Ming Dynasty Quality 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Ming Dynasty Quality serves as a potential Group 1 Golden Rose lead-up

*Note: The 2021 Ming Dynasty Quality moved from Rosehill to Kembla Grange Racecourse due to COVID-19.

2022 Ming Dynasty Quality winner Golden Mile

2022 Ming Dynasty Quality winner Golden Mile. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Ming Dynasty Quality was previously held on San Domenico Stakes Day in August, but from 2022 now runs on the Run To The Rose Day card in Sydney. It is one of four Group status races on the card along with the: Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m), Group 2 Sheraco Stakes (1200m), and the Group 2 Run To The Rose (1200m) which is another good Golden Rose lead-up.

The race is named in honour of dual Caulfield Cup hero Ming Dynasty (1977, 1980).

Three-year-olds in the Ming Dynasty Quality field are often heading towards tougher events for their age group over the spring including the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) back at the track in September and the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne each October.

Golden Mile (2022), Lonhro (2001), and Kenwood Melody (1998) are the last horses to complete the Ming Dynasty Quality – Caulfield Guineas double.

Many nice horses have won the Ming Dynasty Quality over the years including subsequent star stallion Lonhro (2001), the ill-fated Lion Tamer (2010), and Quick Thinker (2019) who won the following year’s Group 1 ATC Derby.

The latest edition of the Ming Dynasty Quality ran on Saturday September 9th, 2023 at Rosehill on Run To The Rose Day, one day before UFC 293 took place in Sydney, and saw the Gary Portelli-trained Encap ($4.40) storm home for his first Group race victory.  

Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 Results

The official 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 9th, 2023.

2023 Ming Dynasty Quality winner Encap

2023 Ming Dynasty Quality winner Encap was strong late to post his first Group race victory. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #5 Encap
  • 2nd: #6 Ceolwulf
  • 3rd: #3 Tom Kitten

Gary Portelli’s smart son of Capitalist Encap ($4.40) improved on a lead-up third in the Up And Coming Stakes, moving up to take the lead inside the final furlong before charging clear to break his maiden status with a nearly two-length victory in the 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality results.

2023 Ming Dynasty Quality Odds

The season’s top Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 odds and betting market links will be available below once final acceptances are announced.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Ming will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Ming Dynasty Quality Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 9th, 2023
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1986

Ming Dynasty Quality Field

The Ming Dynasty Quality race field attracts a class line-up of the season’s most exciting young middle-distance horses, many of which contested Group 1 events as juveniles such as the Golden Slipper Stakes at the same track over the autumn.

Most three-year-olds are racing in the event first-up and are heading towards upcoming events including the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) or longer-distanced events including Melbourne’s Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m). Lion Tamer (2010) was the last horse to do the Ming Dynasty Quality – Victoria Derby double.

The Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) makes a nice lead-up into the Ming Dynasty Quality field. Holyfield (6th in 2020), Coastwatch (2nd in 2021), Golden Mile (2nd in 2022) and Encap (3rd in 2023) are the latest Ming Dynasty winners to come out of that race.

The Ming Dynasty Quality nominations close the Monday of race week followed by final acceptances on the Wednesday.

2023 Ming Dynasty Quality Field

Ming Dynasty Quality Winner Lion Tamer (2010). Photo: Taron Clarke | Ladbrokes.com.au
2010 Ming Dynasty Quality winner Lion Tamer went on to win that year’s Group 1 VRC Derby in Melbourne. Photo: Taron Clarke.

The official Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 field and barriers for Group 3 race will be announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to Run To The Rose Day and published in full below.

The Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 final field features a capacity line-up of spring hopefuls led in betting by Godolphin’s last start Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes winner Tom Kitten.

