2022 Matron Stakes Race Details

Race 2 at Flemington on Saturday 12th March 2022.

The Matron Stakes is a 1600 metre set weights plus penalties race for fillies and mares run by the Victorian Racing Club in early March. It is held at Flemington as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

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

Matron Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

Nine mares have accepted for the $200,000 Group 3 Matron Stakes.  The Tom Dabernig trained Flying Mascot is the current favourite.  She won well at Caulfield last start and looks set to peak here third up from a spell.  The second favourite is Turaath.  She brings the Futurity Weight For Age form in here and will make her own luck up on speed.

Promise Of Success has been very good at her two runs back in Sydney.  Groovy Kinda Love gets blinkers for the first time and James McDonald, while Rocha Clock is one of the two John O’Shea runners in the race.  The remaining runners are longer than $20-1.

Matron Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Turaath

Had a little set back before her last run in the Group 1 Futurity.  Lead at a fast tempo there and fought on fairly well.  Think she is ready to peak now back to Flemington where she is a winner of two of her three starts.

2. Yes Baby Yes

Was third at Launceston in the Vamos Stakes last start.  Hasn’t run a place in four previous attempts at Flemington.  Place chance at best.

3. Rocha Clock

Down from Sydney to run here.  Finished second in The Invitation and the Hot Danish last prep.  Settled back and never came on at Rosehill first up.  She’s much better than that.

4. Flying Mascot

Only collared late by Probabeel first up, then dominated from the front at Caulfield last start.  Bolted in third up over this distance in the spring.  Could end up with a dream sit here.  The one to beat.

5. Invinciano

Fourth up here.  Has finished sixth at all three runs this prep.  1600m suits.  Maps well.

6. Score

Bolted in when having first run for new trainer Annabel Neasham last start.  Up in grade but has a place chance here.

7. Promise Of Success

Second of the John O’Shea runners.  Was second in the Triscay, then held up in the Guy Walter but still closed off very strongly to run second.  Synthetic Hoof Filler first time is a big query.

8. Bound To Win

Has four wins and five placings from 15 career starts.  Safely held behind Flying Mascot last start.  Could improve but prefer others.

9. Groovy Kinda Love

Five year old mare trained by Mick Kent.  Ran home very strongly this track and trip behind the subsequent winner Yonce last start.  James McDonald booked with blinkers for the first time.  Look out!

Matron Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Jo’s Tips
Lewis’ Tips
4. Flying Mascot 4. Flying Mascot
1. Turaath 1. Turaath
7. Promise Of Success 9. Groovy Kinda Love
5. Invinciano 6. Score

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Black Opal Stakes 2022 (Canberra 1200m)

Listed National Sprint 2022 (Canberra 1400m)

Group 1 Newmarket Handicap 2022 (Flemington 12oom)

Group 1 Australian Cup 2022 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 2 Sires Produce Stakes Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 2 Kewney Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1200m)

Listed Moomba Plate 2022 (Flemington 1100m)

Group 1 Coolmore Classic 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Ajax Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Sky High Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 Magic Night Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1100m)

2022 Matron Stakes Results

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 2. Yes Baby Yes, 7. Promise Of Success.

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Flying Mascot
2nd 9 Groovy Kinda Love 2 lengths
3rd 3 Rocha Clock 2.5 lengths
4th 8 Bound To Win 3.25 lengths