2022 Alexandra Stakes Race Details

Race 8 at Moonee Valley on Friday 25th March 2022.

The 2022 Alexandra Stakes is held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse and is run over 1600 metres. It is a Group 3 run at set weights plus penalties for the three-year-olds. The total prize money is $200,000.

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

How to pick a winner

Alexandra Stakes 2022 Race Preview

Track: Good  Weather: Fine

A very progressive bunch will fight out the Alexandra Stakes and many of these are coming off convincing last start wins. Not much separates these in the market, headed by So You See who was luckless last run. Ancient Girl comes off a convincing 2 and a half-length win, while Daises and Bon’s A Pearla both don’t have much separating them and both bring in strong form lines for the race. Open race with little separating these in the market.

2022 Alexandra Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Bon’s A Pearla (10)

Given no favours drawing barrier 10 but the Hitotsu and Lightsaber form look outstanding for this race. Requires a Brett Prebble special but likely wins if it gets it.

2. Daisies (1)

The map from barrier 1 is the knock for Daises who was enormous first up and brings in the right form. Where it gets to from barrier 1 is a massive query, especially on this track so the steer will need to be special but it also deserves to be kept safe. If the splits open in the straight and Zahra can weave a path it’ll be rattling home.

3. Ancient Girl (9)

lands on the speed and likely gets the run of the race despite the draw with Ben Allen who I think will be filled with confidence after riding Marabi the race prior. I’m not convinced Ancient Girl has the best form for this race but the way it maps is too hard to ignore and if they leave it alone up front a special performance will be required to run it down. Gets the favours with the run and can win.

4. Tilianam (8)

I can’t have against these. Its best efforts win but at the moment off its last few runs that would be a surprise.

5. Douceur (3)

Has the turn of foot and the talent to win. I couldn’t fit it in my numbers but It certainly can win.

6. Fortunate Kiss (7)

Always had plenty of time for Fortunate Kiss and its a very good chance at a price. Luck in running will be crucial from the draw and on this track but I think it is the best chance at double figures.

7. Marcana (6)

Does handle the track and has the services of Jamie Kah. Already a winner 2nd up and at $17 would cause no surprises taking this out.

8. So You See (5)

Unlucky last start in a high rating race. Deserves to be kept safe and maps well but does look slightly under the odds for mine. This race is very open and I had it marked about $4.50, however, it does also look like a top 3 chance.

9.Quite The Lass (4)

Can’t have.

10. Always On My Mind (2)

The map looks tricky but does have a very good turn of foot. Wouldn’t shock but couldn’t find room for it in my numbers.

11. Extreme Emotion (11)

Can’t have.

The Alexandra Stakes 2022 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
6 Fortunate Kiss 3 Ancient Girl 8 So You See
2 Daises 1 Bon’s A Pearla 1 Bon’s A Pearla
1 Bon’s A Pearla 5 Douceur 5 Douceur
8 So You See 8 So You See 6 Fortunate Kiss

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Tancred Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2400m)

Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 2 Emancipation Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Tulloch Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 Doncaster Prelude 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 The Schweppervescence 2022 (Rosehill 1400m)

Listed Albury Gold Cup 2022 (Albury 2000m)  – Friday

Group 1 William Reid Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Group 2 Sunline Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Listed Valley Pearl 2022 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Listed Clare Lindop Stakes 2022 (Morphettville Parks 1600m)

Group 3 WA Oaks 2022 (Ascot 2400m)

Listed Melvista Stakes 2022 (Ascot 2200m)

Listed Mornington Cup 2022 (Mornington 2400m)

Listed Hareeba Stakes 2022 (Mornington 1200m)

2022 Alexandra Stakes Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Daisies
2nd 1 Bon’s A Pearla 0.5 length
3rd 5 Douceur 0.7 length
4th 6 Fortunate Kiss 1.45 lengths

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratchings: 7. Maracana, 11. Extreme Emotion.