Taj Rossi Series Final 2023 Race Details

Race 3 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 1st July 2023.

The Taj Rossi Series Final is a Listed race held at Flemington racecourse over 1600 metres. It is for two-year-olds and is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prizemoney is $175,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Taj Rossi Series Final page.

How to pick a winner

Taj Rossi Series Final 2023 Preview

Track: Good-Soft Weather: Fine

The unbeaten colt Steparty stifles early betting markets in the Taj Rossi Series Final.  He has come up a deep odds on favourite after bolting in here in fast time at his last start.  Last start Mornington winner Acierto is on the next line of betting at $8.  African Pioneer is the only runner to shorten.

Taj Rossi Series Final 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Steparty

Unbeaten colt trained by Paul Preusker.  A repeat of his last start effort should see him mighty hard to beat.

2. Line ‘Em Up Loui

Won the Elvstroem Classic at Swan Hill last start.  In the mix.

3. Sunsource

Has got back and worked home solidly behind Steparty at both runs this campaign.  Gets a big jockey change here with Blake Shinn taking over the steering.  Can run well.

4. Acierto

Rounded them up to win a three horse race at Mornington last start.  In the mix.

5. Pendante

Was fourth in the Elvstroem, then raced away to win a maiden on it’s home track at Bendigo last start.  Place chance.

6. Dolphin Skin

Had the bias against here last start and therefor I think the run had more merit than the 7.5 length margin suggests.  Should be able to settle closer from the draw.  Solid place chance at odds.

7. African Pioneer

Duel acceptor at Geelong on Friday.  He was taking ground off Blazing Harry at Geelong on debut.  Is going to need to be a serious training effort coming off 27 days and rising from 1200m to 1600m but he’s the one that could potentially pose the biggest threat to the favourite if they decide to run here.

8. The Hindustan

Inclined to forgive the debut when held up at a key stage.  Is now five times the price.

Taj Rossi Series Final 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Steparty 1 Steparty
7 African Pioneer 2 Line ‘Em Up Loui
6  Dolphin Skin 4 Acierto
3  Sunsource 7 African Pioneer

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Winx Guineas 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1600m)

Listed Caloundra Cup 2023 (Sunshine Coast 2400m)

Listed Glasshouse Handicap 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1400m)

Listed VRC Winter Championship Final 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed Victorian Sprint Final 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Listed A.R. Creswick Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Listed Belmont Oaks 2023 (Belmont 2000m)

Listed Aquanita Stakes 2023 (Belmont 2000m)

Taj Rossi Series Final 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Dolphin Skin
2nd 2 Line ‘Em Up Loui 0.1 length
3rd 3 Sunsource 1.35 lengths
4th 5 Pendante 4.85 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 1. Steparty, 7. African Pioneer.