Roman Consul Stakes 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: Roman Consul Stakes runners often go on to run in the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington.

The Roman Consul Stakes is a Group 2 race now held at Rosehill Gardens (moved from Royal Randwick ahead of the 2023 edition) for sprinters in early October during the annual Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

The meeting is currently headlined by the lucrative Group 2 $2 million Hill Stakes

2022 Roman Consul Stakes winner Best Of Bordeaux

2022 Roman Consul Stakes winner Best Of Bordeaux. Photo: Steve Hart.


The $1.5 million Alan Brown Stakes (1400m), Group 2 $300,000 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m), Group 3 $250,000 The Nivison (1200m) and the $500,000 Tapp-Craig (1400m) are the other key support acts on the card.

The Roman Consul Stakes race attracts classy young sprinters each spring that may go on to run in Flemington’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Recent winners of the Roman Consul Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double include Brazen Beau (2014) and Zoustar (2013).

Each season the Roman Consul Stakes winner is also exempt from ballot for the following year’s Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) held at Randwick in April during the autumn.

The latest edition of the Roman Consul Stakes took place at Rosehill Gardens on Hill Stakes Day, Saturday October 7, 2023 and saw the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained I Am Invincible colt King’s Gambit ($5) charge up the inside to salute by over one and a half lengths. 

2023 Roman Consul Stakes Results

The official Roman Consul Stakes 2023 Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 7, 2023.

2023 Roman Consul Stakes winner King's Gambit

2023 Roman Consul Stakes winner King’s Gambit was too strong up the fence saluting in the Group 2. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #1 King’s Gambit
  • 2nd: #7 Mexico
  • 3rd: #3 Ozzmosis

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Golden Slipper third place-getter from the autumn, King’s Gambit ($5), was back in winning form for the first time since his successful debut last October when getting the room he needed at the top of the straight to charge home up the fence to secure a stylish victory in the 2023 Roman Consul Stakes results.

2023 Roman Consul Stakes Odds

The season’s top Roman Consul Stakes 2023 odds and links to our Sydney racing markets will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best betting on the three-years-old sprint this spring.

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Roman Consul Stakes Race Info

  • Date: 2023
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1978

Roman Consul Stakes Betting

Roman Consul Stakes odds favour the in-form local Sydney sprinters in the field coming off a run in a lead-up like the prestigious Golden Rose Stakes. Proven ability over the distance and winning form at the track also help runners sit higher up the Roman Consul Stakes betting markets.

Favourites and single-figure hopefuls in the Roman Consul Stakes betting markets have an outstanding recent record in the race over the past two decades.

Cosmic Force ($2.80 in 2019) followed by Wild Ruler ($1.60 in 2020), Paulele ($1.95 in 2021) and Best Of Bordeaux ($3.40 in 2022) are the latest Roman Consul Stakes favourites to win.

Roman Consul Stakes Field

The season’s top three-year-old sprinters make-up the Roman Consul Stakes race field each spring and the line-up is dominated by local Sydney-trained runners.

Horses in the field may come via a number of earlier Sydney runs including the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m). The Golden Rose Stakes – Roman Consul Stakes double was most recently achieved by Exosphere (2015) and Zoustar (2013). Exosphere went on to run fourth in the Coolmore Stud Stakes in Melbourne behind that season’s Roman Consul Stakes third place-getter Japonisme.

2021 Roman Consul Stakes Winner Paulele

2021 Roman Consul Stakes winner Paulele. Photo: Steve Hart.

The previous spring Brazen Beau (2014) completed the Roman Consul Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double for the second year on the trot following Zoustar in 2013. In 2014 Delectation ran third in the Roman Consul Stakes before a second to his stablemate in the Coolmore Stud Stakes two runs later.

In 2012 the Roman Consul Stakes winner Jolie Bay ran second next start in the Coolmore Stud Stakes, as did Foxwedge in 2011. The other traditional Roman Consul Stakes lead-up run is Randwick’s Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m) run on George Main Stakes Day in September, which produced the Godolphin-raced Viridine (2017) for his win.

In 2020 Wild Ruler won the Roman Consul Stakes before a Coolmore Stud Stakes third then Group 1 Moir Stakes win the following spring to earn a slot in the 2021 The Everest field.

The 2021 Roman Consul Stakes winner Paulele ran third to Nature Strip in the following autumn’s TJ Smith Stakes results, and second in the 2022 Doomben 10,000 and Kingsford-Smith Cup in Brisbane.

The race’s nominations close on the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday followed by the final field of acceptances and barrier draw on the Wednesday.

2023 Roman Consul Stakes Field

The official Roman Consul Stakes 2023 field and barriers are released by Racing NSW the Wednesday of race week and feature a line-up of potential Group 1 runners in Melbourne later that spring.

The 2023 Roman Consul Stakes final field features a small but smart line-up of three-year-olds with the unbeaten Ozzmosis heading the markets to win his Group race debut.

2023 Roman Consul Stakes Nominations

The early Roman Consul Stakes 2023 nominations are taken the Monday of race week and will be published below once released.

