Seymour Cup 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Seymour Racecourse on Sunday the 22nd October 2023.

The Seymour Cup is a Listed race held at Seymour 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 Seymour Cup page.

How to pick a winner

Seymour Cup 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Two years ago Mr Brightside won this race. It’s a big occasion for the Seymour Racing Club with the running of their Cup returning to their track for the first time in four years. This year there are 11 runners for the 2023 Seymour Cup with 10 geldings and one mare. There is one 4YO, four 5YOs, three 6YOs, two 7YOs and one 8YO. Two runners had their last start in the Gold Nugget over 1600m at Ballarat on 22nd September while the rest all came though different races. Ciaron Maher & David Eustace have 3 runners.

The early favourite is Golden Path who is the youngest runner this year and has 2 wins and 2 places from his 5 starts. The second favourite is Flash Flood who won 3 races in a row earlier this preparation. Third favourite is Excelleration who resumes from a 36 week spell and goes well first-up. Place Of Gold is a last-start winner over 1600m at Moonee Valley, while Ascension won the Gold Nugget last start. All other runners are currently $9 or longer.

Seymour Cup 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Ascension (10)

One of 3 runners for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace (the others are Flash Flood and Junipal). He won the Gold Nugget last start when second-up and normally goes well third-up. One of the main chances.

2. Midnight Blue (3)

Stayer resuming after 30 weeks. Normally needs his first-up run. Wait for him over further.

3. Flash Flood (2)

Won 3 races in a row earlier this preparation.Two starts back he finished 2nd to Soulcombe in the Listed Heatherlie Handicap over 1700m where he only went down in the last 50m. Should be in the finish.

4. Junipal (6)

Only beat one home in the Gold Nugget last start but he has cardiac arrhythmia so there was an excuse. This is his best distance. Could place.

5. Teewaters (11)

Back from a let-up and has drawn the outside barrier. Needs a few starts to show his best and is better over more distance.

6. Lyrical Lad (8)

Has finished well back at both starts this campaign. Prefer others.

7. Excelleration (7)

Resumes from a 36 week spell and goes well first-up. Placed in last trial at Ararat and could surprise.

8. Golden Path (5)

This 4YO is the youngest runner this year and has 2 wins and 2 places from his 5 starts.He sped out to the lead in the Group 3 Sandown Stakes last start but was no match for Antino late and finished 2.9 lengths 4th. He’ll be fitter third-up and was a 3.2 length winner of the Silver Bowl Series Final over this distance at Flemington at his only other third-up start.

9. Chandon Burj (4)

The only mare in the race this year. She has placed at her last 2 starts, both over 2000m at Caulfield and returns to a shorter trip. Not the worst.

10. Place Of Gold (1)

A last-start winner over 1600m at Moonee Valley and has drawn the rails. Serious contender.

11. Station One (9)

Coming back from a 13 week break after a couple of poor runs. Unlikely.

Seymour Cup 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips Bryce Parker’s Tips
10 Place Of Gold 8 Golden Path
3 Flash Flood 3 Flash Flood
8 Golden Path 4 Junipal
1 Ascension 5 Teewaters

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Caulfield Cup 2023 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 2 Caulfield Sprint 2023 (Caulfield 1000m)

Group 2 Tristarc Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Caulfield Classic 2023 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 3 Ethereal Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 3 Moonga Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Listed Alinghi Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Listed Gothic Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Five Diamonds Prelude 2023 (Randwick 1500m)

Group 3 Eurythmic Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Listed R.S. Crawford Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1000m)

Seymour Cup 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Junipal
2nd 9 Chandon Burj 1.25 length
3rd 1 Ascension 1.35 length
4th 3 Flash Flood 3.85 length

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 7. Excelleration, 10. Place Of Gold.