Aspiration Quality 2022

Saturday March 5, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Aspiration Quality serves as a potential autumn lead-up into the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (Coolmore Legacy Stakes)

The Aspiration Quality is a Group 3 mile race run and won over the 1600m at Royal Randwick on Randwick Guineas Day in late February or early March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The event offers $160,000 in prize money and is a key support act on the card headlined by the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m).

A quality handicap race, the Aspiration Quality is open to fillies and mares aged three and above and has held Group 3 status since 2014.

It is one of the younger races on the autumn program first run in 2006 and the better female gallopers out of the event may be eyeing a run in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) – run in recent years as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes – in April’s ‘The Championships’.

Diamond Drille (2014) is the last mare to complete the Aspiration Quality – Queen Of The Turf Stakes double.

The latest edition of the Aspiration Quality ran on Saturday March 5, 2022 as part of the Randwick Guineas Day card and was won by the John Thompson-trained Le Lude ($4.20).

Aspiration Quality Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 5, 2022
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap – Fillies & Mares – 3YOs & Upwards
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $160,000
  • First Run: 2006

2022 Aspiration Quality Results

The full Aspiration Quality 2022 results & finishing order revealing the winner of the Randwick Guineas Day event will be available below after the race takes place on Saturday March 5, 2022.

  • 1st: #8 Le Lude ($4.20)
  • 2nd: #1 Polly Grey
  • 3rd: #4 Divine Diosa

Aspiration Quality Betting

Aspiration Quality odds favour in-form fillies and mares with previous winning form at the Randwick mile and those coming off a good lead-up run in similar grade in Sydney. 

Mares drawn in barriers 1 – 8 head the Aspiration Quality betting markets as no winner has jumped from wider than gate eight in the race’s history. 

There have been plenty of upsets in recent years including the 2021 success of Missybeel at Aspiration Quality odds of $61! 

2022 Aspiration Quality Odds

The updated Aspiration Quality 2022 betting odds will be made available below once markets open following final acceptances. 

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

Aspiration Quality Field

The Aspiration Quality attracts a strong line-up of fillies and mares, many of which are eyeing bigger targets over the coming weeks in Sydney. 

Nice lead-up races into the Aspiration Quality field include the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Chipping Norton Stakes Day and the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) in mid-March at Rosehill. Le Lude (3rd in 2022) was the last Mille Fox Stakes graduate to back-up and win the Aspiration Quality. 

Aspiration Quality Winners (Nettoyer) | Photo: Steve Hart | Ladbrokes

Dual Aspiration Quality winner Nettoyer. Photo: Steve Hart.

Following a run in the Aspiration Quality field mares may head to the Group 3 Epona Stakes (1900m) a fortnight later at Rosehill Gardens. Fibrillation (2012) was the last to complete the Aspiration Quality – Epona Stakes double in the same year, while Missybeel won the 2020 Epona Stakes and the following year’s Aspiration. 

In 2021, She’s Ideel ran placings in the Millie Fox (3rd), Aspiration (2nd) and Epona (3rd) before her Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) second and subsequent fourth over the two miles in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) that autumn. 

Aspiration Quality nominations close on the Monday before the race followed by the final field of acceptances and barrier draw on the Wednesday.

2022 Aspiration Quality Field

The official Aspiration Quality 2022 Field of fillies and mares will be published below the Wednesday leading-up to Randwick Guineas Day. 

  • Scratched: #2 Bring The Ransom (3); #9 Welsh Legend (6) 

2022 Aspiration Quality Nominations

The early Aspiration Quality 2022 Nominations close the Monday ahead of the event and will be provided below once announced by Racing NSW.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 31195x013x POLLY GREY (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 1 61kg 61kg   107
2 8120×73145 BRING THE RANSOM M 5 Bjorn Baker 2 54kg 54kg   92
3 6217×16171 ARCTIC THUNDER M 4 Gary Portelli 3= 54kg 53kg   86
4 4x127768x1 LE GAI SOLEIL (NZ) M 5 John O’Shea 3= 54kg 53kg   86
5 4x055829x3 LE LUDE M 6 John Thompson 3= 54kg 53kg   86
6 94559x524x WELSH LEGEND M 6 Chris Waller 6 54kg 53kg   77
7 x82x42x039 MODERN MILLIE (GB) M 6 Chris Waller 7 54kg 53kg   74
8 59x87x6140 MISS REDOBLE M 7 Tracey Bartley 8 54kg 53kg   72
9 754126×203 DIVINE DIOSA M 4 Simon Zahra 9 54kg 53kg   71
10 9x9049x113 FILL OF FUN M 5 Anthony Cummings 10 54kg 53kg   68
11 4x4969x1 STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 11 54kg 53kg   66
12 2610341110 ROOM NUMBER (NZ) M 5 Barbara Joseph, Paul & Matt Jones 12 54kg 53kg   71
13 31×8445561 ALWAYS ON SHOW (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees 13 54kg 53kg   68
14 356×331239 GIRLS ARE READY M 5 Joe Cleary 14 54kg 53kg   62

