2022 Raconteur Stakes Race Details

Race 8 at Belmont on Saturday 4th June 2022.

The Raconteur Stakes is a Listed 1400 metre set weights plus penalties race for the three-year-olds that is run by the Western Australian Turf Club in June. It is normally run at Belmont towards the end of Autumn/early winter.

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

Raconteur Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Good  Weather: Partly Cloudy.

Eleven runners have accepted for the $125,000 Listed Raconteur Stakes and there have been no early scratchings. The Simon Miller stable will saddle up four runners in this contest, whilst the David Harrison stable and the Daniel/Ben Pearce stable will saddle up two runners in the event whilst every other trainer has just one entry each.

Devoted has opened up the early favourite following his 2.7 length win at this track and distance last time out. He has previously run well in this grade but will need some luck with a wide draw here. Rokanori is another last start winner, resuming after almost a year off to salute on the line over 1200m. The run will do him a world of good and should make his presence known.

Searchin Rocs rounds out the top three in the betting following her narrow third placing behind Rokanori. She is another who will improve from the one and has performed well in this grade previously.

Raconteur Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Rokanori (3)

Hit the line well and won first-up in a Benchmark 72 race. Goes up 2.5kg from that run. Will need some luck from the draw but with Chris Parnham aboard, you can’t discount.

2. Above The Peg (11)

Aiming for four wins in a row. Drawn the widest here and will need plenty of luck tackling his first stakes race.

3. Liwa (6)

Drifted back with the blinkers off last start and was very plain. Up to 1400m suits but will need to improve to be a factor.

4. Searchin Rocs (7)

Was very bold behind rival Rokanori last start and meets him 5kg better off for that run. Drawn well, second-up, maps well and could be hard to run down over 1400m.

5. Devoted (9)

Big win first-up saluting by 2.75 lengths but he does cop a 2kg penalty for that win. Has run well in this grade previously but has drawn awkwardly. Place chance

6. Pats Got Sass (8)

Can’t have it on recent form.

7. Stay Safe (10)

Distant second behind Devoted last start but he does get a 4kg swing from that run. Should be much fitter for the run and is a legitimate place chance.

8. Black Fantasy (5)

First-up after 56 days. Can’t have.

9. Outspoken Lad (2)

First-up after 56 days. Will be hitting the line wanting further.

10. Kaymay (4)

In some good form but this is a tough test for her. Would rather see her.

11. Hardly Ever (1)

Form has been okay but she will need a peak performance to win this.

Raconteur Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
4 Searchin Rocs 5 Devoted
5 Devoted 1 Rokanori
1 Rokanori 4 Searchin’ Roc’s
11 Hardly Ever 2 Above The Peg

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Queensland Oaks 2022 (Eagle Farm 2200m)

Group 2 Moreton Cup 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Queensland Day Stakes 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Bill Carter Stakes 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Lightning Handicap 2022 (Eagle Farm 1000m)

Listed The Phoenix 2022 (Eagle Farm 1500m)

Listed Spear Chief Handicap 2022 (Eagle Farm 1500m)

$500,000 Magic Millions National Classic 2022 (Eagle Farm 1600m)

Listed ATC Winter Cup 2022 (Rosehill 2400m)

2022 Raconteur Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 Devoted
2nd 1 Rokanori 0.75 length
3rd 8 Black Fantasy 1.34 lengths
4th 4 Searchin’ Roc’s 1.69 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: –