2023 WATC Gimcrack Stakes Race Details

Race 7 at Ascot on Saturday 1st April 2023.

The WATC Gimcrack Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Ascot racecourse over 1100 metres this year. It is for  two-year-old fillies and is run under set weights plus penalties conditions. The total prizemoney is $150,000 this year.

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

WATC Gimcrack Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

Thirteen fillies have accepted for the Gimcrack Stakes. Two of them will be having their first start, three have had one race, four have had 2 races, two have had 3 races. and two have had 4 races. Seven of them have already won a race. Five of them had their last start in the Supremacy Stakes over 1000m at Ascot on the 18th of March, while the others all came via different races. Two runners are sired by Safeguard and two are sired by Bondi. Trainer Simon A. Miller has three runners.

The early favourite is Live To Tell who has had 2 starts for a 2nd at Ascot on debut, then a 1.5 length win in the Listed Supremacy Stakes. Second favourite is Krysanova who was a dominant winner at her only start over 1000m at Ascot on 11 March. Third favourite is Super Smink who won the Restricted Listed Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic at her 2nd start, while Augment won her only start by nearly 3 lengths over 1200m at Belmont on 22 March. All other runners are currently $12 or more.

2023 WATC Gimcrack Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Super Smink (7)

Debuted for 2.8 lengths 3rd over 1100m at Ascot on 5 February, then won the Restricted Listed Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic over 1200m at Pinjarra Park at her 2nd start. Returns from a 5 week let-up and should figure in the finish.

2. Live To Tell (13)

One of three runners for Simon A Miller (the others are Augment and Brave Strike). She was outkicked in the final strides to run 0.3 length 2nd over 1000m at Ascot on 8 October then was spelled for 23 weeks. She resumed with a 1.5 length win in the Listed Supremacy Stakes. She’s drawn the widest barrier but has the speed to overcome that. Winning chance.

3. Soaring Solo (8)

One of two runners in the race sired by Safeguard (the other is More Special). Won the Crystal Slipper Stakes over 1100m at Ascot at her first start before 2.9 lengths 5th over 1000m at Ascot then 10 lengths 9th in the Supremacy Stakes. Needs to improve a lot on that run.

4. More Special (6)

Hasn’t run a bad race in her 4 starts, with a win and 3 places. At her latest start she was 3 lengths 3rd in the Supremacy Stakes. Likely to lead or box seat. Can place.

5. Brave Strike (10)

One of 3 runners in this race who have one race for one win (the others are Krysanova and Augment). Paired off at the 200m and got the bob in on the line for a narrow win over 1100m at Ascot on 25 February. Should run well again.

6. Krysanova (4)

One of two runners sired by Bondi (the other is Twist Of Gold). She was a dominant winner at her only start over 1000m at Ascot on 11 March. She overraced throughout and can improve.

7. Platinum Shot (11)

This Shooting To Win filly has raced twice for 2 places. She was 1.5 lengths 2nd in the Supremacy Stakes and is capable of getting into the money.

8. Miss Rockjoy (9)

First up after a 15 week break. Prefer others.

9. Augment (2)

Won her only start by nearly 3 lengths over 1200m at Belmont on 22 March. That was a very soft win and she should be in the finish here.

10. Twist Of Gold (5)

Has started 4 times for a place where she finished 0.5 length 3rd at her latest start over 1000m at Ascot on 4 March.

11. Charlie Jane (1)

Two starts for a 4th and a 6th. Looking elsewhere.

12. Dublin Red (12)

First starter who has placed in all 3 trials. Keep an eye on the betting.

13. Lady Derringer (3)

First starter who finished 7 lengths 4th in a Belmont trial.

WATC Gimcrack Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Live To Tell
9 Augment
1 Super Smink
6 Krysanova

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Doncaster Mile 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 T J Smith Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 Australian Derby 2023 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 Inglis Sires’ 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap 2023 (Randwick 2600m)

Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 3 P J Bell Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Roma Cup 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Perth Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Bendigo Guineas 2023 (Bendigo 1400m)

Listed Golden Mile 2023 (Bendigo 1600m)

Listed Clare Lindop Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Listed Manihi Classic 2023 (Morphettville 1100m)

Listed Pinjarra Cup 2023 (Pinjarra 2300m)

2023 WATC Gimcrack Stakes Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Live To Tell
2nd 1 Super Smink 0.06 length
3rd 9 Augment 0.63 length
4th 6 Krysanova 1.62 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.