Gimcrack Stakes 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Gimcrack Stakes makes a nice lead-up into the $1 million Golden Gift race.

The Gimcrack Stakes is a Group 3 race for two-year-old fillies run and won at Randwick Racecourse in early October.

2022 Gimcrack Stakes winner Platinum Jubilee

2022 Gimcrack Stakes winner Platinum Jubilee. Photo: Steve Hart.

The event takes place as part of Randwick’s bumper Epsom Handicap Day race card. Epsom Day features a triple shot of Group 1 racing with the running of the $1.5 million Epsom Handicap (1600m), $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) and the $750,000 Flight Stakes (1600m).

Also on the card is the Group 2 $1 million Premiere Stakes (1200m) for The Everest hopefuls.

The Gimcrack Stakes is contested at set weights over 1000m and offers $250,000 in prize money as of 2023.

The race was first held back in 1906 and is named in honour of 18th century champion English racehorse Gimcrack.

The Group 3 Breeders’ Plate (1000m) for colts and geldings on the same day is the other opening two-year-old race of the season in Sydney.

Two-year-olds out of the Gimcrack Stakes often head towards the $1 million Golden Gift later in the spring.

The latest edition of the Gimcrack Stakes ran on Saturday September 30, 2023 on Epsom Handicap Day as the season’s opening 2YO race for fillies in NSW and was won in an upset by the Tommy Berry-ridden Tassort filly Manaal ($19).

2023 Gimcrack Stakes Results

The official Gimcrack Stakes 2023 result sand finishing order will be detailed below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 30, 2023.

2023 Gimcrack Stakes winner Manaal

2023 Gimcrack Stakes winner Manaal. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #8 Manaal
  • 2nd: #3 Celestial Bling
  • 3rd: #9 Repose

The Michael Freedman-trained Tassort filly Manaal ($19) was good late after working her way into the clear with just over 200m to go and held on in a tight finish to lead the 2023 Gimcrack Stakes results in an upset off a lovely ride by Tommy Berry.

2023 Gimcrack Stakes Odds

The updated Gimcrack Stakes 2023 betting odds and links to our markets on the important Group 3 Epsom Handicap Day race will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for the top Randwick racing odds online.

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Gimcrack Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 30, 2023
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1000m
  • Conditions: Set Weights – 2YO Fillies
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1906

Gimcrack Stakes Betting

The Gimcrack Stakes is traditionally the debut run for new-season fillies. Gimcrack Stakes betting markets are then usually led by fillies that performed well in recent lead-up trials.

The Gimcrack Stakes odds on any fillies with previous race experience and any non-maidens in the event are kept short.

Enthaar ($1.60 in 2020) and Coolangatta ($2.50 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Gimcrack Stakes betting to win.

There was a notable upset in 2022 with Platinum Jubilee winning at Gimcrack Stakes odds of $10 ahead of her stablemate, beaten favourite Perfect Proposal ($3.40).

Another upset followed in 2023 with Manaal saluted at $19.

Gimcrack Stakes Field

The Gimcrack Stakes race field attracts the season’s most promising young two-year-old fillies, and many of the fillies in the event will be kicking off their careers.

In order to gain a qualify for a run in the Gimcrack Stakes field fillies must have had an official trial ahead of the race.

Following a run in the Gimcrack Stakes field many fillies may return in the summer to contest Brisbane’s Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m). Coolangatta was the last filly to complete the double.

2023 Gimcrack Stakes Field

The official Gimcrack Stakes 2023 field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to Epsom Handicap Day 2023 and will be listed below so stay tuned to see the fillies that make the line-up.

The 2023 Gimcrack Stakes final field features a line-up of promising two-year-old fillies all on debut including the favourite Lady Of Camelot from the Waterhouse/Bott stable who won her lead-up trial by nearly four lengths.

2023 Gimcrack Stakes Nominations

The early Gimcrack Stakes 2023 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to Epsom Handicap Day with the list of original entries to be published below.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1   ALINEA F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
2   ART’S ALIVE F 2 Brad Widdup  
3   CAPITAL DANCER F 2 Gregory McFarlane  
4   CASTANYA F 2 Annabel Neasham  
5   CELESTIAL BLING F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
6   ERNO’S CUBE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
7   EXTREME DIVA F 2 Anthony Cummings  
8   GERRINGONG F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
9   INVINCIBLE MADISON F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden  
10   LADY OF CAMELOT F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
11   LADY TASSORT F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
12   MANAAL F 2 Michael Freedman  
13   MICRO MAGIC F 2 Marc Conners  
14   NEEDING ATTENTION F 2 Annabel Neasham  
15   REPOSE F 2 Annabel Neasham  
16   SHOUTABOUTIT F 2 Kristen Buchanan  
17   TOTOKA F 2 Paul Perry  
18   UMABETT F 2 Annabel Neasham  

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Gimcrack Stakes Tips

Gimcrack Stakes tips include looking for trial-winning fillies, those from the country’s leading stables and the runners drawn a favourable barrier.

