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Chipping Norton Stakes 2023 Barrier Draw & Final Field

Last updated: 22 Feb 2023
Bets.com.au Staff 22 Feb 2023
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  • The barrier draw has been completed for the 2023 Chipping Norton Stakes
  • This Group One will be contested on Saturday, February 25
  • Full field available below
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Anamoe has drawn barrier three in the 2023 Chipping Norton Stakes. (Getty)

Star Godolphin four-year-old Anamoe (barrier 3) is aiming for an eighth Group 1 victory in the 2023 Chipping Norton Stakes and he's drawn well for this second-up attempt.

In a campaign (and career) that's likely to culminate in a European tilt mid-year, the son of Street Boss started 2023 with a bang, proving too classy on return in the Apollo Stakes and does face similar opposition here.

Chris Waller has accepted with three runners, which include Fangirl (barrier 1) and Hinged (barrier 4), with both four-year-old's filling the placings behind Anamoe in the Apollo Stakes.

The champion trainer also prepares El Bodegon (barrier 12), who will be looking to improve off a ninth-place finish first-up in the Apollo Stakes.

This import created an impression on Australian debut with a third in last year's Cox Plate.

Annabel Neasham has dual representation via two-time Group 1 winner Mo'unga (barrier 11) and Laws Of Indices (barrier 6), the latter being very consistent despite having not won in Australia.

Huetor (barrier 9) returns off a very short summer campaign, having just the one run in The Ingham on December 10.

Prepared by Peter & Paul Snowden, this six-year-old is proven at Group 1 WFA level in Australia, having upset Zaaki in race record time via last year's Doomben Cup.

Knights Order (barrier 7), Stockman (barrier 10), Arapaho (barrier 2) and Benaud (barrier 5) are among the stayers in the final field, while four-time Group 1 winner Montefilia (barrier 8) is set to resume.

The David Payne-trained mare returned in the Chipping Norton Stakes last year before taking out the Ranvet Stakes, where she upset Verry Elleegant.

Chipping Norton Stakes 2023 Barriers & Final Field

1AnamoeJames Cummings James McDonald 359kg$1.65
2Mo'unga (NZ) Annabel Neasham Hugh Bowman 1159kg $13
3Knights Order (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark 759kg $31
4Huetor (FR)Peter & Paul SnowdenWilliam Pike959kg $31
5Laws Of Indices (IRE)Annabel Neasham Ryan Maloney659kg $17
6Stockman (NZ)Joseph PrideSam Clipperton1059kg $51
7Arapaho (FR)Bjorn Baker Rachel King 259kg $51
8BenaudJohn O'SheaChad Schofield559kg $34
9El Bodegon (IRE)Chris Waller Regan Bayliss1258.5kg $16
10MontefiliaDavid PayneDylan Gibbons857kg $18
11FangirlChris Waller Kerrin McEvoy157kg $8
12HingedChris Waller Brenton Avdulla457kg $11
Odds courtesy of PlayUp & correct at 1.15pm on 22/02/2023.

Chipping Norton Stakes Winners

The Chipping Norton Stakes headlines the first Group 1 program of the calendar year in Sydney, featuring alongside the Surround Stakes.

Gaining Group 1 status in 1986, this 1600m weight-for-age event has arguably become a stronger race since that upgrade, with Super Impose, Tie The Knot, Winx and Verry Elleegant all champions to have won this contest in the last 36 years.

The winner of the Chipping Norton Stakes is also exempt from ballot for both the Doncaster Handicap and Sydney Cup later in the autumn, so there's often a good mix of gallopers in the final field.

Te Akau Shark (2020) and Verry Elleegant (2021 and 2022) have won the last three editions of the Chipping Norton Stakes.

Chipping Norton Stakes FAQs

When is the 2023 Chipping Norton Stakes?

The 2023 Chipping Norton Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, February 25.

What distance is the Chipping Norton Stakes?

The Chipping Norton Stakes is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

How can I live stream the Chipping Norton Stakes?

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

Who won the 2022 Chipping Norton Stakes?

Verry Elleegant won the 2022 Chipping Norton Stakes.

What is the Chipping Norton Stakes worth?

The Chipping Norton Stakes is worth a total of $600,000.

$344,000 of that goes to the winner.


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