Vain Stakes 2022 Race Details

Race 5 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday 13th August 2022.

The Vain Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1100 metres. It is a race run under set weights and penalty conditions and is for colts and geldings aged 3-years-old. The total prize money is $200,000.

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

How to pick a winner

Vain Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Overcast

Open edition this year and some handy runners engaged. Alpha One has speed to burn and was mighty impressive winning last start. It will take a power of beating if able to assume control here. Semillion brings the right form and should be pouncing on the leaders late while Spacewalk must be respected fresh and Thron Bone just keeps winning. Tempo should be solid.

Vain Stakes 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Semillion (3)

Brings in some handy form lines around Lofty Strike and Voldermort. Should be getting a nice run in transit just behind the speed and this race is more than within reach.

2. Cannonball (4)

Put it together last prep with some excellent wins and Zahra continues to stick. Probably improves with a run or two under its belt but keep an eye on the market and respect any late moves. Cannonball is more than capable of winning this race.

3. Milane (8)

Put away by Moody and now presented in a suitable race. The query is the map and raceday fitness but certainly demands respect. Keep an eye on the market.

4. Thron Bone (1)

Continues to win and can boot up from the draw. The form out of its last race wasn’t exactly franked the other day through River Ribble but all you can do is win and Thron Bone is doing just that. Keep safe.

5. Alpha One (6)

The clear one to beat for mine. Has a superb running pattern and plenty of early gate speed. Should be able to lead these up and if Alpha One can assume control of the race it will be awfully hard to get past. Pending how much pressure is put on Alpha One early it does look the winner to me.

6. Giga Kick (5)

Won well first up beating a handy one called Lascars. Giga Kick gets the extremely in form Craig Williams in the saddle and maps for a nice run just off the speed. Big threat to Alpha One pending how much tempo is on early up front.

7. Man In The Mirror (7)

Dangerous back onto a drier track. If you pen both its efforts on heavy runs last prep and just go off its dry run, it is well and truly in this race and the booking of Jamie Kah is certainly no hinderance to its chances.

8. Spacewalk (2)

Also nominate elsewhere however if they elect to run here it must be kept safe. Maps for a nice run from the draw and brings in those strong NSW form lines. Spacewalk can take a stalk on the leaders and pounce late if they over do it up front.

Vain Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips  Lewis’ Tips
5 Alpha One 5 Alpha One 8 Spacewalk
1 Semillion 6 Giga Kick 5 Alpha One
7 Man In The Mirror 1 Semillion 6 Giga Kick
2 Cannonball 3 Millane 3 Millane

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Quezette Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1100m)

Listed Regal Roller Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 Spring Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1200m)

Listed The Rosebud 2022 (Rosehill 1100m)

Listed Belmont Newmarket 2022 (Belmont 1200m)

Vain Stakes 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Giga Kick
2nd 5 Alpha One 0.2 length
3rd 3 Millane 2.45 lengths
4th 2 Cannonball 3.2 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 8. Spacewalk.