2022 Pam O’Neill Stakes Race Details

Race 5 at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday 21st May 2022.

The 2022 Magic Millions Pam O’Neill Stakes is held at Doomben Racecourse and is run over 1600 metres. It is for fillies and mares aged 3-years and older and is run under set weights plus penalties. The total prize money is $150,000.

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

How to pick a winner

2022 Pam O’Neill Stakes Preview

Track: Heavy Weather: Wet

Nudge leads the market and has already taken out a Group race in Brisbane so it deserves its spot. The enigmatic April Rain went awfully close to getting that elusive win it has been after and is second elect in the market. Yamakazi may be scratched depending on the surface as it doesn’t enjoy wet tracks while Dszenifer continues to sneak under the radar and is building up an extremely good record over this distance. Very little speed in this race.

Pam O’Neill Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Bonham (2)

Should be improved off the first up run. Monitor the market.

2. Nudge (14)

Very smart and is a winner over this track and trip. Nudge will be relying on the track to dry out with no wins from 9 goes on wet surfaces so that remains a query to its chances however is a major player in this.

3. Yamazaki (3)

Another that really needs the track to dry out to be a chance. Racing well on dry surfaces but does not enjoy getting the toe in so its chances will depend on the surface improving from the heavy range.

4. Dzsenifer (5)

Can pinch this and sit quite prominent in the run with little speed in this race. Handles a wet surface, is racing in extremely consistent fashion and ticks plenty of boxes. Clear one to beat from the suitable draw.

5. She’s The Gift (13)

Does handle wet surfaces and the booking of Tim Clark creates interest. Monitor the market.

6. April Rain (1)

Hasn’t been one of mine for quite some time and I have saved money for that choice. Has plenty of talent but struggles to put races away. Looks well placed here but that has been the case it’s past 7-8 starts and just can not find the winners circle. Again, can win but hard to trust.

7. Cafe Royal (9)

Well placed and has the kind of running pattern to pinch this race with little speed engaged. If Cafe Royal can find the front without spending too much petrol it will be extremely hard to run down.

8. Seleque (12)

Knows how to win and 2/2 with Orman aboard. Comes into this with good form and is a massive chance.

9. Adelase (7)

Reasonable drop in grade, decent enough first up run and enjoy this track and trip. Over the odds in a competitive race.

10. Lunakorn (6)

May get scratched as it races better on top of the ground. On old form would give this a red hot shake but may not run because of the conditions.

11. Stolen Jade (4)

Has been well backed a lot recently but needs to put some form together. Unlucky last start and does handle the soft conditions but has been costly lately. Some hope from the good draw, keep an eye on the market.

12. Galaxy Belle (11)

Can’t have on current form.

13. Soubrette (8)

Tougher race but loves this track and was good last run. Knockout hope at odds.

14. Wild Sheila (10)

Can’t have.

Pam O’Neill Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
7 Cafe Royal 3 Yamakazi
4 Dzsenifer 4 Dzsenifer
9 Adelase 6 April Raiin
3 Yamakazi 2 Nudge

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Doomben Cup 2022 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 2 The Roses 2022 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 2 BRC Sprint 2022 (Doomben 1350m)

Listed Bill Carter Stakes 2022 (Doomben 1200m)

Listed Chief De Beers 2022 (Doomben 1110m)

Listed Lord Mayors Cup 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 1 The Goodwood 2022 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 3 R A Lee Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 S.A Fillies Classic 2022 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 3 David Coles AM Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1200m)

Listed Centaurea Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 2015m)

Listed Straight Six 2022 (Flemington 1200m)

Pam O’Neill Stakes Race Results

Result Horse Margin

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