2024 W J Healy Stakes Details

Race 9 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday 29th June 2024.

The W J Healy Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Eagle Farm racecourse over 1200 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $200,000 this year.

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

W J Healy Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Soft 5 Weather: Showers

Open field takes place this year. All That Pizzazz comes up with a wide draw but this race is within reach and should be going close with even luck from the barrier. Iowna Merc hasn’t been the punters pal this prep but strikes a suitable opportunity here. Tashi is never far off them but is also drawn poorly while Jigsaw will need a stack of luck from out in 20 but does have the class to overcome that and notch up a win in this.

2024 W J Healy Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Prince Of Boom (15)

Can’t have.

2. All That Pizzazz (12)

Will need plenty of luck from the draw but has been around the mark all prep. J-Mac steers and ticks enough boxes to take this out.

3. Jigsaw (20)

Has the class but also has the task ahead from barrier 20 and will need a very good ride from out there. Goes in the mix and has been heavily backed.

4. The Big Goodbye (9)

Poor last run but can bounce back to form in this. Proven at this level and is within the chances.

5. Zarastro (6)

Can’t have.

6. Shooting For Gold (4)

Hasn’t won for a while. This looks out of reach.

7. Kalino (19)

Suited if the track stays dry and has won over this trip a few times. Not hopeless at odds.

8. Ghaanati (7)

Brings in some strong form via the Dane Ripper stakes, maps for a nice run and is weighted well. Makes for good appeal.

9. King Kapa (8)

Can’t have.

10. Semillion (21)


11. Mishani Sniper (2)

This looks too tough.

12. Tashi (13)

Solid last start second behind Semillion. That looks the right form for this but will need a pinch of luck from barrier 13.

13. Deepour (11)

Can’t have.

14. Iowna Merc (5)

Should be around the mark in this and suited from barrier 5. Thornton rides and boats a strong record across all conditions. Been hard to catch for punters this prep however is a leading chance.

15. What You Need (17)

Can’t have.

16. Dashing Legend (16)

Prefer others.

17. Ka Bling (14)

This looks too tough.

18. Willinga Beast (10)

Good win last start off the back of a luckless runner up. Gets the in form Gibbons riding and that form should hold up here.

19. Sweet Margot May (1)

Can’t have.

20. Hatchet (3)

Prefer others.

21. Shalaa’s Moment (18)

Built up a strong record this prep and couldn’t make it 4 straight last start however had no luck. Big odds in this and likeable chance.

W J Healy Stakes 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
18 Willinga Beast
21 Shalaa’s Moment
14 Iowna Merc
2 All That Pizzazz

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 W J Healy Stakes 2024 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Tattersall’s Gold Crown 2024 (Eagle Farm 2137m)

Listed Tattersall’s Stakes 2024 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Listed W J McKell Cup 2024 (Rosehill 2000m)

2024 W J Healy Stakes Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 5 Zarastro
2nd 8 Ghaanati 1.7 lengths
3rd 20e Hatchet 2 lengths
4th 12 Tashi 2.11 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 3. Jigsaw, 7. Selino, 10. Semillion 16. Dashing Legend, 18e. Willinga Beast.