South Pacific Classic 2024 Race Details

Race 2 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 13th of April 2024.

The South Pacific Classic is a Listed race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $200,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the South Pacific Classic page.

South Pacific Classic 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Open field. Razors will need luck from the draw but has been showing good ability and goes in the mix here. The best version of Amur would give this a shake but will need a bit to go right from out there. Heman should be around the mark and has the ability and upside to take this out. Panic has been flying through the grades and can handle this leap in depth. Gap to the rest.

South Pacific Classic 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Butch Cassidy (9)

Needs to lift on form but this is a slight drop in grade. Best efforts would give this a shake.

2. Amur (19)

Can’t have.

3. Kaizad (1)

Has the right running pattern to give this a shake. Can land up on speed from barrier 1, Tim Clark steering suits and very hard to knock how the stable are going.

4. Robrick (14)

Will need luck from the barrier but has claims on form. Has been racing well and been around the mark all prep. This race suits.

5. Razors (12)

Has good form for this and Kah steers. This race lacks depth and the price looks good. Hard to beat and deserving of being market.

6. Heman (10)

Can’t have.

7. Port Lockroy (17)

Had good support and ran a bold second. Barrier 17 will make things tough but can win with luck.

8. Rhythm Of Love (8)

Prefer others.

9. Panic (4)

Won well first up and should have every chance from the draw. Berry steers and while this is much harder it has plenty of upside and this looks suitable.

10. Sunshineinmypocket (15)  – scratched

11. Midnight Opal (7)

Has been just sound so far this prep but was excellent last prep and can bounce back to form here. Barrier 7 will afford a good run and Gibbons steers.

12. Lively (2)

Maps well from barrier 2 and should give this a shake. Harder here but has the form to be going close.

13. Kandinsky Abstract (11)

Won well fresh and may have come back improved. Has form around some likely types but form tapered off at the end of last prep. Goes in the mix.

14. Kirikan (16)

Prefer others.

15. Waverley (3)

Can’t have.

16. Kadavar (6)

Prefer others.

17e. Edited By (18)

This looks too tough.

18e. Misterkipchoge (13)

Prefer others.

19e. Suspect (5)

This looks too tricky.

South Pacific Classic 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
4 Robrick
1 Butch Cassidy
5 Razors
7 Port Lockroy

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2024 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 1 Sydney Cup 2024 (Randwick 3200m)

Group 1 Australian Oaks 2024 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 2 Percy Sykes Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 2 Sapphire Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Listed Fernhill Mile 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 WATC Derby 2024 (Ascot 2400m)

Group 3 R N Irwin Stakes 2024 (Morphettville 1100m)

Group 3 Auraria Stakes 2024 (Morphettville 1800m)

Listed Port Adelaide Guineas 2024 (Morphettville 1800m)

Listed Without Fear Stakes 2024 (Morphettville 1050m)

Listed Redelva Stakes 2024 (Morphettville 1100m)

Listed City Of Adelaide Handicap 2024 (Morphettville 1500m)

Listed Bendigo Guineas 2024 (Bendigo 1400m)

Listed Golden Mile 2024 (Bendigo 1600m)

South Pacific Classic 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 9 Panic
2nd 5 Razors 0.12 length
3rd 8 Rhythm Of Love 0.14 length
4th 1 Butch Cassidy 0.4 length

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 2. Amur, 10. Sunshineinmypocket, 14. Kirkham, 17e. Edited By.