2022 Daybreak Lover Race Details

Race 7 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday 16th April 2022.

The 2022 Daybreak Lover is held at the Eagle Farm Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is a race for the three-year-olds run under set weights and penalties and is one of the feature races of the day. The total prize money is $125,000.

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

How to pick a winner

2022 Daybreak Lover Preview

Track: Good  Weather: Fine

A race over 1400 metres where the visitor Green Belt is the clear one to beat coming across from Victoria. A strong tempo ensures Flying Crazy will be hitting the line hard while Release The Beans brings in the right kind of form and Chris Waller may just suprise these with Cape Breton who has certainly found its way since being gelded.

2022 Daybreak Lover Runner by Runner

1. Release The Beans (2)

Likeable map and an in-form jockey in James Orman does the steering. Good each-way hope and will get the run of the race.

2. Flying Crazy (14)

Has a get-back run-on pattern but a strong tempo should suit and it has the turn of foot to win this race.

3. Dark Destroyer (1)

Looks dangerous and while the form is hard to line up the market watch is advised. Could blow these away if well backed.

4. Cape Breton (8)

Brings in the Sydney form and respecting the placement of Chris Waller. Hard to beat in this field and a good hope at double figures.

6. Menazzi (6)

Well backed in early markets and gets the desired good track as well as a likeable draw and map. Strong chance at odds.

7. Mishani Sniper (10)

Tough draw but loves this track and trip, also likes a good track. Good chance at odds.

8. Green Belt (13)

The one to beat despite the awkward gate. It copped heat in the lead last start and found a will to win. Certainly has plenty of upside and just has to handle the track to be very hard to beat. Has the right form and should be in the finish.

9. Majestic’s Request (11)

Can’t have.

10. Ashgrove (5)

Not a noted first-up performer but Gollan knows how to win the big races so respect the market moves.

11. You’ll Be Mist (3)

Would surprise is in this as a beaten favourite last start however the placement has to be respected and could be a knockout hope at odds.

12. Rayjen (7)

Handles the track so certainly is not hopeless at odds but I would want to see some market support

13. Rocklily (4)

Over the odds coming across from Sydney. Maps for the right run with an in-form jockey, the only query is the 1400 probably isn’t the best trip for it. Certainly has a chance in this.

14. Fear The Night (9)

Can’t have.

5. Fire King (12)  – SCRATCHED

The 2022 Daybreak Lover Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
8 Green Belt 8 Green Belt
2 Flying Crazy 1 Release The Beans
1 Release The Beans 2 Flying Crazy
3 Dark Destroyer 3 Dark Destroyer

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 All Aged Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 1 Champagne Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Frank Packer Plate 2022 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 James H B Carr Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 JRA Plate 2022 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Victoria Handicap 2022 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Easter Cup 2022 (Caulfield 2000m)

Listed Galilee Series Final 2022 (Caulfield 2400m)

Listed Ascot Handicap 2022 (Eagle Farm 1000m)

Listed Hills Railway Stakes 2022 (Oakbank 1100m)

Group 3 WA Sires Produce Stakes 2022 (Ascot 1400m)

2022 Daybreak Lover Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Flying Crazy
2nd 8 Green Belt 1.25 lengths
3rd 6 Menazzi 3.5 lengths
4th 4 Cape Breton 3.6 lengths

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratchings: 5. Fire King, 12. Rayjen.