Gunsynd Classic 2022

Saturday June 11, 2022

The Gunsynd Classic is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds run at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Stradbroke Handicap Day each June.

A key support race on the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival feature meeting, the Gunsynd Classic is contested over 1600m at set weights and offers $200,000 in prize money.

Racing on the day is headlined by the Group 1 $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m). The Group 2 $1.2 million The Q22 (2200m) is the second richest race on the card.

Other top races held on Stradbroke Handicap Day include the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) for two-year-olds, the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (3200m) for the stayers, and the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1300m) for the fillies and mares.

The race was inaugurated in 1989 as the Doomben Classic, before being renamed in 2010, and gained Group 3 status in 1997.

It is now named in honour of champion miler from the 1970s Gunsynd, known as the ‘Goondiwindi Grey’, who recorded wins in some of the country’s biggest races including the Epsom Handicap (1971), Doncaster Handicap (1972) and Cox Plate (1972).

The latest edition of the Gunsynd Classic ran on Saturday June 11, 2022 as part of the Stradbroke Handicap Day card in Brisbane and was won in dominant fashion by the Tracey Bartley-trained favourite Kiss Sum ($3.30F).

Gunsynd Classic Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 11, 2022
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1989

2022 Gunsynd Classic Results

  • 1st: #1 Kiss Sum ($3.30F)
  • 2nd: #3 Battleton
  • 3rd: #4 Loch Eagle

Tracey Bartley’s last start Fred Best Classic runner-up Kiss Sum ($3.30F) went one better saluting for the punters in a dominant display for a two-length victory in the Gunsynd Classic 2022 results after missing out on a start in the Stradbroke Handicap.

The complete Gunsynd Classic 2022 race results and finishing order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday June 11, 2022.

Gunsynd Classic Betting

Gunsynd Classic betting markets are led by the season’s top-performing three-year-olds with previous winning form over the mile.

Any last-start winners in similar grade winter races in Brisbane also sit high up the Gunsynd Classic odds each season, as do the interstate raiders with three-year-olds prepared outside of Queensland having a dominant recent record.

Ayrton ($1.75 in 2021) followed by Kiss Sum ($3.30 in 2022) are the last favourites in Gunsynd Classic betting to salute for the punters.

2022 Gunsynd Classic Odds

The season’s latest Gunsynd Classic 2022 odds and betting markets on the three-year-old milers in the mix will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Gunsynd Classic will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Gunsynd Classic Winners - Ayrton (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) - Ladbrokes
2021 Gunsynd Classic winner Ayrton (pictured at Caulfield) saluted as the odds-on favourite in betting. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Gunsynd Classic Field

The Gunsynd Classic field features a quality line-up of nice three-year-olds from both local and interstate stables.

The key lead-up into the Gunsynd Classic field is now the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1400m) run a fortnight earlier. Ayrton (2nd in 2021) and Kiss Sum (2nd in 2022) are the latest Gunsynd Classic winners to come via a Fred Best Classic run.

Gunsynd Classic nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday.

2022 Gunsynd Classic Field

The official Gunsynd Classic 2022 Field & Barriers are set for release the Wednesday of race week and will be available below so stay tuned to see what three-year-olds make the starting line-up.

The 2022 Gunsynd Classic final field features a small but class line-up of three-year-olds led in betting by Tracey Bartley’s perennial runner-up Kiss Sum coming off a narrow second in the Group 3 Fred Best Classic.

  • Scratched: #9 Finepoint (9)

2022 Gunsynd Classic Nominations

The Gunsynd Classic 2022 nominations close the Monday of race week and will be available in full below.

 Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
13313×530ASHGROVEC3Tony Gollan70
21125×33BATTLETONG3Bjorn Baker80
33333x9x15BUMP’N’RUNG3Gerard Betros58
44211×31FINEPOINTF3Chris Waller76
51253202212FIRE KINGG3Olivia Cairns72
67×41916118FLYING CRAZYG3Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou97
704715×0275HOLSTEING3Matthew Dunn67
851×3133613KISS MY MILLOG3John Hubbard69
91651×97222KISS SUMG3Tracey Bartley83
10227×11246LOCH EAGLEC3Kris Lees77
1125×11MAJESTIC COLOURG3Kelly Schweida66
12403234×412MASTER MARKO (NZ)G3Kelvin Tyler65
1321422×40MERITABLEC3Andrew Forsman85
141745×24091RANCH HANDC3Chris Waller97
15134x1186xSINBAG3Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou69
16x61238x311TELEPHONE BOOTHF3Mark Currie71

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Gunsynd Classic Form Guide

The Gunsynd Classic form guide features all the must know facts for punters including the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form for all the runners in the race.

2022 Gunsynd Classic Form Guide

A link to our detailed Gunsynd Classic 2022 Form Guide and betting preview will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Gunsynd Classic Tips

Good Gunsynd Classic tips include looking for three-year-olds coming off a top three run in similar events over the winter in Brisbane.

The colts and geldings make the best bet in Gunsynd Classic tipping with Galroof (2002) the last filly to beat home the boys in the event.

Backing runners drawn barrier nine or less is also a key Gunsynd Classic betting tip with Hopfgarten (14 in 2014) the only winner to do so from a double-digit barrier since 2009.

2022 Gunsynd Classic Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Gunsynd Classic 2022 betting tips and exotic selections on the Group 3 Brisbane clash will be detailed below so stay tuned for the young runners to get behind this season.

  • To Win: #7 Ashgrove ($14 at time of publish)

Going for value and have an upset pending with the Tony Gollan-trained Ashgrove better than his last start 12th in the Rough Habit suggests. Over 2143m in the wet he was never in it beaten over 20 lengths, but he’ll get firmer going and back to a mile here in an arguably easier race. Wide in a big field that day and faces just eight rivals here from barrier five. He boxed on well after early interference the start before to finish third in the Queensland Guineas over 1600m, and should be looking at a top three run at worst again here.

Gunsynd Classic Results

Notable horses to head the Gunsynd Classic results in recent history include: Stylish Century (1990), Tobruk (1999), Saxon (2005), Gem Song (2019), and Ayrton (2021) who set the current race record time winning in 1 minute 34:95 seconds.

Gunsynd Classic Winners

2022Kiss SumBattletonLoch Eagle
2021AyrtonEllsbergMob Buster
2020SupergiantBallistic BoyKinane
2019Gem SongStarkersBelle Roc
2018VillermontDark DreamOmineca
2017Dreams AplentyViolateKunming
2016Cylinder BeachToo Good To RefuseHavasay
2015Worthy CauseUphamChillin With Dylan
2013ProverbLucky Lucky LuckyHi Son
2011Chateau FortEquissentialIgles Star
2010SandersonListen SonBrave The Way
2009Za MagicOrcaJimmy Fortunes
2008PepperwoodMy JolieneFormula One Racer
2007Reigning To WinRaheebSirmoine
2006BelmonteIce ChariotBorn To Rule
2005SaxonWilly LeicaWestern Beau
2004Drunken JokerSandy RiverListen Pal
2003Bobs BoyAl MegdamChassis
2001ArrabeeaGlenrowanPimpala Player
2000AkhenatonPlay StationLets Cruise
1999TobrukKing SalieriRusty Storm
1998EnforcedGimmickMighty McCool
1997Marble HallsBanner HeadlineMr Brannigan
1996Kidmans CoveRavardaQuick Flick
1994What A PoetDiamond HarbourPillar Of Salt
1993SlanchyvahBundy LadFirbolg
1992Pagos KingFaustfiestaFulmar
1991BrunchtimePlay OnJack Attack
1990Stylish CenturyRough HabitJonaron
1989SwainSir MidasGlacier Peak