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2022 All Aged Stakes Runner By Runner Preview, Odds & Tips

The All Aged Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race, run over 1400 metres at Royal Randwick Racecourse. The $600k contest is the final G1 on the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival calendar, and usually brings together a top class field of sprinter/milers. 

Last year’s All Aged Stakes was taken out by the Chris Waller trained, Kolding, who is back again this year to defend his crown. If he is to do so, he will have to defy the odds, and beat a capacity field who are set to greet the starter. 

Dabble currently has him (Kolding) a $71 chance, behind in-form mare and favourite Forbidden Love at $4.60. Mo’unga and 3YO colt, In the Congo, are next best at $4.80, and it’s out to double figures the rest, highlighting just how open the race is. So, we have dissected each of the horses’ chances for you! Read on below to find our runner by runner preview of the 2022 All Aged Stakes along with The Shark’s best tips.

1. Mo’unga (9) – $4.80
Jockey – Tommy Berry 59kg
Trainer – Annabel Neasham

Resumed in the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield, where he ran a big race, to finish 2nd behind Sierra Sue. Had a quiet trial last week in preparation for this. Has had one go at the Randwick 1400m, where he was victorious in the G1 Winx Stakes. Draws nicely in the middle of the line, and has to be regarded as one of the better winning hopes.

2. Cascadian (1) – $12
Jockey – James McDonald 59kg
Trainer – James Cummings

Got a mile back out of his ground in the Doncaster last start, and made up many lengths to finish midfield. Prior to that was very good in the All Star Mile. Drops back to 1400m here and draws the inside gate, which doesn’t necessarily look ideal, but if McDonald can get him into clean air at the top of the straight, he’s proven time and time again he’s capable of winning a race like this.

3. Kolding (13) – $71
Jockey – Sam Clipperton 59kg
Trainer – Chris Waller

Has failed to land a blow this prep in both the Canterbury Stakes and George Ryder. Has trialled since then to keep him ticking over. Won this race last year, but hasn’t been first past the post since then. Draws wide, and would have to improve on what he’s done lately to be considered a winning chance, but will get a firmer racing surface, which will be more to his liking.

4. Zoutori (15) – $41
Jockey – Damian Lane 59kg
Trainer – Mathew Ellerton

Finished midfield in the Newmarket, before a decent effort in the TJ Smith last start. Steps up to the 1400m now which looks ideal, but the wide gate makes things tricky.

5. Ellsberg (7) – $14
Jockey – Nash Rawiller 59kg
Trainer – Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou

Bolted in first up in G3 company, before just going down in the G2 Ajax. Led them up last start in the G1 Doncaster and was far from disgraced. Drops back to 1400m which is no problem, and he will roll forward from the good gate. Might cop some pressure up front, but being the horse he is, he will be thereabouts at the business end.

6. Laws of Indices (2) – $26
Jockey – Rachel King 59kg
Trainer – Annabel Neasham

Rolled forward and ran a bold race in the George Ryder, before an ordinary performance in the Doncaster, where he had a gun run. Looked to struggle at the mile last start, and should appreciate the drop in trip. Drawn well, and can improve at good odds.

7. Olmedo (3) – $101
Jockey – William Pike 59kg
Trainer – Annabel Neasham

Resumed after a lengthy spell at Newcastle in G3 company, and was far from disgraced behind Gem Song. Has a good second up record, and has fared well from the barrier draw, but may need one more before we see the best of him.

8. Forbidden Love (16) – $4.60F
Jockey – Hugh Bowman 57kg
Trainer – Michael Freedman

In-form mare who won three on the bounce, including two G1’s, before an honest performance in the Doncaster last start. Drops back in trip, which is a big plus, but comes up with an awful gate. Should get plenty of time to find a forward position from out there, and if she gets the right run, she can add another G1 to her name in this.

9. Tofane (12) – $11
Jockey – Mark Zahra 57kg
Trainer – Michael Moroney

Resumed her prep with an all the way win in the CF Orr, before another solid run in the Futurity. Found the Flemington mile a bit too much last start in the All Star Mile, but was far from disgraced. Won this race in 2020, and will be retired to the breeding barn after this. Would be a fitting send off if she were to win this, and if she gets a decent run in transit, she’s more than capable of making that a reality.

10. Sierra Sue (6) – $14
Jockey – John Allen 57kg
Trainer – Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young

Won the Futurity in good style two back, before getting to the line hard in the All Star Mile last start. Drops back to her pet trip here, has drawn well, and has the in form John Allen in the saddle. Ticks a lot of boxes, and may represent some good value. Can win.

