2022 Strickland Stakes Race Details

Race 8 at Belmont on Saturday 25th June 2022.

The Strickland Stakes is a Group 3 2000 metre standard weight for age race for the two-year-olds and upwards that is run by the Western Australian Turf Club in June. It is normally run at Belmont in the winter.

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

Strickland Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Likely Good – Soft Weather: Mostly Sunny

Eleven runners have accepted for the $200,000 Group 3 Belmont Guineas and there have been no early scratchings. There are no dual-trained acceptors, therefore each trainer has just one entry each.

God Has Chosen has opened up the $1.90 favourite in the race following her run in the Hyperion Stakes. She should have won the race with a clear running but unfortunately, they ran into trouble when going back to the inside and finished a narrow second. Kaptain Kaos was the runner that beat her last start and he has opened up the second favourite for the race. Both runners are yet to tackle 2000m.

Notorious One rounds out the top three in the betting and he is coming off a sixth placing in the same race. He gets a positive jockey change with Brad Parnham taking over and a better gate to last time.

Strickland Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Rostropovich (4)

Ran well in the Hyperion Stakes despite being ride throughout. 2000m is right up his alley and I expect him to run well.

2. Platoon (6)

He was very disappointing in the Hyperion Stakes finishing a distant tenth though the jockey is optimistic that an improved run is imminent once he gets to 2000m. Place chance.

3. Marocchino (3)

Likely leader of the race. He will get his chance if he can control the race as he wasn’t far away in the Hyperion Stakes when setting a fast pace.

4. Tellem We’re Comin (11)

Can’t have on form.

5. Black Shadow (1)

Solid run first-up in the Hyperion Stakes. 2000m suits better but I still think he wants further.

6. Kaptain Kaos (8)

Winner of the Hyperion Stakes. He looks to get a tougher run on paper than last time out and is untested at 2000m.

7. God Has Chosen (7)

Should have won the Hyperion Stakes. She looks like she will eat up 2000m and will likely drop back once again from the draw. She is the one to beat.

8. Notorious One (2)

Gets a positive jockey change from his sixth in the Hyperion Stakes. Gets some gear changes to go along with it. Place chance.

9. Prince Turbo (5)

In tremendous form but this is too hard.

10. Divine Shadow (9)

Can’t have on recent form.

11. Paddy’s Shadow (10)

Can’t have on recent form.

Strickland Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
7 God Has Chosen 7 God Has Chosen
6 Kaptain Kaos 6 Kaptain Kaos
2 Platoon 1 Rostropovich
1 Rostropovich 9 Prince Turbo

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara 2022 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup 2022 (Eagle Farm 2400m)

Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Tattersall’s Gold Crown 2022 (Eagle Farm 2150m)

Listed Tattersall’s Stakes 2022 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Battle Of The Bush (Final) 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Civic Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

2022 Strickland Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 9 Prince Turbo
2nd 3 Marocchino
3rd 7 God Has Chosen 0.34 length
4th 8 Notorious One 2.12 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: –