Kennedy Cantala Stakes 2022

Kennedy Cantala Stakes 2022

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Kennedy Cantala Stakes Quick Facts

In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Kennedy Cantala Stakes:

DateSaturday, 29th October, 2022
Start TimeTBA
RacecourseFlemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Distance1,600 metres
GradeGroup 1
Prizemoney$2,000,000

Kennedy Cantala Stakes Introduction

The Kennedy Cantala Stakes is a Group 1 race which takes place each year in October. The race in 2022 will be held on Saturday 29th October at Flemington Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2021, it was won by Superstorm.

The Kennedy Cantala Stakes is a 1600m Group 1 race held at the home of racing in Australia, Flemington Racecourse. It is run as a quality handicap and has a total prize pool of $2 million. In 2022, it will be run on Saturday, October 29, which is Derby day.

Courtenay won the first edition of the Kennedy Cantala Stakes, which was way back in 1881. Back then, it was named the Coburg Stakes and was run over 1,800m. A number of top horses have since crossed the line first in the Kennedy Cantala Stakes, including Prince Cortauld, Better Loosen Up and Divine Madonna.

Chris Waller has had great success in the race over recent years, winning it four times between 2011 and 2020. Jockey Craig Williams has also performed well in the Kennedy Cantala Stakes, having won it in both 2018 and 2019.

Kennedy Cantala Stakes Tips 2022

The Kennedy Cantala Stakes, a time-honoured Australian mile race, is a mainstay of high-quality racing at Flemington Racecourse since 1881. Our expert tipsters will put together a short list of Kennedy Cantala Stakes tips to look out for in the leadup to the big race.

Given nominations are yet to be accepted for the 2022 Cantala Stakes, it is hard to provide any updates at this time. However, as the Spring Carnival gets going, the horses that are targeting this race will become clearer and we will be able to provide you with updates. If you are after Cantala Stakes horse tips, then we will keep you informed with which horses are likely to be running, so you can place your futures bets with confidence!

We will list The Sharks’ Cantala Stakes best tips for the race this year closer to the time of the race. Make sure you check back on this page for updates!

Kennedy Cantala Stakes Tips From Experts

Our tips are not out for the Kennedy Cantala Stakes in 2022 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Cantala Stakes is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2022 Cantala Stakes.

You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned, or alternatively you can chat to The Shark to get the best tips for every day!

Kennedy Cantala Stakes Betting 2022

Like many of the top Group 1’s in the Spring Racing Carnival, the Kennedy Cantala Stakes has a mixed betting history and there are a lot of important factors to consider before betting at Flemington. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:

Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Kennedy Cantala Stakes?

The Kennedy Cantala Stakes has a mixed betting history, with each of the last eight winners having a starting price between $8 and $15. The size and quality of the field makes it tough to find a winner but if you can there is value to be had.

When looking specifically at the favourite, the shortest priced horse has not won the Kennedy Cantala Stakes since Boban in 2013, making it eight years since we’ve seen a favourite salute first in this race at Flemington.

Is Previous Form a Good Indicator of Kennedy Cantala Stakes Success?

Like any race, the form and success of a horse entering the Kennedy Cantala Stakes is important. When looking at the field for the upcoming Kennedy Cantala Stakes, contenders often come through a number of lead-up races.

The type of races include such as the Makybe Diva Stakes, the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, the Toorak Handicap, the Moonga Stakes and the Crystal Mile. Keep an eye on the strong runners who comfortably see out the mile in these races when looking at the field for the Kennedy Cantala Stakes. Superstorm finished third in the Toorak Handicap in his run prior to winning the 2021 Cantala Stakes.

Gender

The Kennedy Cantala Stakes brings together some of the most high quality middle distance horses from a wide variety of lead up races irrespective of their gender. However, since 2013 we have only seen one female win the race with mare Shillelagh running victorious in 2017. Other than that, the last nine years have been dominated by geldings (five winners) and stallions (three winners).

Weight

Weight is something to strongly consider when it comes to horse racing and the Kennedy Cantala Stakes is no different. As the race is handicapped, runners carry different weights that are allocated by the handicapper.

Since 2013, we have seen two horses win the Kennedy Cantala Stakes carrying 52kgs, however the other six races have seen the winning horse carry 55kgs or more. Boban won the 2013 Kennedy Cantala Stakes carrying 57kgs, the most of any winning horse in that time. Superstorm carried 56kg to victoriy in 2021.

Age

Age is also another distinctive factor in determining a winner of any open handicap race and the Kennedy Cantala Stakes is no different. Since 2013, we have seen a wide variety of horses win the Kennedy Cantala Stakes when looking at their age.

Yulong Prince (2020) and Shillelagh (2017) both won the race as a six year old, and Le Romain won the 2016 meeting at just three years of age. However, the other five races were won by horses in their ‘sweet spot’, aged either four (three winners) or five (two winners, including Superstorm in 2021).

