The Invitation 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 28th of October 2023.

The Invitation is a feature race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is run under set weights plus penalties conditions for the fillies and mares. The total prize money is $2,000,000 this year.

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

The Invitation 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Alcohol Free can give this a shake if finding best form. Espiona has the turn of foot to win. Royal Merchant will strip fitter for the first up run. Ruthless Dame is racing well and should be around the mark. Opal Ridge has plenty of upside and should give this shake.

The Invitation 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Alcohol Free (13)

Barrier 13 makes things tricky but has the class. Goes close on best form.

2. Espiona (10)

Class of the race. Barrier 10 makes things hard but has a bit on this lot. With even luck looks very hard to beat in this field.

3. Royal Merchant (6)

Should be strips fitter for the first up run and can get a nice run from the draw. Goes in the mix.

4. Ruthless Dame (14)

Classy runner. No favours from the draw but brings superb form lines. Hard to beat.

5. Opal Ridge (3)

Racing well. Gets the right run from barrier 3 and should be able to find the gap and be hard to hold out in the end.

6. Roots (4)

Hard to beat from barrier 4. Has class on this field and is well placed.

7. Magic Time (11)

Drifter in the market. Good enough to win this fresh. Keep an eye on market moves.

8. Parisal (2)

Racing well. Barrier 2 makes things the perfect run in transit with even luck and should get every chance from there.

9. Olentia (7)

Needs to lift on form.

10. Banana Queen (8)

Can’t have.

11. Ausbred Flirt (9)

Prefer others.

12. Dalchini (12)

Leaning to others.

13e. Razeta (1)

Not hopeless at the odds.

14e. Russian Conquest (5)

Can’t have.

The Invitation 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips Lewis Oliver’s Tips
2 Espiona 7 Magic Time
5 Opal Ridge 2 Espiona
8 Parisal 8 Parisal
9 Olentia 6 Roots

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2023 (Moonee Valley 2500m)  – Friday

Group 3 JRA Cup 2023 (Moonee Valley 2040m)  – Friday

Listed Chautauqua Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 2 Callander-Presnell 2023 (Randwick 1500m)

Group 3 Craven Plate 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Listed Brian Crowley Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 Cox Plate 2023 (Moonee Valley 2040m)

Group 1 Manikato Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase 2023 (Moonee Valley 2500m)

Group 2 Crystal Mile 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)

Group 2 Fillies Classic 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)

Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Group 3 Tesio Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1600m)

Listed William Crockett Stakes 2023 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Restricled Listed Inglis Banner 2023 (Moonee Valley 1000m)

Listed Belgravia Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Sale Cup 2023 (Sale 1600m)  – Sunday

Listed Northam Cup 2023 (Northam 1600m)  – Sunday

The Invitation 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Espiona
2nd 4 Ruthless Dame 0.21 length
3rd 7 Magic Time 0.3 length
4th 1 Alcohol Free 0.66 length

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 13e. Razeta, 14e. Russian Conquest.