Sale Cup 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Sale Racecourse on Sunday the 29th October 2023.

The Sale Cup is a Listed race held at Sale racecourse over 1600m. It is an open handicap. The total prizemoney this year is $200,000.

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

How to pick a winner

Sale Cup 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

There are 9 runners for the 2023 Sale Cup with 8 geldings and one mare. There is one 4YO, six 6YOs, one 7YO and one 8YO. All runners came though different races. The early favourite  is Maktoob who won over 1700m at Caulfield 2 weeks ago  Second favourite is Rubamos who was a close 3rd in the Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes last start. Third favourite is Keats who resumes from a 13 week spell and won his only previous start at this track. Deepstrike has been racing at metropolitan level. All other runners are currently $20 or longer.

Sale Cup 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Riyazan (1)

Has finished well back at all 3 starts this preparation in Melbourne. Gets blinkers on for the first time and has drawn the rails, but still looks unlikely.

2. Rubamos (8)

He was a close 3rd in the Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield last start in his first run in the Melbourne direction. Should be fitter third-up and rates highly.

3. Keats (5)

Resumes from a 13 week spell and won his only previous start at this track. In the mix.

4. Deepstrike (6)

Has been racing at metropolitan level. Comes back in distance after a 9 week let-up. Place hope.

5. Maktoob (3)

Won over 1700m at Caulfield 2 weeks ago and was 3rd at Flemington the start before. Comes back to country level and shoud fight out the finish.

6. Starspangled Baby (9)

She was a narrow winner over 1500m at Mornington before 7th over 2025m in the Pinker Pinker Plate at Cranbourne.Back in distance suits and she could place.

7. Flying Basil (2)

Finished last over 1600m at Moonee Valley when resuming and normally needs his first couple of runs. Prefer others.

8. Seafield Road (7)

Led over 1740m at Sale on 11th October before fading in the final 200m to finish 9th. Hard to get enthused.

9. Fine Weather (4)

First-up from a 16 week spell. Unlikely.

Sale Cup 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips Bryce Parker’s Tips
5 Maktoob 2 Rubamos
2 Rubamos 4 Deepstrike
4 Deepstrike 6 Starspangled Baby
3 Keats 8 Seafield Road

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2023 (Moonee Valley 2500m)  – Friday

Group 3 JRA Cup 2023 (Moonee Valley 2040m)  – Friday

Listed Chautauqua Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

The Invitation 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Callander-Presnell 2023 (Randwick 1500m)

Group 3 Craven Plate 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Listed Brian Crowley Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 Cox Plate 2023 (Moonee Valley 2040m)

Group 1 Manikato Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase 2023 (Moonee Valley 2500m)

Group 2 Crystal Mile 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)

Group 2 Fillies Classic 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)

Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Group 3 Tesio Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)

Listed William Crockett Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Restricled Listed Inglis Banner 2023 (Moonee Valley 1000m)

Listed Belgravia Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Northam Cup 2023 (Northam 1600m)  – Sunday

Sale Cup 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 Maktoob  
2nd 3 Keats  
3rd 1 Riyazan  
4th 6 Starspanled Baby  

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