2022 Chairman’s Quality Race Details

Race 4 at Randwick on Saturday 02 April 2022

The Chairman’s Quality is a Group 2 2600 metre quality race for the three-year-olds and upwards that is run by the Australian Turf Club in April. The winner of this race is exempt from the ballot for the 2022 Sydney Cup. It is normally run at Randwick during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Chairman’s Quality page.

Chairman’s Quality 2022 Preview

Track: Heavy Weather: Showers.

Twenty runners have accepted for the $300,000 Group 2 Chairman’s Quality and there have been no early scratchings. The Bjorn Baker stable, Chris Waller stable, Joe Pride stable and the Matthew Smith stable are saddling up two runners each in the event whilst the other stables only have one entry each.

Chalk Stream has opened the early favourite after a tough run in the N E Manion Cup as he ended up sitting wide throughout for the majority of the race. He fought the entire way up the straight in testing conditions to still finish third. Zeyrek is next in the betting and is coming out of the same race. He was a touch disappointing over the 2400m on the heavy going, which he faces once again.

Stockman is on the third line of betting and is on the quick backup from Newcastle on Monday.

Chairman’s Quality Runner by Runner

1. Stockman (10)

On a quick backup. Ran well behind Duais in the Tancred Stakes. Gets the conditions to suit and can go close.

2. Great House (2)

He has had a messy preparation due to the weather. Will love the step up in distance but might want it a touch dryer.

3. Surprise Baby (3)

Can’t have on current form.

4. She’s Ideel (20)

Was disappointing at Newcastle. On a quick backup. Will love the extra distance. Place chance.

5. Knight’s Order (12)

Ran some silly sectionals last start before fading slightly into fifth, 3.5 lengths off the leader. Looks to get a soft lead. Can run a big race again.

6. Zeyrek (4)

Got tired last start over 2400m. Drawn to get a similar run here. If he can harness the energy, he will come into calculations.

7. Nerve Not Verve (8)

Was impressive behind Monegal last start. Beat the rest of the field by 4.5 lengths when running second. Extra distance suits. Place chance.

8. South Pacific (11)

Can’t Have.

9. Avion Fury (5)


10. Future Score (17)

Coming back from a placing in the Adelaide Cup. Distance and conditions are no issue. Will need luck.

11. Luncies (19)

Too far back last start. Rider said he didn’t handle the conditions. Prefer others.

12. Chalk Stream (1)

Massive last start. Drawn to get a dream run. Going to be hard to beat.

13. Alakahan (15)

Can’t have on the quick backup.

14. Kaapfever (13)

Can run a race on his day, don’t think today is that day.

15. Le Baol (16)

Back to Randwick and up to 2600m is ideal. Can run a big race.

16. Savvy Valentino (7)

Can’t have.

17. Sweet Thomas (9)

Can’t have.

18. True Marvel (6)

Can’t have.

19. Feel The Rush (18)

Big run being wide throughout last start. Can run a place.

20. Olympic Gaze (14)

Can’t have.

Chairman’s Quality 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
12 Chalk Stream 12 Chalk Stream
5 Knights Order 1 Stockman
15 Le Baol 6 Zeyrek
7 Nerve Not Verve 15 Le Baol

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Doncaster Mile 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 T J Smith Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 Australian Derby 2022 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 Inglis Sires 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Country Championships Final 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 P J Bell Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 2 Karrakatta Plate 2022 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Old Comrade Stakes 2022 (Ascot 1600m)

Listed Bendigo Guineas 2022 Bendigo 1400m)

Listed Golden Mile 2022 (Bendigo 1600m)

Listed Manihi Classic 2022 (Morphettville 1100m)

2022 Chairman’s Quality Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 7 Nerve Not Verve
2nd 5 Knights Order 0.31 length
3rd 11 Luncies 3.54 lengths
4th 13 Alakahan 4.2 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 9.

Scratchings: 1. Stockman, 10. Future Score, 12. Chalk Stream, 15. Le Baol.