Wakeful Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 5 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 4th of November 2023.

The Wakeful Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Flemington Racecourse and is run over 2000 metres. It is for fillies aged three-years-old and is run under set weights and penalties conditions. The total prize money is $300,000 this year.

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

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

All eyes on Zardozi who will take a stack of beating in this. Superb winner last start and looks very hard to beat in this moderate field. Harlow Mist has the runs on the board and is trending the right way. Gets the very in form Shinn in the saddle. Amazonian Lass has a tough draw but good racing pattern and goes in the mix as well. Tempo looks moderate.

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Zardozi (10)

Got the run last start and was dominant. This race looks no harder, J-mac does the steering and it looks very hard to go past. Bullish on its chances and has time to find a spot from the draw.

2. Coco Sun (13)

Prefer others

3. Konasana (5)

Out of form jockey aboard but Konasana is having a solid prep. Maps well and can give the favourite something to think about.

4. Harlow Mist (1)

Racing well and gets the extremely in form Shinn in the saddle. Maps to do no work from the draw and while I have my doubts on the form this race still does look well within reach.

5. Amazonian Lass (12)

Can push forward in a race lacking much depth. Clark is in good form and if able to get cheap sectionals up front it can pinch this race.

6. Sentimental Flame (7)

Rises in trip and may be suited by that. Respect any market moves.

7. Subrising (8)

Looks primed for this trip and will be hitting the line hard. May struggle with the lack of tempo in this but has claims.

8. Diamonds Choice (4)

Hard to have.

9. Zambezi Khan (11)

Prefer others.

10. Aethelflaed (14)

Good win last start and will enjoy this trip. Needs luck from the draw but goes in the mix and is the value of the race.

11. Aspensado (3)

Can’t have.

12. Bon Mistress (6)

Having a good prep and drawn to have every hope from there. Place chance and needs to find a length or two to be winning.

13. Vieste (2)

Prefer others.

14. Easy Turn (9)

Can’t have.

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips Lewis Oliver’s Tips
1 Zardozi 1 Zardozi 4 Harlow Mist
4 Harlow Mist 3 Konasana 3 Konasana
3 Konasana 4 Harlow Mist 10 Aethelflaed
5 Amazonian Lass 10 Aethelflaed 1 Zardozi

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Victoria Derby 2023 (Flemington 2500m)

Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 The Damien Oliver 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 Archer Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2500m)

Group 3 Furphy Sprint/Begonia Belle Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1100m)

Group 3 Rising Fast Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

The Golden Eagle 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Giga Kick Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1300m)

Rosehill Gold Cup 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

The Four Pillars 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1000m)

Listed John Letts Cup 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 Amazonian Lass
2nd 1 Zardozi 0.1 length
3rd 4 Harlow Mist 2.35 lengths
4th 10 Aethelflaed 3.6 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 6. Sentimental Flame.