Arrowfield Sprint 2022

Saturday April 9, 2022

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.

*In 2021 the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint ran on the third Saturday of April with all race meetings of the autumn in Sydney from Slipper Day onwards postponed a week due to the weather.

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 latest edition of the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint ran on Saturday April 9, 2022 as part of ‘The Championships’ Day 2 and was won by the up-and-coming Mazu ($2.70) for Peter & Paul Snowden. 

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 9, 2022
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 1979

2022 Arrowfield Sprint Results

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday April 9, 2022 and updated right here so stay tuned.

  • 1st: #6 Mazu ($2.70)
  • 2nd: #1 In The Congo
  • 3rd: #2 Paulele

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Mazu ($2.70) put his hand up for a potential look-in for the spring’s $15 million The Everest with an impressive victory extending his lead on the line when running past the front-running favourite In The Congo in the 2022 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint results.

Arrowfield Sprint Betting

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.

Recently the 2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winner Wild Ruler had run third in the previous spring’s Coolmore Stud Stakes, while 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.

2022 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Odds

The updated Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2022 odds will be available below as soon as markets on the lucrative autumn Group 2 race are open.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

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), Derryn (2017) and Mazu (2022).

The fillies lining-up in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint field may be on the quick back-up off a run in the previous Saturday’s Group 3 PJ Bell Stakes (1200m) held at the same track / distance on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’.

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.

Arrowfield 3yo Sprint betting open at

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.

2022 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2022 field and barrier draw are set for release on Tuesday April 5, 2022 and will be available in full below.

The ultra-consistent Mazu, Godolphin’s TJ Smith Stakes third place-getter from last Saturday Paulele and Golden Rose hero from the spring In The Congo headline the 2022 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint field and betting markets on Day 2 of The Championships.

2022 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Scratchings: 

  • #3 Marine One (7)
  • #4 General Beau (8)
  • #5 Generation (5)
  • #7 Shaquero (10)
  • #8 Ranch Hand (1)
  • #9 Bacchanalia (11)
  • #10 Maotai (4)