11. Nimalee (14) – $14 – Scratched
Jockey – Damien Oliver 57kg
Trainer – Matthew Smith

Wasn’t beaten far first up in the Emancipation at Newcastle, before she gave them a galloping lesson in the Queen of the Turf last weekend. On the 7 day back up here, which suggests she has pulled up well, and rarely runs a bad race. Oliver sticks, and she should be in the finish again here.

12. Shout The Bar (11) – $21
Jockey – Brenton Avdulla 57kg
Trainer – Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Just beat the ambulance home first up in the Guy Walter Stakes, before a much improved performance in the Sunline Stakes at The Valley last start. Comes back to Sydney and drops back to 1400m which is no biggie, but has a poor record here at Randwick. If she puts in and runs as well as she can, she is a winning chance, but she’s a hard one to trust.

13. Hungry Heart (8) – $34
Jockey – Kerrin McEvoy 57kg
Trainer – Chris Waller

Resumed with a good run in the G2 Apollo Stakes nine weeks ago, and has been kept dry since then, quite literally. Has trialled since her first up run to keep her ticking over, and has to be considered an each way chance if the track isn’t too wet.

14. In The Congo (10) – $4.80
Jockey – Tim Clark 56.5kg
Trainer – Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Led them up and was only nabbed late first up in The Galaxy at Rosehill. He then ran into a very smart one last week in the Arrowfield. Steps up to 1400m now, where he won the G1 Golden Rose at his only go. Will roll forward from the gate, and will be in it for a long way.

15e. Overpass (4) – $18
Jockey – Joshua Parr 56.5kg
Trainer – Bjorn Baker

In-form colt who beat Forbidden Love first up in the Expressway. Wasn’t far away in The Galaxy two back, and again last start in the TJ Smith behind Nature Strip. The 1400m at Randwick looks a test for him here, but if he gains a start, he’s drawn soft and should get a good run in the race.

16e. Shelby Sixtysix (5) – $20 – Scratched
Jockey – Robbie Dolan 59kg
Trainer – Danny Williams

Much talked about Goulburn-trained gelding, who has evolved from a class2 bush horse, to a G1 star in one prep. Won The Galaxy two back, before finishing midfield in the TJ Smith last start. He’s yet to win past 1200m, and looks as though the track may be a bit drier than he fancies. Although he’s dazzled us all recently, it would be a big surprise to see him win this.

17e. Mr Mozart (17) – $19 – Scratched
Jockey – William Pike 56.5kg
Trainer – Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Led them up and was too good in the Phar Lap Stakes two starts ago, before another victory in the Doncaster Prelude last start. Racing in a purple patch of form, but it looks unlikely he will gain a start. If he does, he will need some luck from the gate, but can figure in the finish on his recent efforts.

Final Word

Although this race brings to an end, the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, we’ve got a full field of classy gallopers set to do battle. The tempo should be genuine, and from the 1400m start at Randwick, every runner should get their chance.

Savabeel entire, Mo’unga, comes back to Sydney for this off a 7 week freshen, after an outstanding first up effort in the Futurity Stakes against the pattern. From the good barrier he should get every chance, and looks hard to beat.

In-form mare, Forbidden Love, drops back to seven furlongs here after a brave effort in the Doncaster. She loves this track/distance, and with some early luck from the wide gate, should be in the finish.

3YO colt, In The Congo, backs up here after finishing second in a small Arrowfield Stakes field last start behind the very smart Mazu. He gets out to 1400m now, where he won the G1 Golden Rose last season, and he has to be respected here.

Godolphin warhorse Cascadian is not without a hope, after a fast finishing effort in the Doncaster last start. He got a mile back out of his ground on that occasion, and did well to finish where he did. McDonald sticks and if the tempo is strong, watch for him late. Also out of the Doncaster, Laws of Indices, is capable of improving at big odds here back to 1400m.

As for the on topper, I’m going with some value in Sierra Sue. All three runs this prep have been very good, including a dominant win in the G1 Futurity Stakes two starts ago. Last start she got a long way back in the All Star Mile, and ran some very good late sectionals in a leader dominated race. 

She’s drawn to get a gun run behind the speed, and drops back to 1400m where she is a winner of 6 from 9. John Allen has a good relationship with her, and she looks to have the right form for a race like this.

Best All Aged Stakes Tip: 10. Sierra Sue – Each Way ($14.00/$4.20)
All Aged Stakes numbers: 10-8-2-1

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*Odds correct at time of writing, courtesy of Dabble.