The 2023 Roman Consul Stakes nominations feature thirteen potential Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes-bound three-year-olds led in all-in betting by the undefeated Bjorn Baker-trained Ozzmosis chasing a fourth career win.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11x1993x5 BARBER C 3 James Cummings 1 56.5kg 86
2 142426×78 DON CORLEONE C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 2 56.5kg 90
3 1x233x3 KING’S GAMBIT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 3 56.5kg 92
4 11×18 LIBERTAD C 3 Annabel Neasham 4 56.5kg 90
5 11×1 OZZMOSIS C 3 Bjorn Baker 5 56.5kg 78
6 1241×3 NAMESAKE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 56.5kg 76
7 26x8x14 MEXICO C 3 Michael Freedman 7 56.5kg 69
8 21×2 CELESTIAL LEGEND C 3 Les Bridge 8 56.5kg 74
9 26×130 NADAL C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 56.5kg 79
10 5×11 BALKANS C 3 James Cummings 10 56.5kg 66
11 2×14 ROYAL TRIBUTE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 11 56.5kg 71
12 1260x THUNDERLIPS C 3 Bjorn Baker 12 56.5kg 67
13 1 DARK HALO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 13 56.5kg 61

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Roman Consul Stakes Tips

Some Roman Consul Stakes tips include backing the odds-on favourite, checking for top four performers coming off a Golden Rose Stakes run and getting behind the proven Sydney performers.

Another useful tip in preparation for the race is that Roman Consul Stakes winners rarely salute at double-figures so backing the favourite and those under the $10 mark for the win is also a nice betting tip.

2023 Roman Consul Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Roman Consul Stakes 2023 betting tips and Group 2 race selections will be detailed below a few days out from the race so stay tuned for the young sprinters to tip in the Coolmore Stud Stakes lead-up this spring.

  • To Win: #3 Ozzmosis ($2.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Small but quality field of young sprinters, but sticking with the top elect to continue the flawless start to his career. The Bjorn Baker-trained Zoustar colt is well-bred and living up to his pedigree so far winning three-from-three ahead of his Group 2 test here. Proven at the track and was good fresh in his Black-Type debut to win the Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m). Over a length to spare on the line there so should run-out the six furlongs now with Rachel King – winning hoop aboard Just Fine in last weekend’s Group 1 The Metropolitan – retaining the ride.

Roman Consul Stakes Form Guide

The Roman Consul Stakes form guide features all the need-to-know information for punters like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the three-year-olds in the field.

In recent years the Roman Consul Stakes form has stacked up in tougher spring runs including Melbourne’s Coolmore Stud Stakes, a popular betting double for the season.

The 2022 Roman Consul Stakes form was franked with the winner Best Of Bordeaux finishing a next-up third in Moonee Valley’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes results.

2023 Roman Consul Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Roman Consul Stakes 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Roman Consul Stakes Results

Roman Consul Stakes race results for the race have been dominated over the past decade by Golden Rose graduates and runners under $10 in the betting markets.

Notable recent winners include Paulele (2021), Wild Ruler (2020), Exosphere (2015), Brazen Beau (2014), Zoustar (2013), Foxwedge (2011), Buffering (2010), Fastnet Rock (2004), and Exceed And Excel (2003).

Jolie Bay (2012) was the last Roman Consul Stakes winning filly.

Cosmic Force holds the current Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) race record winning in 2019 in a time of 1 minute 08:14 seconds.

Past Roman Consul Stakes Winners

Recent Roman Consul Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 King’s Gambit Mexico Ozzmosis 1:09.1
2022 Best Of Bordeaux Sweet Ride Willinga Beast 1:14.6
2021 Paulele Gleneagles King Of Sparta 1:08.5
2020 Wild Ruler On The Lead Doubtland 1:09.0
2019 Cosmic Force Standout Microphone 1:08.1
2018 Sesar Sandbar Spin 1:09.9
2017 Viridine Single Bullet Beau Geste 1:10.2
2016 Russian Revolution Astern Capitalist 1:09.0
2015 Exosphere Zoutenant Japonisme 1:08.5
2014 Brazen Beau Nostradamus Delectation 1:09.0
2013 Zoustar Barbed Open Book 1:09.4
2012 Jolie Bay Knight Exemplar Your Song 1:09.6
2011 Foxwedge Masthead Do You Think 1:11.1
2010 Buffering Obsequious Parriwi 1:09.0
2009 Shellscrape Honest Truth Shadow Assassin 1:09.9
2008 Montana Flyer Drumbeats Silent But Deadly 1:11.6
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Reigning to Win Gold Edition Mute 1:10.7
2005 Denmarket Stratum De Beers 1:10.5
2004 Fastnet Rock Charge Forward Star Cat 1:09.3
2003 Exceed and Excel Hasna Ambulance 1:09.1
2002 Snowland Force Apollo Bollinger 1:10.6
2001 Stylish Lass Fair Embrace Mistegic 1:04.9
2000 Kootoomootoo Veteran Zariz 1:12.2