Wagga Gold Cup 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Wagga Wagga Racecourse on Friday the 5th of May 2023.

The Wagga Wagga Gold Cup is a Listed race held at Wagga Racecourse and is run over 2000 metres. It is  run under handicap conditions. 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 Wagga Wagga Cup page.

See our tips for the Wagga meeting

Wagga Gold Cup 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Seven of the original 22 acceptances have been scratched, leaving 15 runners. There are 13 geldings and 2 mares with two 4YOs, six 5YOs, three 6YOs, a 7YO and three 8YOs. Three runners had their last start in the  Group 3 JRA Plate over 2000m at Randwick on 15 April, two in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Cup over 1600m on 22 April and two in a BM 88 Handicap over 1500 at Hawkesbury on 22 April, while the rest all came via different races. Trainer Chris Waller has 3 runners, while Richard & Will Freedman have 2.

The early favourite is Wicklow who has 5 wins from 17 starts. Second favourite is Pink Ivory who ran 5th in the JRA Plate. Third favourite is Great House who finished 4th in that race. The other runners are $12 or more and there are many chances.

2023 Wagga Cup Runner by Runner

1. Lion’s Roar (17)

Finished 9.7 lengths 10th in the JRA Plate but this is easier. Respect.

2. Great House (4)

One of 3 runners for Chris Waller (the others are Kukeracha and Wicklow). Ran 4th in the JRA Plate and has a good record on soft going. In the mix.

3. Kukeracha (6)

Finished midfield last start over 1600m at Warwick Farm on a soft track. Not the worst.

4. Lord Ardmore (3)  – SCRATCHED

5. Bois D’argent (21)  – SCRATCHED

6. Laure Me In (14)

Hard to catch as he mixes his form.

7. Kiss The Bride (8)  – SCRATCHED

8. Pink Ivory (16)

Racing well this campaign and the blinkers go back on. Place chance.

9. Wild Chap (2)

winded late when 8th in the Hawkesbury Cup. Not sure he will handle the 2000m.

10. Another One (5)

Has a great record at this track. Won the Listed National Sprint at Canberra two starts back. Don’t dismiss.

11. Otyrar (7)  – SCRATCHED

12. Wicklow (22)

Ran 5th in the Hawkesbury Cup where he appeared to want further. Expecting a bold showing.

13. Douceur (12)

Has plaed at his last 2 runs and can make his presence felt.

14. Prince Of Helena (19)  – SCRATCHED

15. Marsabit (18)

On a 6 day back-up after winning over 1800m at Rosehill on heavy going. Can surprise.

16. The Doctor’s Son (9)

Led all the way to win the 1700m Gundagai Cup last start on a heavy track. This is harder.

17. Esti Feny (11)

won’t have any problems with the distance. Place chance.

18. Cognac (15)

Won at Warwick Farm 2 starts ago. Not the worst.

19. Iowa (13)

Has won 2 of his 3 starts this campaign. The latest was over 2200m at Doomben. No surprise to see him in the finish.

20. Flossing (20)  – SCRATCHED

21. Tampering (1)  – SCRATCHED

22. Unamerican (10)

Last start winner of the 2100m Orange Cup. Chance.

Wagga Gold Cup 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips
12 Wicklow
8 Pink Ivory
10 Another One
19 Iowa

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 2 Tobin Bronze Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 D C McKay Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1100m)

Listed Without Fear Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1050m)

Group 2 Hollindale Stakes 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1800m)

Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1200m)

Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1200m)

Listed The Bracelet 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1800m)

Listed Silk Stocking 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1400m)

Listed ATC Trophy 2023 (Sunshine Coast 1200m)

The Coast 2023 (Gosford 1600)

Listed Gosford Gold Cup 2023 (Gosford 2100)

Listed Takeover Target Stakes 2023 (Gosford 1200)

2023 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 12 Wicklow
2nd 1 Lion’s Roar 0.01 length
3rd 3 Kukeracha 0.3 length
4th 10 Another One 0.33 length

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratchings: 4. Lord Ardmore, 5. Bois D’argent, 7. Kiss The Bride, 11. Otyrar, 14. Prince Of Helena, 17. Esti Feny,  20. Flossing,  21. Tampering, 22. Unamerican.