2022 Darby Munro Stakes Race Details

Race 2 at Rosehill on Saturday 19th March 2022.

The Darby Munro Stakes is a Listed 1200 metre set weights plus penalties race for the three-year-olds that is run by the Australian Turf Club in March. The winner of the Darby Munro Stakes is exempt from the 2022 Arrowfield 3yo Sprint. It is run at Rosehill during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

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

Darby Munro Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Soft-Heavy Weather: 80% chance of showers (1-5mm).

Fourteen runners have accepted for the $140,000 Listed Darby Munro Stakes, though there has been one early scratching, which leaves us with a field thirteen. The Chris Waller stable are saddling up three runners, The Waterhouse/Bott stable, James Cummings stable and the Snowden stable are all saddling up two runners each whilst the remaining trainers have just the one runner.

Mazu has opened the early favourite here and remaining unbeaten last start, winning the Fireball by just over a length. His run can have extra merit added to it as he lost a plate in the run. Bacchanalia is second favourite, returning first-up after an 80 day break.

Smirnova rounds out the top three in the market after a luckless fifth at Moonee Valley in much weaker company.

Darby Munro Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Shaquero (6)

First-up. This is the easiest he has faced in some time. Would rather see though.

2. O’President (7)

Poor first-up. Can’t have.

3. Ingratiating (11)

Back from Group 1 company. Can run a race but would like the track to dry out.

4. Mazu (1)

Going for three-in-a-row. Drawn ideally and only goes up half a kg from his last start win. Hard to beat.

5. Bacchanalia (13)

Winkers off. Won the Gosford Guineas last preparation. Will run a race but the favourite will be too sharp.

6. Bend The Knee (2)

First-up. Can run a race but I prefer him over 1400m. Place chance.

7. Fox Fighter (14)

Got injured last start. Prefer others.

8. Chartres (4)

Winkers on. Ran a big race last start in the Zeditave Stakes first-up, almost a career high. Extra points added for wet track. Could run a big race at odds.

9. Minsk Moment (3)

Far from his best first-up. Need to see improvement to back.

10. Omni Man (5)

Going for three in a row. This is tougher.

11. Robodira (8)


12. Shihonka (12)

Back from Group 1 company. Can’t have.

13. Latino Blend (9)

Can’t have.

14. Smirnova (10)

Should have won last start but copped some bad luck. This is much tougher.

Darby Munro Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
4 Mazu 4 Mazu
8 Chartres 14 Smirnova
5 Bacchanalia 5 Bacchanalia
6 Bend The Knee 8 Chartres

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 George Ryder 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 1 Golden Slipper 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 1 Rosehill Guineas 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 1 Ranvet Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 1 The Galaxy 2022 (Rosehill 1100m)

Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Epona Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1900m)

Group 3 Queen’s Cup 2022 (Rosehill 2400m)


$5,000,000 All Star Mile 2022 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 2040m) – Friday

$500,000 Jewel 2YO Plate 2022 (Gold Coast 1200m)

$500,000 Jewel 3YO Plate 2022 (Gold Coast 1200m)

$150,000 The Gold Jewel 2022 (Gold Coast 1400m)

$125,000 Military Rose Plate 2022 (Gold Coast 1100m)

$125,000 Gold Coast Stakes 2022 (Gold Coast 1800m)

2022 Darby Munro Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Mazu
2nd 5 Bacchanalia 2.6 lengths
3rd 14 Smirnova 3.63 lengths
4th 12 Shihonka 3.82 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 9.

Scratchings: 1. Shaquero, 2. O’president, 3. Ingratiating, 7. Fox Fighter, 8. Chartres, 11. Robodira, 13. Latino Blend.