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CF Orr Stakes 2023 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 08 Feb 2023
Alex Marsh 08 Feb 2023
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  • The CF Orr Stakes headlines Saturday's Sandown meeting
  • This feature is the first Group 1 of the calendar year
  • A strong field has been assembled
  • Preview & selections are included below
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I'm Thunderstruck is a leading chance in the CF Orr Stakes. (Getty)
  

The CF Orr Stakes is the first Group One of the calendar year in Australia and this year's edition will be contested on Saturday, February 11 at Sandown.
  • CF Orr Stakes 2023 Field & Odds
  • CF Orr Stakes 2023 Tips
  • CF Orr Stakes FAQs

Run over 1400m and under weight-for-age conditions, a strong field has been assembled for 2023, as a competitive early market supports.

At $3.50 with BlueBet, Jacquinot heads the betting for the 2023 CF Orr Stakes.

CF Orr Stakes 2023 Field & Odds

                                                                          
No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1I’m Thunderstruck (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jamie Kah959kg$4
2Mr Brightside (GB) Ben & JD HayesCraig Williams 1059kg$10
3TuvaluLindsey SmithJarrod Fry159kg$6
4Callsign Mav (NZ)Danny O'BrienJamie Mott859kg$26
5Western Empire (NZ)John Leek (Jnr)Arron Lynch559kg$41
6Aegon (NZ)Andrew ForsmanMichael Dee759kg$26
7Gentleman RoyBen & JD Hayes Mark Zahra 359kg$5.50
8Nugget (GB)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceJohn Allen 659kg$10
9Turaath (GB)Maddie RaymondDamien Oliver257kg$20
10JacquinotMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 455.5kg$3.50
Odds courtesy of BlueBet & correct at 10pm on 08/02/2023.

CF Orr Stakes 2023 Tips

2023 CF Orr Stakes Best Bet - I'm Thunderstruck

No knocks on the early fav and stablemate; Jacquinot, who returned with a big win and draws well, but at $4, I'm leaning towards the stronger form lines.

I'm Thunderstruck's spring prep included Group 1 victory over Alligator Blood, along with second-place finishes in the Memsie Stakes, Caulfield Stakes and Cox Plate 

The last two of those runs were behind Anamoe, who is the best horse in Australia currently, so those weight-for-age references do stand out here.

While barrier nine isn't ideal, he will have plenty of time to wind up at Sandown under Jamie Kah, who is unbeaten aboard this gelding.

I'm Thunderstruck - $4.00CF Orr Stakes Best Betbet now
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2023 CF Orr Stakes Value Bet - Aegon

Although Mr Brightside, Tuvalu, Gentleman Roy and Nugget are more reliable, Aegon is more talented than those rivals when at his absolute best.

This Kiwi looked like being a star early days, winning his first four in New Zealand before taking out the 2021 Hobartville Stakes in brilliant fashion.

After going off the boil in his early four-year-old campaign, he was given plenty of time ahead of a return last spring, where he bounced back.

Given he backed up a Caulfield win (Soft 6) with a Cantala Stakes fourth on a Good 3, it suggests he's at least sound and 1400m is his right distance.

Aegon - $26.00CF Orr Stakes Value Betbet now
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CF Orr Stakes FAQs

When is the 2023 CF Orr Stakes?

The 2023 CF Orr Stakes is scheduled for Saturday, February 11.

It will run as Race 7 on the Sandown meeting.

What distance is the CF Orr Stakes?

The CF Orr Stakes is run over a distance of 1400 metres.

Who won the 2022 CF Orr Stakes?

Tofane won the 2022 CF Orr Stakes.

How can I live stream the 2023 CF Orr Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the CF Orr Stakes and all other Australian horse races.

What is the CF Orr Stakes worth?

The CF Orr Stakes is worth a total of $750,000.

$450,000 goes to the winner.

                                   

Verdict

I'm Thunderstruck is the class runner in the 2023 CF Orr Stakes and respecting Aegon at longer odds.

Best Bet: I'm Thunderstruck To Win @3/1 at BlueBet - 4 Units
Value Bet: Aegon Each Way @25/1 at BlueBet - 1 Unit
I'm Thunderstruck
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Aegon
Each Way
@25/1 - 1 Unit
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