Recognition Stakes 2022 Race Details

Race 8 at Gold Coast Racecourse on Saturday the 26th of November 2022.

The Recognition Stakes is a Listed race held at Gold Coast Racecourse and is run over 1350 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $150,000 this year.

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

How to pick a winner

Recognition Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Good

Holyfield leads the market here after a strong last start win. It finds a suitable race and can go right on with things. Rubamos has been a model of consistency and can show up in this field while Kinloch was horribly unlucky last run and can get all the favours from the draw if it is put to use. Hard to go past Holyfield after breaking then track record last run but Kinloch does present nice value after a luckless run in transit last time out.

Recognition Stakes 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Emerald Kingdom (10)

Only needs a clear passage from barrier 10 to go close. First look at the track but class of the field and can not be dismissed, particularly on a good track.

2. Holyfield (7)

Broke the track record last run with an outstanding performance. Whether Holyfield can run up to that effort again is a query but it would only have to hold its form to be going close. Short enough here from the draw and in a race full of depth but it will be hard to beat again.

3. London Banker (2)

Prefer with a few runs under the belt. Can’t have.

4. Blondeau (3)

Blonde should be able to settle more handy from the draw today and get the right passage. It has won over this trip and has a solid second up record.

5. Vinco (8)

No luck first up for Vinco. It should improve here but does run into a strong bunch. Keep an eye on the market.

6. Last Chance (6)

Good finale last run and brings in the right form into this race after chasing Holyfield. Du Plessis knows the horse well and it has never missed the quinella 4th up. Excellent value.

7. Rubamos (5)

Hard to knock the prep of Rubamos. When it gets clean air and the right amount of tempo it is a very hard horse to beat. Collett has options from the nice draw, it has already won on this track and can take this race out. Hard to beat.

8. Wonderful Riri (4)

Wonderful Riri is a consistent galloper and loves this trip. It should run a bold race from the nice draw and has won a few times fresh. This is within reach.

9. Kinloch (1)

Absolute horror watch for us a few weeks back and one of the bigger certainties beaten I have seen for a long time. Kinloch simply found trouble after trouble in the straight and should have won with ease. It gets its chance to atone here and should have no excuses from barrier 1.

10. Samoot (9)  – SCRATCHED

Recognition Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
9 Kinloch 7 Rubamos
2 Holyfield 2 Holyfield
7 Rubamos 9 Kinloch
6 Last Chance 1 Emerald Kingdom

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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)

Listed Merson Cooper 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 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)

Recognition Stakes 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Emerald Kingdom
2nd 2 Holyfield 0.1 length
3rd 4 Blondeau 1.1 lengths
4th 7 Rubamos 1.6 lengths

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratchings: 10. Samoot.