Stutt Stakes 2022 Race Details

Race 4 at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday 23rd September 2022.

The Stutt Stakes is a Group 2 held at Moonee Valley Racecourse and is run over 1600 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and is run under set weight conditions. The total prize money is $300,000.

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

How to pick a winner

The Stutt Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Fine

An open affair lead in the market by Tijuana who should receive a lovely run in transit and boasts some strong formlines. Foujita San was outstanding last prep, finds a winnable chance to regain its form despite the tricky draw. Let’srollthedice is out of the O’Brien camp who are struggling for form lately but with Damian Lane doing the steering it must be respect while Bronsan is best of the rest.

The Stutt Stakes 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Let’srollthedice (1)

Going along well and has strong claims here however barrier 1 could be problematic with its running pattern. Lane is going to require plenty of luck from the draw but if the gaps come it can hit the line hard.

2. Brosnan (6)

Has some good form for this race and should get the right run in transit from barrier 6. An in form Ben Melham steers and overall this race is within reach.

3. Virtuous Circle (4)

Finds J-MAC which is quite a good push towards its chances. Maps kindly, is a winner 2nd up already and has good upside. This race is within reach and the $11.00 is over the odds in a winnable affair.

4. Tijuana (2)

Hit the line hard last run and should be getting the right run from barrier 2. First look at the track but Zahra hops aboard and he is 1/1 when riding. Big claims and deserves to be well in the market.

5. He’s Heaven (11)

Was sound last start but is going to need some luck from the draw. Can win but needs some things to fall into place.

6. Ringmaster (7)

Stuck on the one maiden win but has plenty of ability and can take this out if he puts it all together. Keep safe.

7. Foujita San (8)

Was outstanding last prep but is doing a few things wrong this time around. Has enormous talent and upside but Moonee Valley does look a risky track with its running pattern. Can take this out but can not afford to be missing the start.

8. Ain’t He Grand (9)

Racing well, Jamie Kah rides and comes from the leading stable. Commands respect despite the wide draw.

9. Muramasa(3)

Showed a great finishing burst to mow them down on debut. Maps to do no work from barrier 3 and should show a nice turn of foot when Moor asks. Harder here but has good upside and looks a top 4 player.

10. Fairy Spirit (8)

Racing well and respect if the stable choose this race over the easier option on Thursday. Keep an eye on any market moves.

11. Poison Chalice (10)

Can’t have.

The Stutt Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
4 Tijuana 4 Tijuana 4 Tijuana
6 Ringmaster 3 Virtuous Circle 9 Muramasa
9 Muramasa 7 Foujjita San 6 Ringmaster
7 Foujjita San 9 Muramasa 2 Brosnan

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Moir Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1000m)  – 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

Group 3 Sandown Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1500m)  – Sunday

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

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

The Stutt Stakes 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Tijuana
2nd 7 Foujita San 0.5 length
3rd 3 Virtuous Circle 0.9 length
4th 5 He’s Heaven 2.65 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratchings: 2. Brosnan, 8 Ain’t He Grand.