The How Now Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 10 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 18th of November 2023.

The How Now Stakes is a Group 3 race race held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is for mares aged four-years-old and older and is run under set weights and penalties 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 How Now Stakes page.

The How Now Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Open race with plenty of hopes. Queen Of The Ball is coming off an eye catching last start win and will take beating again. She Dances is a model of consistency and should give this race a shake. Rose Quartz has plenty of ability and may have been in the wrong part of the track last time while Lady Di Di looms around large odds after putting away a small field in the mid weeks.

The How Now Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Queen Of The Ball (7)

Loved the last start win and hit the line with plenty of power. Finds the right race to make it 2 in a row and should prove hard to beat in this field.

2. She Dances (9)

She Dances is a winner and knows where the line is. Maps a little tricky but finds the right race and she can win this.

3. Rose Quartz (6)

Hoped for a bit more last start but was in excellent form prior and goes in the mix here from barrier 6.

4. Unusual Culture (11)

Hard to beat with even luck from the draw. Brings in some solid form lines and just needs a tow into the race at the right time to be going close.

5. Starlight Scope (3)

Can’t have.

6. Fortunate Kiss (2)

Scored an overdue win last start. Hard to catch from a punting perspective but is capable of going back to back and maps for a good run.

7. My Yankee Girl (5)

Leaning to others.

8. Holly Lolly (4)

This looks too tough.

9. Ghaanati (10)

Prefer others.

10. Miss Middle Park (8)

Can’t have.

11. Lady Di Di (1)

A lot to like about her last start win. It was moderate opposition but she was racing without much luck prior and is good enough for these.

The How Now Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
2 She Dances
3 Rose Quartz
1 Queen Of The Ball
6 Fortunate Kiss

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Thousand Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Listed Caulfield Village Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

The Hunter 2023 (Newcastle 1300m)

The Beauford 2023 (Newcastle 1300m)

Group 3 NJC Spring Stakes 2023 (Newcastle 1600m)

Max Lees Classic 2023 (Newcastle 900m)

Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1600m)

Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Group 3 R J Peters Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1500m)

Listed Placid Ark Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Jungle Mist Classic 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

The How Now Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 3 Rose Quartz
2nd 9 Ghaanati 0.3 length
3rd 2 She Dances 0.6 length
4th 4 Unusual Culture 2.85 lengths

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratchings: 5. Starlight Scope, 7. My Yankee Girl, 10. Miss Middle Park.