Kennedy Cantala Stakes Best Bets

Our tips are not out for the Kennedy Cantala Stakes in 2022 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Cantala Stakes is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2022 Cantala Stakes.

You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned, or alternatively you can chat to The Shark to get the best tips for every day!

Kennedy Cantala Stakes Odds 2022

As the Kennedy Cantala Stakes is a mile long Group 1 quality handicap and a mainstay of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, bookies look to release odds for the race several months prior to the field being set.

All horses that are likely to run in the upcoming Kennedy Cantala Stakes are given odds by bookmakers so punters can participate in what is known as futures betting. Futures betting occurs when a betting market is available before the final field is known, allowing punters to get in early on a horse that they believe will both make it into the final field and win or place in the race.

Kennedy Cantala Stakes Field 2022

When looking at a horse racing field, it is essentially just the lineup of horses that will be taking part in any given race. As a $2 million Group 1, the Kennedy Cantala Stakes is a super-strong field that normally features a number of top horses. Recent history shows that overseas horses have also had great success in the race, so there is often a decent international presence.

With the 2022 Kennedy Cantala Stakes field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2021 field, headlined by winner Superstorm:

HorseBarrierJockeyTrainer
1. Zoutori (58kg)11Luke CurrieMathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
2. Cascadian (57.5kg)13James McDonaldJames Cummings
3. Superstorm (56kg)12Damien OliverDanny O’Brien
4. Riodini (55kg)8Rachel KingGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
5. Buffalo River (54kg)4Linda MeechMichael Moroney
6. Aramayo (53.5kg)3Glen BossChris Waller
7. Icebath (53.5kg)14Jye McNeilBrad Widdup
8. Lunar Fox (SCR)Paul Preusker
9. Kahma Lass (52kg)1Michael DeeJamie Richards
10. Quantum Mechanic (52kg)7Craig NewittMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
11. Chaillot (52kg)10Declan BatesArchie Alexander
12. Just Folk (52kg)2Dean HollandJosh Julius
13. Romancer (52kg)6Will PriceGrahame Begg
14. Mr Brightside (52kg)5Craig WilliamsBen & JD Hayes
15. King Magnus (52kg)9Dean YendallRobbie Griffiths & Mathew De Kock
16. Flash Aah (SCR)Matt Kropp

Kennedy Cantala Stakes Results 2022

With the race yet to be run, we still don’t know what the Kennedy Cantala Stakes results for 2022 will be! However, check back in after the race and we will have all of the information on how the big race went and what the results are.

Looking back at last year, Superstorm was able to find a gap and burst for the line at the right moment, winning the 2021 Cantala Stakes in a blanket finish. Just one length separated first from eighth, with the first four horses all finishing within 0.3 lengths of each other.

The first three across the line, Superstorm, Icebath and Cascadian, found themselves 12th, 13th and 11th at the 800m respectively, but all managed to swoop their way into contention. Cascadian looked the winner at the 150m mark, shooting through on the rails but Damien Oliver knew exactly what he was doing with Superstorm, going at the right moment.

You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2021 Kennedy Cantala Stakes race:

Here are the results from the Kennedy Cantala Stakes in 2020:

FinishHorseJockeyLengths
1st3. Superstorm (12)Damien Oliver
2nd7. Icebath (14)Jye McNeil0.1L
3rd2. Cascadian (13)James McDonald0.3L
4th14. Mr Brightside (5)Craig Williams0.3L
5th15. King Magnus (9)Dean Yendall0.8L
6th12. Just Folk (2)Dean Holland1L
7th11. Chaillot (10)Declan Bates1.75L
8th4. Riodini (8)Rachel King2.25L
9th6. Aramayo (3)Glen Boss3L
10th10. Quantum Mechanic (7)Craig Newitt4.75L
11th5. Buffalo River (4)Linda Meech5.15L
12th1. Zoutori (11)Luke Currie5.35L
13th13. Romancer (6)Will Price5.45L
14th9. Kahma Lass (1)Michael Dee8.45L

Kennedy Cantala Stakes Winners

The results for the upcoming Kennedy Cantala Stakes are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:

YearWinnerSecondThird
2022TBATBATBA
2021SuperstormIcebathCascadian
2020Yulong PrinceCascadianRock
2019Fierce ImpactFifty StarsCascadian
2018Best Of DaysLe RomainPeaceful State
2017ShillelaghTom MelbourneWyndspelle
2016Le RomainMcCreeryTivaci
2015Turn Me LoosePolitenessRock Sturdy
2014HucklebuckLucky HusslerThe Cleaner
2013BobanSmokin’ JoeySpeediness
2012Happy TrailsFawknerSecret Admirer
2011Albert The FatKing’s RoseSecret Admirer
2010Wall StreetDao DaoChasm

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