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Missile Stakes 2022 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

03 Aug 2022
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Alex Marsh 03 Aug 2022
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  • The Missile Stakes headlines the Royal Randwick meeting this Saturday
  • This 1200m Group Two is run under set weight and penalties conditions
  • The track is currently rated a Soft 7
  • Our feature preview is included below
Missile Stakes Tips
Count De Rupee is a leading chance in Saturday's Missile Stakes. (Getty)
 

We get a view towards the spring on Saturday at Randwick with the running of the Missile Stakes. a Group Two event where a quality field has been assembled.
  • 2022 Missile Stakes Field & Odds
  • 2022 Missile Stakes Tips
  • Missile Stakes 2022 FAQs

Worth $250,000, this sprint is both a spring lead-up and a strong event in itself, with Group One winners having won the last three of the last four editions (Pierata, Alizee and Eduardo).

At $5.50 with BetRight, Forbidden Love is the early favourite.

2022 Missile Stakes Field & Odds


No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Count De RupeeRobert & Luke PriceBrock Ryan757.5kg$5.50
2HilalMichael, Wayne & John HawkesWilliam Pike557.5kg $13
3Forbidden LoveMichael FreedmanHugh Bowman1057kg $3.30
4NimaleeMatthew SmithTommy Berry 1157kg $11
5Gem SongKris LeesNash Rawiller456.5kg $19
6Special RewardKris Lees Glyn Schofield1256kg $26
7EmbracerGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottRegan Bayliss656kg$7.50
8Hard EmpireToby & Trent EdmondsRachel King256kg$71
9Prime CandidateBjorn BakerJoshua Parr956kg$23
10Belluci Babe (NZ)Bjorn Baker James McDonald354.5kg$6
11WandabaaKris Lees Brenton Avdulla154.5kg $19
12Enchanted HeartKris Lees Tim Clark854kg$17
                                                                 
Odds courtesy of BetRight & correct at 11pm on 03/08/2022.

2022 Missile Stakes Tips

2022 Missile Stakes Best Bet - Count De Rupee

While he did take out The Gong over a mile to round out his spring campaign, this gelding is much more suited around the 1200m-1400m range.

It was aggressive placement earlier this year, going first-up into a Newmarket and then contesting the TJ Smith Stakes on unsuitable heavy going.

After coming back a few rungs in class, he bounced back in Brisbane and given he will have some residual fitness, having raced in May.

If it's around a Soft 6, he'll be more suited than Forbidden Love and off their July 26 trial, Count De Rupee appeared to work a little stronger.


2022 Missile Stakes Value Bet - Hilal

As a four-year-old and versus rivals who are very well exposed, this son of Fastnet Rock could be the horse with the most upside from this.

While seven/eight furlongs will be preferable deeper into the prep, they showed intent in a lead-up trial and Pike has gate five at his disposal.

He arguably should've beaten Anamoe in autumn, working home on what was by far the inferior going via that February 19 card at Rosehill.

They'll likely aim for a 1400m Group 1 at the stumps second-up via the Winx or Memsie Stakes, so expecting a good return this Saturday.


2022 Missile Stakes Roughie - Gem Song

He was quite unlucky as the 60.5kg topweight in the Ramornie, with the seven-year-old held-up at key stages in that Grafton sprint feature.

Although Phobetor cashed in on a weaker Missile Stakes last year, he was another unlucky Ramornie runner-up that went on to win this event.

Gem Song has been kept to the sprinting caper this year and is still very capable, bolting in over this journey last autumn at Group 3 level.

They were positive at Grafton, so Nash may use gate four early and while he's long odds currently, he'll likely be a bigger price at the jump.


Missile Stakes 2022 FAQs

When is the 2022 Missile Stakes?

The 2022 Missile Stakes will be run on Saturday, August 6 at 3.35pm (AEST).

It will run as Race 8 on the Randwick program.

Who won the 2021 Missile Stakes?

Phobetor won the 2021 Missile Stakes.

What is the Missile Stakes worth?

The Missile Stakes is worth $250,000.

$140,250 of that goes to the winner.

What distance is the Missile Stakes?

The Missile Stakes is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

How can I live stream the Missile Stakes?

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

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Verdict

Count De Rupee is strong chance in the Missile Stakes, arriving off a good trial.

Hilal will improve over further, but is classy and is one of the more progressive runners in this.

Best Bet: Count De Rupee To Win @9/2 at Betright - 2 Units
Value Bet: Hilal Each Way @12/1 at Betright - 1 Unit
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