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Robert Sangster Stakes 2023 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 03 May 2023
Alex Marsh 03 May 2023
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  • The Robert Sangster Stakes is the second Group 1 of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival
  • This fillies and mares feature is contested over 1200m at Morphettville
  • The 2023 edition will be run on Saturday, May 6
  • Preview and tips are included below
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Robert Sangster Stakes Tips
Zapateo is aiming for her first Group 1 win in the Robert Sangster Stakes. (Getty)
 

Being a Group 1 sprint race for fillies and mares that's run under weight-for-age conditions, the Robert Sangster is one of the more unique majors on the Australian racing calendar.
  • Robert Sangster Stakes 2023 Field & Odds
  • Robert Sangster Stakes 2023 Tips
  • Robert Sangster Stakes FAQs

Headlining the second day of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival, this 1200m feature has seen very competitive fields assembled in recent years, with this line up being no exception.

At $3.90 with TopSport, Bella Nipotina is favourite for the 2023 Robert Sangster Stakes.

Robert Sangster Stakes 2023 Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Bella NipotinaCiaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham556.5kg$3.90
2Roch 'N' Horse (NZ)Michael MoroneyJamie Mott956.5kg $26
3MarabiCiaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen756.5kg $10
4ZapateoJames CummingsDamien Oliver 1156.5kg $5.50
5September RunChris Waller Craig Williams 1456.5kg $10
6Passive AggressiveGrahame BeggJordan Childs156.5kg $4
7EspionaChris Waller Michael Dee1056.5kg $11
8Chain Of LightningPeter G MoodyLuke Nolen856.5kg $34
9Literary MagnateMatthew WilliamsDean Yendall356.5kg $26
10SeradessMark & Levi KavanaghTodd Pannell256.5kg $31
11DiamondsChris BiegTeagan Voorham656.5kg $91
12Another AwardLeon Macdonald & Andrew GluyasJason Holder1356.5kg $41
13Ruthless Dame (NZ)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen1255kg $16
14I'mlovin'yaMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Zac Spain455kg $31
                                                                                    
Odds courtesy TopSport of & correct at 1am on 04/05/2023.

Robert Sangster Stakes 2023 Tips


2023 Robert Sangster Stakes Best Bet - Zapateo

It's not a big deal sitting wide on a big one-turn sprint circuit like Morphettville, while finding the middle and wide lanes in the straight was advantageous last Sat.

Also, Zapateo has already proven to be a galloper that doesn't necessarily need a smother/soft run, as was evident in the Sapphire Stakes at Randwick on April 8.

Aboard a tactically versatile mare, Damien Oliver can let Passive Aggressive, Seradess and Marabi go early, while he can have a head start on the off-speed brigade.

We've already seen the impressive Princess Grace frank her last start form in the Hawkesbury Crown, with this a great Group 1 opportunity for the Godolphin mare.


2023 Robert Sangster Stakes Next Best Bet - Ruthless Dame

If the Maher & Eustace stable can keep Ruthless Dame sound, it's only a matter of time before she wins a Group 1, albeit she could already have that crossed off.

We were with the daughter of Tavistock in the Surround Stakes at decent odds, a feature she appeared to have won before Sunshine In Paris got the dream split.

I'm not convinced she handled the Rosehill track third-up in the Coolmore, a circuit that's hard for a big and strong filly to circle and then balance up late.

There was prior Group 1 winning autumn form through In Secret and Jacquinot, so she certainly has the class to take this out, it's just whether 1200m suits now?


2023 Robert Sangster Stakes Value Bet - Seradess

While the Robert Sangster Stakes may be an afterthought or shot at the stumps for many of these, this four-year-old has clearly been targeted towards this.

A sprinter with an excellent record in Adelaide, Seradess should've once again finished in the money at Morphettville second-up via the RN Irwin Stakes.

After finding the box-seat and bolting in the straight, she was kept in a pocket at key stages in the run home and would've pushed Kallos (winner) with even luck.

Not sure whether they look for the lead here or let Passive Aggressive and Marabi go, but she'll be right on the speed irrespective for this third-up assignment.

Robert Sangster Stakes FAQs

When is the 2023 Robert Sangster Stakes?

The 2023 Robert Sangster Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, May 6 at 3.25pm (ACST).

It will run as Race 7 on the Morphettville meeting.

What distance is the Robert Sangster Stakes?

The Robert Sangster Stakes is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

How can I live stream the Robert Sangster Stakes?

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

Who won the 2022 Robert Sangster Stakes?

Snapdancer won the 2022 Robert Sangster Stakes.

What is the Robert Sangster Stakes worth?

The Robert Sangster Stakes is worth a total of $502,250.

$275,225 of that goes to the winner.

Where is the Robert Sangster Stakes held?

The Robert Sangster Stakes is held at the Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide.

    

Verdict

Zapateo arrives to the 2023 Robert Sangster Stakes in hot form, where she's one of the leading hopes.

The very classy Ruthless Dame has been freshened right up, while Seradess was unlucky second-up and is set to peak.

Best Bet: Zapateo To Win @9/2 at Topsport - 3 Units
Next Best Bet: Ruthless Dame Each Way @15/1 at Topsport - 2 Units
Value Bet: Seradess Each Way @30/1 at Topsport - 1 Unit
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