CANTERBURY STAKES 2022 RACE GUIDE
The Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) will be run at Royal Randwick on March 5 and offers $500,000 in prizemoney.
The race is run at standard weight-for-age and is open to three year olds and upward.
We provide you with Canterbury Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.
|Age||3YO and Upwards|
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The Canterbury Stakes has been won by some classy sprinters throughout the years, and in 2021 our form analysts will be trying to crack the code once again.
Our experts assess all the Canterbury Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2020 tips to help you back the winner.
Our Canterbury Stakes Tips for 2022 will be available following the barrier draw and final field release.
We preview the recent form of every 2022 Canterbury Stakes runner and give you the low down on their winning chances.
Below is a preview from 2021
2021 Canterbury Stakes Stakes Horses
1. BIVOUAC $2.90
The race favourite found the 1000m a tad too sharp when first up but he has never really fired when fresh and should be a force to be reckoned with at his second run back. He won the Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at this stage last year, while he was runner-up in the Everest (1200m) in the spring. The son of Exceed And Excel has had two starts above 1200m for a win in the 2019 Golden Rose (1400m) and a 5th towards the end of his autumn campaign last year in the All Aged Stakes (1400m). Enjoys a big class edge on this lot and is a clear top pick.
2. DREAMFORCE $10
The George Ryder Stakes (1500m) winner from last year resumes and battled when fresh last year in the Winx Stakes (1400m) but has perfumed well when resuming in the past. A winner at his only start at the track and trip and will settle in the first few. Will take some running down.
3. SAMADOUBT $12
Resumes after 18 months off the scene but has been kept safe in the betting on the back of a couple of dominant trial performances. Won the Winx Stakes (1400m) when fresh in 2019 and is another that will head forward.
Nominations for the 2022 Canterbury Stakes takes place at 11am on February 28, 2022.
Below are the nominations from 2021
|1||BELLA VELLA||Will Clarken|
|3||DAWN PASSAGE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|5||IMAGING (GB)||Chris Waller|
|7||MADAM ROUGE||Chris Waller|
|8||MASKED CRUSADER||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|9||MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)||Chris Waller|
|11||ODEUM||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)|
|12||POSITIVE PEACE||Bjorn Baker|
|16||SIGNORE FOX||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|17||SUBPOENAED (NZ)||Chris Waller|
The final field and barrier draw for the 2022 Canterbury Stakes will be released at 9:00am March 2, 2022.
Below is the final field from 2021
|1||BIVOUAC||James Cummings||Glen Boss||8||59kg|
|2||DREAMFORCE||John Thompson||Nash Rawiller||5||59kg|
|3||SAMADOUBT||Bjorn Baker||Joshua Parr||6||59kg|
|4||KEMENTARI||James Cummings||Ms Rachel King||9||59kg|
|5||VICTOREM||Jenny Graham||Kerrin McEvoy||11||59kg|
|6||DAWN PASSAGE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||7||59kg|
|7||MASKED CRUSADER||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||2||59kg|
|8||SAVATIANO||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||3||57kg|
|9||MADAM ROUGE||Chris Waller||James McDonald||4||57kg|
|10||MIZZY||Anthony Cummings||Regan Bayliss||1||57kg|
|11||PRAGUE||Annabel Neasham||Tom Marquand||10||56kg|
|1st||Savatiano||Hugh Bowman||James Cummings||3||57kg||$3.80|
|2nd||Mizzy||Regan Bayliss||Anthony Cummings||1||57kg||$71|
|3rd||Masked Crusader||Tommy Berry||Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes||2||59kg||$5.50|
|4th||Bivouac||Glen Boss||James Cummings||8||59kg||$3|
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A Group 1 race that is open to horses aged three and above, the Canterbury Stakes is held at Randwick Racecourse each year.
The Canterbury Stakes often attracts a combination of sprinters, milers and middle-distance/stayers as they progress to bigger races later in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
A small field tends to contest the Group 1 which is worth $500,000 in prizemoney with the average field size ranging between six to 10 runners in recent years; most of the time less than 10 runners line up in the Canterbury Stakes.
It is one of two Group 1 features on the day with the $1 million Randwick Guineas (1600m) for the three-year-olds the main attraction on the program.
Supporting the Group 1 races are the Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) for the two-year-old fillies, Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) for the colts & geldings, Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m), Group 3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) and Group 3 Wenona Girl Handicap (1200m).
Dating back to 1929 when won by Australian Racing Hall of Fame racehorse Amounis, the Canterbury Stakes was originally contested over six furlongs (approximately 1200m).
The race would increase to its current distance of 1300m in 2004 and has been held over the same distance since then, except for one occasion when run over 1550m in 2008 when the race was held at Canterbury.
Speaking of venues, the Canterbury Stakes has been run at Canterbury Park, Rosehill Gardens and Randwick during its history.
The race only received Group 1 status in 2013 when taken out by champion galloper Pierro.
The Canterbury Stakes is a who’s who of Australian racing with a number of champion gallopers claiming victory on one or more occasions.
Notable winners include Amounis (1929), Holdfast (1930-32), Chatham (1933), Sky High (1961-62), Baguette (1971), Manikato (1982), Emancipation (1983), Placid Ark (1987), More Joyous (2011-12), Pierro (2013), Le Romain (2017) and Happy Clapper (2018).
Click here to see our Top 5 Canterbury Stakes Winners.
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