Winx Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 19th of August 2023.

The Winx Stakes is a Group 1 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is run under weight for age conditions. The total prize money is $1,000,000 this year.

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

Winx Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Heavy Weather: Fine

Strong field engaged. Golden Mile had no luck fresh and finds the right race to prove hard to beat in. Schofield does the steering. Zaaki has plenty of class but looks away from his best. He still should give this a shake. Think It Over should be suited with Nash in the saddle while Lindermann and Osipenko both have strong claims. King Colorado has a stack of upside and had a huge last prep. Big claims.

Winx Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Think It Over (7)

Excellent 2 efforts before a forgive run to finish off the prep. Should be primed for this fresh and gets the in form jockey to steer.

2. Zaaki (8)

Has shown good promise to date. Tends to do a bit wrong in its runs but strikes a winnable race and can give cheek in this from the kind draw.

3. Mo’unga (16)

Market watch fresh. Has claims.

4. Arapaho (19)

I was keen on it a few times last prep and it put in some good runs. Likeable formlines and should take some beating against this lot.

5. Francesco Guardi (6)

Nice win last start. Harder here but finds a suitable field and has plenty of upside. Likeable claims.

6. Communist (14)

No luck fresh. Should be a massive improver from the good draw.

7. Golden Mile (2)

Having a good prep. Should be hitting the line hard and has good claims. Top 2 chance.

8. Osipenko (17)

Can’t have.

9. Lindermann (18)

Winnable target first up. Very tough draw but should give this race a shake with even luck. Nicely placed in this field.

10. Major Beel (10)

Can’t have.

11. Duais (9)

Needs to lift on form.

12. Montefilia (15)

Can’t have.

13. Fangirl (11)

Has plenty of class and looks well placed in this field. Used to bumping into Anamoe and will not get that here.

14. Going Global (13)

Can’t have.

15. Princess Grace (1)

Market watch in a very hard race. Has good upside and can give this a shake.

16. Hinged (5)

Market watch fresh. Top 4 claims if on song.

17e. King Colorado (3)

Excellent prep going from a maiden to a group 1. Has a superb action and looked after by a top team. Should take beating and goes on top from the kind draw.

18e. Navajo Peak (12)

This looks too tough.

19e. Attrition (4)

Excellent last prep before being nutted in a tricky race. Over the odds.

Winx Stakes 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
17 King Colorado 13 Fangirl
9 Lindermann 1 Think it Over
1 Think it Over 15 Princess Grace
13 Fangirl 10 Major Beel

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Show County Quality 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Toy Show Quality 2023 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 3 Premier’s Cup 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Vain Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Group 3 Quezette Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Listed Regal Roller Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Winx Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 13 Fangirl
2nd 15 Princess Grace 0.3 length
3rd 2 Zaaki 0.48 length
4th 16 Hinged 1.01 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratchings: 4. Arapaho, 14. Going Global, 19e. Attrition.