The Phoenix 2023 Race Details

Race 1 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 3rd of June 2023.

The Phoenix is a Listed race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is run over 1500 metres. It is run under set weight conditions for horses aged two-years-old. The total prize money is $160,000 this year.

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

Hong Kong Horse Race

The Phoenix 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Open race. Azula should plonk on the speed and be hard to catch off a commendable last start win. Influential was a little plain last start but missing the kick didn’t help. Mojave Desert has been around the mark all prep while Zimo looks to bring in some strong figures to this and can be effective if sitting closer to the speed from the in form Nesham stable.

The Phoenix 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Sonny Daze (10)

Racing well but jumps up in grade and has the wide draw to deal with. Respect any market moves. Place chance.

2. Flying Trapeze (3)

Respect any market moves. Good last start win and can go on with things in this.

3. Mojave Desert (4)

Been around the mark in its career and gets the right race. Short enough in the market but should be thereabouts from the good draw.

4. Influential (2)

No favours when missing the start last run. Must respect the jockey, draw and run prior. Hard to beat.

5. Cap Ferrat (5)

Prefer others.

6. Zimo (8)

Excellent 2 efforts to date that rate well and are good form for this. If Schofield can be prominent early this race is well within reach. Likeable at double figure odds.

7. Boomster (9)

This looks too tough.

8. New Pharoah (6)

Can’t have.

9. Azula (12)

Well backed and landed the prize last start. It’ll be hard to peg back if able to find the front but may cop pressure from out there. Hard to beat with even luck in running.

10. Brave Agenda (1)

Gets favours from the barrier and has put in some decent runs in its career. Place chance from the kind draw.

11. Black Minto (7)

Can’t have.

12. Electric Tigress (11)

Decent enough debut. Keep an eye on any market moves.

The Phoenix 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
6 Zimo 9 Azula
4 Influential 3 Mojave Desert
2 Flying Trapeze 6 Zimo
9 Azula 2 Flying Trapeze

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Queensland Oaks 2023 (Eagle Farm 2200m)

Magic Millions National Classic 2023 (Eagle Farm 1600m)

Group 2 Moreton Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Queensland Day Stakes 2023 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Lightning Handicap 2023 (Eagle Farm 1000m)

Listed Spear Chief Handicap 2023 (Eagle Farm 1500m)

Listed ATC Winter Cup 2023 (Rosehill 2400m)

Listed Raconteur Stakes 2023 (Belmont 1400m)

The Phoenix 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 9 Azula
2nd 2 Flying Trapeze 0.07 length
3rd 5 Cap Ferrat 0.97 length
4th 4 Influential 3.08 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.