R.M Ansett Classic 2022 Race Details

Race 7 at Mornington Racecourse on Saturday 24th September 2022.

The R.M Ansett Classic is a Listed race run at Mornington Racecourse and is run over 2400 metres. It is run under handicap conditions. The total prize money is $175,000.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the R.M. Ansett Classic page.

How to pick a winner

R.M Ansett Classic 2022 Preview

Track: Soft  Weather: Fine

Not much between these in the market and an intriguing race for the stayers. Saracen Knight is ticking along well and looks primed for another win with Jamie Kah and launching from a good draw. Impulsar was a little poor last run but can bounce back in this. King Of The Castle is stuck on the one win but has plenty of upside. Harmysian will be hitting the line hard and likes this track while Tigertiger will be better for the run but does relish this track and trip and is a strong market watch.

R.M Ansett Classic 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Attorney (6)

Prefer others.

2. Irish Flame (7)

Any rain will really help Irish Flame who has had 9 runs on the bog for 3 wins and 3 placings. Stackhouse does the steering and Irish Flame is a big weather watch. Expect it to firm heavily if it rains.

3. The Good Fight (10)

Ran 4th in this race last year and looks to be on track for a similar effort. Leaning to others at this stage but a solid top 4 contender.

4. Tigertiger (3)

Ticks so many boxes here. Has never missed the quinella at Mornington. Flies with Higgins in the saddle. Has never missed the quinella over this trip however, the first up record is very poor.

5. Port Guillaume (4)

Won well last start but needs to find a few lengths to challenge these.

6. Saracen Knight (5)

Flying at the moment and looks well placed for another win. With 54kgs and Jamie Kah in the saddle Saracen Knight should be giving these a run for their money. Hard to beat.

7. Harmysian (11)

Harmysian has never missed the placings with Noonan aboard. It has placed on this track and has won over this trip. Good claims in an open race despite the wide draw.

8. Impulsar (9)

Impulsar was poor last start but can bounce back in this race. The stable print money over the staying trips and Impulsar can return to form and take this out. Has won over this trip and looks nicely placed against this lot.

9. King Of The Castle (8)

Caught on the one win but the return was rock solid. Has a run under the belt which is more than some of these and Jye Mcneil will do the steering from barrier 8. This race is a winnable one and its form back overseas was mainly in open company. Massive chance at the $6.00 mark and should outstay these.

10. Verimli (1)

2/3 over this trip, gets barrier 1 and an intriguing booking. Keep safe and respect any market moves for this import.

11. Swelter Magic (2)

Can’t have.

R.M Ansett Classic 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
9 King Of The Castle 6 Saracen Knight
7 Harmysian 8 Impulsar
6 Saracen Knight 9 King Of The Castle
8 Impulsar 4 Tigertiger

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Moir Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1000m)  – Friday

Group 2 Stutt Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Group 2 WH Stocks Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Group 3 JRA Cup 2022 (Moonee Valley 2040m)  – Friday

Group 3 Scarborough Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Golden Pendant 2022 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Shannon Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality 2022 (Rosehill 2400m)

Listed Heritage Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1100m)

Listed Weetwood Handicap 2022 (Toowoomba 1200m)

Listed Black Heart Bart Stakes 2022 (Belmont 1200m)

Group 1 Underwood Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1800m)  – Sunday

Group 3 Sandown Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1500m)  – Sunday

Listed Jim Moloney Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1400m)  – Sunday

Listed Testa Rossa Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1200m)  – Sunday

R.M Ansett Classic 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Saracen Knight
2nd 10 Verimli 2.75 lengths
3rd 7 Harmysian 6.5 lengths
4th 5 Port Guillaume 6.7 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 1. Attorney.