2022 Roma Cup Race Details

Race 8 at Belmont on Saturday 14th May 2022.

The Roma Cup is a Group 3 1200 metre standard weight for age race for the two years old and upwards that is run by the Western Australian Turf Club in May. It is normally run at Belmont during the Autumn.

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

Roma Cup 2022 Preview

Track: Good to Soft Weather: Shower or Two.

Sixteen runners have accepted for the $200,000 Group 3 Roma Cup and there have been no early scratchings. The Simon Miller stable and Chris/Michael Gangemi stable will each saddle up three runners in this contest whilst every other trainer has just one entry each.

We have nine runners coming out of the Northam Stakes which was won by the favourite of this race Elite Street by the narrowest of margins. Seven of these runners ran in this race last year with Elite Street being the best of them, finishing second. Red Can Man was a narrow second to Elite Street first-up though unfortunately, he will meet him 2kg worse off from that narrow defeat.

Amasenus brings the different formlines to this race and she is one of the two mares entered for this contest. She is going for three in a row following her 1.25 length win in the Sheila Gwynne Classic.

Roma Cup Runner by Runner

1. Valour Road (8)

First-up after 161 days. Goes okay first-up but he will definitely be hitting the line hard.

2. Elite Street (5)

Meets his opponents from last start a minimum 2kg better off for the win. He will improve nicely second-up, is drawn well and should be hard to beat.

3. Massimo (16)

Held up at the 400m behind Elite Street last start when running fourth. Horrible draw here. Place Chance.

4. Red Can Man (1)

Almost saluted first-up against Elite Street. Drawn ideally and again will be in the finish.

5. Laverrod (10)

Distant third first-up behind Elite Street. Will be giving him a start once again.

6. Indian Pacific (7)

Went poorly first-up and the excuse was that it was too firm. Should be softer for him here but he will need to majorly improve.

7. Carocapo (15)

Can’t have.

8. Cup Night (9)

Needs a big effort to over-turn last starts run behind Elite Street.

9. Samizdat (9)

First-up and has won 4/7 first-up. Could run a cheeky race.

10. Free Trade (6)

First-up after 350 days. Will need the run.

11. Comfort Me (13)

Can’t Have.

12. Nerodio (4)

Could run a cheeky race first-up.

13. Notorious One (12)

Can’t have first-up.

14. Kaptain Kaos (14)


15. Flirtini (2)

Will need to improve.

16. Amasenus (3)

Going for three in a row. Solid place chance.

Roma Cup 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
2 Elite Street 2 Elite Street
1 Valour Road 16 Amasenus
4 Red Can Man 4 Red Can Man
16 Amasenus 3 Massimo

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2022 (Scone 1600m) – Friday

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit of Boom Classic 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2022 (Eagle Farm 2143m)

Group 3 BRC Chairman’s Handicap 2022 (Eagle Farm 2143m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Members’ Handicap 2022 (Eagle Farm 1600m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2022 (Flemington 2800m)

Group 1 South Australian Derby 2022 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 SAJC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1400m)

Listed Adelaide Guineas 2022 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2022 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2022 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2022 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2022 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2022 (Scone 1100m)

2022 Roma Cup Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Elite Street
2nd 4 Red Can Man 0.65 length
3rd 16 Amasenus 3.69 lengths
4th 1 Valour Road 3.75 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: –