2022 Easter Cup Race Details

Race 7 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday 16th April 2022.

The 2022 Easter Cup is held at the Caulfield Racecourse. It is an open handicap over 2000 metres and is one of the feature races of the day. The total prize money is $200,000 and the race is run under handicap conditions.

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

How to pick a winner

2022 Easter Cup Preview

Track: Good  Weather: Fine

The cup is run over the 2000 for the stayers and the market is headed by Pondus who brings in the right form and looks the one to beat. Grandslam is representing the Maher Eustace stable and has been well backed in early markets. Defibrillate loves to race at Caulfield while Zayydani presents plenty of value in quite an open race.

2022 Easter Cup Runner by Runner

1. King Of Leogrance (2)

Its best wins this but hasn’t won for a long time. I would like to see a market push.

2. Pondus (7)

Deserves favouritism with the Crystal Pegasus form and just needs a pinch of luck early from the draw to be hard to beat.

3. Spirit Ridge (10)

Lobs on the speed and its best gives this a shake. Has the right form lines but has been disappointing of late. Each-way chance here.

4. Zayydani (19)

Terrible draw but certainly in the mix against these and has a booming turn of foot. Just needs even luck to be in the finish.

5. Nancho (9)

Doesn’t deserve to be $91 against these and wouldn’t surprise but does need luck from the draw. 4/4 over the 2000 so it will stay the trip, knockout chance.

6. Sacramento (11)

On the speed in true Waterhouse style and Childs has been racing exceptionally well. In the mix here.

7. Defibrillate (12)

Unbeaten over the track and tip and loves Caulfield. Sticky draw but right in the mix.

8. King Magnus (4)

Over the odds and loves Caulfield. Decent drop in grade and should be fighting out the finish.

9. Secret Blaze (8)

Reasonable drop in grade so can certainly give this a shake. Each way at odds.

10. Rock (5)

Tough running pattern to catch and has been disappointing this prep. Can win but it looks under the odds.

11. Mandela Effect (6)

Brings across Tasmanian form and isn’t the worst in this field. Its form is better than it reads.

12. Grandslam (14)

Well-backed since markets opened and has contested in some harder races than this. Gets the services of Jamie Kah and looks a great chance.

13. Holbien (3)

Very honest type that lobs on the speed and fights to the end. Barrier 3 ensures an economical run and it looks a good hope.

14. Esti Feny (18)

No jockey booked as of yet. Has good upside but this does look like a tricky race. Flies 2nd up and can show up in the finish.

15. Pancho (16) – SCRATCHED

16. Teewaters (18)

Over the odds and certainly can win this but will need plenty of luck from the draw. Good each-way chance.

17.Milford (1)

Barrier one means it does no work but stuck on one career win from 14 starts is the query. Certainly an each-way hope but more a 1×3 play.

18. Our Intrigue (15) – SCRATCHED

19. Rousseau (17) – SCRATCHED

The 2022 Easter Cup Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
7 Defibrillate 2 Pondus 2 Pondus
3 Spirit Ridge 4 Zayydani 14 Esti Feny
2 Pondus 12 Grandslam 7 Defibrillate
8 King Magnus 17 Milford 12 Grandslam

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)

Listed Galilee Series Final 2022 (Caulfield 2400m)

Listed Ascot Handicap 2022 (Eagle Farm 1000m)

Listed Daybreak Lover 2022 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Listed Hills Railway Stakes 2022 (Oakbank 1100m)

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

2022 Easter Cup Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 17e Milford
2nd 13 Holbien 0.1 length
3rd 11 Mandela Effect 2.1 lengths
4th 3 Spirit Ridge 2.6 lengths

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratchings: 8. King Magnus, 9. Secret Blaze, 12. Grandslam, 15. Pancho, 18. Our Intrigue, 19. Rousseau.