W W Cockram Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 2nd September 2023.

The W W Cockram Stakes is a Group 3  1200 metre set weights plus penalties race for mares four-years-olds and upwards run by the Melbourne Racing Club in late August or early September. It is held at Caulfield on Memsie Stakes day. 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 W W Cockram Stakes page.

How to pick a winner

W W Cockram Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Strong edition of the Group 3 Cockram Stakes.  Eleven remain in the field after the early scratching of EspionaParisal and Benedetta are clearly the top two picks, while the lightly raced C’est Magique is the big unknown coming off a lengthy lay off.

W W Cockram Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Espiona  – SCRATCHED

2. Parisal

Has finished in the top two placings at six of seven starts.  Sat wide yet still knuckled down and won like a very good race horse first up at Randwick.  Kah goes on.  Easy to like in this.

3. Papillon Club

Big fan of this mare who has three wins and three placings from her six starts.  Think she might need this first up but is certainly one to keep an eye on once she gets up in trip.

4. Wrote To Arataki

Did some lovely things last prep against lesser opposition.  Think she will run well but prefer her up in trip.

5. Bound For Home

Wasn’t disgraced her first up.  Wouldn’t shock to see her run top 4 at huge odds.

6. Laced Up Heels

Was beaten less than a length here first up in the Regal Roller.  $14 looks about her price.

7. Benedetta

Quality mare who has won five of her last six.  She did enough first up to win and you’d expect to see her take good improvement from that with the senior jockey going on.  Major player.

8. Dance To Dubai

Rock hard fit but looks outclassed.

 9. C’est Magique

One of the more interesting runners on the card.  Resumes off a lengthy break.  Was last seen running second in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes.  She’s clearly got the talent to be winning.  Will be very scared of her if she is firm in the betting late.

10. Dazzling Lucy

Prefer others.

11. All About Eve

Can’t recommend.

12. Cute As

Not here.

W W Cockram Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Parisal 7 Benedetta
7 Benedetta 2 Parisal
9 C’est Magique 3 Papillon Club
4 Wrote To Arataki 9 C’est Magique

Previews for other races this week

Listed Wyong Gold Cup 2023 (Wyong 2100m)

Listed Mona Lisa Stakes 2023 (Wyong 1350m)

Group 1 Memsie Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 The Heath 1100 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Listed Heatherlie Handicap 2023 (Caulfield 1700m)

Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 Furious Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 2 Tramway Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Concorde Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1000m)

Listed City Tatt’s Club Cup 2023 (Randwick 2400m)

Listed Tattersall’s Member Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 1600m)

W.W. Cockram Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 7 Benedetta
2nd 2 Parisal 0.5 length
3rd 4 Wrote To Arataki 1.75 lengths
4th 9 C’est Magique 1.85 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 1. Espiona.