2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Race Details

Race 3 at Randwick on Saturday 02 April 2022

The Adrian Knox Stakes is a Group 3 2000 metre quality race for the three-year-old fillies that is run by the Australian Turf Club in April. The winner of this race is exempt from the ballot of the 2022 ATC Oaks. It is normally run at Randwick during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Adrian Knox Stakes page.

Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Heavy Weather: Showers.

Nineteen runners have accepted for the $200,000 Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes with three of those emergencies and there have been no early scratchings. The Chris Waller stable, James Cummings stable, and Bjorn Baker stable are saddling up two runners in the event whilst the other stables only have one entry each.

I’m Devine opens up the favourite in a wide-open race after a troublesome second placing behind Clyde in much weaker company. She was ordered to trial due to her behaviour and has done so accordingly. Roots is next in the betting after a poor sixth in the Phar Lap Stakes where the rider stated that she didn’t handle the track conditions.

Honey Creeper rounds out the top three in the betting and she is coming off an okay third placing in the Tasmanian Oaks.

Adrian Knox Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Roots (11)

One of the better runners in the race but the rider last start stated she didn’t handle the going, which she faces here. Can improve.

2. Honeycreeper (15)

Hit the line well in the Tasmanian Oaks. Blinkers go on the first time. If she can return to her previous form, she goes close.

3. Achira (5)

Coming off a nice win in a Midway. This looks harder.

4. Secret Glamour (3)

Gets the blinkers back on. This is much harder than previous runs but she is drawn to be a chance.

5. Charity Spirit (6)

Ran a nice fifth in the Kembla Grange Classic at Goulburn. Handles the heavy, 2000m and drawn well.

6. In De Summertime (12)

Going for four in a row. Big step up in grade. Take on trust.

7. I’m Devine (2)

Ran well last start despite throwing the race away. Trialed well since and gets a ton of gear changes. If she puts it together, she goes close.

8. Summerbeel (4)

Needs to improve.

9. Chenin (8)

Was an impressive winner at Hawkesbury in maiden grade. This is much tougher but she is drawn well, should handle 2000m and is bred to handle the wet.

10. Empress El (13)

Prefer others.

11. Taizai (14)


12. Mamounia (9)

Ran solidly first-up. Can handle 2000m but has to do it second-up. Chance.

13. Prophet’s Pride (10)


14. Mikasa (7)

Should handle the 2000m. Up in class. Take on trust.

15. Ninyo (19)


16. Mauricently (18)

Prefer others.

17e. Great Mystery (16)

Prefer others.

18e. Miss Madison (17)

Prefer others.

19e. Snitzyka (1)

Prefer others.

Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this year’s race.

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
9 Chenin 2 Honeycreeper
7 I’m Devine 7 I’m Devine
5 Charity Spirit 9 Chenin
2 Honeycreeper 6 In De Summertime

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Doncaster Mile 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 T J Smith Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 Australian Derby 2022 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 Inglis Sires 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Country Championships Final 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Chairman’s Quality 2022 (Randwick 2600m)

Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 P J Bell Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 2 Karrakatta Plate 2022 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Old Comrade Stakes 2022 (Ascot 1600m)

Listed Bendigo Guineas 2022 Bendigo 1400m)

Listed Golden Mile 2022 (Bendigo 1600m)

Listed Manihi Classic 2022 (Morphettville 1100m)

2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Honeycreeper
2nd 5 Charity Spirit 3.15 lengths
3rd 12 Mamounia 6.05 lengths
4th 11 Taizai 6.19 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 9.

Scratchings: 8. Summerbeel, 17. Great Mystery, 18. Miss Madison, 19. Snitzyka.