Arrowfield Sprint 2021

Saturday April 10, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: In-form Chris Waller trained three-year-olds have a gun record in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint

Formerly known as the Royal Sovereign Stakes, the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint is a lucrative Group 2 feature race for three-year-old sprinters held at Royal Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

It is a key support act on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day meeting on the second Saturday in April, which is also Day 2 of ‘The Championships’. Four Group 1 races headline the card with the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), the Sydney Cup (3200m), the Australian Oaks (2400m) and the Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m). The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint meanwhile is contested over 1200m, offers a juicy $1 million in total prize money and is run at set weights.

The 2020 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint race was worth a reduced $500,000 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australian racing before being boosted back to a million in stakes for 2021. 

Since the earlier increase in prize money the race has attracted the best three-year-old sprinters getting around during the carnival and many Group 1 winners have won the event including Japonisme (2016) who took out the previous year’s Coolmore Stud Stakes in Melbourne and the 2017 Blue Diamond Stakes winning filly Catchy (2018).

The next edition of the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint runs on Saturday April 10, 2021. 

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 10, 2021
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000 
  • First Run: 1979

2021 Arrowfield Sprint Results

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday April 10, 2021 and updated right here so stay tuned.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Arrowfield Sprint Odds

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint betting odds are dominated by in-form three-year-old sprinters with proven ability over 1200m in Sydney and Melbourne.

Those youngsters that ran well in the previous November’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) over the distance in Melbourne often feature high up the Arrowfield markets.

Most recently in 2018 the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winner Catchy improved on her unplaced Coolmore Stud Stakes (18th) run from the spring prior. The 2017 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winner Derryn improved on a seventh in the Coolmore Stud Stakes the year before. In 2015-16 Japonisme completed the double while stablemate Counterattack ran third in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (2015) before his second in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (2016).

The previous season another Chris Waller-trained three-year-old, Delectation, ran second in the 2014 Coolmore Stud Stakes before winning the 2015 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint. Group 1 performers then sit high up the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint odds as do those with winning form over the track / distance and those that come off tougher runs in Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Betting

The updated Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2021 odds will be available below as soon as markets on the lucrative autumn Group 2 race are open.

arrowfield sprint 2021 ODDS

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Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint field attracts the autumn’s best short-distance performing three-year-olds. Many contested the biggest sprint races of the previous spring including Flemington’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for the same age group held down the famous straight the November before.

The Coolmore Stud Stakes – Arrowfield 3YO Sprint double was achieved by Japonisme in 2015-2016 who came off a string of Melbourne Group 1 runs in the autumn as well.

If not top-level company, three-year-olds in the Arrowfield Sprint field may come off a lead-up run in races like the Listed Darby Munro Stakes (1200m) the previous month – that double last completed by Sidestep (2014) and Derryn (2017).

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint nominations are released two months out from the race in February when Group 1 feature nominations for ‘The Championships’ races are taken by Racing NSW. The final field and barriers are released the week of the race, which is also when all-in Arrowfield 3YO Sprint betting closes and the Fixed Win odds are out.

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Japonisme won the Coolmore Stud Stakes in the spring before coming back to take out the 2016 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint the next autumn. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2021 field and barrier draw are set for release on Tuesday April 6, 2021 and will be available in full below.

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Nominations

The 2021 Arrowfield Sprint nominations closed on Tuesday, February 9, and drew a bumper 112 three-year-olds led in betting by Chris Waller’s Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly September Run and the Golden Rose/Caulfield Guineas double champ Ole Kirk

