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2022 TAB Champions Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

Last updated: 03 Nov 2022
Justin Darcy 03 Nov 2022
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  • The $3 million TAB Champions Stakes is held on Champions Day at Flemington
  • This Group One is run over 2000 metres
  • Will Anamoe show them he is Australia's best once again?
TAB Champions Stakes Tips
Can Anamoe back-up his Cox Plate win? (Getty)

The TAB Champions Stakes is a WFA 2000m event worth $3 million held at Flemington on Champions Day.
  • TAB Champions Stakes 2022 Betting Odds
  • TAB Champions Stakes 2022 Tips
  • TAB Champions Stakes 2022 FAQs

Known to many as the Mackinnon Stakes, winners of this race have often been running in Australia's best races all preparation including the Cox Plate.

At $2.00 with Realbookie, Anamoe heads the betting for the 2022 TAB Champions Stakes.

TAB Champions Stakes 2022 Betting Odds

1I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 859kg$4.00
2ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham Ms Jamie Kah 159kg$7.50
3MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Nash Rawiller 1159kg$10.00
4MAXIMAL (GB) John O'Shea Ben Melham 959kg$41.00
5HEZASHOCKA (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 259kg$151.00
6BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) Michael Moroney John Allen 759kg$61.00
7ANAMOE James Cummings James McDonald 458.5kg$2.00
8HINGED Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 356.5kg$19.00
9MUSTANG VALLEY (NZ) Andrew Forsman Tim Clark 1056.5kg$31.00
10ELLIPTICAL Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Williams 651kg$15.00
11MR MAESTRO (NZ) Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 551kg$19.00
Odds provided by Realbookie. Taken at 7.41 - 2/11/22.

TAB Champions Stakes 2022 Tips

TAB Champions Stakes 2022 Best Bet - Anamoe

Australia's champion and the next big thing in the breeding barns, hopefully not anytime soon anyway because this son of Street Boss still has so much to offer Australian racing fans on the track.

A strong winner in the Cox Plate, many said that if a couple in behind had different runs that they would have won, but Anamoe still would've found a way.

Unbeaten this prep, he looks as if Flemington will suit him down to the ground and from barrier four, he parks in the one-one and proves too good again.

TAB Champions Stakes 2022 Next Best Bet - I'm Thunderstruck

Many said he wins the Cox Plate with a better run, but as far as I have seen it, he has had every chance to beat the champ at his past two (especially two back), yet has not been able to get the job done.

What he has done though is proven that this trip is not beyond him and that he clearly is the second best WFA galloper in Australia.

If Anamoe is to be defeated, it likely comes from Thunder who gets to Flemington, where he has produced some spectacular performances.

TAB Champions Stakes 2022 Value Bet - Mr Maestro

If a three-year-old bobs up and makes himself known, I am confident that it will be the Derby fourth place getter Mr Maestro who clearly just did not see out last week's 2500m trip.

Now back to 2000m where he has a turn-of-foot, he does lurk in this race with just 51kg on his back and Michael Dee who is riding on the crest of a wave.

Outside of the top four in betting, this is not a deep race, so expecting both three-year-olds to feature somewhere near the back-end of exotics.

TAB Champions Stakes 2022 FAQs

When is the 2022 TAB Champions Stakes?

The 2022 TAB Champions Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, November 5.

What distance is the TAB Champions Stakes?

The TAB Champions Stakes is run over a distance of 2000 metres.

Where is the TAB Champions Stakes held?

The TAB Champions Stakes is held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

Who is the favourite for the 2022 TAB Champions Stakes?

Anamoe is the favourite for the 2022 TAB Champions Stakes.

How can I live stream the 2022 TAB Champions Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the TAB Champions Stakes and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2021 TAB Champions Stakes?

Zaaki won the 2021 TAB Champions Stakes.



Backing one horse and one only - Anamoe who is Australia's best WFA animal.

Best Bet: Anamoe Each-Way @1/1 at Realbookie - 10 Units
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