Sydney Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 6 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 14th of October 2023.

The Sydney Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and older and is run under weight-for-age conditions. The total prize money is $2,000,000 this year.

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

Sydney Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Open field. Bella Nipotina is a dual acceptor and if she doesn’t run here she is a huge chance. Has to be respected in a field of this depth. Vilana goes in the mix but will need a touch of luck from barrier 7. King Of Sparta is much the same jumping from barrier 17 but does have claims in this while I Am Me knows where the line is and has plenty of class. Handy race with plenty of hopes.

Sydney Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. King Of Sparta (17)

Has plenty of class and is the one to beat but has a very tough draw to contend with and will need things to fall into place.

2. Vilana (7)

Maps a little tricky from barrier 7 but one of the best horses in this race and is well up to this grade. Goes on top.

3. Rustic Steel (18)

Can’t have.

4. Rocketing By (1)

Won this last year. I have been tipping Rocketing By persistently for no reward so letting it go in this but wouldn’t shock with a win.

5. Coal Crusher (3)

Prefer others.

6. It’sourtime (11)

Leaning to others.

7. Jojo Was A Man (6)

Can’t have.

8. Art Cadeau (4)

Looks outclassed.

9. Inver Park (10)

Prefer others.

10. Shelby Sixtysix (8)

No form for this.

11. Airman (9)

Racing in really good style and comes into this race as the X-factor. Bowman does the steering and just needs luck at the right time to play a role in the finish.

12. Greyworm (2)

Can’t have.

13. Bella Nipotina (16)

She may run elsewhere but is a huge chance in this. The Amelia’s Jewel form reads super but does map a bit tricky. Clear one to beat if they run here.

14. Zapateo (14)

Gets the right race here and has plenty of class. Hasn’t missed the quinella fresh and looks a big hope.

15. I Am Me (13)

Classy runner that has a brilliant record. Handed no favours from the draw but can land on speed and prove very tough to get past.

16. Argentia (5)

Mixing form but is good enough to trouble these. Keep an eye on the market moves.

17e. Tristate (12)

Can’t have.

18e. Smashing Eagle (15)

Prefer others.

Sydney Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Vilana 11 Airman
13 Bella Nipotina 13 Bella Nipotina
1 King Of Sparta 15 I Am Me
15 I Am Me 2 Vilana

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Caulfield Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 1 Caulfield Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 1 Toorak Handicap 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Schillaci Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 Ladies Day Vase 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

The Everest 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 King Charles III Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

The Kosciuszko 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

The Silver Eagle 2023 (Randwick 1300m)

Group 3 Gloaming Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1800m)

Group 3 Angst Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Listed Reginald Allen Quality 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

ATC St Leger Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2600m)

Listed Hill Smith Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Sydney Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 15 I Am Me
2nd 11 Airman 0.67 length
3rd 13 Bella Nipotina 1.45 lengths
4th 5 Coal Crusher 1.73 lengths

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratchings: 17e. Tristate, 18e. Smashing Eagle.