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Apollo Stakes 2023 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

Last updated: 08 Feb 2023
Alex Marsh 08 Feb 2023
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  • The Apollo Stakes headlines the Royal Randwick meeting this Saturday
  • This Group Two is run over 1400m under WFA conditions
  • The track is currently in the Good 4 range
  • Preview & selections are included below
Anamoe resumes in the Apollo Stakes. (Getty)
The Apollo Stakes is a Group Two 1400m event run at Royal Randwick and a decent field has been assembled for the 2023 edition.
  • Apollo Stakes 2023 Field & Odds
  • Apollo Stakes 2023 Tips
  • Apollo Stakes 2023 FAQs

Worth $250,000, this feature is a key WFA autumn lead-up and there's a strong honor roll, with Winx, Lonhro and Sunline champions to have won the Apollo Stakes this century.

Anamoe dominates the early markets, with $1.85 available via BetRight

Apollo Stakes 2023 Field & Odds

1AnamoeJames Cummings James McDonald 859kg$1.85
2Mo'unga (NZ)Annabel NeashamNash Rawiller 1159kg$8.50
3Laws Of Indices (IRE)Annabel Neasham Tom Marquand1059kg$17
4Durston (GB)Chris Waller Regan Bayliss159kg$41
5Stockman (NZ)Joseph PrideSam Clipperton959kg$101
6Vega OneTony GollanRyan Maloney1259kg$41
7Arapaho (FR)Bjorn BakerRachel King259kg$61
8Surefire (GB)Chris Waller Jason Collett459kg $34
9El Bodegon (IRE)Chris Waller Tim Clark 558.5kg$7
10Icebath (NZ) James Cummings Brett Prebble357kg$15
11FangirlChris Waller Kerrin McEvoy657kg$8
12HingedChris Waller Brenton Avdulla757kg$13
Odds courtesy of BetRight & correct at 11.30pm on 08/02/2023.

Apollo Stakes 2023 Tips

2023 Apollo Stakes Best Bet - Anamoe

Although the Cox Plate was clearly a goal last spring, after his Queen Elizabeth Stakes flop in the autumn, there wasn't going to be anymore prep runs.

Anamoe secured his first Group 1 against the older horses when returning in the Winx Stakes, which is effectively the same as the Apollo Stakes.

With two trials, including a strong piece of work over 1000m at Rosehill on Jan 27, the four-year-old arrives to this return off a similar lead-up to the spring.

This star Godolphin entire will only have a short autumn before a Royal Ascot tilt mid-year and at WFA level, he's expected to be too classy here fresh.

2023 Apollo Stakes Value Bet - Icebath

Having accrued over $5 million in her career so far, there's no denying Icebath's talent, although she's been a very hard runner for punters to catch.

After a teasing spring prep, the six-year-old waited until the entire country had sacked her before culminating her spring with a Group 1 win at $11.

Given this mare worked like a hurdler ahead of her Winx Stakes return last time in, her two Jan hit-out's have been much sharper in comparison.

The experienced Brett Prebble sticks from those recent heats and on a galloper that can use a good draw, she may well get a suck run in transit.

Apollo Stakes 2023 FAQs

When is the 2023 Apollo Stakes?

The 2023 Apollo Stakes will be run on Saturday, February 11 at 4.40pm (AEST).

It will run as Race 8 on the Randwick program.

Who won the 2022 Apollo Stakes?

Think It Over won the 2022 Apollo Stakes.

What is the Apollo Stakes worth?

The Apollo Stakes is worth $250,000.

$140,250 of that goes to the winner.

What distance is the Apollo Stakes?

The Apollo Stakes is run over a distance of 1400 metres.

How can I live stream the Apollo Stakes?

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



Anamoe is the best horse in the country and is hard to oppose here.

For exotic players, Icebath makes some appeal.

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