The 2023 Colonel Reeves Stakes will feature 11 sprinters who will battle over 1100m in the final Group 3 contest of the Ascot program this Saturday afternoon.
Seven of the 11 runners will meet again after they clashed last start in the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes over 1000m on November 4, while five of the starters also competed in the Listed R.S. Crawford Stakes two runs back.
The Steven Wolfe-trained Red Can Man was a very good winner of the R.S. Crawford before finishing third in the Price Of Wales, where he was sent around as the race favourite with online bookmakers.
The son of Gingerbread Man is a proven performer at Group 3 level with one win and eight placings from 16 starts, which makes him the only winner in the grade, and he should get a nice run from barrier five.
My Bella Mae from the Dion Luciani yard has been finishing off strongly at her past two starts over 1000m in the Crawford Stakes and Price Of Wales and appears to be looking for more distance.
After flying home to finish second behind Red Can Man two starts back, the daughter of Deep Field was slightly unlucky last start and finished fifth, beaten by 2.3 lengths.
Clemenceau will be making his debut for his new trainers Chris & Michael Gangemi on Saturday after he was transferred from the care of the Hawkes team earlier this month, and he brings solid Group form from Sydney and Queensland last preparation.
Luke Fernie-trained Man Crush was very good in the Prince Of Wales Stakes last start, where he led for the majority of the 1000m contest but was nosed out in a tight photo.
Colonel Reeves Stakes 2023 field