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Railway Stakes 2022 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

Last updated: 16 Nov 2022
Alex Marsh 16 Nov 2022
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  • The Railway Stakes is of Western Australia's most famous races and it starts three weeks of Group One action in the west
  • This feature is run over 1600m at the Ascot Racecourse on November 20
  • Owner Bob Peters is aiming for a fifth-consecutive win in this event
  • Preview and selection are included below
Railway Stakes Tips
Yonkers is Chris Waller's representative in the 2022 Railway Stakes. (Getty)

The Railway Stakes is run over the mile at Ascot and it's the first major of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
  • Railway Stakes 2022 Field & Odds
  • Railway Stakes 2022 Tips
  • Railway Stakes FAQ

Run under handicap conditions, this feature has held group one status since 1979, with champion past winners that include Better Loosen Up, Northerly, Old Comrade and Luckygray, who won two editions (2011 & 2013).

At $4.20 with GetSetBet, Alaskan God is the early favourite for the 2022 Railway Stakes.

Railway Stakes 2022 Field & Odds

1ResortmanMichael LaneBrad Rawiller
2Yonkers (USA)Chris WallerPaul Harvey1156.5kg$16
3God Has ChosenDonna RiordanClint-Johnston Porter1755.5kg$31
4Kaptain KaosMichael GranthamLucy Warwick 355.5kg$101
5MarocchinoLou LucianiJason Whiting 1355kg$41
6Comfort MeRhys RadfordPeter Knuckey1954kg$21
7Alaskan GodDaniel Morton Chris Parnham 1453kg$4.20
8Buster BashDavid HarrisonJoseph Azzopardi1253kg$26
9Ironclad (GB)Will ClarkenLachlan Neindorf (a)753kg$11
10Karli's KarmaSummer DicksonShaun O'Donnell 953kg $7
11Last Of The LineStephen MillerBrad Parnham1853kg $18
12Notorious OneChris & Michael Gangemi Laqdar Ramoly (a)1053kg $61
13Searchin' Roc'sJim TaylorKyra Yuill253kg $14
14StartradeDaniel Morton Chris Nicoll453kg $31
15Treasured StarAdam DurrantWilliam Pike2053kg $11
16Trix Of The TradeColin WebsterTroy Turner853kg $5
17eWinning PartnerTony & Calvin McEvoyBarend Vorster1553kg $41
18eLet's GalahvantDaniel & Ben Pearce653kg$41
19eDevotedMichael Grantham1653kg$14
20eChili Is HotGraeme Ballantyne553kg$101
Odds courtesy of GetSetBet & correct at 7pm on 16/11/2022.

Railway Stakes 2022 Tips

Railway Stakes 2022 Best Bet - Alaskan God

Spelled after a midfield Northam finish on debut last spring, this gelding when on a rampage when he returned, going 5/5 in his second racing campaign.

Alaskan God culminated that prep with a Melvista/WATC Derby double, with last year's Railway winner Western Empire also winning those two races.

First-up in the Asian Beau, there was zero intent with this four-year-old, who was dragged right back before rattling off the fastest last 600m of that lead-up.

Although he'll be better suited by the 1800m of the Northerly Stakes, 1400m to 1600m is a logical progression and with even luck, he's the one to beat.

Railway Stakes 2022 Next Best Bet - Searchin' Roc's

Despite some commentary regarding a wide barrier costing Devoted in the RJ Peters last Sat, Searchin' Roc's beat the Bob Peters runner on his merits.

Had Devoted won that and made his way into the Railway field (currently third emergency), then he would be the market elect in this Group 1.

With an excellent three-year-old resume (three stakes wins) and a very unlucky spring return in the Asian Beau, this mare is still underrated despite a good profile.

Although she lacks the brilliance that a few of these main chances have, the daughter of Awesome Rock is as tough as nails and she maps for a soft run.

Railway Stakes 2022 Value Bet - Notorious One

This quirky seven-year-old is about as reliable as an ashtray on a motorbike, hence his quote, but don't dismiss him if you're playing wide in the exotics.

On talent, Notorious One is in the best handful of gallopers here and with any luck, he runs second to Western Empire in last year's Railway.

He's had excuses in his last two runs, being held-up at key stages in the Asian Beau and the race shape was completely against him in the Lee-Steere.

A big and raw son of Animal Kingdom that needs momentum, barrier 10 is the ideal draw for him, while he gets the blinkers on for this step to a mile.

Railway Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2022 Railway Stakes?

The 2022 Railway Stakes is scheduled to start on Saturday, November 19 at 4.45pm (local time).

It will run as Race 8 on the Ascot meeting.

What distance is the Railway Stakes?

The Railway Stakes is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

Where is the Railway Stakes held?

The Railway Stakes is held at the Ascot Racecourse in Perth.

What's the Railway Stakes worth?

The Railway stakes is worth $1.5 million dollars.

$822,000 goes to the winner.

Who won the 2021 Railway Stakes?

Western Empire won the 2021 Railway Stakes.



Alaskan God goes on top in the 2022 Railway Stakes, where Searchin' Roc's can also be backed for a result.

At huge odds, Notorious One is in the tope three/four mix for exotic players.

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Next Best Bet: Searchin' Roc's To Win @13/1 at Puntnow - 1 Unit
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