2023 Ming Dynasty Quality Nominations

Nominations for the 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality close on the Monday of race week with the list of potential runners in the three-years-olds’ feature to be published here.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 411×9 KING COLORADO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 61kg 61kg   96
2 30413x TANNHAUSER C 3 Chris Waller 2 58kg 58kg   86
3 133x TOWNSEND C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3 57kg 57kg   84
4 41514×1 TOM KITTEN C 3 James Cummings 4 56.5kg 56.5kg   83
5 412326×31 INHIBITIONS F 3 James Cummings 5 54kg 53kg   78
6 4140x137x CHRYSAOR C 3 Chris Waller 6 54kg 53.5kg   77
7 111×0 ZARDOZI F 3 James Cummings 7 54kg 53kg   74
8 118x CONGREGATION C 3 Chris Waller 8= 54kg 53kg   72
9 x61257x212 KINTYRE G 3 Gary Portelli 8= 54kg 53kg   72
10 52514×983 INFATUATION F 3 Bjorn Baker 10 54kg 53kg   71
11 150×8 CAFE MILLENIUM C 3 John O’Shea 11 54kg 53kg   70
12 3×223 ENCAP G 3 Gary Portelli 12 54kg 53kg   69
13 37×4 DUCASSE C 3 Michael Freedman 13 54kg 53kg   67
14 1x BOBBY SHIRAZ (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 14= 54kg 53kg   65
15 57x335x CAP FERRAT C 3 Chris Waller 14= 54kg 53kg   65
16 31 CEOLWULF (NZ) C 3 Joseph Pride 14= 54kg 53kg   65
17 5x51x65 GRIFF C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 14= 54kg 53kg   65
18 1×6 KANDINSKY ABSTRACT C 3 Chris Waller 14= 54kg 53kg   65
19 10 MANWE C 3 Anthony Cummings 14= 54kg 53kg   65
20 11 PUSHY (NZ) G 3 Michael Freedman 14= 54kg 53kg   65
21 61 RAF ATTACK (NZ) C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 14= 54kg 53kg   65
22 2×2 UNIQUE AMBITION (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 14= 54kg 53kg   65
23 19×385 EXTREME SPIRIT C 3 Gary Portelli 23= 54kg 53kg   63
24 6x220x2 MOJAVE DESERT C 3 Chris Waller 23= 54kg 53kg   63
25 2x33x3 VOMO ISLAND C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 25= 54kg 53kg   62
26 343×82 WAVERLEY C 3 John Sargent 25= 54kg 53kg   62
27 31x ASHFALL C 3 Chris Waller 27= 54kg 53kg   61
28 351 MISSILE DEFENCE C 3 Anthony Cummings 27= 54kg 53kg   61
29 247x MATUSALEM C 3 Chris Waller 29 54kg 53kg   59
30 7×4641 STEEL BLAZE C 3 Brett Lazzarini 30 54kg 53kg   58

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Ming Dynasty Quality Betting

Ming Dynasty Quality betting odds are led each season by three-year-old gallopers proven in Group company that contested tougher races as two-year-olds last time in like the Golden Slipper Stakes or Melbourne’s Blue Diamond Stakes.

Youngsters with winning form in Sydney over the 1200m – 1400m or even a mile races feature highly in Ming Dynasty Quality betting tips.

Danawi ($5 in 2018) followed by Coastwatch ($3.80 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Ming Dynasty Quality betting to salute for the punters.

Ming Dynasty Quality Tips

Solid Ming Dynasty Quality tips include looking for Group 1 graduates from the autumn, three-year-olds with winning Sydney form in similar company and proven 1400m performers over that middle-distance range.

2023 Ming Dynasty Quality Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Ming Dynasty Quality betting tips for 2023 will be detailed below listing the three-year-olds to back and sack in the Group 3 event this season so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #5 Encap ($4.40 at time of publish) – BET NOW

A number of hopes with genuine claims in this year’s Ming Dynasty, but going for the consistent Gary Portelli-trained Encap to break through with a Group win here to shrug off his maiden status. The son of Capitalist has had four starts for two seconds and two thirds, the latest of which was a third behind Tom Kitten here a fortnight back in the Up & Coming Stakes. Similar company, has the benefit of that first Group start, and drawn the rails. Meets his last start conqueror worse in the weights, but has the better alley with upside.

