Queen Of The South Stakes 2022

Saturday May 7, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Queen Of The South Stakes is a good lead-up into the RA Lee Stakes each autumn

The Queen Of The South Stakes is a Group 2 race run at Morphettville Racecourse on a Saturday in early May during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival. Run on the same day as the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m), the Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m) for The Goodwood hopefuls, the Queen Of The South Stakes is contested over a mile (1600m) and is open only to fillies and mares.

The event is a set weights plus penalties race and offers a total of just over $200,000 in total prize money. The 2020 edition was worth a reduced $175,000 in stakes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of the best runners in the Queen Of The South Stakes back-up at the track a fortnight later in the Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m) against the boys, the last to complete the double being Sylvaner who won both races in both 2002 and 2003. In 2020, Seabrook ran second in both the Queen Of The South Stakes and RA Lee Stakes.

The latest edition of the Queen Of The South Stakes took place on Saturday May 7, 2022 and was won in an upset by the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Silent Sovereign at 11/1.  

Queen Of The South Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 7, 2022
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $202,250
  • First Run: 1981

2022 Queen Of The South Stakes Results

The complete 2022 Queen Of The South Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be detailed in full once the race takes place on Saturday May 7, 2022.

  • 1st: #8 Silent Sovereign ($12)
  • 2nd: #5 Foxy Frida
  • 3rd: #10 Comica

The Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained grey Silent Sovereign ($12) returned to winning form with a driving finish to power home in the 2022 Queen Of The South Stakes results at Morphettville.

Queen Of The South Stakes Betting

Queen Of The South Stakes betting markets open after the final field and barriers are released the week of the race, futures / all-in odds not usually available on the Group 2 Morphettville feature. Sitting top of the Queen Of The South Stakes odds each autumn are fillies and mares with proven ability over the mile and at the Morphettville track.

Silent Sovereign (2022), Fabric (2021), French Emotion (2018), Amelie’s Star (2017), Into The Mist (2016), Atlantis Dream (2015) and Tango’s Daughter (2014) are all recent Queen Of The South Stakes winners that came off a top three run, so mares that finished in the money last time out are often dominant in betting.

The most notable upset in recent times was the all-the-way win by Shrouded In Mist in 2020 who started at Queen Of The South Stakes odds of $21.

The favourite backers were back in 2021 with the top elect in Queen Of The South Stakes betting, Fabric ($3.20), getting the job done.

2022 Queen Of The South Stakes Odds

The latest Queen Of The South Stakes 2022 odds and Morphettville autumn betting markets will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best prices on your Group 2 Adelaide racing selections.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Queen Of The South Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Queen Of The South Stakes Field

The Queen Of The South Stakes field attracts a collection of in-form fillies and mares with proven ability at a mile, the majority of which come from local stables. Runners come via a number of different lead-ups, but usually have form over the 1600m at Morphettville from earlier during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

One lead-up race for Queen Of The South Stakes-bound hopefuls is the Listed City Of Adelaide Stakes (1400m) run at Morphettville Parks the Saturday prior, and in 2016 Rocket Commander ran second in that before a third in the Group 2 a week later. The Listed Nitschke Stakes (1400m) is another possible lead-up into the Queen Of The South Stakes field, a double last completed by Tango’s Daughter (2014).

Atlantis Dream meanwhile won the 2015 Queen Of The South Stakes and ran second to Into The Mist in the 2016 edition when trying to defend her title. Queen Of The South Stakes nominations are taken by the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.

Following a run in the Queen Of The South Stakes field some fillies may opt to back-up at the same track and distance a fortnight later against the boys in the Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m).

Queen Of The South Stakes odds - Ladbrokes.com.au

Into The Mist (2016) was at single figures in Queen Of The South Stakes betting for her win in the Adelaide Group 2. Photo Credit: Jenny Barnes.

2022 Queen Of The South Stakes Field

The official Queen Of The South Stakes 2022 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and the full list of acceptors will be available below.

