Merson Cooper Stakes 2022 Race Details

Race 1 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 26th of November 2022.

The Merson Cooper Stakes is a Listed race held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1000 metres. It is run under set weight conditions for horses aged two-years-old. The total prize money is $175,000 this year.

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

Merson Cooper Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Cloudy

Plenty to learn here but hard to get away from the Godolphin camp who have 3 runners in the race including the 2 favourites Cylinder and Remedies. Remedies won nicely on debut, Zahra sticks and can make it 2/2 here. Cylinder hit the line well in a high rating race and is drawn to do no work. Some solid trials have been produced by Gangitano and Fludway, both of which are market watches. Little Brose next best after a solid 2nd on debut in open company.

Merson Cooper Stakes 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Little Brose (8)

Sound enough debut in open company and that form should hold up here. Respecting the placement by the stable and monitor any market moves for it.

2. Cylinder (1)

Loved how Cylinder attacked the line on debut. If gate 1 can be used to advantage this race is certainly within reach and it can fight it out with its stablemate.

3. Heuristic (6)

Sound on debut behind a very smart galloper and did start well in the market that day. Danger to its stablemates in this and Jamie Kah is a key booking.

4. Bona Fide Star (5)

Ddin’t have much luck on debut but ran okay. Respecting the placement here, keep safe and an eye on the market.

5. Celui (4)

Okay jump out. The stable have a good opinion of this one and it should be landing somewhere on the speed. Newitt has a knack of winning on big priced runners. Keep safe.

6. Fludway (3)

Decent trial win on the Kenso and that kind of jump out usually holds in good stead in these kinds of races. Reespect any market moves.

7. Gangitano (9)

Liked the jump out win and it showed off a solid turn of foot. Williams is a strong booking, respect the market.

8. Hell (2)

Hell has been well tried in early markets and should find this a suitable race. Allen is booked and it is drawn and maps to have all the favours in running. This race is suitable.

9. Hydrogen Power (7)

Solid jump out and this race is within reach. Respect the market.

10. Remedies (10)

Did everything right on debut showing off a neat turn of foot and can go on with things here. The time wasn’t flash but it was eased up to the line and looked very impressive to the eye. Goes on top and Mark Zahra sticks.

Merson Cooper Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
10 Remedies 10 Remedies 1 Little Brose
2 Cylinder 2 Cylinder 2 Cylinder
1 Little Brose 1 Little Brose 7 Gangitano
8 Hell 6 Fludway 10 Remedies

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 Zipping Classic 2022 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Sandown Guineas 2022 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1400m)

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)

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)

Merson Cooper Stakes 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Little Brose
2nd 2 Cylinder 1.25 lengths
3rd 7 Gangitano 1.45 lengths
4th 10 Remedies 1.65 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 5. Celui, 9. Hydrogen Power.