Ming Dynasty Quality Form Guide

The Ming Dynasty Quality form guide features all the must-know information for punters including the saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the race.

The Ming Dynasty Quality form has stacked-up in later Group 1 spring races for three-year-olds many times in recent years, including in 2010 when the winner Lion Tamer went on to win that year’s Victoria Derby at Flemington over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The year before, So You Think ran second in the Ming Dynasty Quality results of 2009 before going on to take out that year’s Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley as a three-year-old. So You Think also won the following year’s Cox Plate in 2010 as a four-year-old.

In 2021 the Ming Dynasty Quality winner Coastwatch franked the form running third next-up in the Golden Rose Stakes, while in 2022 the winner Golden Mile finished fourth in the Golden Rose before winning the Caulfield Guineas.

2023 Ming Dynasty Quality Form Guide

A link to our detailed Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 form guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Ming Dynasty Quality Results

Ming Dynasty Quality results have featured plenty of recent upsets including wins by Quick Thinker ($11 in 2019) and Holyfield ($10 in 2020).

Past Ming Dynasty Quality Winners

Recent Ming Dynasty Quality winners and place-getters dating back to the year 1977 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Encap Ceolwulf Tom Kitten
2022 Golden Mile Matcha Latte Basquiat
(Held at Kembla Grange)
Coastwatch Military Expert Subterranean
2020 Holyfield Bazooka Overlord
2019 Quick Thinker Aspect Ratio Reformist
2018 Danawi Mizzy Dealmaker
2017 Addictive Nature Assimilate Astoria
2016 Swear High Mist Skylight Glow
2015 Metallic Crown Tatoosh Kimberley Star
2014 Panzer Division Shooting To Win Lady Sharapova
2013 Aussies Love Sport Open Book Champagne Cath
2012 Tatra Proverb Honorious
2011 Ambidexter Sangster Darci Be Good
2010 Lion Tamer Praecido Levi’s Choice
2009 More Than Great So You Think Exceed With Me
2008 Predatory Pricer Caymans Dreamscape
Race Not Run
2006 Mearas Just Mambo Sermon
2005 Primus Replicator Manton
2004 Dane Shadow Avise Public Opinion
2003 Play Around Terracotta Bay Allgunadoit
2002 Half Hennessy Rohatyn Magic Marvo
2001 Lonhro Prince of Play Viking Ruler
2000 Continuum National Saint Canny Fly
1999 Hire Pins Shogun Lodge
1998 Kenwood Melody Helm Dignity Dancer
1997 Adam El Mirada Moretti
1996 Magic Of Sydney Mighty Tycoon Our Banker
1995 Follow Through Catalan Opening Silence Prevails
1994 Obsessed Law Of The Land All The Rage
1993 Matrinaman Salivate Kirribilli
1992 Muirfield Village Smiling Assassin Air Seattle
1991 Kinjite Subzero Gifted Poet
1990 What A Hit Garter King All Mine
1989 Cool Credit Bassie’s Pride Iced Martini
1988 Royal Pardon Sakana Riverina Charm
1987 Nickson Beau Zam Sunset Hill
1986 Imperial Majesty Dandy Andy Big Zapple
1985 Drawn Splendid Speed Faris King
1984 Kentish Colour Page Happy Feeling
1983 Butterfly Prince Bounty Hawk Walking Home
1982 Hermod Chiamare Sky Cherub
1981 Our Planet Lord Of Persia Sir Galahad
1980 Exclusive Planet Bellini Whiskey Boy
1979 Outcome Bristol Big Convoy
1978 Red Nose Rodway Glen Just A Steal
1977 Little Diamond Omega Man Ruzzeel