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Golden Eagle 2022 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 26 Oct 2022
Alex Marsh 26 Oct 2022
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  • The $10 million Golden Eagle headlines the October 29 program from Rosehill
  • This race is restricted to four-year-old's and is run over 1500m
  • Light Infantry heads the early markets
  • Preview and tips are included below
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Golden Eagle Tips
Mr Mozart is a big price in The Golden Eagle. (Getty)
 

The Golden Eagle is one of Australia's newest features, a restricted 1500m race for four-year-old's that's run under set-weight conditions at Rosehill.
  • Golden Eagle 2022 Field & Odds
  • Golden Eagle 2022 Tips
  • Golden Eagle 2022 FAQs

Originally a $7.5 million dollar race, The Golden Eagle has received two prizemoney increases in the last year, with an $8 million dollar announcement last November soon trumped by the $10 million total delivered in June.

At $4 with Betr, Light Infantry heads the betting for the 2022 Golden Eagle.

Golden Eagle 2022 Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1OverpassBjorn BakerRachel King357.5kg$17
2ConvergeGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss1657.5kg$41
3In The CongoGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 457.5kg$9
4VilanaJames CummingsNash Rawiller2457.5kg$17
5I Wish I Win (NZ)Peter G MoodyLuke Nolen1457.5kg$10
6Mr MozartMichael, Wayne & John HawkesBrenton Avdulla2357.5kg$17
7HilalMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford1757.5kg$71
8Military ExpertAnnabel NeashamTommy Berry1957.5kg$61
9LightsaberPeter G Moody 1557.5kg$101
10PinstripedEnver JusufovicSam Clipperton 2257.5kg$31
11BrigantineJames Cummings757.5kgSCR
12Light Infantry (FR)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Spencer856.5kg$4
13Welwal (GB)Chris WallerFrankie Dettori956.5kg$17
14HingedChris Waller Kerrin McEvoy2055.5kg$14
15FangirlChris Waller Hugh Bowman2155.5kg$19
16Chain Of LightningPeter G Moody Jamie Kah255.5kg $6
17Gypsy Goddess (NZ)David VandykeWilliam Pike655.5kg $18
18Lady Of HonourBen & JD HayesJake Noonan1355.5kg $61
19Lavish GirlCiaron Maher & David Eustace Keagan Latham1155.5kg $101
20Hope In Your HeartKerry ParkerJason Collett1055.5kg$31
21eCardinal GemGrahame BeggJordan Childs557.5kg$26
22eJimmy The BearPatrick Payne1857.5kg$61
23eFlying CrazyGerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Keagan Latham 1257.5kg $101
24eKiss SumTracey BartleyJason Collett 157.5kg $26
                                                                                             
Odds courtesy of Betr & correct at 3am on 27/10/2022.

Golden Eagle 2022 Tips

Golden Eagle 2022 Best Bet - Gypsy Goddess

It's an impossible race to assess with such a big field for a Rosehill 1500m contest, where there's likely to be hard luck stories everywhere in a line-up where every runner has a case.

A galloper that hasn't been knocked around by a big spring is Gypsy Goddess, with the Queensland Oaks winner on a sole hit-run-mission in The Golden Eagle.

The blinkers go on the daughter of Tarzino and after an autumn (and early winter) of bad barriers, she now finally draws well for William Pike.

David Vandyke has an excellent first-up strike rate and with his stable star, who would've dominated the fillies in autumn on firmer ground, this is a clear set play.


Golden Eagle 2022 Next Best Bet - Mr Mozart

I couldn't entertain any of the Golden Eagle runners at a single figure quote, given how competitive this $10 million dollar feature is.

That said, from a better gate and with the best Sydney lead-up runs to be peaking here third-up from a big grand final yard, Mr Mozart would be marked shorter.

After a fighting performance first-up, this entire was five weeks between runs ahead of the Silver Eagle, where he was clearly a run short and brought no second-up form.

Under the circumstances, his run was as good as any in that key lead-up event and while it looks a horror draw. there's no guarantees in this feature.


Golden Eagle 2022 Value Bet - Pinstriped

This Victorian does seem forgotten, a gelding that should've remained unbeaten at start four in the Australian Guineas before contesting the All-Star Mile.

That luckless effort saw him start as a $10 chance against the likes of Zaaki and I'm Thunderstruck, but he was clearly at the end of his prep in that attempt.

Although he hasn't won this time in, Pinstriped has been building well and arrives off sixth in the Toorak, where he recorded good late splits.

He was only a length off I Wish I Win (third fav) there, running a faster last 200m than that more fancied rival, with the track pattern here obviously crucial.

Golden Eagle 2022 FAQs

When is the Golden Eagle in 2022?

The 2022 Golden Eagle is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 29.

It will run as Race 8 on the Rosehill program.

What distance is the Golden Eagle?

The Golden Eagle is run over a distance of 1500 metres.

Who won the 2021 Golden Eagle?

I'm Thunderstruck won the 2021 Golden Eagle.

What is the Golden Eagle worth?

The Golden Eagle is worth a total of $10,020,000 and 10% of the total prize fund gets donated to charity.

$5.25 million goes to the winner.

Where is the Golden Eagle held?

The Golden Eagle is held at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney

How can I live stream the Golden Eagle?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Golden Eagle and all other Australian horse races.

  

Verdict

The Golden Eagle is a raffle, with Gypsy Goddess as good of an each-way chance as any.

Mr Mozart and Pinstriped also have claims at longer odds.

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