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Chipping Norton Stakes 2023 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

Last updated: 22 Feb 2023
Alex Marsh 22 Feb 2023
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  • The Chipping Norton Stakes headlines the first Group 1 meeting of the year in Sydney
  • 12 runners make up the final field for the 2023 edition
  • Godolphin entire Anamoe heads the betting
  • Preview & tips are included below
Anamoe (blue) is aiming for an eighth Group 1 victory in the Chipping Norton Stakes. (Getty)

The Chipping Norton Stakes headlines the first Group 1 program of the calendar year in Sydney, running alongside the Surround Stakes.
  • Chipping Norton Stakes 2023 Field & Odds
  • Chipping Norton Stakes 2023 Tips
  • Chipping Norton Stakes FAQs

Contested over the mile at Royal Randwick, this is a Group 1 WFA event and the winner is exempt from ballot for both the Doncaster Handicap and Sydney Cup later in the autumn.

Anamoe is all the rage in the early markets, with the Godolphin champion a $1.80 favourite with Colossalbet to win the 2023 Chipping Norton Stakes

Chipping Norton Stakes 2023 Field & Odds

1AnamoeJames Cummings James McDonald 359kg$1.80
2Mo'unga (NZ) Annabel Neasham Hugh Bowman 1159kg $10
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 $16
6Stockman (NZ)Joseph PrideSam Clipperton1059kg $71
7Arapaho (FR)Bjorn Baker Rachel King 259kg $61
8BenaudJohn O'SheaChad Schofield559kg $34
9El Bodegon (IRE)Chris Waller Regan Bayliss1258.5kg $17
10MontefiliaDavid PayneDylan Gibbons857kg $23
11FangirlChris Waller Kerrin McEvoy157kg $9.50
12HingedChris Waller Brenton Avdulla457kg $11
Odds courtesy of Colossalbet & correct at 12.45am on 23/02/2023.

Chipping Norton Stakes 2023 Tips

2023 Chipping Norton Stakes Best Bet - Anamoe

In a field that's no stronger to the one he encountered fresh in the Apollo Stakes, it's hard to oppose to the Godolphin star in the Chipping Norton Stakes.

His biggest threat as a younger horse was the negative tactics that were mostly adopted and now with a tactical edge, there isn't much to fault.

Some criticisms of Anamoe revolve around him not putting a field fully away, but he's an entire that only does as much as he's asked to by J-Mac.

With a better set-up (firmer ground) than his second-up George Main platform last spring over this track/trip, he should record an eighth Group 1 win.

2023 Chipping Norton Stakes Value Bet - Benaud

It's still hard to ascertain what Benaud's perfect trip is, as it seemed to be 2400m after his Australian Derby placing behind Hitotsu last autumn.

A half-brother to Group 1 winners Tofane and No Compromise, this gelding was sharper around 2000m over spring as an early four-year-old.

That Kingston Town placing came as no surprise off nice lead-up work over short journey's, with this grey excellent on return over 1400m in the Winx Stakes.

John O'Shea has removed the blinkers and off two handy trials, where he's looked quite forward, he's one at bolters odds that could finish top three/four.

Chipping Norton Stakes FAQs

When is the 2023 Chipping Norton Stakes?

The 2023 Chipping Norton Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, February 25 at 4.40pm AEST.

It will run as Race 8 on the Randwick meeting.

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.



Anamoe is clearly the one to beat in the 2023 Chipping Norton Stakes.

At long odds, Benaud can run a race fresh and is worth including in the multiples/exotics.

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