Battle Of The Bush 2022 Race Details

Race 5 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday 25th June 2022.

The 2022 Battle Of The Bush is being held at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is for horses with no metro wins last year and is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $200,000.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Battle Of The Bush page.

How to pick a winner

Battle Of The Bush 2022 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Should be a strong speed engaged and a quality field takes battle. Annavisto heads the market and brings in plenty of class. Has always been devastating when produced fresh and looks hard to beat in this field. Brooklyn Hustle is one hardest horses to catch in Australia but off last run it is very hard to dismiss her. Nudge will be ripping home, while Snapdancer has been in extremely good form but will need plenty of luck from the car park draw.

Battle Of The Bush 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Star Of O’Reilly (11)

Classy and deserves to be favourite. Super consistent operator and the jockey has never missed the placings aboard. Needs a pinch of luck from the draw but this race is within its reach. Hard to beat.

2. V J Day (12)

Continues to win and in these kinds of races that is the right recipe. Barrier 12 won’t be easy but Geran is 5 wins from 6 goes aboard. Very hard to knock and hard to beat with even luck from the draw.

3. Ahwahneechee (19)

Classy horse with 13 career wins and has found the placings at this track. No favours from the draw but has raced well in this race in the past. Can win.

4. Raiden (3)

Absolute war horse who is going on for its 81st career start. Knows how to win and likes a good track, the worry is just the 1 placing from 5 goes at Eagle Farm and 1 win from 18 starts over the trip. That being said, can not be ruled out.

5. Ammoudi Bay (7)

Flies over this distance. Probably a touch short at the moment and the jockey has yet to find success on the horse but can still figure in the finish.

6.Moscini (16)

Impressive win last start. Has yet to do much at this track but the jockey knows the horse extremely well with 9 rides for 7 finishes in the quinella. Major player.

7. Kedleston (21)

Has struck winning form and can find the podium again here. Barrier 21 will require plenty of luck but Tommy Berry is a very handy booking to negate that.

8. Hit Snooze (13)

Needs luck from barrier 13 but does know how to find the podium and rarely misses a top 3 spot. Claims to be in the finish.

9. Expellable (10)

Strong effort last run and the booking of Jason Collett is likeable for its claims. Will need a pinch of luck from the draw but ticking along well.

10. Kappy Cino (6)

Likeable win last start. Cartwright is 1/1 aboard and there is a good sense of timing about Kappy Cino. Can win!

11. Jarhead (9)

Not out of this. Has been racing in top form and the jockey has a good affinity with the horse. Barrier 9 is slightly tricky but overall brings the right form into the race. Top 4 chance.

12. Galapagos (14)

Going along okay but prefer others.

13. Such A Whit (2)

Would be a surprise.

14. Ela Beach (20)

Can’t have.

15. Beware (15)

Can’t have.

16. Frisco’s Image (17)

Prefer others.

17. Piracy (4)

Solid effort last start and just needs to hold that form to go close. Does tend to mix its form but has won at the track and that is a massive bonus here.

18. Zukaz (5)

No placings as of yet at Eagle Farm but can set up nicely from the draw and has been knocking on the door for a win. Likeable form coming into this and can take the race out.

19. Hi Harry (18)

Going along okay but handed no favours from the draw. Will need plenty of luck in running but has the ability to run a place.

20. Revenire (22)

Can’t have.

21. Mason’s Chance (1)

Not entirely hopeless at odds and can make good use of the draw. No jockey booked yet, can run top 4.

22. Vertical (8)

Solid enough form to feature if it gains a start. No jockey engaged but respecting the form.

Battle Of The Bush 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
2 V J Day
5 Ammoudi Bay
6 Moscini
4 Raiden

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara 2022 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup 2022 (Eagle Farm 2400m)

Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Tattersall’s Gold Crown 2022 (Eagle Farm 2150m)

Listed Tattersall’s Stakes 2022 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Group 3 Strickland Stakes 2022 (Belmont 2000m)

Listed Civic Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Battle Of The Bush 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 Ammoudi Bay
2nd 2 V J Day
3rd 7 Kedleston
4th 11 Jarhead

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 17e Piracy, 18e Zukaz, 19e Hi Harry, 20e Revenire, 21e Mason’s Chance, 22e Vertical.