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Coolmore Classic 2023 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 08 Mar 2023
Alex Marsh 08 Mar 2023
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  • The Coolmore Classic headlines the first Rosehill leg of the Sydney Autumn Carnival
  • A typically competitive field has been assembled for this mares' feature
  • Annavisto heads the early markets
  • Preview & best bets are included below
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Coolmore Classic Tips
Hope In Your Heart is a leading chance in Saturday's Coolmore Classic. (Getty)
 

The girls take to the Rosehill stage on Saturday via the running of the Group 1 Coolmore Classic, with this 1500m feature one of the more premier and recognizable mares events on the calendar.
  • Coolmore Classic 2023 Field & Odds
  • Coolmore Classic 2023 Tips
  • Coolmore Classic FAQs

First run in 1973 and given Group One status in 1986, this race has seen champions in Emancipation and Sunline lump 60kg to victory with perhaps the last superstar winner coming in 2009 via Typhoon Tracy.

Annavisto leads a very competitive market with PlayUp, where $5.50 is available.

Coolmore Classic 2023 Field & Odds


No.
Horse
Trainer

Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1HingedChris Waller
James McDonald1257kg$8
2Annavisto (NZ)Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
Nash Rawiller1656kg $5.50
3Hope In Your HeartKerry Parker
Tim Clark956kg $8
4Mustang Valley (NZ)Andrew Forsman
Chad Schofield1155kg $18
5ZougotchaChris Waller
Kerrin McEvoy1454kg scr
6Mirra VisionPeter & Paul Snowden
Tom Sherry354kg $23
7Purpleplay (FR)William Haggas
Regan Bayliss553.5kg $23
8Expat (NZ)Mark Newnham
Tyler Schiller (a) 153kg $15
9Ruthless Dame (NZ)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
Dylan Gibbons (a)1052.5kg $7.50
10Sheeza BelterPeter & Paul Snowden
William Pike7 52.5kg $14
11ExcelidaBen & JD Hayes
Brett Prebble1852.5kg $21
12Larkspur RunJames Cummings
Rachel King1752kg $41
13YearningMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes
Zac Lloyd (a)852kg $13
14EspionaChris Waller
Michael Dee651kg $9.50
15Times Square (FR)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
Jay Ford1351kg$41
16More ProphetsJohn Thompson
Brock Ryan1551kg$81
17Toregene (NZ)Matthew Williams
Dean Yendall451kg$18
18Pride Of JenniCiaron Maher & David Eustace
Robbie Dolan251kg$26
Odds courtesy of PlayUp & correct at 10pm on 08/03/2023.

Coolmore Classic 2023 Tips

2023 Coolmore Classic Best Bet - Ruthless Dame

Off a nice Melbourne return at start three following a long break, we were with this Maher & Eustace-trained filly in the Group 1 Surround Stakes on Feb 25.

While she had to settle for a narrow second at decent odds, Ruthless Dame lost no admirers, with the three-year-old picking up late despite a wide journey.

The daughter of Tavistock now faces more seasoned and mostly older rivals, but plummets to 52.5kg under the handicap conditions of this Group 1.

A lower draw would've been preferable, although she has the speed to slot in handy enough over 1500m, as seemingly the most progressive runner here.

Ruthless Dame - $7.50Coolmore Classic Best Betbet now
18+ only. Ts and Cs apply. Think ! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit the website. All bets accepted on behalf of PlayUp Interactive Pty Ltd Licensed in Northern Territory, Australia by NT Racing Commission. www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au

2023 Coolmore Classic Next Best Bet - Hope In You Heart

Although there isn't much separating the first handful of market elects in a very competitive affair, Hope In You Heart should at the top of betting here.

While she showed promise as a late three-year-old, the penny dropped last spring, where she recorded a winning hat-trick after a luckless return.

The four-year-old then contested The Golden Eagle and while it was another terrific performance, she should've finished a tad closer there.

Her lead-up trials indicated that she'd need the return run, but class prevailed in the Guy Walter and for what looks a target, she's arguably the one to beat.

Hope In You Heart - $8.00Coolmore Classic Next Best Betbet now
18+ only. Ts and Cs apply. Think ! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit the website. All bets accepted on behalf of PlayUp Interactive Pty Ltd Licensed in Northern Territory, Australia by NT Racing Commission. www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au

2023 Coolmore Classic Value Bet - Sheeza Belter

From a wide gate fresh in the Light Fingers, William Pike was forced to bite the bullet and land outside the leader, with that warm ride not suiting her.

While she was a run short irrespective at 1400m second-up, Sheeza Belter was ridden much colder in the Surround and allowed to finish off.

Despite never being in winning calculations, this filly was only just bettered by the winner (Sunshine In Paris) for the fastest last 200m and 600m.

The Group 1 JJ Atkins winner beat the older mares as an early three-year-old and with a better run in transit third-up, she can give this a shake.

Sheeza Belter - $14.00Coolmore Classic Value Betbet now
18+ only. Ts and Cs apply. Think ! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit the website. All bets accepted on behalf of PlayUp Interactive Pty Ltd Licensed in Northern Territory, Australia by NT Racing Commission. www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au

Coolmore Classic FAQs

When is the 2023 Coolmore Classic?

The 2023 Coolmore Classic is scheduled to run at 4.40pm on Saturday, March 11.

It will run as Race 8 on the Rosehill program.

What distance is the Coolmore Classic?

The Coolmore Classic is run over a distance of 1500 metres.

Who won the 2022 Coolmore Classic?

Lighthouse won the 2022 Coolmore Classic.

What is the Coolmore Classic worth?

The Coolmore Classic is worth a total of $600,000.

$344,000 of that goes to the winner.

                                                              

Verdict

The progressive Ruthless Dame can atone from a narrow Surround Stakes loss.

Hope In Your Heart and Sheeza Belter can also be backed for a result.

Best Bet: Ruthless Dame To Win @13/2 at PlayUP - 3 Units
Next Best Bet: Hope In Your Heart To Win @7/1 at PlayUP - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Sheeza Belter To Win @13/1 at PlayUP - 1 Unit
Ruthless Dame
To Win
@13/2 - 3 Units
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Hope In Your Heart
To Win
@7/1 - 1 Unit
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Sheeza Belter
To Win
@13/1 - 1 Unit
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