2022 Emancipation Stakes Race Details

Race 3 at Newcastle on Monday 28 March 2022

(It was originally scheduled as Race 5 at Rosehill on Saturday 26th March 2022 but the meeting was abandoned after Race 3).

The Emancipation Stakes is a Group 2 1500 metre set weights plus penalties race for fillies and mares that are three-year-old and upwards that is run by the Australian Turf Club in March. The winner of the Emancipation Stakes is exempt from the ballot for the 2022 Queen of the Turf. It is normally 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 Emancipation Stakes page.

Emancipation Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Likely Heavy Weather: Chance of Showers.

Eleven runners have accepted for the $200,000 Group 2 Emancipation Stakes and there have been no early scratchings. The Chris Waller stable saddles up two runners in the race whilst the other stables only have one entry each.

The two Victorian visitors are at the top of betting with Annavisto being the early favourite. Her win in the Frances Tressady Stakes was dominant, beating the field home by nearly 3.5 lengths whilst being first-up. The other Victorian is Kissonallforcheeks who was also dominant in her second-up run in the Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap. This was her first start on the Eastern side of Australia and she showed why she was bought over from the West.

Promise of Success is the third line in betting and she is coming off a very good fourth in the Coolmore Classic. She made it into our black book and we really wanted her to draw a gate to sit closer in the run but unfortunately, it hasn’t panned out that way.

Emancipation Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Hungry Heart (1)

42 days between runs trying to chase a good track. She doesn’t get that here. Can’t have.

2. Krone (2)

It just hasn’t been her preparation, with her fourth placing last start, her best so far. She will get a nice run throughout but she will need to produce something special to win here.

3. Nimalee (8)

Ran a massive race in the Newcastle Newmarket on the heavy surface. Generally performs well second-up and has a sneaky trial to tick her over. Draw isn’t ideal but with speed to her outside and in, she should still be able to find a decent spot in the run.

4. Vangelic (10)

Running below her best at the moment and can’t have.

5. Expat (6)

Ran well in the Coolmore Classic but was no match. Back to Group 2 level, drawn okay but the speed on her outside could make it difficult.

6. Kissonallforcheeks (5)

Should sit in a decent position throughout and does have the form on the wet but not in this grade. Place chance.

7. Annavisto (11)

Drawn wide but will track across easily. Gone well on the soft but unknown in the heavy going. Toughest race for her to date.

8. Mirra Vision (3)

Finished a brilliant second in the Coolmore Classic. Drawn ideally again to sit in a prominent position. Can run another big race.

9. Kiku (4)

Has been okay this preparation but her starts have been costly. Place chance

10. Promise of Success (7)

Was good in the Coolmore Classic coming from a long way back. Needs to be closer in the run to be a chance. Maybe.

11. More Prophets (9)

Can’t have.

Emancipation Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
3 Nimalee 6 Kissonallforcheeks
8 Mirra Vision 7 Annavisto
10 Promise of Success 5 Expat
5 Expat 10 Promise of Success

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Tancred Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2400m)

Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 2 Tulloch Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 Doncaster Prelude 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 The Schweppervescence 2022 (Rosehill 1400m)

Listed Clare Lindop Stakes 2022 (Morphettville Parks 1600m)

Listed Albury Gold Cup 2022 (Albury 2000m)  – Friday

Group 1 William Reid Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Group 2 Sunline Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Group 3 Alexandra Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Listed Valley Pearl 2022 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Group 3 WA Oaks 2022 (Ascot 2400m)

Listed Melvista Stakes 2022 (Ascot 2200m)

Listed Mornington Cup 2022 (Mornington 2400m)

Listed Hareeba Stakes 2022 (Mornington 1200m)

2022 Emancipation Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 10. Promise Of Success
2nd 9. Kiku 0.25 length
3rd 4. Vangelic 0.6 length
4th 7. Annavisto 0.63 length

The track was rated as Soft 7.

Scratchings: 1. Hungry Heart, 6. Kissonallforcheeks.