The Shorts 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 16th of September 2023.

The Shorts is a Group 2 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1100 metres. It is run under set weights and penalties conditions and is for horse aged three-years-old and older. The total prize money is $1,000,000 this year.

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

The Shorts 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A few of these racing with the build up to The Everest. In Secret is one of those and should be primed from the good draw. Maps kindly and looks well poised to give this race a shake. Overpass can lead these up and prove hard to peg back. Likeable claims. Remarque was an excellent last start winner and can measure up to these while Buenos Noches also has good claims from the good draw with Gibbo sticking.

The Shorts 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Private Eye (9)

Will be storming home late. Has a booming turn of foot and is up to these.

2. Mazu (10)

Claims go well and truly up if the track is in the wet range. Tough draw but has place claims.

3. Lost And Running (8)

Has claims and plenty of class. Should give this race a shake.

4. Overpass (1)

Can lead them up from barrier 1 and give a kick. Love the formlines it brings to this and can control the race from the get go. Hard to beat.

5. In Secret (4)

Narrowly denied by Remarque fresh but it was a good return. Maps kindly and looks well poised in this.

6. Buenos Noches (3)

Got the job done for us last start with a peach of a ride. Harder here but heads into this with some strong claims. Can get a nice run from the draw and should be there at the business end.

7. Remarque (2)

Has really come of age and looks hard to beat in this field. Kind map and draw, hard to beat and is a shade over the odds.

8. Ruthless Dame (7)

Brings in some handy form lines and looks an improver off last run. Should camp off the speed and be hitting the line hard.

9. Hawaii Five Oh (5)

Hard to beat fresh. Really hit its straps last prep and is a market watch in this.

10. Rocketing By (6)

Can’t have.

11. Athelric (12)

Prefer others.

12. Casino Lord (11)

Out of depth in this.

The Shorts 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
5 In Secret 5 In Secret
7 Remarque 4 Overpass
9 Hawaii Five Oh 7 Remarque
1 Private Eye 1 Private Eye

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup 2023 (Newcastle 2300m) – Friday

Group 3 Cameron Handicap 2023 (Newcastle 1500m) – Friday

Group 3 Tibbie Stakes 2023 (Newcastle 1400m) – Friday

Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed The Sofitel 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

Listed Exford Plate 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Poseidon Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

7 Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Listed W H Wylie Handicap 2023 (Morphettville 1100m)

The Shorts 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Private Eye
2nd 4 Overpass 0.19 length
3rd 6 Buenos Noches 0.66 length
4th 5 In Secret 1.13 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.