Schillaci Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 5 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 14th October 2023.

The Schillaci Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Caulfield racecourse over 1100m. It is for three-year-olds and upwards and is a standard weight-for-age race.The total prizemoney this year is $300,000.

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

How to pick a winner

Schillaci Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A small field of 8 have accepted for the 2023 Schillaci Stakes. There are 5 geldings, a stallion and 2 mares with four 5YOs, two 6YOs and two 7YOs. Two runners had their last start in the Group 1 Moir Stakes over 1000m at Moonee Valley on 29th September. The early favourite is the Henry Dwyer trained Asfoora who was 2nd to Imperatriz in the Moir. The second favourite is Uncommon James who ran 3rd in that race. Third favourite is Chain Of Lightning resuming after 16 weeks. Ingratiating ran 2nd in this race last year and is the only other runner under double figures.

Schillaci Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Ingratiating (2)

Ran 2nd in this race last year. Has had a 6 week let-up after running 3rd in the Group 3 The Heath 1100 over 1100m at Caulfield on 2nd September. Goes well fresh and can’t be dismissed.

2. Uncommon James (6)

Resumed for 3rd to Imperatriz and Asfoora in the Moir where he was taking ground off the 2nd horse late. Gets blinkers on for the first time and should fight out the finish.

3. Curran (8)

Returns from an 18 week break . Prefer others.

4. Lombardo (4)

Resumes from a 26 week break and was disappointing last campaign. Looking elsewhere.

5. Key Largo (3)

First-up after 26 weeks and has trialled okay. Not the worst.

6. Home Rule (7)

Won when resuming at Morphettville Parks then was 0.7 length 3rd over 955m at Moonee Valley on 29th September. Place chance.

7. Asfoora (5)

Ran 2nd to New Zealand star Imperatriz in the Moir when a new track record was set. Winning chance.

8. Chain Of Lightning (1)

Resuming after 16 weeks and goes well first-up. Chance.

Schillaci Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips Lewis Oliver’s Tips
7 Asfoora 2 Uncommon James
2 Uncommon James 7 Asfoora
1 Ingratiating 8 Chain Of Lightning
8 Chain Of Lightning 1 Ingratiating

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Caulfield Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 1 Caulfield Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 1 Toorak Handicap 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 Ladies Day Vase 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

The Everest 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 King Charles III Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Sydney Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

The Kosciuszko 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

The Silver Eagle 2023 (Randwick 1300m)

Group 3 Gloaming Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1800m)

Group 3 Angst Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Listed Reginald Allen Quality 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

ATC St Leger Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2600m)

Listed Hill Smith Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Schillaci Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 7 Asfoora
2nd 2 Uncommon James
3rd 8 Chain Of Lightning
4th 4 Lombardo

The track was rated as

There were no scratchings.