All Aged Stakes 2023
Distance: 1400m | Conditions: WFA | Rail Position: 4m | Track Condition: Soft 5
What an exciting edition of the All Aged we have this year! A quality field with a great mix of horses stepping out and coming back in distance plus returning winners and contenders. It’s the last Group 1 of the Sydney Autumn Carnival on offer, so let’s see who can take it out!
Not a lot of natural speed in this years edition but we expect Zaaki will take up the running with Electric Girl there abouts. Lost and Running should go forward from the wide draw as well while Mazu looks for cover. Plenty from the back will be relying on some sort of tempo and that includes Giga Kick, Cascadian, Jacquinot and Private Eye. Will be interesting to see how this pans out.
Three trials for this and McDonald back on board is a good sign. Can run well first up
like he did winning the Tramway last year. Will be on speed again and have a good run to the
finish. Wet track no issue either. Looks like a big winning chance and will be very hard for the
backmarkers to run down. Good odds to find out where he’s at.
2.Lost and Running (12)
Was always wide in the TJ and did well to finish where he did considering. He’s got a wide barrier to contend with again, but will be fitter and we expect Marquand will look to sit a little closer. I won’t be backing him, but expect he’ll run well.
3.Private Eye (3)
Was impeded at a crucial stage in the TJ and was never in it from there. We haven’t been able to see the best of the Joe Pride sprinter this prep but this race sets up really nicely for him. He gets that bit further, doesn’t mind a bit of sting out of the track and is mapped to get a nice run. Will be there abouts.
The defending champ. Has had an outstanding prep and adds plenty of intrigue to the race. Ran second in the All-Star Mile before winning the Australian Cup. Then skipped the Queen Elizabeth in an attempt to go back-to-back in this which must be respected considering how well Godolphin place their horses. Another one who needs a genuine tempo but he’s going well.
Continues to impress this guy. Was so gutsy in the TJ, only to be swamped late by some genuine stars in I Wish I Win and Giga Kick. Untried at 1400m, but loves the wet and loves Randwick. Will be reliant on some pressure up front but is very honest and can go well again.
6. Bandersnatch (8)
Doncaster Mile proved he’s just a little lower than the top tier runners going
around. Best distance but would be a big shock to upset here.
7. Ho O Amazon (7)
Japanese raider who we don’t know a whole lot about. Group 3 winner and goes well in wet but doesn’t have a lot of appeal based on recent form. Was seen working alongside Unicorn Lion in trackwork and was anything but impressive. Still, is a big statement to bring him out here so we may be surprised.
8. Kolding (5)
Resumes for this one. Last win was this race two years back and has been very plain of late. Needs a dry track which he won’t get here.
9. Roch ‘N’ Horse (1)
Continues to prove she can match it at this level, bouncing back in the William Reid for a very impressive third. 1400m doesn’t look ideal, but she is a Newmarket winner, a VRC Sprint Classic winner and if the rain stays away she is the knockout chance of the field.
10. Electric Girl (2)
Didn’t quite see out the George Ryder but was good prior. Is ineffective on wet tracks and doubt WFA is her level.
10. Jacquinot (4)
The colt had no favours from the draw in the Australian Guineas last start and appeared to peak in the run, but was later found to have an internal bleed. 1400m should bring out his best as we saw in his CF Orr win prior and is drawn to make an impact. Not totally convinced but a win wouldn’t shock.
10. Giga Kick (11)
Has been so impressive this preparation without winning. His TJ run was exceptional although I feel the heavy track was probably the difference in the end. He’s untested over 1400m but he looks he’ll lap every single bit of it up. Probably want a better price but is the one to beat.
Happy to be with Zaaki at decent odds to be leading, control the race and be hard to run down
2 units EW on Zaaki.