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2023 Champions Mile Results
- 1st: #7 Pride Of Jenni ($13)
- 2nd: #1 Mr Brightside
- 3rd: #2 Alligator Blood
The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Pride Of Jenni ($13) was enormous in the lead setting a strong pace up front to go from barrier to box and hold off Mr Brightside and Alligator Blood to record her second Group 1 success in the space of seven days at Flemington in an upset 2023 Champions Mile result on Stakes Day.
The Champions Mile 2023 results and finishing order on the event formerly known as the Kennedy Cantala Stakes will be updated below on Saturday November 11, 2023.
2023 Champions Mile Results & Finishing Order
|1||7||PRIDE OF JENNI||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Declan Bates||3||57kg||$13|
|2||1||MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ)||Ben, Will & JD Hayes||Craig Williams||1.25L||2||59kg||$3|
|3||2||ALLIGATOR BLOOD||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||2.5L||5||59kg||$4.20|
|4||6||FANGIRL||Chris Waller||James McDonald||2.6L||7||57kg||$2.40F|
|5||3||THE INEVITABLE||John Keys||Damien Oliver||3.6L||4||59kg||$26|
|6||4||BANKERS CHOICE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||John Allen||7.35L||6||59kg||$81|
|7||5||VICTORIA ROAD (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Blake Shinn||8.1L||1||58kg||$19|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
As one of three Group 1 Melbourne Cup Carnival races held on Stakes Day the Saturday after the iconic Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November annually, the Champions Mile tips are some of the most popular with punters every spring.
Each year the Group 1 Champions Mile (1600m) – formerly known as the Kennedy Cantala – attracts a star-studded field of the season’s best milers and the showdown takes place at Flemington Racecourse in early November.
As soon as the Champions Mile Field is released the Wednesday before Champions Stakes Day, punters are keen to uncover the winning Champions Mile tips.
2023 Champions Mile Tips
Our exclusive 2023 Champions Mile tips will be published below as soon as the final field and betting odds from Ladbrokes.com.au are released the week of the race.
- To Win: #1 Mr Brightside ($3 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Small field, but what a race! We have a genuine line-up of mile stars here led by Mr Brightside who can bounce back here. The Team Hayes-trained galloper won five on the trot including his opening three this prep before back-to-back seconds he is out to atone for here. Beat Alligator Blood by 1.5 lengths in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at this track and trip then went up to Sydney and finished a distant second to Chris Waller’s runaway winner Fangirl in the King Charles III Stakes with excuses. Was huge at The Valley flashing up the inside late to nearly beat Romantic Warrior right on the line in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2000m). Back to a mile (15:10-1-1) and Flemington and he’s rock hard fit and will be hard to hold out.
2023 Champions Mile Lead Up Races
Checkout the Champions Mile Form Guide for the lead-up form the runners in the mile feature have come out of. The best guides to the Champions Mile Results in recent history have been the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) and the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m). Alligator Blood (5th in 2022) was the last Champions Mile winner to come off a run in the Cox Plate.
2023 Champions Mile Favourite
The Champions Mile favourites have been moderately successful for punters in the past decade or so, so tipping the shortest-priced runner in the Champions Mile betting markets each spring is a good tip.
From 2008 – 2015 three of the eight favourites in the Champions Mile odds got the job done.
During that time there were also a number of upset Cantala Stakes (now Champions Mile) results from longer-priced winners including Albert The Fat ($16 in 2011), All American ($40 in 2009) and Tears I Cry ($101 in 2007) who won at triple-figures!
Exotic Champions Mile Bets
Exotic Champions Mile bets are more complex than simple win, place and each-way bets. However, they do offer longer odds and are therefore more lucrative when your selections come through.
Exotic Champions Mile bets include trifectas, quinellas, exactas and First Four bets. All of these best require you to choose more than just the winner, which makes them more difficult to pick and so they get longer odds. Check out our dedicated Champions Mile Betting section to learn more about how to bet on the Champions Mile .
Join An Online Bookmaker
Becoming a member with an online bookmaking service like Ladbrokes.com.au makes betting on the Champions Mile much easier. Online bookmakers usually offer early odds on big races, which will help you get a better deal when you bet on the Champions Mile.
Most online bookmakers also provide Champions Mile form guides, which will help you make a better selection based on the horses’ past performances. On top of that online bookmakers give you a chance to check on changes in the Champions Mile line-up or developments in the Champions Mile Odds around the clock, whenever it is convenient for you.