Jockey James McDonald has an outstanding record in the race having ridden four Gimcrack Stakes winners between 2015 and 2021. Looking for the filly McDonald rides then is a key Gimcrack Stakes betting tip.

2023 Gimcrack Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Gimcrack Stakes 2023 betting tips and Randwick racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the young fillies to get behind at the best price this season.

  • To Win: #6 Lady Of Camelot ($2.60 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Debutant races always tough, but happy to stick with the favourite here who was impressive winning her lead-up trial over 850m at the Kensington track by four lengths. 1000m to kick off her career looks ideal and the Waterhouse/Bott stable will have her presented lovely for race day. Nicely-bred daughter of Written Tycoon can work into it from barrier seven and they’ve put the best hoop J. Mac on suggesting she’s their best chance.

Gimcrack Stakes Form Guide

The Gimcrack Stakes form guide lists all the crucial information and statistics from the jockeys and barriers to the track / distance records of the runners in the field.

The Gimcrack Stakes form has often gone on to hold up in the follow year’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast for any qualified fillies. The 2005 Gimcrack Stakes winner Mirror Mirror went on to win the 2006 Magic Millions in Queensland.

In 2019, Stellar Pauline ran second in the Gimcrack Stakes and also placed second in the next summer’s Magic Millions Classic results.

Coolangatta (2021, 2022) was the last filly to complete the Gimcrack Stakes – Magic Millions 2YO Classic double. She also raced in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes in the autumn of 2022 placing an eye-catching third.

The 2022 Gimcrack Stakes winner Platinum Jubilee returned for a second in the following summer’s Magic Millions Classic results.

2023 Gimcrack Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Gimcrack Stakes 2023 Form Guide will be available for punters below the week of the race.

Gimcrack Stakes Results

Notable recent Gimcrack Stakes winners include Defiant Dame (2010), Catch Me (2018), Enthaar (2020), and Coolangatta (2021).

Trainer John O’Shea prepared three straight Gimcrack Stakes winners between 2014 and 2016 with Calaverite (2014), Calliope (2015) and Jorda (2016).

Looking further back the most famous past Gimcrack Stakes winner was Wenona Girl (1959) who went on to win a host of Group 1 races including the AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1960), Rosehill Guineas (1960), Flight Stakes (1960), Thousand Guineas (1960), Ranvet Stakes (1961, 1964), C F Orr Stakes (1962), Futurity Stakes (1963), Cantala Stakes (1963), George Main Stakes (1963), Lightning Stakes (1963,1964), and the All Aged Stakes (1964). She now has a race named in her honour with the Group 3 Wenona Girl Quality (1200m) taking place at Randwick in March.

Past Gimcrack Stakes Winners

Recent Gimcrack Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 1997 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Manaal Celestial Bling Repose
2022 Platinum Jubilee Perfect Proposal Divine Glory
2021 Coolangatta Drisana Pantonario
2020 Enthaar Mallory Total Babe
2019 Every Rose Stellar Pauline Ticket To Ride
2018 Catch Me Diddles Mayaaseh
2017 Satin Slipper Setsuna Fiesta
2016 Jorda Kanga’s Eye Lucky Louie
2015 Calliope Jeanneau Slumber Party
2014 Calaverite Igraine Speak Fondly
2013 Alpha Miss Tetsuko Lucky Raquie
2012 Brilliant Bisc Guelph Shahad
2011 Hussousa Snipzu Jade Marauder
2010 Defiant Dame Hallowell Belle Disputes
2009 Gybe Mafia Miss So Detached
2008 (October) Our Joan Of Arc Rock Me Baby Glowlamp
2008 (March) Portillo Horizons Come Hither
Race Not Held Due to Equine Influenza
2006 Hurried Choice Miss Argyle Superfly
2005 Mirror Mirror Fleur Royale Wiener
2004 Media Junebug Flying Dansino
2003 Segments Rich Megadale Mi Chiamo
2002 Spurcent Regal County Sister Declan
2001 De Lollies Royal Purler Rainfalls
2000 Donna Natalia Fair Embrace La Bird
1999 Speedy Bell Throsby Street Deseree Lass
1998 Katima Kashkow Cloister
1997 Crimson Flight Kasey Ann Starry Way