Crystal Mile 2022 Results: My Oberon Wins First-Up In Australia

October 22, 2022

Crystal Mile 2022 Results: My Oberon Wins First-Up In Australia

The class rose to the top in the Crystal Mile 2022 results with Annabel Neasham’s exciting import My Oberon winning first-up down under on way to the Group 1 $3 million Champions Stakes (2000m) in a fortnight.

2022 Crystal Mile Winner My Oberon | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Races.com.au

My Oberon was impressive winning the 2022 Crystal Mile first-up in Australia for Annabel Neasham. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Having his first run since a third in Ascot’s Group 2 Summer Mile (1603m) in the UK back in early July, the former William Haggas-trained gelding was brilliant fresh on the Aussie turf.

Given a peach of a ride by last year’s winning hoop and now three-time Crystal Mile winning jockey John Allen, the Dubawi six-year-old sat off the pace before hitting the lead to tackle the front-running Buffalo River at the of the straight.

The predicted pace was on as Buffalo River got out to a three-length lead throughout, but My Oberon came for him as they cornered and pulled away heading for home.

On the line the European expat, who had sat three wide with no cover throughout, had one and three-quarters of a length to spare over the Michael Moroney-trained Bankers Choice who was the best of the rest coming from the back.

Holding for third to round out the Crystal Mile 2022 trifecta on Cox Plate Day was the pacemaker, the fellow Moroney-trained Buffalo River.

Neasham was thrilled with the Australian debut of My Oberon, sixth at 40/1 in the lucrative Dubai Turf (1800m) back in March, who she had tipped to be a little underdone.

“That was super,” she told Racing.com.

“I just thought he might be a bit under done he hasn’t ran (sic) since July, so that was great to see.

“Johnny was three wide…probably in the best part of the track there.

“He hit the front and he did hold on well.”

It is now full steam ahead to Champions Stakes Day at Flemington on November 5 with My Oberon firming in futures markets on the 2022 Champions Stakes (formerly the Mackinnon Stakes).

“He’ll come on a lot from that and hopefully we’ll find a nice race in two weeks,” Neasham said.

All-in Champions Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au have the Crystal Mile winner at $8 to win with pre-field betting currently led by today’s Cox Plate favourite Anamoe ($2.40) and the Neasham-trained Zaaki ($4.20).

Click here for the latest 2022 Champions Stakes markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2022 Crystal Mile Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 MY OBERON (IRE) Annabel Neasham John Allen 6 59kg $5.50
2 8 BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 1.5L 4 59kg $6
3 4 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 2.75L 2 59kg $16
4 7 VISINARI (FR) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Melham 4L 3 59kg $5.50
5 1 CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) Danny O’Brien Jamie Mott 6L 1 59kg $7
6 6 GENTLEMAN ROY Ben & JD Hayes Jye McNeil 6.5L 5 59kg $4.80F
7 9 MILITARY EXPERT Annabel Neasham Ms Jamie Kah 7.25L 8 58.5kg $5
8 3 HOLBIEN Steve Richards Liam Riordan 12.25L 7 59kg $81
2 TUVALU Lindsey Smith Jarrod Fry 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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