 2023 (Doomben 2000m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Listed Members’ Handicap 2023 (Doomben 1600m)

Group 1 South Australian Derby 2023 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 SAJC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1400m)

Listed Adelaide Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2023 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2023 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Group 3 Belmont Sprint 2023 (Belmont 1400m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2800m)

Listed The Straight Six 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Rough Habit Plate 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 17e Special Swey
2nd 2 The Vowels 1.5 lengths
3rd 5 Stroke Of Luck 2.5 lengths
4th 10 Cut On A Dime 4.25 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 1. Kovalica, 12. Burnt By Bernie.