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Aspiration Quality Tips

Aspiration Quality tips include backing any proven Group 2 mares down in grade, looking for those with previous winning form over the mile and getting behind graduates of the Millie Fox Stakes. 

Another good Aspiration Quality betting tips is to back mares that have contested the race in the past with many returning to run in the money more than once, and backing the runners drawn in single-digits. 

2022 Aspiration Quality Tips

Our insider Aspiration Quality betting tips for 2022 will be available below leading-up to the Group 3 mile showdown so stay tuned for the fillies and mares to back and sack this season.

  • To Win: #1 Polly Grey ($4.60 at time of publish) 

Wide open edition and this Chris Waller-trained seven-year-old has the class to cart that hefty 61kg top-weight and win. She’s a dual place-getter at the track, but has really solid form at the distance (10:3-3-1). Had 59kg when running a close third in the Group 3 Summer Cup last time out on Boxing Day here and if the track’s wet, she’s the proven mudlark in the mix. 

Aspiration Quality Form Guide

The Aspiration Quality form guide lists all of the essential information needed before placing a bet including lead-up runs, jockeys, trainers and barriers.

The Aspiration Quality form has gone on to stack-up in tougher races many times over the years including when dual winner Nettoyer went on to win the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) after her second success in 2020. 

Nettoyer has a long history of runs in the Aspiration Quality having contested four editions running 3rd in 2018, 1st in 2019, 1st in 2020 and 8th in 2021. She further franked the form of the race off her unplaced 2021 run when winning the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes three runs later in an upset. 

2022 Aspiration Quality Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Aspiration Quality 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Aspiration Quality Results

Notable mares to dominate the Aspiration Quality results include: Sacred Choice (2010), Fibrillation (2012), Fibrillation (2016) and dual champ Nettoyer (2019-20). 

Aspiration Quality Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022 Aspiration Quality 1st Le Lude 1 minute 39.01 seconds
2nd Polly Grey
3rd Divine Diosa
2021 Aspiration Quality 1st Missybeel 1 minute 34.52 seconds
2nd She’s Ideel
3rd Rocha Clock
2020 Aspiration Quality 1st Nettoyer 1 minute 36.40 seconds
2nd Irithea
3rd Savacool
2019 Aspiration Quality 1st Nettoyer 1 minute 35.25 seconds
2nd Luvaluva
3rd Luskintyre Lass
2018 Aspiration Quality 1st Karavali 1 minute 35.29 seconds
2nd The Pinnacle
3rd Nettoyer
2017 Aspiration Quality 1st Elle Lou 1 minute 42.79 seconds
2nd Alegria
3rd Vandancer
2016 Aspiration Quality 1st Heaven’s Above 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd All Cerise
3rd Alegria
2015 Aspiration Quality 1st Adorabeel 1 minute 34.1 seconds
2nd Entertains
3rd Intimate Moment
2014 Aspiration Quality 1st Diamond Drille 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Danesiri
3rd Mahara
2013 Aspiration Quality 1st Thy 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Crafty Ima
3rd Aliyana Tilde
2012 Aspiration Quality 1st Fibrillation 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Cabernet
3rd Older Than Time
2011 Aspiration Quality 1st Warpath 1 minute 35.45 seconds
2nd Miss Keepsake
3rd Shadow Minister
2010 Aspiration Quality 1st Sacred Choice 1 minute 35.54 seconds
2nd Pagan Princess
3rd Jessicabeel
2009 Aspiration Quality 1st Illuminates 1 minute 35.85 seconds
2nd Imananabaa
3rd Beaucoup
2008 Aspiration Quality 1st Pravana 1 minute 36.81 seconds
2nd Fancyfree
3rd Grey Stream
2007 Aspiration Quality 1st Banc De Fortune 1 minute 36.63 seconds
2nd Gawne
3rd Viva Caro
2006 Aspiration Quality 1st Lord Of The Land 1 minute 35.97 seconds
2nd Evasion
3rd Daniel’s The Man