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2022 Empire Rose Stakes Tips - Do the Kiwi girls have dominance over the Australians?

28 Oct 2022
Conrad Castleton 28 Oct 2022
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  • The $1 million Empire Rose Stakes is the fillies and mares feature of the Spring Carnival
  • This Group One is run over 1600 metres at Flemington
Empire Rose Stakes Tips
La Crique is our best bet in the Empire Rose Stakes. (Getty)

The Empire Rose Stakes is a fillies and mares Group One held over the Melbourne Spring Carnival, with both the three-year-olds and older mares sharing history.

This $1 million major draws fillies from the Thousand Guineas along with those from races such as the Let's Elope and Stocks Stakes.

At $3.00 with Realbookie, La Crique heads the betting for the 2022 Empire Rose Stakes.

Empire Rose Stakes 2022 Betting Odds

1ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Craig Williams 557kg$19.00
2NIMALEE Matthew Smith Damien Oliver 257kg$12.00
3KISSONALLFORCHEEKS Nick Ryan William Buick 1257kg$21.00
4KIKU Chris Waller Jye McNeil 757kg$26.00
5EXCELIDA Ben & JD Hayes Michael Dee 657kg$41.00
6MIRRA VISION Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 1857kg$61.00
7PALAISIPAN Chris Munce Damian Lane 1157kg$16.00
8CHAILLOT Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Daniel Moor 1457kg$61.00
9BELLE PLAISIR (NZ) Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 457kg$26.00
10HINGED Chris Waller Brett Prebble 1656.5kg$6.00
11FANGIRL Chris Waller John Allen 156.5kg$14.00
12YEARNING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Thornton 1556.5kg$21.00
13DAISIESMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 356.5kg$26.00
14LA CRIQUE (NZ) Simon & Katrina Alexander James McDonald 1056.5kg$3.00
15ELUSIVE EXPRESS (NZ) Anthony & Sam Freedman Ben Melham 956.5kg$41.00
16SHE’S LICKETYSPLIT (NZ) Andrew Forsman Dean Holland 849kg$81.00
17eMY WHISPER Peter & Paul Snowden TBA1856.5kg$21.00
18eATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller TBA1357kg$51.00
19ePRIDE OF JENNI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Zac Spain 1957kg$26.00
20eCLIFF’S ART (IRE) Matthew Smith Craig Newitt2057kg$81.00
Odds provided by Realbookie. Taken at 3.15pm - 26/10/22

Empire Rose Stakes 2022 Tips

Empire Rose Stakes 2022 Best Bet - La Crique
A superstar Kiwi who looks to resemble the likes of Melody Belle who won this race in 2019 in wet conditions, but this time the Kiwi jockey will be Australian based superstar James McDonald who is in red hot form.

A last start winner of the Group One Arrowfield Stud Plate, absolutely beating up on her rivals with a superior turn of foot while prior form is in race such as the New Zealand Derby (did not stay).

That is the best form to come out of New Zealand at the moment and looking the sharper type who is more explosive over the mile, she honestly looks just about a good thing with luck on her side.

Empire Rose Stakes 2022 Next Best Bet - She's Licketysplit

Third in the Thousand Guineas on a very wet track at Caulfield, she should be improved getting back to the mile at Flemington where we saw her win at two starts ago in the Edward Manifold.

She plummets to 49kg which for a good sized filly is essentially a winning weight, so I expect her to roll forward and attempt to skip away on the bend with no weight.

No rain would be preferential for her, but nonetheless she is unbeaten on soft ground and has put up two creditable performances on heavy ground, so hoping that her weight plays apart in coping with the track if the rain does arrive.

Empire Rose Stakes 2022 Value Bet - Yearning

This is the mare that all preparation has looked like peaking in this very race, resuming with a big placing before having little luck in the Blazer Stakes at her subsequent start.

Third-up now and coming from a the Hawkes stable, they set their horses for Grand Final Day and this is certainly it for this girl.

With a negative race pattern, she is always a horse that is going to need some luck but we saw Colette come from near last to win this last year and this girl could do something similar.

Empire Rose Stakes 2022 FAQs

When is the 2022 Empire Rose Stakes?

The 2022 Empire Rose Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 29.

What distance is the Empire Rose Stakes?

The Empire Rose Stakes is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

Where is the Empire Rose Stakes held?

The Empire Rose Stakes is held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

Who is the favourite for the 2022 Empire Rose Stakes?

La Crique is the favourite for the 2022 Empire Rose Stakes.

How can I live stream the 2022 Empire Rose Stakes?

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

Who won the 2021 Empire Rose Stakes?

Colette won the 2021 Empire Rose Stakes.



Happy to side with the star mare La Crique as our best in this Group One.

We will save on She's Licketysplit who will utilise the light weight and have something small on Yearning for a profit.

Best Bet: La Crique To Win @2/1 at Boylesports - 8 Units
Next Best Bet: She's Licketysplit To Win @15/2 at Hollywood bets - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Yearning Each-Way @20/1 at Grosvenor Sports - 1 Unit
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