H.D.F. McNeil Stakes 2022 Race Details

Race 5 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday 27th August 2022.

The McNeil Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is a race run under set weights and penalties conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old. The total prize money is $200,000.

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

How to pick a winner

McNeil Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Fine

Cracking race with the favourite Aft Cabin bringing a mountain of upside and mapping to perfection with Jamie Kah in the saddle. Jacquinot showed plenty of promise last prep and has the ratings to win while Crosswinds is yet to taste defeat and Zamborghini looks a very smart operator. There should be decent speed in the race and little between them.

McNeil Stakes 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Daumier (9)

Boasts a 4th to Fireburn and that is just about some of the best form going around in Australia. Possibly a little bit of a query on a wet deck and a slightly awkward draw but the form looks right. Even luck from the gate and it can win this.

2. Maximullius (1)

Prefer others.

3. Tijunia (8)

Did well last prep. Hard to get a gauge on the form so respect any late market moves. Has good upside.

4. Crosswinds (12)

Hasn’t done much wrong but will looks Zahra here. Barrier 12 for Crosswinds so I am not sure where it lands too from the draw but can handle soft ground, hasn’t done anything wrong and therefore warrants respect in this.

5. He’s Heaven (5)

Prefer in something easier.

6. Jacquinot (2)

Has to be a major player in the excellent. The form around Lofty Strike reads well, it was quite luckless in the run that day. Little separating Jacquinot and Daumier, a nice draw and Damian Lane are both 2 ticks. I like its chances.

7. Man In The Mirror (7)

Can’t have.

8. Atlantis Tycoon (10)

I’m quite weary of Atlantis Tycoon and it could be hovering around big odds. Started $4.40 in an open race and while disappointing, it was well tried and I know the stable have an opinion of it. Set a task here first up but this could be genius placement. Keep very safe.

9. Lincoln Square (13)

Don’t mind the form it brings to the table however barrier 13 isn’t overly ideal. Shinn is riding well since his return home and overall this race is winnable. Respect any late moves.

10. Zamborghini (11)

A huge chance if things fall into place from the draw. Has more runs on the board than most of these. The horse it beat Foujita San was a little disappointing last weekend however I still believe that is the right form. Can win, just needs luck from the draw.

11. Superset (6)

Prefer others.

12. Aft Cabin (3)

No doubt has a mountain of upside but I think jumping from maiden grade is never an easy task. Yes, a 6 length romp, the perfect draw and Jamie Kah in the saddle. Highly likeable but in no rush to take the $3.00

13. Squad (4)

Prefer i something a bit easier but has ticked off the heavy box which is ideal. Keep an eye on the market.

14. Sir Juggernaut (14)

Nominated for an easier race so if they elect to go here it demands respect. Not an easy task here but certainly has good upside and shot home when the gap came. Some query on the heavy.

McNeil Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
6 Jacquinot 12 Aft Cabin 10 Zamborghini
1 Daumier 4 Crosswinds 12 Aft Cabin
10 Zamborghini 10 Zamborghini 6 Jacquinot
12 Aft Cabin 1 Daumier 1 Daumier

Previews for other races this week

Listed Goldmarket Handicap 2022 (Gold Coast 1200m) – Friday

Group 1 Memsie Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 The Heath 1100 2022 (Caulfield 1100m)

Group 3 W.W. Cockram Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1200m)

Listed Heatherlie Handicap 2022 (Caulfield 1700m)

Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes 2022 (Rosehill Gardens 1300m)

Group 3 San Domenico Stakes 2022 (Rosehill Gardens 1100m)

Listed Leon Macdonald Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1400m)

Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes 2022 (Belmont 1300m)

Mcneil Stakes 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st  6 Jacquinot
2nd 12 Aft Cabin 1.5 lengths
3rd 3 Tijuana 3.25 lengths
4th 5 He’s Heaven 3.45 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 14. Sir Juggernaut.