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Railway Stakes 2023 Barrier Draw & Final Field

Last updated: 21 Nov 2023
Bets.com.au Staff 21 Nov 2023
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  • The barrier draw has been completed for the Railway Stakes
  • A competitive line-up has been assembled
  • The 2023 edition will be run on Saturday, November 25
  • Final field is included below
Railway Field
Tuvalu has drawn barrier four in the Railway Stakes. (Getty)

Roots (barrier 15) heads west in search of her first Group 1 victory, with the two-time Group 2 winner having bounced back to form last start when taking out the Group 2 Hot Danish Stakes and jockey Tommy Berry stays aboard from that third-up triumph.

The five-year-old is trained by Chris Waller, who prepared 2015 Railway Stakes winner Good Project and that was a galloper who arrived in Perth with mainly benchmark form.

Tuvalu (barrier 4) was a Group 1 winner over this distance in the spring of 2022 when successful in the Toorak Handicap, although he hasn't saluted in seven subsequent starts.

The gelding is prepared by Lindsey Smith, who is aiming for a third Railway stakes triumph, with Old Comrade (2001) and Scales Of Justice (2016) his prior winners in this Group 1, while Jamie Kah takes the ride.

The consistent Alsephina (barrier 7) is the best of the local hopes in the early market, with the step up to a mile third-up suiting the five-year-old, who hasn't finished out of the money in 13 career starts and that includes nine wins.

Grant & Alana Williams, and jockey William Pike have teamed up for four of the last five Railway Stakes winners and they combine on Saturday with the daughter of Star Turn, who is a two-time stakes winner.

Forgot You (barrier 19) is the second of the interstate raiders in the Railway Stakes and the entire arrives in winning form, having broken a long drought at Flemington last start.

Jockey Daniel Moor reunites with the son of Savabeel, having been aboard for his first three career wins.

16 runners (plus three emergencies) make up the final field for the 2023 Railway Stakes.

Railway Stakes 2023 Barriers & Final Field

1TuvaluLindsey SmithJamie Kah458kg
2Marocchino Lou Luciani Chris Parnham 1457kg
3Comfort Me Rhys Radford Peter Knuckey 1854kg
4Dom To ShootSean & Jake CaseyJordan Turner1254kg
5RootsChris WallerTommy Berry1554kg
6Trix Of The Trade Colin WebsterTroy Turner154kg
7AlsephinaGrant & Alana WilliamsWilliam Pike 753kg
8BustlerNeville ParnhamSteve Parnham253kg
9Forgot You (NZ)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungDaniel Moor1953kg
10Karli's KarmaSummer DicksonMichael Poy853kg
11Last Of The LineStephen MillerBrad Parnham1353kg
12MassimoChris & Michael Gangemi Clint Johnston-Porter1753kg
13Mojo RhythmMitchell PatemanHolly Watson653kg
14Searchin' Roc'sJim TaylorJason Brown553kg
15StartradeDaniel Morton Chris Nicoll1053kg
16The Velvet QueenDarren McAuliffePatrick Carbery1653kg
17eCasino SeventeenGrant & Alana Williams Shaun McGruddy353kg
18eLet's GalahvantDaniel & Ben PearceTBA953kg
19eRiver RubiconSteve WolfeJoseph Azzopardi1153kg

Railway Stakes Winners

Arguably Western Australia's most prestigious race, the Railway Stakes has over 100 years of history in the west of the country.

The Railway Stakes is the first Group One of the Perth Summer Carnival, a feature which is followed by the Winterbottom and Northerly Stakes.

Ran over the mile, the Railway is worth $1.5 million and is often a launching pad for horses looking to forge a career in the east of the country, as we've seen in recent years with Scales Of Justice, Regal Power and Inspirational Girl

Inspirational Girl (2020), Western Empire (2021) and Trix Of The Trade (2022) have won the last three editions of the Railway Stakes.

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