Memsie Stakes 2022 – Race Result, Replays and Horse Ratings

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The Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday shaped up as one of the better vintages of recent years and lived up to the hype as Snapdancer led throughout while a number of good runs were at the back with an eye on the bigger prizes.

Read on for the 2022 Memsie Stakes Post Race Horse Rating.

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2022 Memsie Stakes Replay

Memsie Stakes 2022 Post-Race Rating

1: Snapdancer: Exciting ride up front from Victoria’s most improved rider, Ethan Brown. I know those involved hate to talk about it, but after the Mornington Airbnb saga, Zahra, Kah, Melham and Brown have all improved as riders. This mare has done a great job and can win again at the highest level.

Rating: 8/10

2: I’m Thunderstruck: The word ‘moral’ gets thrown around a lot, but this guy is all about morals in Makybe Diva. Excellent comeback from him, finishing with purpose. He came back a long time ago.

Rating: 9/10

3: Cascading: I just held back and lost momentum, but he liked the way he closed. Trials leading up to the conclusion showed him back better than ever, and this run suggests that is the case.

Rating: 8.5/10

4: Dragon Leap: I thought he was zero going into the race, but he made a mug of me and ran a great race in fourth place. I think this run confirms his place in the Sir Rupert Clarke and he is in with a shout off this effort.

Rating: 7.5/10

5: Western Empire: They went for the win with him, which was a positive sign, but he needed a run fresh from such a long break. Victory was expected but he just ran out of steam in the final furlong and ran eighth best in the last 200m. I still think he’s on the right track.

Rating: 8/10

6: Call sign Mav: It didn’t fit as the sprint continued, but I liked how it held up. IMO it’s not WFA’s top horse. If it were mine, I’d head lower and look at races like Epsom and the Champions Mile.

Rating: 6.5/10

7: Alligator Blood: Unfortunately I got into a bad spot and couldn’t get a chance to rev up. I still think she is on track to run well in Makybe Diva.

Rating: 6.5/10

8: Nonconforming: Beautiful first return from hiatus. Sed/sprint didn’t go but loved the way it closed. Spring is approaching beautifully.

Rating: 7.5/10

9: Lightsaber: Peter Moody said during the week that it wasn’t a big final, which surprised me because the races are only going to get tougher now. He chased the speed and just fought. The saving grace is the stable he is in, otherwise I would have killed him.

Rating: 4/10

10: Duais: The question was whether Queen Elizabeth would kill her. This run clearly suggests not. Future-wise, it was on par with I’m Thunderstruck. It’s the moral in Makybe Diva. I think she is the morale in Turnbull.

Rating: 9/10

11: Zeyrek: First with a view to the 2000m+ races he worked nicely on the line before running out of breath. Under the circumstances, a mark of compliance.

Rating: 5/10

12: Tofan: The stewards’ report had not been published at the time of writing. I hope the vet found something to explain how badly she got here. He had a dream to run, but he was away on a tour. Either she’s injured or she’s retiring.

Rating: 2/10

13: Elephant: Outclassed on paper and ran accordingly. I think he needs to realize that he is not a WFA Group I horse. He is a group ll/lll horse at best.

Rating: 3/10

14: Illation: Jamie Kah said that after the race the horse was not feeling himself and that he wanted to lie down and then lie down, which tells me that the horse was not 100%. Forgive, forget and give him another chance.

Rating: 3/10

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