Ladbrokes Tip: The Colin Stephen Quality serves as an early lead-up into The Metropolitan
The Colin Stephen Quality is a Group 3 handicap race for stayers aged three-year-old and above run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on a Saturday in late September during the annual Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
Contested at the same meeting as the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) and the $400,000 Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m), the race is contested over 2400m and offers $160,000 in total prize money. Graduates may go on to run in tougher Sydney and Melbourne races over the spring carnival and the Colin Stephen Quality winner is exempt from ballot for the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) held at Royal Randwick on Epsom Handicap Day.
Railings (2005) however was the last horse to complete the Colin Stephen Quality – The Metropolitan double, along with that spring’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) in Melbourne.
The Colin Stephen Quality was first run in 1870 as the Spring Stakes and has held Group 3 status since 1987.
Many excellent horses have won the race over the years including Carbine (1890), Wakeful (1902), Poseidon (1907), triple champion Poitrel (1918-20), Phar Lap (1930-31), Peter Pan (1935), Flight (1944) and Hydrogen (1953) and Gunsynd (1972).
The latest edition of the Colin Stephen Quality took place on Saturday September 25, 2021 and was won by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained equal favourite Entente ($4.60).
2021 Colin Stephen Quality Results
The full Colin Stephen Quality 2021 race results and finishing order will be provided below as soon as the race is run and won on Saturday September 25, 2021.
- 1st: #2 Entente
- 2nd: #4 Young Rascal
- 3rd: #3 Fun Fact
Entente ($4.60EF) handed co-trainer her sixth Colin Stephen Quality victory since 1999 securing the 2021 The Metropolitan ballot exemption with a strong win in the Group 3 event on Golden Rose Day.
Colin Stephen Quality Race Info
- Date: Saturday September 25, 2021
- Track: Rosehill Gardens
- Distance: 2400m
- Conditions: Quality Handicap
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $160,000
- First Run: 1870
Colin Stephen Quality Odds
Colin Stephen Quality betting favours local Sydney-trained stayers coming off good lead-up runs in the early spring distance races including the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) or the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) run at Randwick.
Any in-form horses prepared by Gai Waterhouse are also usually kept safe in Colin Stephen Quality betting as she has won the race six times since 1999 most recently with Stampede (2019) – who went on to run a next-up fourth in that year’s The Metropolitan results – and Entente (2021).
Waterhouse also prepared the two most recent Colin Stephen Quality favourites to salute for the punters with Julienas ($2.60 in 2013) and Entente ($4.60 in 2021).
2021 Colin Stephen Quality Betting
The season’s top Colin Stephen Quality 2021 odds and Group 3 betting links to our Golden Rose Day markets will be provided below as soon as open.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Colin Stephen Quality 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.
Colin Stephen Quality Field
The Colin Stephen Quality field attracts a quality line-up of mainly Sydney-trained stayers types with Group 1 ambitions over the spring carnival.
Some horses out of the Colin Stephen Quality field may choose to head to Brisbane for the Listed Queensland Cup (2400m), a race the 2020 Colin Stephen Quality third placegetter Grey Lion went on to win.
Colin Stephen Quality nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the field and barrier draw announced on the Wednesday.
2021 Colin Stephen Quality Field
The official Colin Stephen Quality 2021 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be published in full below the Wednesday leading-up to Golden Rose Stakes Day so stay tuned to see what gallopers line-up in the Group 3 feature.
The 2021 Colin Stephen Quality final field features a class line-up of stayers looking at a potential back-up in Saturday week’s Group 1 The Metropolitan led in betting by the Chris Waller-trained No Compromise.
2021 Colin Stephen Quality Nominations
The Colin Stephen Quality 2021 Nominations are announced by Racing NSW the Monday of race week and will be published below once announced.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||True Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||9x11400x90||DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB)||G||6||Chris Waller||1=||59kg||59kg||103|
|2||x23141x805||TAIKOMOCHI||G||8||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||1=||59kg||59kg||103|
|3||22×5415116||HARPO MARX (IRE)||G||6||Bjorn Baker||3||57kg||57kg||99|
|4||x241265x83||ENTENTE||G||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||4=||56.5kg||56.5kg||98|
|5||634100×667||FUN FACT||G||6||Bjorn Baker||4=||56.5kg||56.5kg||98|
|6||x780x9x599||YOUNG RASCAL (FR)||G||7||Richard & Michael Freedman||6||55.5kg||55.5kg||96|
|7||x333112163||NO COMPROMISE (NZ)||G||5||Chris Waller||7||54kg||53kg||91|
|8||4×39142428||CRIMINAL CODE||G||5||Chris Waller||8||54kg||53kg||90|
|9||5x014140x6||SKYMAX (GER)||G||6||Mark Newnham||9||54kg||53kg||89|
|10||2732110×07||ALAKAHAN (IRE)||G||6||Richard & Michael Freedman||10||54kg||53kg||86|
|11||24x2x22x58||PESTO (GB)||G||6||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||11||54kg||53kg||76|
|12||1143×956||DICK WHITTINGTON (FR)||G||5||Matthew Smith||12=||54kg||53kg||75|
|14||4135P2x483||MAYFAIR SPIRIT (IRE)||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||14||54kg||53kg||72|
|15||0x68205327||SOUND OF CANNONS (GB)||G||5||John O’Shea||15||54kg||53kg||68|
|16||56×9682443||MASTER SHUHOOD (IRE)||G||7||Richard Litt||16||54kg||53kg||74|
|17||05×4643811||UNAMERICAN||G||5||Richard & Michael Freedman||17||54kg||53kg||71|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Colin Stephen Quality Tips
Good Colin Stephen Quality betting tips include backing Sydney-trained stayers with previous winning form over the mile and a half distance and those at single-figures in the markets.
