2022 Member’s Handicap Race Details

Race 2 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday 14th May 2022.

The 2022 Members Handicap over 1600 metres is being held at the Eagle Farm Racecourse this year as heavy rain has made Doomben unsafe. It is a Listed race run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $130,000.

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

How to pick a winner

2022 Member’s Handicap Preview

Track: Heavy Weather: Rain

Competitive race with 5 chances below the $10.00. Alnaseem creates interest off some strong trials and coming from a leading stable. The market while likely play a big role towards its chances while Derulo and Sikandarabad come out of the Talis Stakes and bring the right form to the table. Chris Waller holds a strong deck of cards in this with Bullfinch and Bigboyroy and the favourite Diamil gets the services of Jamie Kah.

2022 Member’s Handicap Runner by Runner

1. Criaderas (2)

Never been one of mine with a woeful running pattern but does have a very good turn of foot when right. This prep has been poor and is looking for a drier track. It certainly can win this at odds and if enough speed is on upfront it will be hitting the line harder than anything.

2. Bigboyroy (10)

Has never missed the placings on soft ground and James Mcdonald riding is a boost to the chances of the horse but also a sign of how well it is going. Likeable in this despite the wide draw.

3. Sikandarabad (8)

Winning strike rate is a concern but has some extremely good form and only needs even luck in running to play a role in the finish.

4. Derulo (7)

Has the right form and should be hitting the line well. Handles all conditions and importantly has a very strong fourth up record. Major player.

5. Alnaseem (3)

Could be too good for these and a market watch is strongly advised. Barrier 3 will ensure an economical run in transit and Tommy Berry is a suitable booking.

6. Bullfinch (9)

Loves racing on this track and unbeaten over the 1600 so ticks plenty of boxes. Where too from barrier 9 is the query but William Pike does the steering and it holds strong claims.

7. He’s Got Power (6)

Can’t have.

8. Diamil (4)

Maps perfectly from barrier 4 and brings across some strong Sydney form. Likeable in this race and any market support would be a bonus.

9. Tavis Town (5)

Suited if the track is very heavy and maps to stalk the speed. KWT is riding in very good form and as a whole, this race is winnable.

10. Fifteen Rounds (1)

Prefer in something a bit easier but does come into play on a heavy track.

11. Our Rebel (11)

Overlooked after having no luck first up. Not hopeless at cricket score odds.

Member’s Handicap 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
4 Derulo 8 Diamil
2 Bigboyroy 4 Derulo
8 Diamil 5 Alnaseem
6 Bullfinch 2 Bigboyroy

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2022 (Scone 1600m) – Friday

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)

Group 3 Roma Cup 2022 (Belmont 1200m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2022 (Flemington 2800m)

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 Luskin Star Stakes 2022 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2022 (Scone 1100m)

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

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2022 (Scone 1100m)

2022 Member’s Handicap Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 8 Diamil
2nd 3 Sikandarabad 0.75 length
3rd 2 Bigboyroy 0.95 length
4th 5 Alnaseem 2.2 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratchings: 1. Criaderas, 6. Bullfinch, 11. Our Rebel.