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Sydney Cup 2023 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 05 Apr 2023
Alex Marsh 05 Apr 2023
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  • The Sydney Cup is the second of four Group 1's run on day two of The Championships
  • Worth $2 million, this major is run over 3200m at Randwick
  • The 2023 edition will be contested on Saturday, April 8
  • Preview & selections are included below
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Sydney Cup Tips
Who will take out the 2023 Sydney Cup? (Getty)
 

The staying test of The Championships will be run on Saturday via The Sydney Cup, with a 20 horse field accepted for this two mile feature at Royal Randwick.
  • Sydney Cup 2023 Field & Odds
  • Sydney Cup 2023 Tips
  • Sydney Cup FAQs

Given Group 1 status in 1980, which was taken out by the champion Kingston Town, this race has grown in popularity and prestigue since then.

Cleveland heads the betting for the 2023 Sydney Cup, with $3.90 the quote via BetRight

Sydney Cup 2023 Field & Odds


No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Gold Trip (FR)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald1659.5kg$9
2Knights Order (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark1256.5kg$17
3Baron Samedi (GB)Joseph O'BrienTom Marquand2055kg $13
4Stockman (NZ)Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton554.5kg$23
5Arapaho (FR)Bjorn BakerRachel King 853kg $12
6Selino (GB)Chris Waller Tom Sherry1453kg $91
7Surefire (GB)Chris WallerJoao Moreira652.5kg $13
8Explosive Jack (NZ)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dylan Gibbons (a)452.5kg $31
9Sir Lucan (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Winona Costin1551.5kg$31
10TorrensMark ChevalierAlysha Collett151.5kg $91
11Cleveland (IRE)Joseph O'Brien Kerrin McEvoy 1751kg $3.90
12High Emocean (NZ)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Robbie Dolan 1951kg $12
13Amade (IRE)Phillip StokesReece Jones (a)1051kg $31
14King Frankel (IRE)Mark NewnhamTyler Schiller (a)1150kg $8
15Nerve Not Verve (NZ)Michael MoroneyDean Holland250kg $17
16Gin Martini (NZ)Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Zac Lloyd (a)1850kg $15
17Timour (FR)Chris WallerJay Ford350kg $23
18 Alakahan (IRE)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Brock Ryan1350kg $51
19Pesto (GB)Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Andrew Adkins950kg $81
20True Marvel (FR)Matthew SmithKathy O'Hara750kg $126
Odds courtesy of BetRight & correct at 6.40pm on 05/04/2023.

Sydney Cup 2023 Tips


2023 Sydney Cup Best Bet - Cleveland

In what wasn't a vintage Tancred Stakes, this strong son of Camelot rightfully had a shot at the stumps, despite being much better suited here at handicap level.

Having contested the Irish Cesarewitch (3332m) last Sept with 63kg, he won't know himself with 51kg, carrying 8kg less than his first-up assignment.

The clock backed-up what was visually a nice run in that Rosehill feature, with his closing splits only bettered by Montefilia, who was sharper at 2400m.

From the Joseph O'Brien yard and owned by Lloyd Williams, Cleveland has been targeted towards the Sydney Cup, where he's easily the one to beat.


2023 Sydney Cup Next Best Bet - Amade

This OTI import is still very lightly raced for a nine-year-old and despite a few setbacks along the way, he's been competitive in most Australian outings.

Off a 16 month break and then a poor return, Amade improved from nowhere second-up, finishing third behind Right You Are and Vow And Declare.

With the Adelaide Cup an obvious third-up target, he stepped from 2100m to 3200m at Morphettville with ease, sustaining a wide run to finish third.

This gelding was very brave in that latest performance and as a proven stayer that now goes from 57kg to 51kg, he has plenty in his favour here.


2023 Sydney Cup Value Bet - Explosive Jack

With a more eye-catching display in the Tancred, Explosive Jack would be single figures in the Sydney Cup, a race that he's been set for the whole prep.

Dragged right back in a muddling affair, they went too slow for the son of Jakkalberry last start, who was building nicely prior to that Rosehill outing.

After blowing out the cobwebs from a long break with a pair of sound 1600m efforts, his Canberra Cup second suggested he was right on track.

Dylan Gibbons now takes the reins on the three-time Derby winner and with barrier four for this 3200m staying test, they can be more positive early.

Sydney Cup FAQs

When is the 2023 Sydney Cup?

The 2023 Sydney Cup is scheduled to run on Saturday, April 8 at 3.15pm (AEST).

It will run as Race 7 on the Randwick meeting.

What distance is the Sydney Cup?

The Sydney Cup is run over a distance of 3200 metres.

How can I live stream the Sydney Cup?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Sydney Cup and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2022 Sydney Cup?

Knights Order won the 2022 Sydney Cup.

What is the Sydney Cup worth?

The Sydney Cup is worth a total of $2 million.

$1,155,000 of that goes to the winner.

                                                                    

Verdict

Cleveland is clearly the one to beat in the 2023 Sydney Cup.

At longer quotes, both Amade and Explosive Jack can also be nibbled.

Best Bet: Cleveland To Win @29/10 at Bet Right - 8 Units
Next Best Bet: Amade Each Way @30/1 at Bet Right - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Explosive Jack Each Way @30/1 at Bet Right - 1 Unit
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