2022 Belmont Guineas Race Details

Race 7 at Belmont on Saturday 18th June 2022.

The Belmont Guineas is a Listed 1600 metre set weights race for the three-year-olds that is run by the Western Australian Turf Club in June. It is normally run at Belmont in the winter.

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

Belmont Guineas 2022 Preview

Track: Likely Soft – Heavy Weather: Showers

Eight runners have accepted for the $125,000 Listed Belmont Guineas and there have been no early scratchings. There are no dual-trained acceptors, therefore each trainer has just one entry each.

Otheroneson has opened the favourite in the early doors following his dominant display last start when wide throughout. He is very progressive and looks to make the step into a much harder grade a successful one. Devoted is aiming for another win for the preparation after his nice win in the Raconteur Stakes last start, where he also had a little bit of bad luck but was able to overcome it to win nicely.

Rokanori rounds out the top three in the betting following his slashing second behind Devoted in the Raconteur Stakes. He ran some terrific sectionals when having to go back and he is up to his ears in this race.

Belmont Guineas Runner by Runner

1. Devoted (2)

Solid winner of the Raconteur Stakes and going for three wins in a row. Raced some of the race wide and the saddle slipped which adds merit to the win. Has an in-form jockey, and is drawn well, so he should be thereabouts again.

2. Rokanori (5)

Gets the winkers for the first time. Made some solid ground in the Raconteur Stakes despite settling to the back half of the field and up in weight. Ran the quickest final 200m, 400m, 600m, and 800m of the race and he will appreciate the step up to the mile. Definite chance.

3. Otheroneson (4)

This bloke was nothing but impressive in his last start effort, racing wide without cover the entire race but still managing to storm away to a nice win. Chris Parnham sticks which is a good guide and he is drawn much better here. He is classy and should be right in this race.

4. Black Fantasy (7)

Ran a solid placing in the Raconteur Stakes when first-up. WIll appreciate the extra distance but I think he is fighting for a place.

5. War Gem (6)

Going for three on the trot here but this looks too hard for him.

6. Searchin’ Rocs (8)

Her run in the Raconteur Stakes was very good considering she missed the kick and was one length slow out. She did the work to sit in a position and fought on well for fourth. Drawn wide here but they may just go forward with her. Needs to improve.

7. Be Optimistic (3)

She is in tremendous form but this does look a touch too hard for her.

8. Rockstar Status (1)

First-up after 76 days and just out of maiden class. Prefer others.

Belmont Guineas 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
3 Otheroneson 3 Otheroneson
2 Rokanori 1 Devoted
1 Devoted 2 Rokanori
6 Searchin’ Rocs 5 War Gem

Previews for other races this week

Listed Eye Liner Stakes 2022 (Ipswich 1350m)

Listed Ipswich Cup 2022 (Ipswich 2150m)

Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic 2022 (Ipswich 1200m)

Listed A.R. Creswick Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1200m)

Listed W J McKell Cup 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

2022 Belmont Guineas Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Devoted
2nd 6 Searchin’ Roc’s 0.26 length
3rd 4 Black Fantasy 1.11 lengths
4th 3 Otheroneson 1.3 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: –