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Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2023 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 05 Apr 2023
Alex Marsh 05 Apr 2023
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  • The Queen Of The Turf Stakes is the last of four Group 1's run on day two of The Championships
  • Worth $1 million, this major is contested over 1600m at Randwick
  • The 2023 edition will be contested on Saturday, April 8
  • Preview & tips are included below
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Hope In Your Heart is a leading chance in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes. (Getty)
 

Registered as the Queen of the Turf Stakes since its 1972 introduction, this weight-for-age feature for the fillies and mares over a mile gained Group 1 status back in 2005.
  • Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2023 Field & Odds
  • Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2023 Tips
  • Queen of the Turf Stakes FAQs

Also known as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes (since 2016), this is one of the main autumn targets for the females and modern champions to have won this race include Typhoon Tracy and More Joyous.

Alcohol Free heads the market for the 2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes, with $3.50 available via bookmaker.com.au

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2023 Field & Odds


No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Alcohol Free (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott James McDonald 257kg$3.50
2FangirlChris WallerKerrin McEvoy1557kg$10
3Levante (NZ)Ken & Bev KelsoDamian Lane1357kg$7.50
4HingedChris Waller Joao Moreira2057kg$17
5Hope In Your HeartKerry ParkerTim Clark 457kg$9
6Promise Of Success (GB) John O'Shea Chad Schofield1257kg$71
7Sirileo MissSymon WildeBen Melham357kg$6
8Atishu (NZ)Chris Waller Nash Rawiller157kg$13
9RootsChris Waller Branton Avdulla1857kg$23
10Statement (IRE)Joseph O'BrienJohn Allen1057kg$34
11Mirra VisionPeter & Paul SnowdenSam Clipperton557kg $51
12Pride Of JenniCiaron Maher & David Eustace Robbie Dolan857kg $19
13Purpleplay (FR)William HaggasTom Marquand1457kg $34
14ExcelidaBen & JD HayesBrett Prebble657kg $41
15Times Square (FR)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 957kg $51
16Bring The RansomBjorn BakerTyler Schiller (a)1657kg $81
17FinepointChris Waller Regan Bayliss 1157kg $71
18More SecretsMichael, Wayne & John HawkesZac Lloyd (a)1757kg $101
19eDynastiesPeter & Paul Snowden 1957kg $101
20eCap De Joie (GB)Nick Ryan757kg $29
Odds courtesy of bet365 & correct at 8pm on 05/04/2023.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2023 Tips

2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Best Bet - Alcohol Free

You don't get many European imports come to Australia with the resume of Alcohol Free (especially mares), with this five-year-old a four-time Group 1 winner.

Yulong Investments forked out 5.4 million guineas (around $10 million AUD) in last November's Tattersalls sales to secure this very versatile galloper.

Now under the care of Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, Alcohol Free is straight to a mile for her Aus debut, having won two Group 1's over this trip.

She had the brilliance to lead and hold off Artorius over six furlongs in a July Cup, while off a strong lead-up trial, she's the clear starting point here.

Alcohol Free - $3.50Queen Of The Turf Stakes Best Betbet now
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2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Next Best Bet - Hope In Your Heart

A three-time stakes winner that's really come into her own this season, the daughter of Dundeel is pressing towards a maiden Group 1 triumph.

Now back against the mares at WFA level, this may be the best chance Hope In Your Heart gets to secure that major victory, arriving here fourth-up.

While she still managed a fourth in the Coolmore second-up, the four-year-old does favour wet ground, which was evident in the Doncaster Mile last Sat.

From a kinder draw, she would've made that Doncaster finish more interesting, which was also the case when unlucky in last year's Golden Eagle.

Hope In Your Heart - $9.00Queen Of The Turf Stakes Next Best Betbet now
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2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Value Bet - Atishu

Barring a few outings early last year where she was a temporary barrier rogue, Atishu has been a consistent campaigner for the Chris Waller yard.

The daughter of Savabeel broke a decent drought last spring, with a much-deserved two length win over Steinem, who has franked that form.

That Matriarch triumph followed a very unlucky Group 1 Empire Rose attempt, where she was back and held-up before savaging the line late.

She was an eye-catcher on return in the Emancipation Stakes, a race she wins with any intent and from barrier one, expect Nash to be more positive.

Atishu - $12.00Queen Of The Turf Stakes Value Betbet now
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Queen of the Turf Stakes FAQs

When is the 2023 Queen of the Turf Stakes?

The 2023 Queen of the Turf Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, April 8 at 4.35pm (AEST).

It will run as Race 9 on the Randwick program.

What distance is the Queen of the Turf Stakes?

The Queen of the Turf Stakes is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

Who won the 2022 Queen of the Turf Stakes?

Nimalee won the 2022 Queen of the Turf Stakes.

What is the Queen of the Turf Stakes worth?

The Queen of the Turf Stakes is worth a total of $1,000,000.

$580,000 of that goes to the winner.

                                                               

Verdict

Alcohol Free is a deserved favourite in the 2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

Hope In Your Heart and Atishu can both be saved on.

Best Bet: Alcohol Free To Win @5/2 at bet365 Australia - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Hope In Your Heart To Win @8/1 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Atishu To Win @11/1 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit
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