Coongy Cup 2022 Race Details

Race 3 at Caulfield Racecourse on Wednesday the 12th of October 2022.

The Coongy Cup is a Group 3 held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 2000 metres. It is run under handicap conditions. The total prize money is $200,000 and the winner receives entry into the Caulfield Cup.

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

How to pick a winner

Coongy Cup 2022 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

With the winner receiving entry into the Caulfield Cup there is plenty on the line. Gunstock returned in excellent fashion. It was always going to find the trip too short but hit the line hard and has Jamie Kah sticking in the saddle. Yonkers looks hard to beat on a dry track and absolutely loves racing here. Glint Of Hope needs to lift this prep but has a touch of class while Paternal brings in the strong NSW form and is looking for a dry track.

Coongy Cup 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Yonkers (3)

Suited by the dry track and loves racing at Caulfield. James Mcdonald get the perfect draw and he couldn’t be in any better form. 3 wins from 6 goes on the track and 2/2 over this track and trip. Yonkers looks nicely placed in this field and will take some holding out.

2. Buckhurst (9) — SCRATCHED

Pulled up with issues fresh. Classy galloper but the stable are in a mighty cold patch in VIC at the moment so happy to avoid.

3. Pondus (8)

Found the trip too short fresh but has run in the quinella 4 times from 5 tries 2nd up. Nearly all career wins have come at this stage of its prep. Keep very safe.

4. Milford (6)

2/2 over this track and trip and should enjoy getting back onto a drier surface. Looks the one currently overlooked by the market given it hasn’t had much go right this prep and now gets conditions to suit.

5. Johnny Get Angry (4)

Can’t have.

6. Glint Of Hope (1)

Has to lift. Has only been fair this prep but should be ready to peak over the 2000 and Moor did splice through from barrier 2 to score its last win. If the gaps open at the right time it can take this out.

7. Media Award (2)

Not much luck fresh. Is 1/1 over this trip and fitter second up. Prefer other form lines but respect any late market moves.

8. Aurora’s Symphony (12)

Needs to lift. A dry track may spark improvement but has to find more.

9. Paternal (7)

The danger to Yonkers and bring in some strong NSW form. Suited onto some drier ground and is 1/1 third up. Waller places them well so it deserves big respect here.

10. Thought Of That (11)

The stable print money over these staying trips. Hasn’t won for a while but flies third up and Ethan Brown can take it straight to the front. Can win.

11. Prix De Turn (5)

Last seen on a good track winning at $26 so Prix De Turn looks a massive hope in this race. Merterns has options from the draw and its form only reads poorly because it has struck wet tracks so far this prep. Big chance.

12. Dadoozdart (10)

Tough horse to catch with a poor record here and prefers wet tracks. Can’t have.

13. Gunstock (13)

Returned super over a trip short of its best. Kah sticks and Gunstock is 1/1 over this track and trip. This race looks a target and it has been well tried in early markets for good reason.

Coongy Cup 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
1 Yonkers 13 Gunstock 13 Gunstock
13 Gunstock 1 Yonkers  1 Yonkers
6 Glint Of Hope 6 Glint Of Hope 6 Glint Of Hope
11 Prix De Turn 7 Media Award 9 Paternal

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Thousand Guineas 2022 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 Ladies Day Vase 2022 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 3 Gloaming Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1800m)

Coongy Cup 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 13 Gunstock
2nd 1 Yonkers 3 lengths
3rd 8 Aurora’s Symphony 4.5 lengths
4th 6 Glint Of Hope 4.6 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 7.

Scratchings: 2. Buckhurst, 3. Pondus, 10. Thought Of That, 11. Prix De Turn.