The Bart Cummings 2022 Race Details

Race 6 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 1st of October 2022.

The Bart Cummings is a Group 3 held at Flemington Racecourse and is run over 2500 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $750,000.

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

How to pick a winner

The Bart Cummings 2022 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Fine

A wide open race. Daqiansweet Junior should be ready to peak third up. Can sit closer to the speed and go close in this. Desert Icon continues to win and should employ the front running tactics again from barrier 2. Lunar Flare is a model of consistency and gets a nice draw. Interpretation and High Emocean come from the Maher & Eustace stable and warrant some serious though. The tempo will be solid with Desert Icon kicking up from the low draw.

The Bart Cummings 2022 Runner by Runner

1.  Sheraz (13)

Having a good prep and ran without much luck last start. Sheraz has a handy third up record but Oliver will need a stack of luck from the draw. Can go close if things fall into place for it.

2. Vow And Declare (5)

A long time between drinks but starting to find form now and ready to peak third up. Hard to back given the dry winning streak but also wouldn’t shock.

3. Serpentine (4)

Prefer others.

4. Daqiansweet Junior (10)

Kah mentioned midweek she would like to sit handier next ride. Expect a prominent steer and Daqiansweet Junior flies over this trip having never missed the quinella from 2 goes. Very hard to beat.

5. Desert Icon (2)

Continues to win and is drawn to receive every chance. Prebble rides the horse well and its hard to find a reason why it won’t be in the finish again at healthy odds.

6. San Huberto (15)

Flies 2nd up. Yendall will need to be very good from the wide draw but this race is within reach. Keep safe and give respect to any late market moves.

7. Midnight Blue (9)

Needs to lift to threaten and the stable are going through a rough patch. Wouldn’t completely shock but leaning to others at this stage.

8. Lunar Flare (3)

Keeps running well and should be in the finish from the draw. Has never missed the quinella over this trip and Michael Dee rides the horse well. Major player agains this lot.

9. High Emocean (14)

A good steer and win last run. Putting back to back wins on the trot is the query and given no favours again with the draw but this race is within reach and just has to run similar to its last start effort to be going close here.

10. Interpretation (8)

Ran well last start and the stable print money over this trip. Williams does the steering and the 2510 should suit. Well placed and hard to beat in this fiel. The $4.40 on offer is fair.

11. Francesco Guardi (6)

A tricky horse to catch but its best is more than good enough and Waller is very good at placement. This field does suit, I’d highly respect any market moves.

12. Aurora’s Symphony (11)

Can’t have in this field.

13. The Good Fight (1)

Prefer others.

14. Team Captain (7)

Has to improve to be taking this out but did go extremely well last prep and needs to be respected if finding its old form.

15. King Of The Castle (12)

Needs to improve on Australian shores. The stable are having a very rough patch in Melbourne at the moment and it seemed to be quite poor last run. Has to lift to threaten these.

The Bart Cummings 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
8 Lunar Flare 5 Desert Icon 4 Daqiansweet Junior
4 Daqiansweet Junior 4 Daqiansweet Junior 8 Lunar Flare
5 Desert Icon 2 Vow And Declare 1 Sheraz
9 High Emocean 9 High Emocean 10 Interpretation

Previews for other races this week

Listed Hannan’s Handicap 2022 (Kalgoorlie 1400m)  – Thursday

Group 1 Epsom Handicap 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap 2022 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 Flight Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 Hill Stakes 2022 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 2 Premiere Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1000m)

Group 3 Breeders’ Plate 2022 (Randwick 1000m)

Listed Dulcify Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 Turnbull Stakes 2022 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 2 Danehill Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1100m)

Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Gilgai Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1000m)

Listed Paris Lane Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Super Impose Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1800m)

Listed Kalgoorlie Cup 2022 (Kalgoorlie 2200m)

The Bart Cummings 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 8 Lunar Flare
2nd 11 Francesco Guardi 0.4 length
3rd 10 Interpretation 0.9 length
4th 7 Midnight Blue 1 length

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratchings: 1. Sheraz, 5. Desert Icon, 12. Aurora’s Symphony, 13. The Good Fight.