Tapp-Craig 2023 Race Details

Race 6 at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday the 7th of October 2023.

The Tapp-Craig is a feature race held at Rosehill Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is run under set weights plus penalties conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old. The total prize money is $500,000 this year.

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

Tapp-Craig 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

As the market reflects Encap is the one to beat and looks to get all the favours from the draw. He should be hard to beat against this lot. Ducasse is having a solid prep and should be around the mark. Makarena was a strong maiden winner last run and is good enough to measure up in this while The Little Pumper can land on the speed and prove hard to reel in.

Tapp-Craig 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Encap (6)

Looks the winner. Gets a kind map, has been racing in superb fashion and brings in the right form. Should get the gun run and be winning.

2. Namesake (9)  – SCRATCHED

3. Snapback (2)

Hard to catch but has the turn of foot to go in the mix and is aided by the kind draw. Keep an eye on any market moves.

4. Chrysaor (4)

Suited out in trip and gets the gun draw. Place chance best in this.

5. The Little Pumper (3)

Has the right running pattern and ideal draw. Can give these something to catch and looks well placed in this.

6. Ostraka (13)

Comes up from the mid weeks after finding the line very well. Harder here but can win this.

7. Ducasse (7)

Racing well and looks the right form-lines for this. Kindly weighted and the returning Tommy Berry does the steering.

8. Heman (10)

Can’t have.

9. Razors (11)

Prefer others.

10. Balkans (12)  – SCRATCHED

11. Disneck (8)

Has to lift on form.

12. Monte Maximus (1)

This looks too tough.

13. Makarena (5)

Didn’t let punters down breaking maiden last start and looks poised to go on with things. Maps kindly and has a stack of upside. Can win.

14. Pier Pressure (14)

Can’t have.

Tapp-Craig 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Encap 1 Encap
3 Snapback 7 Ducasse
5 The Little Pumper 3 Snapback
7 Ducasse 13 Makarena

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Turnbull Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 2 Danehill Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Gilgai Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 The Bart Cummings 2023 (Flemington 2500m)

Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1000m)

Listed Paris Lane Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Super Impose Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1800m)

Group 2 Hill Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Alan Brown Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 The Nivison 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Listed Queensland Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 2400m)

Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup 2023 (Murray Bridge 1600m)

Listed Kalgoorlie Cup 2023 (Kalgoorlie 2300m)

Tapp-Craig 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 13 Makarena
2nd 9 Razors 0.78 length
3rd 3 Snapback 0.97 length
4th 8 Heman 1.19 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 2. Namesake, 6. Ostraka, 10. Balkans, 11. Disneck, 14. Pier Pressure.