While Entente (2021) was the first favourite to win since Julienas (2013), backing horses under $10 in the markets is a top Colin Stephen Quality tip as no horse has won at double-figures since Get Up Jude ($12 in 2008).
2021 Colin Stephen Quality Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Colin Stephen Quality 2021 betting tips and exotic Rosehill selections on The Metropolitan ballot exemption-offering event will be detailed below the week of the race.
- To Win: #2 Entente ($5.50 at time of publish)
Backing the improving Waterhouse/Bott runner who presents fit third-up. The Dundeel gelding has previous winning form third-up and was good at big odds (30/1) when third to She’s Ideel last time out in the Kingston Town Stakes. Up to this grade, just needs to run out a strong mile and a half. Looks set to peak.
Colin Stephen Quality Form Guide
The Colin Stephen Quality form guide details to punters all the facts and stats from the jockeys, trainers and barriers, to the horse’s records over the track / distance and their lead-up runs.
The Colin Stephen Quality form has stacked-up in bigger staying features over the spring including the Victorian features with a number of Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup winners coming off the Sydney lead-up.
2021 Colin Stephen Quality Form Guide
A link to our detailed Colin Stephen Quality 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Colin Stephen Quality Results
The Colin Stephen Quality results have been dominated by single-figure runners over the past decade.
Some of the most noteworthy Colin Stephen Quality winners throughout history include: No Wine No Song (2010), Railings (2005), Gunsynd (1972), Roman Consul (1968), Redcraze (1956), Hydrogen (1953), Delta (1950/1951), Russia (1945), Flight (1944), Peter Pan (1935), Phar Lap (1930/1931), Windbag (1925), Gloaming (1924), Poitrel (1918/1919/1920), Poseidon (1907), Wakeful (1902) and Carbine (1890).
Colin Stephen Quality Winners
|2021||Entente||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||56.5 kgs||2:27.36|
|2020||Attorney||Matthew Smith||Jason Collett||54 kgs||2:29.90|
|2019||Stampede||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||59 kgs||2:29.87|
|2018||Miss Admiration||Mick Price||Jay Ford||53 kgs||2:29.55|
|2017||Auvray||Richard Freedman||Glyn Schofield||57 kgs||2:30.35|
|2016||Allergic||John O’Shea||James McDonald||58 kgs||2:30.88|
|2015||Amelie’s Star||Peter Moody||Joshua Parr||56.5 kgs||2:30.84|
|2014||Deane Martin||Bruce Wallace||Brenton Avdulla||55 kgs||2:29.51|
|2013||Julienas||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||59 kgs||2:30.56|
|2012||Kelinni||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||55.5 kgs||2:30.48|
|2011||Lamasery||David Vandyke||Brenton Avdulla||57 kgs||2:29.93|
|2010||No Wine No Song||Kevin Moses||Jim Cassidy||58 kgs||2:30.45|
|2009||Mr Clangtastic||Marc Conners||Craig Agnew||57 kgs||2:29.85|
|2008||Get Up Jude||Diane Poidevin Laine||Blake Shinn||53 kgs||2:31.15|
|2006||Exinite||Kris Lees||Larry Cassidy||52.5 kgs||2:28.80|
|2005||Railings||John Hawkes||Darren Beadman||55.5 kgs||2:32.55|
|2004||Don Raphael||Kerry Parker||Glen Boss||56.5 kgs||2:29.83|
|2003||Outlaws||John Hawkes||Darren Beadman||53.5 kgs||2:29.17|
|2002||Red Trinket||Gai Waterhouse||Chris Munce||54 kgs||2:30.52|
|2001||Dress Circle||Gai Waterhouse||Lenny Beasley||52 kgs||2:14.92|
|2000||Coco Cobanna||Gai Waterhouse||Chris Munce||55.5 kgs||2:31.41|