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1   ADORABLE MISS F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
2 11x220x5x AIDENSFIELD F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
3 58x647x61x AIM G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
4   AMBER ONE G 3 Anthony Cummings  
5 3x226x822x AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
6 12x ANDERMATT C 3 James Cummings 65
7 x211x1130x ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
8   ARGYLL GARDENS F 3 Jason Coyle  
9   ATLANTIC SEAS F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
10 3221x AUDACIOUS HEART F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
11 114215x23x AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
12 31x1622x2x AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
13 4x10324x5x BELLA NIPOTINA F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 82
14 138x BRAVADO G 3 John O’Shea 62
15 x714x4196x BRITAIN G 3 Gregory Hickman 63
16   BULLS BLOOD C 3 Gregory Hickman  
17 219x4x CADENABBIA C 3 Annabel Neasham 64
18 10x1626x CHIANTI F 3 Kris Lees  
19 113x COMMANDING MISSILE G 3 Annabel Neasham 64
20 123x CONCEITED C 3 James Cummings 77
21 2x1413x CORNFLOWER BLUE (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards  
22 221x1531x COUNT DE RUPEE G 3 Robert & Luke Price 70
23 74x1114x4x DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 96
24 7x DAUNTING MAGIC G 3 Archie Alexander  
25 44x132247x DESTINATION C 3 James Cummings 74
26 11x5134x DOUBTLAND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
27   DUBAI DREAMING F 3 David Vandyke  
28 54x1x EIGHT DIAMONDS F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 65
29 61x1x EQUATION C 3 Annabel Neasham 70
30 1x2298x46x EVERY ROSE F 3 Mark Newnham 79
31 110111x50x FARNAN C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
32 3x1331319x FORBIDDEN LOVE F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman  
33   GODDESS F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
34 x1120x492x HANSEATIC C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
35 2x1011x6x HINDAAM (NZ) F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
36 1919x6130x HOLYFIELD C 3 Annabel Neasham 85
37 215x2227x HUNGRY HEART F 3 Chris Waller 94
38 1120x211Lx ISOTOPE F 3 Tony Gollan  
39 1x JENGA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 66
40 x33111520x JOVIALITY F 3 Chris Waller 79
41 1x3112x11x LA MEXICANA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
42 23210x507x LARIMER STREET G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
43 116x440x LETZBEGLAM F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
44 1058x LOCA C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 59
45 112114x LORD OLYMPUS G 3 Mark Newnham 74
46 133x36607x MAMARAGAN C 3 John Thompson  
47 112x32x MARBOOSHA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 78
48 241918x MELBA STORM F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
49 22x1358x MIDLAND G 3 Kris Lees  
50 2x MILITARY PARADE G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
51 110x339x MINHAAJ F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
52 314x MR RAIKKONEN C 3 Lloyd Kennewell  
53 25208x125x MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 82
54 11x NAJMAH F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 69
55 11x1416x1x NEED I SAY MORE G 3 Jamie Richards  
56 467x171x NEVER NEVER RIVER G 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 68
57 11x11715x NEVER TALK F 3 Kris Lees 78
58 51x1353x3x NICCI’S FLING F 3 Gary Portelli 65
59 4x1140x NIGHT RAID F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
60 51x NOBLE PRIVILEGE G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 60
61 3x1132x4x NORTH PACIFIC C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
62 19x17x OCEAN EMPEROR G 3 Bjorn Baker 69
63 5x2x OH SAY F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
64 43x2211x3x OLE KIRK C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
65 x112723x5x ON THE LEAD C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 77
66 x62442x20x OSAMU C 3 Annabel Neasham  
67 1x OXLEY ROAD C 3 Peter G Moody  
68 11x PASSIONATE LASS F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
69 21x PATINO RUBY F 3 Brett Cavanough  
70 3477x60x4x PHILIZZY F 3 Anthony Cummings 73
71 1x3x PINKHAM F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
72 12x11x PINNACLE PRINCE C 3 Brett Cavanough  
73 2310x1x POLAND C 3 Michael Moroney  
74 6162x48x3x PRAGUE C 3 Annabel Neasham 90
75 1x71222x2x PRIME STAR G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman  
76 51x1111x PRIVATE EYE G 3 Joseph Pride 82
77 23x25318x RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens  
78 1x RECIPROCATION G 3 Archie Alexander  
79 5241x RESILIENT STAR G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 60
80 9x6303223x RETURN WITH HONOUR G 3 Annabel Neasham 67
81 6x159x RHODE SCHOLAR G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
82 3x183x111x ROCKETING BY C 3 David Pfieffer  
83 1x RUSTIC STEEL C 3 Kris Lees 64
84 32x156x SAMMY C 3 Kris Lees 60
85 126x SCREAM DREAM F 3 Lloyd Kennewell  
86 2x SEGUSO C 3 Grahame Begg  
87 4x11x5111x SEPTEMBER RUN F 3 Chris Waller  
88 311x SHE CAN SING F 3 Michael Costa 62
89 4116x SHELBY COBRA G 3 Michael Moroney  
90   SILENT THUNDER C 3 Anthony Cummings  
91 3x SIRENS C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
92 635x9x1x SNAPPER (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney  
93   STARDARMESTA G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
94 21x STREET POWER G 3 Brett Cavanough 59
95 15x5750x8x SUNBORN F 3 Edward Cummings  
96 18x7556x4x SUPREME IDEA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
97 10x2112x SWATS THAT F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens  
98 13x222242x SWEET REPLY F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 76
99 124x360x3x TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
100 11x21x47x THE BOPPER G 3 Kris Lees 78
101 13x2212x THE FACE G 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou  
102 x285168x3x THERMOSPHERE F 3 James Cummings 86
103 27x1x22x6x TOMMY GOLD (NZ) C 3 John O’Shea 73
104 32x11112x TRIPLE ACE C 3 Kris Lees 75
105 3x42x TRUE FAITH F 3 Kris Lees  
106 1622x4330x VANGELIC F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 87
107 11x VOWMASTER G 3 Chris Waller  
108 1x238x113x WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 98
109 14x115x08x WISDOM OF WATER C 3 Annabel Neasham  
110 21x111x1x WRITTEN BEAUTY F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 94
111 1559x YARDSTICK G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 66
112 3x1877x YOSEMITE (NZ) F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock  

