The Heath 1100 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 2nd September 2023.

The Heath 1100 is an 1100 metre set weights plus penalties race for horses four-years-old and upwards run by the Melbourne Racing Club in late August or early September. It is held at Caulfield on Memsie Stakes day, and is the second leg of the MRC Everest series. 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 The Heath 1100 page.

How to pick a winner

The Heath 1100 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Fifteen runners have accepted for the $200,000 Group 3 The Heath Handicap.  It is no surprise to see Asfoora come up favourite in the early betting.  She was very competitive at Group 1 level last prep and looks suited by the low draw.  She should be able to settle in the first four in running and be in this for a long way.  Magic Time is second favourite.  She is a lightly raced four year old mare train by gun trainer Grheame Begg and has a stack of upside.  Kallos has learnt how to win and is next pick in the market.

The Heath 1100 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Ingratiating

Godolphin trained galloper who won the Bletchingly Stakes here two starts ago.  Rough chance.

2. Kallos

Won three of four in the Autumn and gets J Kah here first up.  Solid each way claims.

3. Bella Nipotina  – SCRATCHED

4. Ashford Street

Going well but is not up to these.

5. Masked Crusader

Has been in the wilderness a long long time.  The recent Randwick trial was encouraging but I need to see him do it on race day.

6. Asfoora

Resumes.  Speed machine who ran third in the Oakleigh Plate first up last preparation.  That looks strong form for this.  My only concern is that she’s just had the one jump leading in.

7. Generation

Saved from the Valley last week to run here.  His best would give this a huge shake.

8. Starry Legend

Not good enough.

9. Midwest

Speedy customer trained by the Freedmans.  She should be able to hold the lead but I suspect they might swamp her late.

10. On The Lead

Comes down from Sydney for this first up assignment.  Will get back and attempt to run on.

11. Express Pass

Get back and run on galloper coming off a lengthy break.  Risking.

12. Sigh

Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman trained mare.  This is clearly her biggest test yet but she is just a winner and has drawn a lovely gate.

13. Magic Time

Did some lovely things in the Autumn and has jumped out well.  Barrier and 1100m are slight queries for me here first up but she is a classy mare and I doubt we’ve seen her ceiling!

14. Wee Nessy

She was good with out winning in some good races in the Autumn and I thought her recent jump outs have been quite good.

15. La Danseuse

Can’t entertain in this company first up.

The Heath 1100 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
6 Asfoora 2 Kallos
13 Magic Time 12 Sigh
12 Sigh 6 Asfoora
2 Kallos 9 Midwest

Previews for other races this week

Listed Wyong Gold Cup 2023 (Wyong 2100m)

Listed Mona Lisa Stakes 2023 (Wyong 1350m)

Group 1 Memsie Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 W.W. Cockram Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Listed Heatherlie Handicap 2023 (Caulfield 1700m)

Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 Furious Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 2 Tramway Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Concorde Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1000m)

Listed City Tatt’s Club Cup 2023 (Randwick 2400m)

Listed Tattersall’s Member Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 1600m)

The Heath 1100 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Asfoora
2nd 9 Midwest 1 length
3rd 1 Ingratiating 1.2 lengths
4th 7 Generation 1.95 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 3. Bella Nipotina, 10. On The Lead, 11. Express Pass, 15. La Danseuse Rouge.