2022 Dulcify Stakes Race Details

Race 5 at Randwick on Saturday 1st October 2022.

The Dulcify Stakes is a Listed 1600 metre set weights race for the three-year-olds that is run by the Australian Turf Club in October. It is normally run at Randwick during the Spring.

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

Dulcify Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Heavy   Weather: Showers Easing

Fourteen runners have accepted for the $250,000 Listed Dulcify Stakes and there has been one early scratching. The Chris Waller stable and the Annabel Neasham stable have two runners entered each whilst the rest of the trainers have just one entry each.

Williamsburg, Flag of Honour, and Communist are joint early favourites at $4.40.

Williamsburg came from the rear of the field in the Ming Dynasty to finish 4.75 lengths off the winner Golden Mile. He had to drop back from the wide get which isn’t ideal for him yet once again he has drawn a wide gate, so this will have similar challenges.

Flag Of Honour is coming out of the same race and a very similar run. He dropped back to tenth throughout before storming home for a 4.2 length fourth. he is going to love this step up to the mile and with Bowman back aboard and a nice draw, he will be thereabouts.

Communist brings a different form line following his 3.5 length win in a Benchmark 68 win over the mile at Newcastle. This looks a lot harder and the draw is ordinary, but he maps to get his chance.

Dulcify Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Williamsburg (14)

Ran fifth in the Ming Dynasty when coming from the rear of the field. The mile definitely suits, as does the drop back in grade. Unfortunately he has drawn wide again and will need some luck.

2. Flag of Honour (1)

Came with a similar run to Williamsburg in the Ming Dynasty, except finished half a length closer in fourth. Mile suits him as well and he has drawn the inside which isn’t ideal but it means they can sit closer if they begin well. Bowman back on is a massive tick. Should run well.

3. Owen County (12)

Just hasn’t shown his best this preparation though his 4.3 length third behind Quality Time might be an okay formline for this despite it being in midweek grade. Will need some luck from the draw/map.

4. Communist (10)

He is coming off a 3.5-length win in a much weaker grade. This is a lot tougher and I think the market has overreacted.

5. Atmosphere (6)

He is coming off a win in a Class 1 at Kembla Grange. This looks a lot tougher though he is drawn to get a nice run and the mile will suit.

6. Conqueror (8)

Has promised the world and delivered an atlas this preparation. Drawn to make an impact here, but I can’t trust him yet.

7. Linderman (7)

His two placings in weaker grade are decent, with the latest behind Savoury at Warwick Farm. This is a big step but he has drawn nicely.

8. Scientist (9)

Coming out midweek maiden grade after a solid win. Has trialled since and will likely head forward from the draw. Place chance.

9. Extreme Freedom (3)

Won a maiden race at Kembla over 1500m prior to this. It rated okay but this is a big step.

10. Ain’t He Grand (2)

Winner of a midweek maiden at Canterbury where he was too good for his opposition. The race itself rates well and he is drawn ideally here. Chance.

11. Makalu (5)

Won a maiden race at Newcastle last start over 1400m. Entered for a race at Flemington also. Hard to have.

12. Stroke of Luck (13)

Not up to these.

13. Bring The Boom (4)

Can’t Have.

14. Pavitra (11)


Dulcify Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
2 Flag of Honour 4 Communist
1 Williamsburg 5 Atmosphere
5 Atmosphere 2 Flag of Honour
4 Communist 8 Scientist

Previews for other races this week

Listed Hannan’s Handicap 2022 (Kalgoorlie 1400m)  – Thursday

Group 1 Epsom Handicap 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap 2022 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 Flight Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 Hill Stakes 2022 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 2 Premiere Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1000m)

Group 3 Breeders’ Plate 2022 (Randwick 1000m)

Group 1 Turnbull Stakes 2022 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 2 Danehill Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1100m)

Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Gilgai Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 The Bart Cummings 2022 (Flemington 2510m)

Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1000m)

Listed Paris Lane Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Super Impose Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1800m)

Listed Kalgoorlie Cup 2022 (Kalgoorlie 2200m)

2022 Dulcify Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Williamsburg
2nd 4 Communist 0.71 length
3rd 12 Stroke Of Luck 2.03 lengths
4th 2 Flag Of Honour 2.63 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 8

Scratchings: 11. Makalu, 13. Bring The Boom,14. Pavitra.