Sires Produce Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 4 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 11th March 2023.

The VRC Sires Produce Stakes is a 1400 metre set weights race for two-year-olds run by the Victoria Racing Club in March. It is held at Flemington as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

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

How to pick a winner

Sires Produce Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

There are thirteen acceptors for the Group 2 Sires Produce Stakes.  Veight is the current favourite following a six length win on debut at Pakenham.  Dubenenko was an eye catcher in the Blue Diamond and has been a well supported in early betting.  Ganbare has form around a number of the Golden Slipper contenders in Sydney and appears to be looking for 1400m, while Freakofnature was a good debut winner.

Sires Produce Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Amur

Blinkers go on for the first time but I think he is limited.  Happy to be around him.

2. The Spirit Of Zero

Tasmanian who produced a huge finish to get up in the final bound in the Gold Sovereign at Launceston last time out.

3. Ganbare

Has just got way too far back at his last two starts in Sydney.  The form around those runs is very good.  Expect him to be much closer from the good gate here.  Each way chance.

4. Tom Kitten

Only fair here on debut after a big drift, then won at Warwick Farm.  Is in the mix.

5. Fistsoffury

Was superb breaking his maiden on debut then was second behind Freakofnature at Sandown.  Drawn to do no work.

6. Freakofnature

Loved the debut win at Sandown defeating Fistsoffury who was coming off a very good win at Pakenham.  Also love that he has been back to the jump outs since.  Do not love barrier 12 – will need a good ride!

7. Veight

Won by a big space at Pakenham on debut and looked to have plenty more to offer on the line.  Winkers go on for this and has drawn well.

8. Apulia

Blinkers go on after a fourth place finish at Sandown last start.  Needs to find a few lengths.

9. Alsonso

Kept finding after being under pressure along way out here over 1100m on debut.  The extra distance and blinkers should really suit.

10. Flyball

Finished off nicely at Pakenham on debut and gets Jamie Kah for this.  Could surprise.

11. Dubenko

South Australian who was a big flashing light run in the Blue Diamond at a huge price.  She ran the fastest last 200m sectional of the race and did not appear to be stopping suggesting she can get the 1400m.  Rates highly.

12. Sassy Boom

Raced away to win a two year old event over 1200m first up.    1400m suits.

13. Portorosa

Found the line well over 1000m on debut at Randwick, then got chopped out at a key stage in the Sweet Embrace at 1200m.  Chance.

Sires Produce Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
13 Portorosa 7 Veight
3 Ganbare 1 Amur
11 Dubenko 11 Dubenko
6 Freakofnature 2 The Spirit Of Zero

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic 2023 (Kembla Grange 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Coolmore Classic 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Ajax Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Sky High Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 2 Magic Night Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 1 Newmarket Handicap 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Kewney Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Matron Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed Bunbury Cup 2023 (Ascot 2100m)

Listed Bunbury Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Group 3 Black Opal Stakes 2023 (Canberra 1200m)  – Sunday

Listed National Sprint 2023 (Canberra 1400m)  – Sunday

Listed J.C. Roberts Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1800m)  – Sunday

Listed Natasha Stakes 2023 (Ascot 2200m)  – Sunday

Group 2 Adelaide Cup 2023 (Morphettville 3200m)  – Monday

Listed Cinderella Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1050m)  – Monday

Listed Matrice Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1200m)  – Monday

Listed Morphettville Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed C S Hayes Cup 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed Canberra Cup 2023 (Canberra 2000m)  – Monday

Listed Canberra Guineas 2023 (Canberra 1400m)  – Monday

Sires Produce Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 7 Veight
2nd 8 Apulia 2 lengths
3rd 1 Amur 3.25 lengths
4th 5 Fistsoffury 4 lengths

10, Flyball fell and 11. Dubenenko was brought down.

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.