Takeover Target 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Gosford Racecourse on Saturday the 6th of May 2023.

TheTakeover Target is a Listed race held at Gosford Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and up 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 Takeover Target Stakes page.

Takeover Target 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Plenty of talent in this field. Think About It knows where the finishing line is and will prove hard to hold out once again. Shades Of Rose drops a few grades and will be hard to peg back if it can gain control of the race. Fashion Legend brings in a string of winning form while Fox Fighter is the one to beat coming off an excellent run last start.

Takeover Target 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Think About It (13)

Will need luck from the draw but has the talent and will prove hard to beat against these.

2. Shades Of Rose (11)

Tricky draw but classy galloper dropping a few grades. Can take this out.

3. Bacchanalia (4)

Gets the conditions to improve and a kind draw. Goes in the mix.

4. Prime Candidate (2)

Can’t have. Too much speed in the race and is well overdue.

5. Zethus (8)

Should be around the mark in this field.

6. Charmmebaby (3)

Can’t have.

7. Blondeau (7)

Won this race last year. Market watch fresh. Has ability, respect any moves.

8. Clemencau (6)

Been around the mark and gets its chance to win. Ideal map and draw, should take beating against this lot.

9. Fashion Legend (1)

Winning machine. Market watch here fresh.

10. Surreal Step (14)

Can’t have.

11. Fox Fighter (9)

Brilliant last start and will get the fast tempo to suit. Marked the one to beat and just needs a tow into the race at the right time.

12. The Face (12)

Hard to beat if it assumes control but there is plenty of pace in this race. Leaning to others.

13. Bethencourt (10)

This looks too tough.

14. Audette (5)

Prefer others.

Takeover Target 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
11 Fox Fighter 1 Think About It
2 Shades Of Rose 9 Fashion Legend
1 Think About It 8 Clemenceau
5 Zethus 12 The Face

Previews for other races this week

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Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 2 Tobin Bronze Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 D C McKay Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1100m)

Listed Without Fear Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1050m)

Group 2 Hollindale Stakes 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1800m)

Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1200m)

Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1200m)

Listed The Bracelet 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1800m)

Listed Silk Stocking 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1400m)

Listed ATC Trophy 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1200m)

The Coast 2023 (Gosford 1600)

Listed Gosford Gold Cup 2023 (Gosford 2100)

Takeover Target 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Think About It
2nd 3 Bacchanalia 0.44 length
3rd 11 Fox Fighter 1.63 lengths
4th 8 Clemenceau 2.32 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 4. Prime Candidate, 5. Zethus, 7. Blondeau, 10. Surreal Step.