Wyong Gold Cup 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Wyong Racecourse on Friday the 1st of September 2023.

The Wyong Gold Cup is a Listed race held at Wyong Racecourse and is run over 2100 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions and is for horses three-years-old and upwards. The total prize money is $240,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Wyong Gold Cup page.

Wyong Gold Cup 2023 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Fine

Enormous field. Hosier is racing super for the new stable and gets another chance to win. Kalapour is up these if finding its best. Military Mission maps for a kind run. Desert Icon is due for another win but may get that here while Fancy Man has been racing in good fashion and is set to peak. A few of these are dual nommed so expect some scratching’s.

Wyong Gold Cup 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Polly Grey (11)

Needs it wet. Can’t have.

2. Bold Mac (18) – SCRATCHED

3. Alegron (17)

Needs to find its best to threaten these.

4. Bois D’argent (1)

Has been hitting form on our shores. Consistent operator that should have every hope from the good draw. Maps for the run of the race and gets its chance against these.

5. Desert Icon (10)

Classy runner that is up to these on its best form. Sticky draw but likeable hopes in this winnable race.

6. Fancy Man (7)

Heading in the right direction. Gets the in form jockey and the stable have had an enormous past 12 months. Should prove hard to hold out.

7. Hosier (13)

Maps tricky but racing well and gets its chance. Has gone super since the stable change.

8. Kalapour (9)

Good booking with Tim Clark. Can lob up on the speed and give a bold sight. Hard to beat in this.

9. Spirit Ridge (3)

Could be the value. Stuck on well last start with a run that wasn’t to suit. Formlines read well for a race like this. Should be half its price.

10. High Emocean (6)

Likely looking for further.

11. Hopeful (16)

Keep an eye on the market.

12. Military Mission (8)

Gets the gun run and has the booking of King. Lobs up on speed and has the form to give this race a shake. Deserving to be in the market and a live top 3 hope.

13. Navajo Peak (19) – SCRATCHED

14. True Marvel (14)

Can’t have.

15. The Mediterranean (15)

Keep an eye on the market. Drops out of a good race and could show up here.

16. Benaud (5)

Can’t have.

17e. Pretty Amazing (12)

Superb when on song but does get the awkward draw. Keep an eye on market moves.

18e. Parry Sound (4)D

Can’t have.

19e. Born A King (20) – SCRATCHED

20e. Wild Chap (2)

Needs it wet

Wyong Gold Cup 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
7 Hosier 7 Hosier
8 Kalapour 5 Desert Icon
5 Desert Icon 8 Kalapour
12 Military Mission 3 Alegron

Previews for other races this week

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)

Group 3 W.W. Cockram Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

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)

Wyong Gold Cup 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 16 Benaud
2nd 4 Bois D’argent 0.53 length
3rd 9 Spirit Ridge 0.76 length
4th 18e Parry Sound 3.62 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 1. Polly Grey, 2. Bold Mac, 6. Fancy Man, 12. Military Mission, 13. Navajo Park, 19e. Born A King.

Comments: The Mediterranean ridden by Regan Bayliss went amiss near the 700m mark resulting interference to much of the field. Tim Clark came off Kalapour and Brett Prebble came off Pretty Amazing. The Mediterranean was later euthanized but all other horses avoided any serious injury after Alegron, Hosier and Hopeful were eased out of the race. It was a grey quinella with 2 riderless horses coming home OK.