The Straight Six 2023 Race Details

Race 6 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 13th May 2023.

The Straight Six is a Listed race held at Flemington racecourse over 1200 metres down the straight. It is run under open handicap conditions. The total prizemoney is $175,000 this year.

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

How to pick a winner

The Straight Six 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Eleven have accepted for the $175,000 Listed Straight Six Handicap.  D’jumbuck has won three of his last four and as a result comes up favourite.  Danny O’Brien’s gelding It’sourtime loves the straight and is second favourite.  Mares She’s All Class and Barbie’s Fox have returned well, while Zorro’s Dream and Prowling both look to have each way chances at a price.

The Straight Six 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Buffalo River

Was grabbed right on the post by Cardinal Gem at Sandown last start.  Interesting they now come back in trip to 1200m for the first time in his career.  Has done all his racing at 1400m and 1600m in the past.  Would not shock to see him in the money.

2. She’s All Class

Won the Abell Stakes at Moonee Valley two back and her run last start at Mornington was solid.  Chance.

3. Jimmy The Bear

Resumes.  He’s a talented four year old but suspect he will be looking for a touch further than this.

4. D’jumbuck

D’jumbuck is airborne this prep.  Has won three of his last four and has had a nice jump out in between runs.  Maps for the right run and looks a deserved favourite.

5. It’sourtime

Scratched at the gates at the Wangoom last week.  Thought his run against the bias in the Geelong Discovery was very good and he loves the straight.  Only knock is that he hasn’t won for a while.

6. Barbie’s Fox

Was a good Sandown winner last start against the mares.  I don’t think she is suited back in trip plus she has to do it against the boys now.

7. Mr Exclusive

Resumes.  Needs further.

8. Zorro’s Dream

His last two have been very good.  Drops in weight and gets a positive jockey change here.  Look for him flying at them late.

9. Prowling

Had jumped out impressively before a big win first up at Pakenham.  Down in the weights for this.  Not hopeless.

10. Tycoon Humma

Outclassed.  Place best.

11. Brereton

Three year old who was sixth behind Giga Kick here in the spring.  I’m happy to watch him here first up.

The Straight Six 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
4 D’jumbuck 4 D’jumbuck
9 Prowling 5 It’sourtime
8 Zorro’s Dream 6 Barbie’s Fox
5 It’sourtime 1 Buffalo River

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2023 (Scone 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit of Boom Classic 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2023 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap 2023 (Doomben 2000m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Listed Members’ Handicap 2023 (Doomben 1600m)

Group 1 South Australian Derby 2023 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 SAJC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1400m)

Listed Adelaide Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2023 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2023 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Group 3 Belmont Sprint 2023 (Belmont 1400m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2800m)

The Straight Six 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 It’souurtime
2nd 4 D’jumbuck 0.5 length
3rd 9 Prowling 0.7 length
4th 7 Mr Exclusive 0.8 length

The track was rated as Soft 5.

There were no scratchings.