2022 Tramway Stakes Race Details

Race 7 at Randwick on 3rd September Saturday  2022.

The Tramway Stakes is a Group 2 1400 metre set weights plus penalties race for the three-year-olds and upwards that is run by the Australian Turf Club in September. It is normally run at Randwick during the Spring.

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

Tramway Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Soft  Weather: Shower or two.

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

Zaaki has opened the dominant $1.80 favourite. He didn’t finish outside of the top three in five starts last preparation, which was highlighted by his 1.2 length win in the All-Star Mile and his win in the Hollindale Stakes. He will be looking to defend his title after winning this race by 1.5 lengths last year.

Profondo is on the second line of betting at $6.50. He returned in good order after running a solid third, despite being wide without cover in the Winx Stakes. They accepted this over the Chelmsford Stakes, so they must think they are a chance.

Converge rounds out the top three at $7.00. This is a tough race to resume, for a horse who has only had one start against older horses, which didn’t pan out. He has had two nice trials and should be thereabouts.

Tramway Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Zaaki (5)

Returning after 98 days. Goes well fresh and is coming into this on the back of two trials. Won this race last year so distance is no issue but with bigger fish to fry, maybe he goes well here without winning. Classy animal and a win wouldn’t surprise me.

2. Kolding (8)

Returning after 84 days. He is far from his old self. Can’t have.

3. Converge (10)

Returning after 154 days. Only the second time taking on the older horses. Has had two nice trials in preparation for this. Can’t have against some of these.

4. Profondo (2)

Returned in good order after running a solid third, despite being wide without cover in the Winx Stakes. Hasn’t put it together since the start of his career but he looked good this time in. Big chance.

5. Character (6)

Resuming after 112 days. Has won over this distance before first up in weaker grade. Will be wanting further.

6. Yonkers (4)

Returning after 84 days. Generally goes okay first-up but 1400m does look a touch short. He meets some historical requirements for the race and I think he is a solid place chance.

7. Nimalee (11)

Ordinary in the Missile Stakes. This race doesn’t usually favour mares and her recent form doesn’t match up against these.

8. Bigboyroy (1)

Returning after 84 days. He generally runs well fresh but looks outclassed against some of these.

9. Yearning (3)

Returning after 159 days. This is his first time taking on the older horses, so I would prefer to watch but I can’t have him in the top four.

10. Prime Candidate (7)

Has a massive fitness edge of rivals but I can’t have him here.

11. Icebath (9)

Coming back from a Group 1 race where she was plain. Gets the blinkers back on and drops 4kg back to set weights, but I don’t think she is good enough for this one.

Tramway Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
4 Profondo 1 Zaaki
1 Zaaki 4 Profondo
6 Yonkers 7 Nimalee
3 Converge 2 Kolding

Previews for other races this week

Listed Wyong Gold Cup 2022 (Wyong 2100m) – Friday

Listed Mona Lisa Stakes 2022 (Wyong 1350m) – Friday

Group 2 Feehan Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1600m)

Group 2 McEwen Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1000m)

Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Listed Chautauqua Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1200m)

Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 Furious Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Concorde Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1000m)

Listed City Tatt’s Club Cup 2022 (Randwick 2400m)

2022 Tramway Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Zaaki
2nd 11 Icebath 1.81 lengths
3rd 7 Nimalee 2.43 lengths
4th 4 Profondo 3.68 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 9.

Scratchings: 2. Kolding, 8. Bigboyroy, 9. Yearning, 10. Prime Candidate.