Sandown Stakes 2022 Race Details

Race 8 at Sandown Racecourse on Sunday 25th September 2022.

The Sandown Stakes is a Group 3 at Sandown Racecourse and is run over 1500 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $200,000.

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

How to pick a winner

Sandown Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Fine

Pinstriped heads the market at $4.00 and has plenty of talent and ability. Michael Dee rides and it should be landing into a nice spot from the draw. Dragon Leap comes across from NZ and has undeniable claims in this field if it handles the way of going. Military Expert has a great running pattern, should plonk on the speed and be very hard to get past while Gentleman Roy is a smart operator and should be up on the speed giving a strong sight. The tempo should be solid with a few of these going forward.

Sandown Stakes 2022 Runner by Runner

1.  Sinawann (11)

Has an outstanding 2nd up record and a massive turn of foot. This is a suitable race and if the tempo is strong it can run right over the top of this lot. Big odds at the $19.00 mark.

2. Our Playboy (3)

Flies second up and enjoys getting toe in the ground. Melham gets the right run from barrier 3 and $15.00 is over the odds.

3. Lightsaber (13)

Has been poor this prep and needs to lift.

4. Pondus (9)

Can’t have.

5. Dragon Leap (4)

Outstanding last run when not far off Snapdancer and I’m Thunderstruck. We have seen the latter win again since and that form is the best of this lot. Very hard to beat from barrier 4. On Top.

6. Age Of Chivalry (7)

Extremely honest galloper with a strong 2nd up record. My query is the 5 wins from 29 starts. Should give a good sight but prefer others at this stage.

7. Hi Stranger (2)

Mixing form and prefer others.

8. Criaderas (10)

You’d have a better chance of catching a rainbow than Criaderas. Constantly the flashing light run but its running pattern is its worst enemy. Stacked with upside and capable of winning but gets back in the run and needs the gaps to appear. Extremely risky to back but wouldn’t shock.

9. Military Expert (8)

Continues to win and race very well. Had the favours last run of the tight track and no pressure in the lead. Harder here but going well and hard to knock winning form.

10. Fourhometwo (6)

Can’t have.

11. Pinstriped (5)

Enormous on resumption and maps to sit just behind the speed. Dee retains the steer and it brings in the right form into this race. Should give an excellent sight with just 54kgs.

12. Gentleman Roy (1)

Drawn to lead and give a strong sight from barrier 1. I Wish I Win is currently a short favourite in the last of the day ( Testa Rossa Stakes ) so off that form Gentleman Roy must be respected. If left alone upfront they will find him mighty hard to run down.

13. El Rocko (12)

Just continues to race well. Has never missed the quinella at the track and handles soft footing. The $18.00 is over the odds in an even affair.

Sandown Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
5 Dragon Leap 9 Military Expert 11 Pinstriped
12 Gentleman Roy 11 Pinstriped 5 Dragon Leap
2 Our Playboy 5 Dragon Leap 12 Gentleman Roy
1 Sinawann 12 Gentleman Roy 6 Age Of Chivalry

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 R.M. Ansett Classic 2022 (Mornington 2400m)

Listed Weetwood Handicap 2022 (Toowoomba 1200m)

Listed Black Heart Bart Stakes 2022 (Belmont 1200m)

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

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

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

Sandown Stakes 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 12 Gentleman Roy
2nd 9 Military Expert 0.75 length
3rd 11 Pinstriped 1.75 lengths
4th 5 Dragon Leap 3.5 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 10. Fourhometwo.