2022 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Nominations

The 2022 Arrowfield Sprint nominations closed on Tuesday, February 8, and drew a bumper 113 three-year-olds including Caulfield Guineas champion Anamoe and Thousand Guineas winning filly Yearning.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 14x31562x A VERY FINE RED F 3 Mark Newnham
2 13x2x ABLE WILLIE G 3 Chris Waller 72
3 ALPINE BRONZE F 3 Jason Coyle
4 21x1212x3x ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings 114
5 112x3x ANG POW G 3 William Freedman
6 11015x7x ARCADED F 3 James Cummings 83
7 1x8x ARGENTIA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
8 116x22433x ARTORIUS C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
9 01332x370x ASHEMA F 3 Annabel Neasham
10 531x19112x AUTHENTIC JEWEL F 3 Brad Widdup 79
11 15x3x4111x BACCHANALIA G 3 James Cummings 83
12 0x37x BAHAMA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
13 84x1x BEAUKATI F 3 Clinton McDonald
14 3x12150x BEND THE KNEE C 3 John O’Shea
15 30x1132x BRUCKNER C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
16 13x1113x2x CAPITAL REIGN G 3 Gary Portelli 76
17 1x36728x6x CAPTIVANT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 106
18 22216x1x CARDIGAN QUEEN F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
19 5x3x CHELOON F 3 Archie Alexander
20 12x130x CRYSTAL BOUND F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
21 342×3 DALCHINI F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis
22 19x2x DANCELITTLESISTER (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
23 x48412112x DANNY’S ST DARCI F 3 Archie Alexander
24 643361231x DECENT RAINE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
25 0356×30 DIAMOND BLUSH F 3 Anthony Cummings
26 x36x25132x DIRECT C 3 Lloyd Kennewell
27 1x DRAFT DAY (NZ) G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
28 312x121x DRAGONSTONE G 3 Mark Newnham 81
29 4x246x12x DUCHY OF SAVOY F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
30 2621629x DUFRESNE G 3 Anthony Cummings 70
31 21x ELITE ICON G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
32 1x16x31x4x ENTHAAR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
33 11x ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 80
34 361110x EXTREME FLIGHT C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
35 2x25x110x EXTREME WARRIOR C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
36 1337x41x FLYING CRAZY G 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 69
37 12x5201x FLYING EVELYN F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
38 2x8x404x FORBES C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
39 1144x3516x FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 3 John Sargent 92
40 115x25125x GENERAL BEAU C 3 Mathew Ellerton
41 11x331x1x GENERATION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
42 2x1x14x GIMMIE PAR F 3 Peter G Moody
43 2415x GROWL C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
44 21x23204x HERESY F 3 James Cummings 80
45 225x14353x HE’S XCEPTIONAL G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
46 2x53011x5x HILAL C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 94
47 2138x191x HOME AFFAIRS C 3 Chris Waller
48 4x214110x I AM LETHAL C 3 John O’Shea
49 I AM YOURS G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
50 11x1314x2x IMPERATRIZ F 3 Jamie Richards
51 1221210x IN THE CONGO C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
52 253x12938x INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings
53 67x7734N1x ITALIAN INFORMANT G 3 Edward Cummings 57
54 621x418x9x JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price 92
55 72x3x KAHAWATY F 3 Anthony Cummings
56 442x110x6x KALLOS C 3 James Cummings 92
57 161243x31x KING OF SPARTA G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 92
58 6x433x KING SHALAA G 3 Stuart Kendrick
59 21x172267x LARKSPUR RUN F 3 James Cummings 75
60 6x1x LAURELIN F 3 James Cummings 65
61 x139x5320x MALLORY F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 86
62 12446x1x MAOTAI C 3 Kacy Fogden 82
63 567x11012x MARINE ONE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
64 3x1x MARS MISSION C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 65
65 13x5661x MAZU G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 77
66 14x112x ME ME LAGARDE F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
67 1x137x MINSK MOMENT C 3 Chris Waller
68 618x219x MISTER LARRABEE G 3 Stuart Kendrick
69 157x MORNINGTON GLORY C 3 Matt Laurie
70 14x46129x MR MOZART C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
71 1311x MYNUMEROUNO G 3 Nick Ryan
72 6x11x869x O’PRESIDENT G 3 Chris Waller
73 140x846x1x OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker 103
74 1x12210x1x PAULELE C 3 James Cummings
75 PLAGIARIZED G 3 Chris Waller
76 1127x621x PROFITEER C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
77 79x17517x QUEEN OF DUBAI F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
78 00x1745x2x RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 88
79 4x RAPID RESPONSE F 3 Kris Lees
80 15x330x REMARQUE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 90
81 22x211243x SANDY PRINCE G 3 Ben & JD Hayes
82 11x SHADOW DEVIL C 3 Mark Newnham 67
83 211x SHALSTAR F 3 Paul Messara
84 1610x5796x SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller
85 3x132x880x SHE’S ALL CLASS F 3 Chris Waller 84
86 23x101126x SHIHONKA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 78
87 117x12x SILENT IMPACT G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
88 47x14x SIRIUS GIRL F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 59
89 1182x912x SKY COMMAND F 3 Gary Portelli 84
90 SKYHAWK C 3 Anthony Cummings
91 111x SMIRNOVA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 72
92 11x17x SNEAKY FIVE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
93 52157x123x SOCIALIST F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 76
94 3x113x SPELLCATCHER G 3 Kris Lees 64
95 44x STROMBOLI C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
96 111x750x1x SWORD OF STATE C 3 Jamie Richards
97 9x1x TEA MASTER G 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
98 6x7x TELUICI (NZ) F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
99 8x TEMPESTAS F 3 Paul & Martha Cave
100 13x1258x7x TIGER OF MALAY C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 90
101 5152x821x TONNEOFGRIT G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
102 211x VERNE C 3 Annabel Neasham 70
103 6710x26x VINDICATION G 3 Jean Dubois 60
104 1x17x WAY TO THE STARS C 3 Matthew Smith 64
105 345x04x1x WITH YOUR BLESSING (NZ) G 3 John Thompson 64
106 3x WONDERFUL TONIGHT F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
107 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
108 1212x ZAPATEO F 3 James Cummings
109 2x11x ZARASTRO C 3 Chris Waller 74
110 2117x44x ZETARITA F 3 Kris Lees 64
111 219x2x ZETHUS C 3 James Cummings
112 1128x ZOUZARELLA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 76
113 112x ZUMA CALIFORNIA G 3 Cameron Richardson

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint First Acceptances

The official Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2022 First Acceptances will be posted below once taken a month out from the race, four weeks after the nominations close in early February.

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.

2022 Arrowfield Sprint Tips

The week of the race the Ladbrokes’ team of tipsters will detail our insider Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2022 betting tips so stay tuned for the three-year-olds to back and sack in the Randwick sprint showdown this autumn.

  • To Win: #6 Mazu ($3.70 at time of publish) 

What an exciting edition of the Arrowfield we’re in for! So many genuine winning hopes coming via different form lines, but going to stick with the airborne Mazu for Team Snowden. The horse chases his fifth win on the trot and has strong Randwick and 1200m strike-rates. Carried 58.5kg to victory in a Listed race on a Heavy (9) at Rosehill last time out and is well-weighted for this tougher assignment. Up notably in grade but is on the right trajectory to defeat the proven Group runners here.

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.

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint form in 2021 stacked-up that spring with the winner Wild Ruler claiming the Group 1 Moir Stakes at The Valley.

2022 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2022 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), Rebel Dane (2013), Japonisme (2016), class filly Catchy (2018), Classique Legend (2019) and Wild Ruler (2021).

Arrowfield Sprint Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Mazu In The Congo Paulele 1:14.4
2021 Wild Ruler Isotope Prague 1:10.2
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