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Sydney Cup 2022 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

06 Apr 2022
Alex Marsh 06 Apr 2022
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  • The Sydney Cup is the second of four Group One races run on day two of 'The Championships'
  • Worth $2 million, this major is run over 3200m at Randwick
  • The 2022 edition will be run on Saturday, April 9
  • Preview and selections are included below
Sydney Cup Tips
Stockman heads a competitve Sydney Cup market. (Getty)

The staying test of The Championships will be run on Saturday via The Sydney Cup which sees a 19 horse field accepted for this two mile feature at Royal Randwick.
  • 2022 Sydney Cup Field & Odds
  • 2022 Sydney Cup Tips
  • Sydney Cup 2022 FAQs

Given Group One status in 1980 which was taken out by the champion Kingston Town, this race has grown in popularity and prestigue since then.

At $5 with TopSport, Stockman heads the betting for the 2022 Sydney Cup.

2022 Sydney Cup Field & Odds

1The Chosen One (NZ)Murray Baker & Andrew ForsmanHugh Bowman556kg$12
2Daqiansweet Junior (NZ)Phillip StokesKerrin McEvoy751.5kg$26
3Knights Order (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottRachel King151.5kg $9
4Stockman (NZ)Joseph Pride Alysha Collett1351kg$5
5Crystal Pegasus (GB)Chris Waller Jamie Kah1851kg $5.50
6Angel Of TruthMichael, Wayne & John HawkesWilliam Pike351kg $31
7Sheraz (FR)Chris WallerCraig Williams651kg $13
8No Compromise (NZ)Chris WallerJay Ford1050.5kg$10
9Luncies (GB)Kris LeesRobbie Dolan1450kg$9.50
10Future Score (IRE)Matt CumaniTeodore Nugent (a)1650kg $34
11Surefire (GB)Chris Waller Kathy O'Hara1250kg $13
12Tigertiger (NZ)Rob BlackerDean Holland250kg $41
13Chalk Stream (GB)Chris WallerDamien Thornton950kg $9.50
14Alakahan (IRE)Richard & Will FreedmanFred Kersley450kg $81
15Le Baol (FR)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceLouise Day1950kg $41
16Dadoozdart (GB)Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan1750kg $71
17Kaapfever (NZ)Joseph PrideTyler Schiller (a)850kg $151
18 Sweet Thomas (GER)Matthew SmithJames Innes Jnr1150kg $101
19South Pacific (GB)Richard LittAndrew Gibbons1550kg $151
Odds courtesy of TopSport & correct at 1.45am on 07/04/2022.

2022 Sydney Cup Tips

2022 Sydney Cup Best Bet - Luncies

While he hasn't registered a victory, the Kris Lees-trained import has improved this campaign and is ticking over well ahead of Saturday's Sydney Cup tilt.

Unfortunately, Luncies had the back of a slow one when attempting a run from the off the speed last Saturday, so would've finished closer with a tow into it. 

The grey was well backed the start prior via the Queen's Cup over 2400m and while well beaten versus some key threats here, he was never put into the race.

Ideally, he'd have come up with a better gate so Robbie Dolan can land him closer, but at least they can find the middle and wider lanes if the inside is off. 

2022 Sydney Cup Next Best Bet - Stockman

Although he's not a true WFA Group 1 galloper, Stockman stuck to the task behind Duais in the Tancred Stakes, where he safely held the rest on the line.

A dual stakes winner last winter over 2000m and 2400m, this son of Tavistock is quite versatile, with placings over last summer in the 1500m-1600m range.

The key to Stockman is a heavy track, conditions he found second-up when beating Mount Popa at Rosehill, and he franked that form with a win on March 26.

3200m is the obvious question mark, but dropping to 51kg under handicap conditions and bringing that Tancred form to a Sydney Cup, his class has to be respected.

2022 Sydney Cup Value Bet - The Chosen One

Legendary New Zealand trainer Murray Baker prepares his last Sydney Cup contender before retiring and handing the keys over full-time to Andrew Forsman.

While he can be a hard horse to catch, The Chosen One has been a super performer over a number of years now and is nearing in on $2.5 in prizemoney overall.

The six-year-old is a regular in these Australian staying features, having contested three Melbourne's and two Sydney Cup's, with a second in this back in 2020.

For a galloper that used to mix his form, he's racing as consistently as ever and via a very open affair that lacks standouts, I wouldn't be leaving him out.

Sydney Cup 2022 FAQs

When is the 2022 Sydney Cup?

The 2022 Sydney Cup is scheduled to run on Saturday, April 9.

It will run as Race 7 on the Randwick meeting.

What distance is the Sydney Cup?

The Sydney Cup is run over a distance of 3200 metres.

How can I live stream the Sydney Cup?

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

Who won the 2021 Sydney Cup?

Selino won the 2021 Sydney Cup.

What is the Sydney Cup worth?

The Sydney Cup is worth a total of $2,000,000.

$1,160,000 of that goes to the winner.



Luncies, Stockman and The Chosen One all have claims in a very open Sydney Cup.

Best Bet: Luncies Each Way @17/2 at Topsport - 2 Units
Next Best Bet: Stockman To Win @4/1 at Topsport - 1 Unit
Value Bet: The Chosen One Each Way @11/1 at Topsport - 1 Unit
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