Star filly Amelia’s Jewel confirmed her status as one of the best younger horses in Australia by winning the Group I Northerly Stakes (1800m) at Ascot this Saturday.
Read on for the 2022 Northerly Stakes Post Race Horse Ratings.
2022 Northern Stakes Replay
2022 Northerly Stakes Racehorse Rating
1. Amelia’s Jewel: She can easily claim to be the best 3YO in Australia as she has now proven herself from 1200 to 1800m and has been dynamic. It was helped by a 12/10 drive from Carbery, who has hit a couple from gate one in recent weeks, but this was a peach. He got her off the fence, leaning clear to the right and her shine came to the fore.
2. Cladding: What a run in defeat. He looked to me after a simple railway effort, but they rode with more effort, sped up and fought him bravely, defeated by a star mare.
3. By Stein: She might say she runs second with clean air. I just didn’t hold up well at the key stage and was very good late closer in. Job done for her, she is now a Group I placegetter.
4. Cascade: Mighty in defeat. At the back, wide and like Paulele, he hesitated at the corner but settled and was as brave as ever to finish fourth. If he draws a decent ball, he fights his way to the finish line.
5. Buster: It’s a beauty. Like the Guineas, he left the filly and was game as ever, but couldn’t quite finish it off. He wouldn’t be at all shocked if he came to Melbourne in the fall and measured up.
6. Trix Of The Trade: Gate sealed his fate before the race. He got a mile off the ground but you had to like how he found the line next to Cascadian. Great job this preparation and dare I say it’s paddock time.
7. Valuable Star: I thought Pike gave her every chance, but like the whole carnival, the cherry and white runners just didn’t clear the line when it mattered and she was plain. What would Bob Peters do to get Grant and Alana Williams back.
8. Alaskan God: A much better run from a Perth Cup perspective. It’s terrible on the rail, but he hit a target this run, similar to the first run, so I feel like he’s back on track.
9. House To Shoot: He got sucked up on the fence, watching the speed, and actually got on the winner’s back, but just didn’t have the class/quality to go with it and flew away, but far from disgraced.
10. God chose: Plug CJP back in and I think he’s on track for the Perth Cup. He lacked change-up speed but was good on and off the line. Keep following him.
11. Searchin Rocs: She got very hot in the run, sat wide and was the beaten horse at the top of the straight. Expect back-to-class Mares to be a winning candidate.
12. Notorious: Managed to find the front but got some cheap sectionals. Once pressured on the turn, he backed off and was plain.
13. Bad Wolf: He was followed behind the Notorious One, but as soon as that horse stopped, he fell into this fellow’s lap and lost all hope. Should have finished a little closer.
14. Captain Kaos: He got sucked into the fence and tracked nicely, but once Warwick asked for effort the horse found nothing and just didn’t come to this preparation.
15. Startrade: He did an excellent job on the rail, but that was the end of the prep run. He got three and four wide covers but when asked to go, he went backwards.
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