Champions Mile 2022 Race Details

Race 7 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 5th of November 2022.

The Emirates Stakes was moved from the final day of the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington to Victoria Derby Day in 2016 and was changed back to its older name of the Cantala Stakes. In 2017 it was renamed the Kennedy Mile and it is now called the Champions Mile.

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

How to pick a winner

Champions Mile 2022 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Overcast

Eleven are set to line up in the Group 1 Champions Mile.  It shapes as an intriguing contested with many different form lines.  Alligator Blood and Mr Brightside are back from the Cox PlateCascadian has won his last two in Sydney and is also dropping back in trip.  My Oberon won the Moonee Valley Vase impressively at his first run in Australia and race favourite Private Eye was second in the Everest before winning the Winners Stakes last Saturday over 1300m at Rosehill.  He gets back to the mile for the first time this spring.

Champions Mile 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Kolding

Has finished last at both starts this campaign.  Hard to make a case.

2. Private Eye

Has been outstanding at all three runs this prep.  Bolted in in the Gilgai here, then was second in the Everest and then won running away in the Winners at Rosehill last Saturday.  Has won two of three at the mile and draws well in five.  Top hope!

3. Cascadian

Won the Hill Stakes then the Craven Plate.  McDonald sticks.  Each way chance.

4. Alligator Blood

Comes back to 1600m after a gallant fifth in the Cox Plate.  Will lead this and give them something to catch.

5. Mr Brightside

Closed off well in the Cox Plate and should get a lovely run from barrier four for Craig Williams.  One of the chances.

6. Dalasan

Finished midfield in the Rupert Clarke and Toorak.  That form doesn’t look strong enough.

7. Aegon

Kiwi who won the Moonga Stakes last time out.  This is harder.

8. Tuvalu

Has been set for this.  Top win in the Toorak last start but has to do it at weight for age now.

9. My Oberon

Strong winner of the Crystal Mile at first start in Australia.  Fitter for that and the blinkers go on.  Rates highly.

10. Kiss Sum

Was a solid showing first up in the Silver Eagle.  Rough place chance.

11. Sinawann

On the quick back up from a run in the Linlithgow last Saturday.  Was fifth there.   Not here.

Champions Mile 2022 Tips

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

Lewis’ Tips
Jo’s Tips
9 My Oberon 2 Private Eye
2 Private Eye 3 Cascadian
4 Alligator Blood 4 Alligator Blood
3 Cascadian 8 Tuvalu

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Champions Stakes 2022 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 1 Champions Sprint 2022 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Matriarch Stakes 2022 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 3 Queen’s Cup 2022 (Flemington 2600m)

Listed The Amanda Elliott 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Five Diamonds 2022 (Rosehill 1800m)

Golden Gift 2022 (Rosehill 1100m)

Group 2 Hot Danish Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes 2022 (Ascot 1400m)

Listed Fairetha Stakes 2022 (Ascot 1400m)

Champions Mile 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Alligator Blood
2nd 8 Tuvalu 0.5 length
3rd 5 Mr Brightside 1.25 lengths
4th 7 Aegon 1.35 lengths

The track was rated as Good 3.

There were no scratchings.