2022 BRC Sprint Race Details

Race 7 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday 28th May 2022.

The 2022 TAB BRC Sprint is being held over 1300m at Eagle Farm but is normally held  at Doomben Racecourse and is run over 1350 metres. It is a Group 3 run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $250,000.

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

How to pick a winner

BRC Sprint Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Fine

As you would predict in a sprint, plenty of speed here. Buffalo River opens favourite and is one of those that is set to make the tempo. Lands on the speed and relishes heavy conditions. Oscar Zulu should be parking just off the speed and has the right turn of foot to take this out while Soxagon was enormous first up hitting the line hard and Tony Gollan may just have the best roughie in the field with Salateen who can bounce back after a disappointing first up performance.

BRC Sprint Runner by Runner

1. Alligator Blood (18)

The best version Alligator Blood puts this race away but we haven’t seen it for a long time. Prepared to risk.

2. Gem Song (15)

Will get back in the run and aim to get over the top of them late. Hard horse to catch on form recently but has a booming turn of foot when on song. Not out of this but prefer others.

3. Emerald Kingdom (12)

Racing very well and given an outstanding ride last start to run over the top of Apache Chase. That is the right form for this and must be respected.

4. I Am Superman (20)

Classy galloper but the map looks horrid from barrier 20. Has been struggling a little of late and hard to have here.

5. Soxagon (6)

Has come back well after being up on the speed last run. Much more going forward in this so it will not get it easily upfront however must be respected off the excellent return.

6. Buffalo River (10)

Has opened favourite and does relish heavy conditions. Brings in the right form and is a player in a very open race.

7. Niccanova (2)

Can’t have.

8. Scallopini (16)

Lobs on the speed and has an ideal running pattern. Should give a sight in this field.

9. Dawn Passage (19)

Good to see Dawn Passage find some form last run after a very disappointing prep prior. 1/1 over the track and trip although probably not going as well as it used to be. Some hope off its return but will need to lift again.

10. Desert Lord (11)

Some hope in this as it likes racing at the track and has a very strong second up record. Keep an eye on the market.

11. Tycoonist (7)

Tycoonist gets along with J-Mac very well and the map looks solid enough from barrier 7. Good chance in an even race.

12. Blondeau (17)

Will hit the line hard in this and finds James Mcdonald to steer. Big chance, especially with a solid tempo upfront.

13. Oscar Zulu (1)

Always had plenty of time for Oscar Zulu and looks a big hope in this mapping perfectly in the run and handles all conditions. Oscar Zulu has never missed the placings 4th up and is suitably placed in this.

14. Holyfield (3)

Never far away but neither a prolific winner. Does fire 4th up and with even luck from the draw can play a role in the finish.

15. Gospodin (14)

Warrants big respect in this field off a very good run last start. Ryan will just need to find clean air at the right time and it should save energy from the draw.

16. Taksu (8)

Lands up on the speed and knows how to win. With Buffalo River in the race may not get complete control in this. Always respecting the NSW formlines and has to be hard to beat in this.

17e. Vinco (9)

Should be around the mark but prefer in something easier.

18e. Irish Songs (4)

Can’t have.

19e. Sir Warwick (13)

Prefer in something easier but does relish racing at Doomben. Top 4 hope.

20e. Skins (5)

Has a load of talent but is likely on a Stradbroke path and may need this. Market will be the guide.

BRC Sprint 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
11 Tycoonist 5 Soxagon
2 Gem Song 16 Taksu
13 Oscar Zulu 15 Gospodin
12 Blondeau 3 Emerald Kingdom

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Doomben Cup 2022 (Eagle Farm 2100m)

Group 1 Queensland Derby 2022 (Eagle Farm 2400m)

Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022 (Eagle Farm 1300m)

Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2022 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Group 2 The Roses 2022 (Eagle Farm 2100m)

Group 3 Fred Best Classic 2022 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

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

Group 3 BRC Lord Mayor’s Cup 2022 (Eagle Farm 1800m)

Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Group 3 Belmont Sprint 2022 (Belmont 1400m)

BRC Sprint Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 Soxagon
2nd 1 Alligator Blood 0.1 length
3rd 7 Niccanova 0.2 length
4th 14 Holyfield 0.4 length

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 4. I Am Superman, 8. Scallopini, 19e. Sir Warwick, 20e. Skins.