Star Kingdom Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 5 at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday the 25th of March 2023.

The Star Kingdom Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Rosehill Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and older 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 Star Kingdom Stakes page.

Star Kingdom Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Another competitive affair. Coal Crusher has been around the mark this prep and gets its chance in this. Weona Smartone has good claims from the Vandyke stable and gets Ryan Maloney sticking. Waihaha Falls will be hitting the line hard while a kind draw and maps looks suitable for Bacchanalia in this with the light weight.

Star Kingdom Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Weona Smartone (8)

Quality QLD galloper that can give this a shake. Keep an eye on the market as the form is hard to line up.

2. Hard Empire (2)

Can’t have.

3. Athelric (9)

Excellent return fresh and can give this race a shake. Barrier 9 suits to get the right tow into the race. Looks hard to beat against this lot and warrants respect.

4. Gravina (19)

Too hard to catch to be backing the win. Place chance in this field. Barrier 19 is a concern.

5. Dajraan (7)

Keen an eye on the market. Can show up fresh.

6. Jojo Was A Man (17)

Racing super and flies with Jones. Needs luck from 17 but this race is within reach. Good rough.

7. Ranges (16)

Can’t have.

8. Brutality (18)

Will flash late but suited with further and later on in the prep.

9. Coal Crusher (6)

Lands on the speed and proves hard to catch. Has the right running pattern and looks hard to beat in this suitable field.

10. Waihaha Falls (13)

Quality galloper that will need some luck from the draw but weighted nicely in this field and flies fresh. Looks a huge hope in this field.

11. Never Talk (12)

Will be ripping home late. Can take this out but has the running pattern that requires luck. Gibbons sticks and this race is within reach.

12. Flying Crazy (15)

Good chance at odds. If they go silly up front it can rip home over the top of this bunch and wasn’t far off Bacchanalia fresh.

13. Shelby Sixtysix (3)

Can’t have.

14. Clemenceau (10)

Suited out in trip and well placed here with a very good second up record. Needs luck from the draw but good enough to win.

15. Bacchanalia (5)

Well placed here to win again but The Face and Flying Crazy have claims at bigger prices. Happy to steer clear at the odds.

16. Kalino (1)

Well placed but will need some luck from the draw and the 1200. Track and distance stats read well and looks nicely placed.

17e. The Face (14)

The Face is huge odds here. Wasn’t far off Bacchanalia fresh and if thats the right form for this then it looks nicely placed in this field.

18e. Dalchini (11)

Better first up run than it looked. Will need a bit to go right but can win.

19e. Kipsbay (4)

Quality galloper with a kind map and good draw. Can win on returning and looks nicely placed.

Star Kingdom Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
12 Flying Crazy 1 Weona Smartone
11 Never Talk 15 Bacchanalia
4 Gravina 9 Coal Crusher
16 Kalino 3 Athelric

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 William Reid Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Group 2 Sunline Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Group 3 Alexandra Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Listed Valley Pearl St Albans Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Listed Albury Gold Cup 2023 (Albury 2000m)  – Friday

Group 1 Australian Cup 2023 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Listed Bob Hoysted Handicap 2023 (Flemington 1000m)

Listed The Roy Higgins 2023 (Flemington 2600m)

Listed Sunlight Classic/Moomba Plate 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

Group 1 Tancred Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2400m)

Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 2 Tulloch Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 2 Emancipation Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Doncaster Prelude 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 T L Baillieu Handicap 2023 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 3 W.A. Oaks 2023 (Ascot 2400m)

Listed Grandstand Cup 2023 (Ascot 1500m)

Listed Melvista Stakes 2023 (Ascot 2200m)

Listed South West Autumn Cup 2023 (Pinjarra 2200m)  – Sunday

Star Kingdom Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 15 Bacchanalia
2nd 14 Clemenceau 0.08 length
3rd 9 Coal Crusher 0.18 length
4th 16 Kalino 1.12 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 4. Gravina, 7. Ranges, 11. Never Talk, 19e. Kipsbay.