2022 Centaurea Stakes Race Details

Race 5 at Morphettville on Saturday 21 May 2022.

The Centaurea Stakes is a Listed 2015 metre set weights plus penalties for the fillies and mares that are three years old and upwards that the South Australian Jockey Club holds in May. It is normally run at Morphettville during the Adelaide Racing Carnival.

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

Centaurea Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Good  Weather: Partly Cloudy.

Thirteen runners have accepted for the $107,250 Listed South Australian Derby and there have been no early scratchings. The Dan O’Sullivan stable has two runners entered each for the event whilst every other trainer has just one entry each.

Foxy Frida has opened up as the early favourite following her unlucky run in the Queen of the South Stakes, where she ran second and ultimately should have near won the race. La Chevalee is second in the betting following her win in a benchmark 84 race at Royal Randwick 28 days ago. The form from that race has been solid and she has had a mini-break since as that track was bottomless on the day.

La Dragontea rounds out the top three in the betting who was very bold first-up in the Queen of the South Stakes, where she was wide without cover and still managed to fight on to finish 2.6 lengths back in sixth.

Centaurea Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Silent Sovereign (12)

Massive run in the Queen of the South Stakes after sustaining a long run. 2000m is no issue and a similar ride will see her in the finish again.

2. La Dragontea (6)

She performed well in her Australian debut in the Queen of the South Stakes when wide the entire race. Drawn much better and is a top chance.

3. Starelle (9)

I thought she had her chance in the Queen of the South Stakes and will need to improve. Place chance.

4. Foxy Frida (4)

Should have probably won the Queen of the South Stakes. Drawn perfectly and she will get her chance here.

5. One More Try (5)

Been racing pretty well in decent company over 2000m in her two runs this preparation. Up to Listed grade but against own sex suits. Place chance

6. Magna Bella (10)

Can’t have, looks outclassed.

7. La Chevalee (7)

Entered for here and Flemington. Drawn better here but it’s less prize money. Providing she goes here, she looks the one to beat.

8. Uniquely (11)

Will appreciate a drying surface over 2000m. Has been up a while. Can’t have.

9. Deny Knowledge (8)

Won well at Caulfield last start but I can’t have her here.

10. Converging (2)


11. Maid of Iron (3)

2000m suits but she looks outclassed.

12. Comfort Girl (1)

Back in distance to an easier race but I would rather watch her go around.

13. Quebecois (13)


Centaurea Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
7 La Chevalee 4 Foxy Frida
4 Foxy Frida 7 La Chevalee
1 Silent Sovereign 1 Silent Sovereign
2 La Dragontea 9 Deny Knowledge

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 The Goodwood 2022 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 3 R A Lee Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 S.A Fillies Classic 2022 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 3 David Coles AM Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1200m)

Listed Straight Six 2022 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 1 Doomben Cup 2022 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 2 The Roses 2022 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 2 BRC Sprint 2022 (Doomben 1350m)

Group 3 Pam O’Neill Stakes 2022 (Doomben 1600m)

Listed Bill Carter Stakes 2022 (Doomben 1200m)

Listed Chief De Beers 2022 (Doomben 1110m)

Listed Lord Mayors Cup 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

2022 Centaurea Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Foxy Frida
2nd 2 La Dragontea 2.4 lengths
3rd 3 Starelle 6.8 lengths
4th 1 Silent Sovereign 8.5 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: –