Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2022 Race Details

Race 5 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 26th of November 2022.

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a Group 3 held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is run under weight for age conditions. The total prize money is $200,000 this year.

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

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Good

All eyes on Norwegian Bliss who attempts to remain undefeated and make it 8 wins straight. It trialled well recently and can prove hard to hold out in this field. Literary Magnate has come back a better horse and is racing in excellent fashion. This is within reach. Poland should land on the speed and an effort of its last run would see it right in the finish. The tempo should be solid in this and Streets Of Avalon will be booting up from the draw.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Streets Of Avalon (1)

Streets Of Avalon needs to notch up another win and it has been under quite a drought. That being said, it gets all the favours from barrier 1 and should be able to lead these up. It has won twice from 5 4th up attempts and can take this out but does need to get another win on the board.

2. Amish Boy (4)

Expecting improvement from Amish Boy getting back on top of the ground. Michael Dee has options from the barrier adn the stable are having an extremely good run at the moment.

3. Crosshaven (7)

I can’t have Crosshaven, it has simply been too hard to catch recently and isn’t profitable from a punting perspective. It can win, but has won once from its past 15 stars, can’t have it.

4. Ocean Beyond (3)

Can’t have.

5. Poland (8)

Poland deserves good respect in this field. It comes out of the right form race and likes good footing. It needs to settle a little more in the run but does look very dangerous in this field and is a good chance at odds.

6. Swords Drawn (6)

Can’t have.

7. Literary Magnate (5)

Literary Magnate has taken leaps and bounds this prep. It returned with an explosive win and put in a very good performance last run. This race is well within reach.

8. Norwegian Bliss (2)

Hard to knock this one. Just keeps winning and has a real determination to find the line. It has drawn to perfection in barrier 2, Shinn is one excellent form and it gets its chance to claim a big race. Well backed since early markets and this race is certainly within reach. Hard to beat.

9. Samoot (9) – SCRATCHED

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
8 Norwegian Bliss 8 Norwegian Bliss 8 Norwegian Bliss
5 Poland 7 Literary Magnate 7 Literary Magnate
7 Literary Magnate 5 Poland 3 Crosshaven
1 Streets Of Avalon 3 Crosshaven 1 Streets Of Avalon

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 Zipping Classic 2022 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Sandown Guineas 2022 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 3 Eclipse Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1800m)

Group 3 Summoned Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1600m)

Listed Sandown Cup 2022 (Caulfield 3200m)

Listed Doveton Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1000m)

Listed Merson Cooper Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1000m)

Group 3 Festival Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Listed Starlight Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1100m)

Listed ATC Cup 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Listed Eureka Stud Classic 2022 (Gold Coast 1200m)

Listed Recognition Stakes 2022 (Gold Coast 1350m)

Listed City Of Marion Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes 2022 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed A.J. Scahill Cup/ WATC Tattersall’s Cup 2022 (Ascot 2100m)

Listed Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic 2022 (Ascot 1400m)

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 3 Crosshaven
2nd 8 Norwegian Bliss 0.75 length
3rd 7 Literary Magnate 2.5 lengths
4th 2 Amish Boy 2.6 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 9. Samoot.