Sky High Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday the 11th of March 2023.

The Sky High Stakes Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Rosehill Racecourse and is run over 2000 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and older and is run under set weights and penalties conditions. The total prize money is $350,000 this year.

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

Sky High Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A staying contest over the 2000 and the current favourite is King Frankel. Returned with a solid first up win, will be strips fitter and maps for a sweet run in transit. The international raider Protagonist should run a bold race and gets J-Mac to do the steering. Sunshine Rising is building up to a win and looks suited to this race while No Compromise was excellent fresh and just has to hold its form to be going close here.

Sky High Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Explosive Jack (14)

Needs to lift on form but suited out to this trip. Respect any market moves.

2. Knights Order (15)

Will land on the speed and be hard to peg back. Well tried in early markets and has strong claims in this field. Tim Clark does the steering and the draw suits.

3. Huetor (3)  – SCRATCHED

4. No Compromise (5)

Excellent return ripping home in some slick splits. Maps to get a nice run in transit and with clean air he will be hard to hold out late in the piece.

5. Selino (8)

Prefer others.

6. Magical Lagoon (7)

Will enjoy this trip and has claims here fresh. Respect any market moves.

7. Stockman (13)

Wants wet ground and further.

8. Alegron (11)

Keep an eye on the market towards his chances and how wound up he is.

9. Gear Up (2)

Like the form lines it brings to the table and maps Kindly from the draw. The market will have a say late.

10. Arapaho (4)  – SCRATCHED

11. Surefire (12)  – SCRATCHED

12. Sunshine Rising (9)

Building up to a win and just needs even luck from the draw to give this a shake. Respect against this lot and the price looks right.

13. Benaud (1)

Chance here. Brings a good last start rating, suited by a rise in trip and will do no work from the draw. Large claims.

14. Zeyrek (16)

Good winner last start with a nice steer. Barrier 16 will pose some issues so where he lands in the run will remain key. This race is within reach and demands respect at the price.

15. King Frankel (3)

Keeps winning and gets its chance from barrier 3. This race has more depth but hard to knock the way it is going. The price has been well found but does look short enough now.

16. Protagonist (6)

Racing well overseas and is a big market watch here fresh with J-Mac and the kind draw. Strong claims.

17. Normandy Bridge (17)

Can’t have.

Sky High Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
4 No Compromise 4 No Compromise
2 Knights Order 15 King Frankel
16 Protagonist 12 Sunshine Rising
15 King Frankel 16 Protagonist

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 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 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

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

Sky High Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 16 Protagonist
2nd 14 Zeyrek 0.06 length
3rd 12 Sunshine Rising 0.39 length
4th 15 King Frankel 1.25 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 1. Explosive Jack, 3. Huetor, 9. Gear Up, 10. Arapaho, 11. Surefire.