2022 Luskin Star Stakes Race Details

Race 7 at Scone on Saturday 14 May 2022.

The Scone Equine Hospital Luskin Star Stakes is a 1300 metre quality handicap race run by the Scone Race Club. It is held in mid-May as a highlight of the autumn Scone Cup Carnival and has prizemoney of $140,000.

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

Luskin Star Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Heavy   Weather: Possible showers

There are 15 runners for the $140,000 Luskin Star Stakes, with 11 geldings, three mares and a stallion. There is a three-year-old, 4 four-year-olds, 7 five-year-olds, 2 seven-year-olds and an eight-year-old. Three of the runners had their last start in the Tamworth Cup over 1400m on 22 April and two in a BM 88 ove 1200m at Randwick on 16 April while the rest all came through different races. Chris Waller and Cody Morgan have two runners each.

The early favourite is four-year-old  Andermatt who is a dual acceptor but looks well-suited here. Second favourite is Tycoonist who won the Hawkesbury Rush. Third favourite is Flying Crazy who won the Listed Daybreak Lover over 1400m at Eagle Farm last outing..

Bandersnatch won the Tamworth Cup last start and is fitter now. Edit finished 1.5 lengths 5th in that race. True Detective was runner-up in this race last year, resumes from a 13 week break and goes well first-up, while Acquitted tends to go well on a softer track.  All other runners are currently 20 to 1 or longer.

2022 Luskin Star Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Bandersnatch (7)

Won the Tamworth Cup last start and is fitter now. One of the chances.

2. Olmedo (2)

Faded to finish seventh last start at Hawkesbury on a heavy track. Prefer others

3. Tycoonist (1)

One of two runners for Chris Waller. This four-year-old won the Hawkesbury Rush last start and rates highly.

4. Andermatt (14)

Andermatt is a dual acceptor at Scone for this race and the Ortensia Stakes but is more likely to run in this. He has five wins from nine starts He won by over 6 lengths over 1200m at Canterbury on 6 April, then raced away for a 2.8 length in over 1100m at Randwick on 23 April. Both of those runs were on heavy tracks.  Trainer James Cummings won this race with Osborne Bulls in 2018, Trekking in 2019 and Ranier in 2020. Jockey Rachel King also won on Osborne Bulls. Looks hard to beat.

5. Charmmebaby (9)

Resumes from a 16 week spell and placed in last trial at Taree. Not the worst.

6. Wren’s Day (4)

One of two runners for Cody Morgan. Finished 6th in the Tamworth Cup

7. Edit (6)

The 2nd of the Cody Morgan pair. finished 1.5 lengths 5th in the Tamworth Cup

8. Impasse (11)

Normally goes well first-up , so could place.

9. Zorocat (15)

Ran 3rd at Randwick last start but has drawn the widest barrier here. Rough place chance.

10. True Detective (8)

This Chris Waller galloper came 2nd in this race last year. Resumes from a 13 week break and goes well first-up

11. Hightail (3)

Has finished well back in the field both starts this campaign. Gets the blinkers back on. Looking to others.

12. Flying Crazy (10)

Won the Listed Daybreak Lover over 1400m at Eagle Farm last outing, making it 3 wins from 6 starts this campaign. In the mix.

13. Acquitted (5)

Tends to go well on a softer track.

14. Much Much Better (13)

Won over 1200m at Randwick on heavy going last start. Has the speed to overcome an unfavourable draw. Can surprise.

15. Hasstobegood (12)

Has ran 5th at all four starts this campaign. Gets blinkers back on. Prefer others.

Luskin Star Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Jo’s Tips
4 Andermatt
3 Tycoonist
12 Flying Crazy
1 Bandersnatch

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2022 (Scone 1600m) – Friday

Group 1 South Australian Derby 2022 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 SAJC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1400m)

Listed Adelaide Guineas 2022 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2022 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2022 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2022 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2022 (Scone 1100m)

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit of Boom Classic 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2022 (Eagle Farm 2143m)

Group 3 BRC Chairman’s Handicap 2022 (Eagle Farm 2143m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Members’ Handicap 2022 (Eagle Farm 1600m)

Group 3 Roma Cup 2022 (Belmont 1200m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2022 (Flemington 2800m)

2022 Luskin Star Stakes Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 12 Flying Crazy
2nd 2 Olmedo 0.55 length
3rd 9 Zorocat 1.84 lengths
4th 4 Andermatt 2.15 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 7.

Scratchings: 6. Wren’s Day, 7. Edit, 13. Acquitted, 15. Hasstobegood.