2022 Starlight Stakes Race Details

Race 9 at Rosehill on Saturday 26th November 2022.

The Starlight Stakes is a 1100-metre quality race for the three-year-olds and upwards that the Australian Turf Club holds in November. It is typically run at Rosehill during the Spring.

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

Starlight Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Good  Weather: Mostly Fine

Fourteen runners have accepted for the $160,000 Starlight Stakes and there has been one early scratching.

Dragonstone ($5.50) is the favourite in a wide-open betting race and he is on the quick backup following his slashing third behind Atherlric in the Warra last weekend. Tom Sherry staying with him instead of Fox Fighter is a decent indication of ability, though he is riding for his master, so that could be the sole reason.

Najmaty ($6.50) is entering this race first up following a solid preparation during the late Autumn/early Winter.

Fox Fighter ($7.00) rounds out the top three in the betting following a solid win last time out in much easier company.

Starlight Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Bruckner (14)

First up after 392 days. Hard to have after a long lay off.

2. Through The Cracks (1)

Ran solidly first up in a weaker race, which was a peak first-up rating. He generally improves well second-up and from an ideal draw, he shouldn’t be far away.

3. Enchanted Heart (8)

First up after 84 days. Prefer others.

4. Juan Diva (13)

Had no excuses when 3.5 lengths back in tenth last time out. Gets the tongue tie first time. Poorly drawn.

5. Kallos (5)

Has been up a while. He ran second in the Caulfield Sprint before not running well in the Century Stakes. His best goes close but he could be near the end of his preparation.

6. Najmaty (10)

First up after 168 days. She didn’t finish further back than second in her three runs last preparation which included the win in the Helen Coughlan Stakes and running second in the Dane Ripper. Providing she returns well, she could go close.

7. Sky Command (2)

Ran third in a weaker race last time out when she was third to Clemenceau. Drawn well and maps well here and she can go close again.

8. Dragonstone (6)

On the quick back up following his tight third in the Warra last start. He hit the line beautifully and if he can handle the quick back up, he is a winning chance.

9. Surreal Step (11)

I can’t have him on his first-up run.

10. Fox Fighter (7)

Big winner last time out in a much weaker race. He appreciates the first surfaces which he will get here and he has drawn nicely with no weight on his back. Big step up in grade but he is in form.

11. Mr Mosaic (3)

First up after 140 days. No public trials is a concern though the stable generally has them ready to go and his first-up stats are phenomenal. He has drawn well with no weight and he is definitely over the odds at the current price of $12.00

12. Zethus (9)

Ran third in the Caulfield Village Stakes before being crowded in the Always Welcome Stakes at Flemington. Could be a sneaky chance at big odds.

13. Sneaky Paige (12)

She will need a peak performance to get close to these from a poor draw.

14. Authentic Jewel (4)


Starlight Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
8 Dragonstone 6 Najmaty
11 Mr Mosaic 8 Dragonstone
10 Fox Fighter 10 Fox Fighter
6 Najmaty 1 Bruckner

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 Zipping Classic 2022 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Sandown Guineas 2022 (Caulfield 1600m)

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 ATC Cup 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Listed Eureka Stud Classic 2022 (Gold Coast 1200m)

Listed Recognition Stakes 2022 (Gold Coast 1350m)

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)

2022 Starlight Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 12 Zethus
2nd 7 Sky Command  0.29 length
3rd 10 Fox Fighter  1.03 lengths
4th 2 Through The Cracks 1.06 lengths

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratchings: 1. Bruckner, 4. Juan Diva, 14. Authentic Jewel.