2022 R A Lee Stakes Race Details

Race 7 at Morphettville on Saturday 21 May 2022.

The R A Lee Stakes is a Group 3 1600 metre set weights plus penalties race for the three-year-olds and upwards that is run by the South Australian Jockey Club in May. It is normally run at Morphettville during the Adelaide Racing Carnival.

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

R A Lee Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Good  Weather: Partly Cloudy.

Fourteen runners have accepted for the $152,250 Group 3 R A Lee Stakes and there have been no early scratchings. The Ben and Jd Hayes stable and the Travis Doudle stable have two runners entered each for the event whilst every other trainer has just one entry each.

Dalasan has opened the early favourite in the event following a Group 1 campaign in Sydney, where he was good without finishing in the top 3. Excelida is on the second line of betting following her one-length defeat in the Anniversary Vase at Sandown where she finished third. She is going to appreciate the drying surface here and the step up to a mile.

So Si Bon rounds out the top three in the betting despite being entered for Flemington also. He was very good second-up at Caulfield in a set weights and penalties race where he was a narrow second to Imperial Lad.

R A Lee Stakes Runner by Runner

1. So Si Bon (11)

Entered for Flemington also. He was very good second-up and looks a live winning chance if he heads to this race.

2. Cherry Tortoni (2)

Also entered for Flemington. He was okay last start when two lengths back in fifth. Will need to improve to be winning this.

3. Junipal (1)

Also entered for Flemington. Another horse who was good behind Imperial Lad last start when finishing third. Will improve nicely and could run a bold race here.

4. Royal Mile (3)

Ordinary last start but start prior over the mile he ran second in the Listed C S Hayes Memorial Cup. Needs to return to that form to be a chance.

5. Struck By (4)

Bold in the City of Adelaide Handicap when finishing third. 1600m suits and could run a race from an ideal draw.

6.One More Jack (6)

Will need to improve majorly to be a chance.

7. Dalasan (10)

Easiest race for him since September last year. Been running in Group 1’s in Sydney. A return to his best can be good enough.

8. Countofmontecristo (13)

Can’t have here.

9. Farooq (8)

2000m back to 1600m looks okay and is fighting fit. Solid place chance.

10. Ritratto (5)

Can’t have it on recent form.

11. My Mate Sonny (14)

Looks Outclassed.

12. Danish Fortune (9)

Will need to improve to trouble some of these.

13. Belle Plaisir (12)

Entered for Flemington also. Was very good in the Queen of the South Stakes. Big chance to run a big race if they stay here.

14. Excelida (7)

1600m looks ideal for her and fitness is no issue as she has been up a while. Jamie Kah is on and an ideal draw sees her go close.

R A Lee Stakes 2022 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this year’s race.

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
14 Excelida 14 Excelida
7 Dalasan 7 Dalasan
3 Junipal 2 Cherry Tortoni
2 Cherry Tortoni 1 So Si Bon

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 The Goodwood 2022 (Morphettville 1200m)

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)

Group 1 Doomben Cup 2022 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 2 The Roses 2022 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 2 BRC Sprint 2022 (Doomben 1350m)

Group 3 Pam O’Neill Stakes 2022 (Doomben 1600m)

Listed Bill Carter Stakes 2022 (Doomben 1200m)

Listed Chief De Beers 2022 (Doomben 1110m)

Listed Lord Mayors Cup 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

2022 R A Lee Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 13 Belle Plaisir
2nd 2 Cherry Tortoni 0.1 length
3rd 14 Excelida 2.8 lengths
4th 4 Royal Mile 4.6 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 1. So Si Bon.