2022 Queen Of The South Stakes Nominations

The early Queen Of The South Stakes 2022 Nominations are taken the Monday ahead of the event and will be updated below once confirmed.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x0x810x530 KAHMA LASS (NZ) M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 1 59.5kg 100
2 0x1641123x LA DRAGONTEA (GB) M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 2 58.5kg 95
3 x4523330x3 STARELLE M 4 Danny O’Brien 3 58.5kg 90
4 355417x9x1 TOKORANGI (NZ) M 4 Michael Moroney 4 58.5kg 90
5 12x5215x18 FOXY FRIDA M 4 Andrew Noblet 5 57kg 95
6 5x1114x712 SIRILEO MISS M 4 Symon Wilde 6 57kg 95
7 22149×1130 MAC ’N’ CHEESE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 7 54.5kg 77
8 4011x543x1 BELLE PLAISIR (NZ) M 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 8 56kg 88
9 23x2218x33 SILENT SOVEREIGN M 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 9 55kg 88
10 0x43280x59 MAGNA BELLA M 6 Andrew Clarken 10 55kg 87
11 514×201211 COMICA M 4 Michael Kent 11 55kg 84
12 37125×8562 WITCHFULTHINKING M 5 Andrew Noblet 12 55kg 75
13 216359×505 BRAZEN SONG M 5 Shane Nichols 13 55kg 72
14 071967×964 HEARTY LASS M 5 John Hyam 14 55kg 72
15 x7186416x4 MAID OF IRON M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 15 55kg 69
16 x8212142x6 WILD IMAGINATION (NZ) M 4 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 16 55kg 68
17 1x354x1 LOVE TAKES TIME (IRE) M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 17 55kg 66
18 15946×2222 GRANDMA GAIL M 6 Cody Reardon 18 55kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Queen Of The South Stakes Form Guide

The Queen Of The South Stakes form guide features must know info like the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of the fillies and mare sin the field.

Interestingly the Queen Of The South Stakes form has stacked up in bigger and better interstate races in recent seasons. In 2014 Floria ran second to Tango’s Daughter in the Queen Of The South Stakes before running in three Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival features. She ran sixth in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m), third in the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) and won the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m).

More recently the 2017 Queen Of The South Stakes winner Amelie’s Star went on to run a close fourth in the Doomben Cup results next race.

2022 Queen Of The South Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queen Of The South Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Queen Of The South Stakes Tips

Good Queen Of The South Stakes tips include backing locally-trained mares with previous winning form over 1600m that have a successful strike-rate at Morphettville Racecourse.

Runners coming off a top three run last time out and mares that featured in the money in the previous year’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes results are also worth tipping.

2022 Queen Of The South Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Queen Of The South Stakes 2022 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the fillies and mares to back and sack in the Group 2 this season.

  • To Win: #3 Starelle ($12 at time of publish) 

Going for a nice bit of value in this year’s Queen Of The South with Starelle on top at double-figures. Danny O’Brien’s More Than Ready four-year-old is a perennial place-getter having third in four of her past five runs. She’s only had the one win in her 18-start career to date, but that was in good company defeating a quality field second up in Flemington’s Group 2 Kewney Stakes over a mile last March. She’s second-up over the mile again on Saturday with Craig Williams aboard with improvement and a touch of forgotten class. Can surprise a few of these.

Queen Of The South Stakes Results

Queen Of The South Stakes results have been dominated by mares from local stables coming off a top three Adelaide run in recent years. Notable Queen Of The South Stakes winners include Atlantis Dream (2015), Star Of Giselle (2013) and Returntosender (2010).

Queen Of The South Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Silent Sovereign Foxy Frida Comica 1:38.1
2021 Fabric Shop Til I Drop Maximak 1:36.6
2020 Shrouded In Mist Seabrook Fidelia 1:38.5
2019 Music Bay Snogging Clearly 1:36.5
2018 French Emotion Tahanee Shenandoah 1:36.4
2017 Amelie’s Star Have Another Glass Miles Of Krishan 1:36.1
2016 Into The Mist Atlantis Dream Rocket Commander 1:36.3
2015 Atlantis Dream Let’s Make Adeal Marianne 1:36.7
2014 Tango’s Daughter Floria Vivi Veloce 1:39.0
2013 Star Of Giselle Danish Spy Lake Sententia 1:39.5
2012 So Pristine Little House Blue Ribbon 1:39.1
2011 Goon Serpent Lady Lynette Ocean Challenger 1:36.4
2010 Returntosender Marchelle Belle Amberino 1:36.8
2009 Bird Of Fire Amberino Autumn Jeuney 1:37.3
2008 Trick Of Light Bellini Rose Cuban Girl 1:36.0
2007 Cinque Cento Isanami Subsequential 1:35.7
2006 Open Cut Holy Bounty Lotto Rock 1:36.8
2005 Hidden Strings Llanga Fairessa 1:35.1
2004 Jameela Infinite Grace Ruling Eyes 1:35.8
2003 Sylvaner Devonshire Tickle My 1:38.3
2002 Sylvaner Tyrolean Its Platonic 1:37.7
2001 Lady Marion Calm Smytzer Bumbelina 1:36.5
2000 La Zoffany Porto Roca Lady Marion 1:38.3