2022 Straight Six Race Details

Race 7 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 21st May 2022.

The 2022 Straight Six is held at Flemington Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is a Listed race and is run under handicap conditions. The total prize money is $160,000.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the The Straight Six  page.

How to pick a winner

The Straight Six Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Plenty of speed on in this and not much separates the first few in the market. It’sourtime has been looking for another win and certainly enjoys racing down the straight. Front Page was outstanding on resumption and will take some holding out while the best version of Ranting was seen last start and remains a query as to whether he can back it up again.

The Straight Six Runner by Runner

1. Blazejowski (8)

Runs well fresh and knows how to win at the track and down the straight. Big odds in this and Josh Richards rides the horse very well. Great chance.

2. Hi Stranger (17)

Needs to lift on current form and no wins from 15 runs at the track, can’t have.

3. Regardsmaree (10)

Very over the odds. Regardsmaree has been racing exceptionally well and can notch up another win here. Expecting good market support and has the turn of foot to run over these late.

4. Sansom (4)

Can’t have.

5. Milton Park (18)

Monitor the market but needs to lift on current form.

6. Romancer (12)

Known to cause a blowout result and does enjoy racing at this track. Won this race last year. Chance at odds but no wins from 13 starts with Childs in the saddle doesn’t fill me with confidence. Great chance to place.

7. Great Again (5)

Won this race in 2020. Can’t have.

8. Sirius Suspect (14)

Has been hard to catch on current form. Ran 3rd in this race in 2019. Solid chance to place.

9. Front Page (9)

Outstanding return and got a very deserved win. Should only be improved off the long break and is the clear one to beat in this. Currently over the odds an I expect it to start clear favourite.

10. Ranting (6)

Very good when on song but terribly hard to catch for punters. Can it put two wins together remains the query but would only have to hold its form to be in the finish again.

11. Charleise (15)

Does race well fresh and this trip suits. Keep an eye on the market.

12. It’sourtime (7)

Beaten at short odds far too often lately. Has the right form and plenty of ability but has looked well placed in its past 4 or 5 starts and hasn’t been notching up that next elusive win. Becoming hard to trust and under the odds here.

13. Bam’s On Fire (11)

Keep an eye on the market, capable.

14. Curran (2)

Major player and does race well here and fresh. 1200 suits first up and can pounce on this lot late.

15. Ocean Beyond (13)

Ticking along okay and it was a likeable return. Known to race well 2nd up and demands respect in an even field.

16. On The Lead (1)

Not hopeless at odds and Sydney form must always be respected. Had no luck last run but the win prior was quite good to the eye and on the clock. Can take this out at huge odds.

17. Florescent Star (3)

Sneaking under the radar at a big price and has never missed the quinella at the track. $31 seems large and is a good each way hope.

18. Crestani (16)

Tricky to back from a punting perspective but Crestani is ticking along well. Can take this out.

The Straight Six 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
9 Front Page 9 Front Page 9 Front Page
14 Curran 12 It’sourtime 6 Romancer
3 Regardsmaree 10 Ranting 12 It’sourtime
6 Romancer 14 Curran 14 Curran

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 The Goodwood 2022 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 3 R A Lee Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 S.A Fillies Classic 2022 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1200m)

Group 3 David Coles AM Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1200m)

Listed Centaurea Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 2015m)

Group 1 Doomben Cup 2022 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 2 The Roses 2022 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 2 BRC Sprint 2022 (Doomben 1350m)

Group 3 Pam O’Neill Stakes 2022 (Doomben 1600m)

Listed Bill Carter Stakes 2022 (Doomben 1200m)

Listed Chief De Beers 2022 (Doomben 1110m)

Listed Lord Mayors Cup 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

The Straight Six Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 15 Ocean Beyond
2nd 18e Crestani 0.4 length
3rd 16 On The Lead 0.6 length
4th 8 Sirius Suspect 0.7 length

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratchings: 3. Regardsmaree, 7. Great Again.