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint First Acceptances

The official Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2021 First Acceptances will be posted below once taken a month out from the race, four weeks after the nominations close in early February.

The 2021 Arrowfield Sprint first acceptances close at midday on Tuesday the 9th of March, 2021. 

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Tips

Good Arrowfield 3YO Sprint betting tips include looking at Chris Waller-trained three-year-olds coming out of Group 1 races during the autumn in Melbourne.

Horses proven at Randwick and with a good 1200m strike-rate also make nice Arrowfield Sprint tips, as do the best performers out of the Listed Darby Munro Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens the month before.

Favourites also have a solid strike-rate so taking the top fancy in Arrowfield Sprint betting can prove lucrative.

2021 Arrowfield Sprint Tips

The week of the race the Ladbrokes’ team of tipsters will detail our insider Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2021 betting tips so stay tuned for the three-year-olds to back and sack in the Randwick sprint showdown this autumn.

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Form Guide

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint form guide features crucial information for punters like the saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the horses in the field.

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has a strong recent record in the race so looking for in-form three-year-olds from his stable in the Arrowfield Sprint form guide is a good tip, as is looking out for youngsters coming off a top three finish in the Darby Munro Stakes the month before over the same distance.

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2021 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint results have been dominated by single-figure fancies and the favourites in recent years with no roughie shot having scored an upset in over 15 years.

Plenty of turf stars have taken out the race and some of the most notable Arrowfield 3YO Sprint and Royal Sovereign Stakes winners include Lonhro (2002), Exceed And Excel (2004), Dance Hero (2005), Shoot Out (2010), Reble Dane (2013), Japonisme (2016) and the filly Catchy (2018).

Arrowfield Sprint Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Splintex Flit Anaheed 1:12.3
2019 Classique Legend Jonker Avantage 1:09.1
2018 Catchy Showtime I Am Excited 1:10.2
2017 Derryn Global Glamour Impending 1:12.6
2016 Japonisme Counterattack Takedown 1:10.3
2015 Delectation Bring Me The Maid Rekindled Power 1:11.7
2014 Sidestep Bounding In Cahoots 1:10.2
2013 Rebel Dane Urquidez Taxmeifyoucan 1:10.7
2012 Hot Snitzel Manawanui Moment Of Change 1:08.9
2011 Master Harry Audacious Spirit Skilled 1:10.2
2010 Shoot Out More Than Great Viking Legend 1:10.7
2009 Youthful Jack Over the Wicket Desuetude 1:11.3
2008 El Cambio Kingda Ka Solo Flyer 1:10.3
2007 Mutawaajid Sniper’s Bullet Mearas 1:09.5
2006 Flying Pegasus Racing To Win De Beers 1:10.0
2005 Dance Hero Eremein Star Cat 1:10.0
2004 Exceed and Excel Ambulance Impaler 1:08.2
2003 Athelnoth Planchet Charlie Bub 1:10.1
2002 Lonhro Viking Ruler Shags 1:11.0
2001 Assertive Lad Continum Century Kid 1:09.9
2000 Hire Easy Rocking Condotti 1:09.9