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2022 The Showdown Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 20 Apr 2022
Justin Darcy 20 Apr 2022
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  • The Showdown is a $1 million dollar feature race for two-year-olds
  • This event is run over 1200 metres at Caulfield
  • Preview & tips are included below
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The Showdown Tips
Finance Tycoon was too strong in last year's Showdown. (Getty)
            
The 2022 Showdown is set to be run on Saturday at Caulfield over 1200 for the two-year-olds, with a purse of $1 million.
  • The Showdown 2022 Field & Odds
  • The Showdown 2022 Tips
  • The Showdown FAQs

Now in it's fourth year, the Showdown still looks to be on an upwards trajectory for the VOBIS sired horses.

At $2.45 via Ladbrokes, Bello Beau heads the betting for the 2022 Showdown.

The Showdown 2022 Field & Odds

                                                                                                                            
No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1BELLO BEAUAdam Trinder NA858kg$2.45
2SIR BAILEYCiaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 458kg$4.80
3NEW YORK HURRICANELiam Howley Jason Maskiell 258kg$18.00
4KINGS CONSORTAnthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 658kg$19.00
5DON’T CHANGENick Ryan Rhys McLeod 758kg$10.00
6RUE DE PALAISTony & Calvin McEvoy John Allen 1458kg$19.00
7PROMISES KEPTGreg Eurell Blaike McDougall 558kg$91.00
8STARDOM AWAAYTSMatthew Williams Damien Thornton 1158kg$126.00
9HOLLERLUJAHHenry Dwyer Mitchell Aitken 1256kg$6.50
10OVER SHADYMatt Laurie Jye McNeil 1356kg$14.00
11SOJU SESSIONTrent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 956kg$34.00
12CAPITAL EXPRESSNick Ryan Billy Egan 1056kg$16.00
13MAKE IT HAPPENBen & JD Hayes Michael Dee 156kg$41.00
14VOLANDERMatt Laurie Ethan Brown 356kg$67.00
Odds provided by Ladbrokes. Taken at 11.47am - 20/04/22

The Showdown 2022 Tips


The Showdown 2022 Best Bet - Bello Beau

This Tasmanaian gelding should have won at Moonee Valley last start in stakes grade, hopelessly held up behind horses when drawing an inside gate.

Bello Beau does have a nice turn-of-foot, but just needed a wider draw there, which is what he gets today.

From gate eight, he can settle around midfield and stalk something into the race, which will allow him to finish off as he had been doing.

Bello Beau - $2.45The Showdown Best BetBET HERE
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The Showdown 2022 Next Best Bet - Hollerlujah

It was a big win on debut from this daughter of Holler who started  $26 for the Henry Dwyer stable and produced a brilliant performance.

She reminds me a little of 2020 Showdown winner Khoekhoe with that big dash and a horse who is going to relish the 1200m of a genuinely run race.

Hollerlujah gets back anyway so no need to knock the wide gate, but the one issue is that she does have a negative racing pattern, so will a pinch of luck.

Hollerlujah - $6.50The Showdown Next Best BetBET HERE
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The Showdown 2022 Value Bet - Soju Session

This daughter of Nostradamus did enough to win on debut over 1000m before holding her ground well in the Vobis Gold Rush last time behind Hollerlujah.

She will be on the pace somewhere and from gate nine, expect Craig Newitt to cross the face of the field before trying to dictate or let a couple go around for cover.

If for some reason they do put the breaks on up front, then Soju Session is one who is going to hold her ground well to the line.

Soju Session - $34.00The Showdown Value BetBET HERE
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The Showdown FAQs

When is the 2022 Showdown?

The 2022 Showdown is scheduled to run on Saturday, April 23.

Where is The Showdown held?

The Showdown is held at Caulfield Racecourse.

What distance is The Showdown?

The Showdown is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

Who won The 2021 Showdown?

Finance Tycoon won the 2021 Showdown.

How can I live stream the 2022 Showdown?

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Verdict

Bello Beau is our best bet in The Showdown.

We will save on Hollerlujah to storm over the top of them late.

Best Bet: Bello Beau To Win @16/11 at Ladbrokes Australia - 8 Units
Next Best Bet: Hollerlujah To Win @11/2 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
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