Gothic Stakes 2022 Race Details

Race 5 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 15th of October 2022.

The Gothic Stakes is a Listed race held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is run under set weights and penalties conditions and is for the colts and geldings aged three-years-old. The total prize money is $175,000.

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

How to pick a winner

Gothic Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Heavy Weather: Fine

A strong edition of this years race. Angry Skies ran an eye-catching race and looks nicely placed from the good draw. Eponymous was unlucky last run and can atone against this bunch. Garza Blanca jumps from maiden grade but won with plenty in hand and can go on with things here. Sandpaper comes up with a tricky draw but has some strong NSW form and had no luck when resuming. This is a wide open race and the tempo looks okay.

Gothic Stakes 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Counttheheadlights (5)

Wouldn’t surprise me at $41.00. Really needs to lift but did run 2 lengths behind Lofty Strike and Semillion. If it can find that form it will give this a massive shake. Keep safe.

2. Liberty Steps (15)

Going okay but barrier 15 makes things very tricky. Respect any market moves.

3. Lincoln Square (4)

Ran well last start but had its chance and prefer a few others in this out of the same race. Maps kindly and natural progression sees it a good chance in this. Top 4 hope.

4. Zamborghini (2)

Doesn’t look hopeless at odds. The form out of its first up run includes Jacquinot and Aft Cabin. Zamborghini maps well, should plonk on the speed nad by all means can pinch this race at $23.00.

5. Yaka Ishi (6)

Kicked well to hang on and break maiden. Has always shown ability and this looks a good next stop. Capable.

6. Sandpaper (11)

Looks right in this. Like the NSW form, just tapered off at the end of last prep but looks to have come back well. Barrier 11 is tricky but Sandpaper had no luck last start and getting Jamie Kah in the saddle is a big plus. The $11.00 is large.

7. New York Hurricane (8)

Not today.

8. Eponymous (7)

Unlucky last run after rattling home. Always respecting the Waller and Prebble combination as they have found the placings 40% of the time this year. The draw is slighty tricky but it has ability and can take this out.

9. Sketched (12)

Didn’t have much luck on the tight Valley track last run. Moloney sticks and its debut win was on the heavy so it will handle the conditions just fine. The $12.00 seems the right price. Can win.

10. Hawaii Five Oh (9)  – SCRATCHED

11. Custodian (13)

Has class and that should carry it a long way in this. No placings on the soft but those runs were in harder company, this race is within reach. Top 4 chance.

12. Angry Skies (3)

Loved the last start run clocking some good splits. Its worth noting the debut win of Angry Skies was in the heavy so it will handle the conditions and maps to perfection from the draw. Hasn’t put a foot wrong and looks very hard to beat in this field. I have it on top.

13. Oceans Above (10)

Won well on debut before doing a bit wrong last start. Was stuck wide so best to be forgiving of the effort and worth noting that Mcdougall hops back aboard and he is 1/1 on Oceans Above. This race is within reach.

14. He’ll Rip (1)

Kicked well last start and gets favours from the nice draw. There is much more depth to this race but its been well backed in early markets and proven in the heavy.

15. Garza Blanca (14)

Bolted in last run. This is a decent leap in depth and Garza Blanca gets no favours from the draw but it was hard not to like its click up speed last start and may just possess the best turn of foot out of this bunch. Expect a bold sight.

Gothic Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
12 Angry Skies 8 Eponymous 12 Angry Skies (BB)
8 Eponymous 12 Angry Skies 8 Eponymous
6 Sandpaper 15 Garza Blanca 9 Sketched
9 Sketched 11 Custodian 6 Sandpaper

Previews for other races this week

Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup 2022 (Murray Bridge 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Caulfield Cup 2022 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Caulfield Sprint 2022 (Caulfield 1000m)

Group 2 Tristarc Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Caulfield Classic 2022 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 3 Ethereal Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 3 Moonga Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1600m)

Listed Alinghi Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1100m)

The Everest 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

The Kosciuszko 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

Silver Eagle 2022 (Randwick 1300m)

Group 3 Craven Plate 2022 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Sydney Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Angst Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Listed Reginald Allen Quality 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Eurythmic Stakes 2022 (Ascot 1400m)

Listed R.S. Crawford Stakes 2022 (Ascot 1400m)

Gothic Stakes 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Sandpaper
2nd 12 Angry Skies 0.2 length
3rd 11 Custodian 0.95 length
4th 3 Lincoln Square 2.7 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 7.

Scratchings: 4. Zamborghini, 7. New York Hurricane, 10. Hawaii Five Oh.