2022 Scone Cup Race Details

Race 8 at Scone Racecourse on Friday 13th May 2022.

The 2022 Scone Cup is run over 1600 metres and is held at the Scone Racecourse. It is run under quality handicap conditions and the total prize money is $200,000.

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

How to pick a winner

2022 Scone Cup Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Fine

Always a great race to watch and this year looks no different with a very even field engaged. Rustic Steel represents the Kris Lees yard and is coming off a strong last start win. Kirwan’s Lane has an undeniable bond with Tommy Sherry and looks well placed to be in the finish again and Dr Drill creates intrigue with the booking of James Mcdonald. Even tempo expected.

2022 Scone Cup Runner By Runner

1. Berdikek (18)

Well placed back in grade and just needs to find cover from the draw to be a huge chance in this race. Good each-way odds are available.

2. Our Playboy (16)

Can bounce back in this after just an average run last start. The stable have a huge opinion of Our Playboy and it is certainly up to winning a race like this.

3. Kirwans Lane (15)

Has never missed the quinella with Tommy Sherry aboard and looks primed to win again. Tricky draw but it tends to get back in its races anyways and even luck in running sees it very hard to beat in this race.

4. Ballistic Boy (11)

Has put together some good performances fresh so Ballistic Boy looks very well placed here. Big odds available for a classy galloper.

5. Dr Drill (13)

1/1 at the track and the booking creates plenty of interest. Won this race in 2020. The stable are the best in the land with their stayers and Dr Drill is a major player in this race.

6. Art Cadeau (11)

Suited if the track dries up as it does not enjoy heavy conditions. Has never missed the quinella 4th up and is as honest as they come. Should be in the finish.

7. Atishu (20)

Needs speed up front and plenty of things to go right from barrier 20 but that may just happen. Classy and has the right form for this but will be banking on the gaps to open up or will have to circle the field from last.

8. Lightning Jack (6)

Not known to perform first up. Keep an eye on the market.

9. Criaderas (7)

Tricky racing pattern to catch. Has been a little overlooked by the markets and does have the turn of foot to win this. Seriously overdue for a win and this race isn’t easy but it certainly wouldn’t shock.

10. Rustic Steel (4)

Excellent last start win and maps better than most of its rivals. Stays down in the weights and is hardest to beat in this.

11. Profit (8)

Gets along with the jockey very well and can camp just off the speed. Needs to find a career peak but not hopeless at odds.

12. Solider Of Love (17)

Does fly 2nd up but has to improve on form. A market push would be ideal.

13. Fender (10)

Best chance at odds. Suited with a few things here and the stable are going in with a bit of confidence. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Fender in the finish in this.

14. Throin (9)

Can’t have.

15. Sambro (3)

Waller places them well in these races but does need to lift on form.

16. Bobbing (2)

Can’t have.

17. Regal Stage (19)

Barrier 19 will be awfully tricky. Can win if left alone up front but I would like to see a market push.

18. Diamil (1)

On the quick backup and might be able to rail through and win this. Avdulla is in excellent form and Diamil has a sharp turn of foot. Good chance here.

19. Knight (14)

Can’t have.

20. Wild Chap (14)

Long odds, prefer others.

Scone Cup 2022 tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
10 Rustic Steel 10 Rustic Steel
13 Fender 5 Dr Drill
7 Atishu 7 Atishu
5 Dr Drill 3 Kirwan’s Lane

Previews for other races this week

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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)

Group 3 Roma Cup 2022 (Belmont 1200m)

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 Scone Cup Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 10 Rustic Steel
2nd 5 Dr Drill 0.54 length
3rd 7 Atishu 0.89 length
4th 13 Fender 1.25 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 8.

Scratchings: 9. Criaderas, 18. Diamil, 19. Knight, 20. Wild Chap.