Testa Rossa Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 23rd September 2023.

The Testa Rossa Stakes is a Listed race held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1400 metre. It is a set weights plus penalties race. The total prize money is $175,000 this year.

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

How to pick a winner

Testa Rossa Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Amenable is all the rage following an excellent run at Group 1 level here last start.  Here To Shock will be on speed and could give him something to catch.  Bandersnatch has been backed early, while Corner Pocket strips fitters second up.

Testa Rossa Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Bandersnatch

Has been well backed early after a good showing the Memsie Stakes last start and the camp is going well.  His best would prove hard to beat in this.

2. New Mandate  – SCRATCHED

3. Red Sun Sensation

Four year old stayer resuming.  Happy to watch him here first up.

4. Bankers Choice

Resumes.  Was third in the Blamey last prep at a mile. 1400m is short of his best but he will be strong late.  Place hope.

5. Corner Pocket

Kept coming first up in a sit and sprint race.  Will improve off that.  Each way chance.

6. Savannah Cloud

Is no world beater but gives himself a chance by settling on the pace.  D Moor back on helps.

7. Umgawa

Has been second at his last three starts.  Doubt he can win but there’s no reason why he can’t run top 4.

8. Here To Shock

Offered a good kick before being run down by the well supported Devoted second up.  Fitter again.  Suspect he runs very well here.

9. Buffalo River

Hasn’t fired this prep.  Hard to recommend.

10. Amenable

Won a high rating race here first up, then was an awesome run in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes last start.  Never love taking short odds a horse who is going to settle worse than midfield but he’s clearly the one to beat.

Testa Rossa Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
10 Amenable 10 Amenable
8 Here To Shock 7 Umgawa
1 Bandersnatch 8 Here To Shock
5 Corner Pocket 5 Corner Pocket

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Golden Pendant 2023  (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Shannon Stakes 2023  (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality 2023  (Rosehill 2400m)

Listed Heritage Stakes 2023  (Rosehill 1100m)

Group 1 Underwood Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1800m)

Group 3 Caulfield Guines Prelude 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Naturalism Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2000m)

Listed Jim Moloney Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Listed Weetwood Handicap 2023 (Toowoomba 1200m)

Listed Boulder Cup 2023 (Kalgoorlie 2100m)  – Sunday

Testa Rossa Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 9 Buffalo River
2nd 6 Savannah Cloud 0.3 length
3rd 5 Corner Pocket 0.4 length
4th 7 Umgawa 0.9 length

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratchings: 2. New Mandate, 8. Here To Shock.