2022 Theo Marks Stakes Race Details

Race 8 at Rosehill on Saturday 10th September 2022.

The Theo Marks Stakes is a Group 2 1300 metre quality race for the three-year-olds and upwards that is run by the Australian Turf Club in September. It is normally run at Rosehill during the Spring.

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

Theo Marks Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Soft  Weather: Sunny on Race Day

Fourteen runners have accepted for the $250,000 Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes and there have been no early scratchings. The Chris Waller stable has five runners entered for the event whilst the rest of the trainers have just one entry each.

Mr Mozart has opened up the early favourite at $3.70. He finished off last preparation with three straight wins, winning the Phar Lap Stakes, Doncaster Prelude, and the Hawkesbury Guineas. Two trials this time in and should be ready to go first up.

Ellsberg is on the next line of betting at $3.80. He brings in an unbeaten first-up record after winning the Group 3 Liverpool Cup last preparation. Two nice trials have him ready for this first-up.

Jamaea rounds out the top three in the betting at $8.00. She got a fair way back in the Toy Show Quality before hitting the line well behind Zapateo, finishing 2.8 lengths off her in second. Likely to get back from the once again which can be dangerous from the draw.

Theo Marks Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Kementari (6)

Returning after 98 days. He has a fantastic record first-up and handles the soft going. He is also entered for Flemington, but if he runs here, I see no reason why he can’t be in the finish.

2. Kolding (2)

Returning after 91 days. At his age, he is probably wanting further, as he showed last preparation. Prefer others.

3. Ellsberg (5)

Returning after 105 days. Unbeaten first-up and has a great record at Rosehill. He has drawn ideally to sit just off the leaders, and he looks like a solid top-four chance.

4. Mr Mozart (3)

Returning after 133 days. Had a tremendous end to last preparation and has had two trials in readiness for this. Stats first-up are just okay and he probably wants a touch further.

5. Kiku (14)

Returning after 77 days. She is probably looking for further, but she should be hitting the line well as she will likely get back from the wide draw.

6. Bigboyroy (8)

Returning after 91 days. Place chance at best.

7. Rustic Steel (11)

Returning after 120 days. Has trialled up nicely following a successful preparation. Should be ready to go first up, though this looks tough.

8. Brutality (7)

Returning after 127 days. Blinkers off like the stable did at the start of his last three preparations. Wait for another day.

9. Atishu (10)

Returning after 77 days. Started last preparation poorly but picked it up after getting out to a mile. Happy to oppose first up.

10. Jamaea (4)

Got too far back last time out and is likely to get back again, which isn’t ideal from the barrier she is in. She will hit the line once again providing she gets luck, and I think she is a solid place chance.

11. Tycoonist (12)

Returning after 91 days. Won in Listed grade last preparation but the race played into his hands. A poor draw here and I can’t see him running a place.

12. Prime Candidate (1)

Was massive in the Show County, only beaten in the end by Showmanship.  Drawn ideally to head to the front again and if he can get a break in the run, he could be hard to go with. Place chance at best.

13. Chat (13)

Won this race last year. Didn’t show a lot first up and has been entered for Flemington as well. Can’t have.

14. Fourhometwo (9)

Returning after 133 days. Prefer others.

Theo Marks Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
3 Ellsberg 1 Kementari
1 Kementari 3 Ellsberg
12 Prime Candidate 9 Atishu
10 Jamaea 10 Jamaea

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Poseidon Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1100m)

Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1100m)

Listed The Sofitel 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Listed Exford Plate 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 2 Sheraco Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 2 Run To The Rose 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality 2022 (Rosehill 1400m)

Listed Farnley Stakes 2022 (Belmont 1400m)

Doomben Mile 2022 (Doomben 1600m)

2022 Theo Marks Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 Kiku
2nd 4 Mr Mozart 0.31 length
3rd 12 Prime Candidate 0.52 length
4th 10 Jamaea 0.64 length

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 8. Brutality, 13. Chat, 14e. Fourhometwo.