Weetwood Handicap 2022 Race Details

Race 8 at Toowoomba Racecourse on Saturday 24th September 2022.

The Weetwood Handicap is a Listed race held at Toowoomba Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $150,000.

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

How to pick a winner

Weetwood Handicap 2022 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A wide open market where Flying Crazy creates strong interest and maps nicely from barrier 4. This race is within reach. Garibaldi is hard to catch but has plenty of talent. Mass Destruction will be flying late and Axe can land on the speed and give a sight. The tempo should be solid.

Weetwood Handicap 2022 Runner by Runner

1. Bandipur (13)

Flies 4th up and should get the right tempo to run on. James Orman steers and this is a large push in its self. The long Toowoomba straight will give it time to wind up.

2. Emerald Kingdom (10)

Suited by good footing and a drop in grade. Byrne will plonk on the speed from barrier 10 and it can be in this for a long way.

3. Flying Crazy (4)

Brings in some very strong form lines for this and maps beautifully from barrier 4. The NSW form should hold up and Flying Crazy has mixed it with some classy types. Stewart is 1/1 aboard and he steers for this race. Big chance.

4. Garibaldi (14)

Hard to catch but talented on its day. The question is which Garibaldi turns up but if its the best version, it likely wins this. Good chance.

5. Redouble (11)

Off the boil, prefer others.

6. Hail Manhattan (8)

Went super close to some smart ones last prep. Needs another win but certainly has the talent, massive chance at $31.00.

7. Bonaparte (16)

Continues to win. Barrier 16 will not be an easy task at all however Thornton is a talented rider and she can find the gaps late. This race is within reach.

8. Greyworm (3)

Greyworm is starting to find its form again. It has been a long time between drinks but its worth keeping safe and monitoring any market moves.

9. Tears Of Love (18)

Needs another run.

10. Axe (19)

Great chance. Axe will land on the speed and be hard to run down. How easily it gets across from the wide draw is crucial for its chances. Collett takes the steer and this race is within reach.

11. Ef Troop (9)

Tricky to catch and relies on luck with its running pattern however certainly has the class and ability to win this. Keep safe and respect any moves.

12. Mass Destruction (17)

Suited by a strong tempo up front and has a booming turn of foot. Expect Thompson will bide his time and click the trigger late. Mass Destruction loves good footing and is well suited in this race.

13. Wham (5)

Going along well but this race isn’t any easier. Place chance at best.

14. Legal Esprit (6)

Thompson rides Legal Esprit well with 2 wins and a 2nd from 4 goes. It flies on this track and ticks plenty of boxes in this. Top 4 contender.

15. Winside (2)

I’m a huge fan of Winside and this race is within reach. 2 wins from 3 goes a this track, flies on good footing and maps well from barrier 2. The $16.00 is enormous and it looks the winner to me.

16. Don’t Stop (15)

Wants rain to arrive and will need luck from the draw. Prefer others at this stage.

17. Miss Divine Em (1)

Won well last start. Much harder here but has the confidence boosting win and can go on with things here.

18. V J Day (7)

Can’t have.

19. Ice In Vancouver (12)

Prefer others.

Weetwood Handicap 2022 Tips

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

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips Lewis’ Tips
15 Winside 4 Garibaldi
12 Mass Destruction 12 Mass Destruction
10 Axe 3 Flying Crazy
6 Hail Manhattan 7 Bonaparte

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Moir Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1000m)  – Friday

Group 2 Stutt Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Group 2 WH Stocks Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Group 3 JRA Cup 2022 (Moonee Valley 2040m)  – Friday

Group 3 Scarborough Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Golden Pendant 2022 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Shannon Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality 2022 (Rosehill 2400m)

Listed Heritage Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1100m)

Listed R.M. Ansett Classic 2022 (Mornington 2400m)

Listed Black Heart Bart Stakes 2022 (Belmont 1200m)

Group 1 Underwood Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1800m)  – Sunday

Group 3 Sandown Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1500m)  – Sunday

Listed Jim Moloney Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1400m)  – Sunday

Listed Testa Rossa Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1200m)  – Sunday

Weetwood Handicap 2022 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 10 Axe
2nd 12 Mass Destruction 0.2 lengths
3rd 4 Garibaldi 0.4 lengths
4th 13 Wham 1.2 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 15e. Winside, 16e. Don’t Stop, 17e. Miss Devine Em, 18e. V J Day, 19e. Ice In Vancouver.