How Now Stakes 2022 Race Details

Race 8 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday 17th September 2022.

The How Now Stakes is a Group 3 held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is for the mares aged four-years-old and older and is run under set weight and penalties conditions. The total prize money is $200,000.

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

How to pick a winner

How Now Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Fine

A cracking race that is wide open. Chain Of Lightning is leading the market and is looking to remain undefeated. She’s All Class was behind it and can turn the tables with a kinder draw. Zapateo finds a good chance to bounce back on a drier track while the very talented Argentia resumes and is good enough to take this out if on song. The tempo should be solid.

How Now Stakes 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Lavish Girl (3)

Lavish Girl is already a first up winner and has won on the track. From barrier 3 Ben Melham will be able to position it well and this is a suitable race.

2. Zapateo (7)

Zapateo should be improving back onto a drier track. 1200 suits it well and Damien Oliver has never missed the quinella aboard. Big chance.

3. Argentia (5)

Was hit and miss last prep but a very classy galloper when on song. The form behind Argentia is stacking up and it can resume a winner in this.

4. Chain Of Lightning (11)

Just continues to win and win well. Jamie Kah steers from barrier 11 and its hard to find a reason as to why Chain Of Lightning can’t keep adding to the picket fence.

5. Written Beauty (4)

Should enjoy a better draw and get a nicer run in transit. Overdue for a win this prep but Written Beauty is racing well enough to give this a shake.

6. Rainbiel (12)

Can’t have.

7. Isotope (10)

Isotope is hit and miss and has been mixing its form. That being said, it relishes this trip and has plenty of class when right. Becoming hard to trust but good enough to give this a shake.

8. She’s All Class (2)

Ran super last start and finished behind the very in form Chain Of Lightning and that looks the right form for this. From the good draw, She’s All Class is over the odds in a very open affair.

9. Exceldia (9)

Can’t have.

10. Felicia  – scratched (1)

11. Another Award (6)

Ran super last prep and can give this a shake fresh. Holder comes across for the steer and he knows the horse very well. Major player.

12. Larkspur Run – scratched (8)

How Now Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
4 Chain Of Lightning 4 Chain Of Lightning 4 Chain Of Lightning
2 Zapateo 2 Zapateo 7 Isotope
5 Written Beauty 7 Isotope 2 Zapateo
7 Isotope 3 Argentia 11 Another Award

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup 2022 (Newcastle 2300m)  – Friday

Group 3 Cameron Handicap 2022 (Newcastle 1500m)  – Friday

Group 3 Tibbie Stakes 2022 (Newcastle 1400m)  – Friday

Group 1 George Main Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 The Shorts 2022 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes 2022 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude 2022 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2022 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Naturalism Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 2000m)

Listed W H Wylie Handicap 2022 (Morphettville 1100m)

Feature Pink Ribbon Cup 2022 (Gold Coast 1200m)

Listed Boulder Cup 2022 (Kalgoorlie 2100m)  – Sunday

How Now Stakes 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Zapateo
2nd 1 Lavish Girl 1.25 lengths
3rd 4 Chain Of Lightning 1.35 lengths
4th 11 Another Award 1.45 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 9.

Scratchings: 3. Argentia, 6. Rainbiel, 7. Isotope, 10. Felicia, 12. Larkspur Run.