Zipping Classic 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 2nd of December 2023.

The Zipping Classic is a Group 2 race held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 2400 metres. It is run under weight-for-age conditions . The total prize money is $750,000 this year.

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

Zipping Classic 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Muramasa is racing in fine fashion and can notch up another win from the good draw. Deny Knowledge was aided by a peach from Jamie Kah last start and will be afforded every chance from barrier 1 in this suitable race. Huetor has good claims from the draw and the best turn of foot out of this lot while Vow And Declare is more than capable of taking out a race like this.

Zipping Classic 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Vow And Declare (6)

Won this race last year. Should get a nice run in transit and while he isn’t getting any younger with age he has kept his form up. Should be in the finish and has put together some solid placings this prep.

2. Huetor (5)

Hard to beat in this off the back of a good last start run that rates well clear of what anything in this field did last start. Has the turn of foot to run over these late and is proven above this level.

3. Amade (11)

Can’t have.

4. Military Mission (10)

Enjoys this trip and has the right running pattern to give this a shake. Can land up on the speed and prove hard to get past.

5. Bankers Choice (7)

Early drifter in the market. Good run last start and gets the services of John Allen. May be lacking the class of some of these but does go in the mix.

6. Serpentine (9)

Comes up over the odds in this field. Can plonk on the speed and is more than capable of taking out a race like this.

7. Duke De Sessa (2)

Has been around the mark this prep when seemingly having every chance. Not suggesting at diving into the odds but might be worth backing if there is a decent market move for it.

8. Port Philip (3)

Prefer others.

9. Shock ‘Em Ova (8)

Decent run last start. Finds a field where most have reached their ceiling whereas this guy hasn’t. Goes in the mix and Williams knows him very well.

10. Muramasa (4)

Having a superb prep and can notch up another win here. Maps well and hard to suggest another win isn’t on the cards against this field.

11. Deny Knowledge (1)

Given a peach of a steer last start and scored. Harder here but is on the up and good enough to give this race a shake at decent odds.

Zipping Classic 2023 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
10 Muramasa
11 Deny Knowledge
7 Duke De Sessa
9 Shock’ Em Ova

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Listed Jungle Dawn Classic 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Group 3 Festival Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Listed Christmas Cup 2023 (Rosehill 2400m)

Group 3 George Moore Stakes 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Sandown Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 3 Summoned Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 3 Eclipse Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1800m)

Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Zipping Classic 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Military Mission
2nd 5 Bankers Choice 2.75 lengths
3rd 7 Duke De Sessa 2.95 lengths
4th 3 Amade 5.7 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 7.

Scratchings: 2 Huetor, 6. Serpentine, 9 Shock ‘Em Ova.