Expressway Stakes 2022

Saturday January 29, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Expressway Stakes – Apollo Stakes is a popular early autumn betting double

The Expressway Stakes is the first Group 2 race run in Sydney each autumn and takes place at Rosehill Gardens on a Saturday at the end of January or in early February. One of the early feature meetings of the Sydney Summer Racing Carnival, Expressway Stakes Day is host to three Group races with the Expressway Stakes supported by the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) and the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m).

Offering $200,000 in total prize money and open to sprinters aged three-years-old and over, the Expressway Stakes is a weight-for-age feature and makes a good lead-up to future Group races held during the Sydney and Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnivals including the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) a fortnight later at Randwick. Appearance (2014) was the last galloper to complete the Expressway Stakes – Apollo Stakes double.

The latest edition of the Expressway Stakes ran on Saturday January 29, 2022 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and was won first-up by the Bjorn Baker-trained Overpass ($9.50). 

Expressway Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday January 29, 2022
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1947

2022 Expressway Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Overpass
  • 2nd: #4 Forbidden Love
  • 3rd: #6 Anamoe

Overpass enjoyed an upset first-up win in the 2022 Expressway Stakes results, jockey Tim Clark riding the colt in a lovely all-the-way win up front to defeat fast-finishing mare Forbidden Love and returning Godolphin champion Anamoe.

The full Expressway Stakes 2022 results and finishing order of the Rosehill Group 2 sprint will be detailed below once the race takes place as a Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival lead-up.

Expressway Stakes Betting

Expressway Stakes betting opens at bookies around the country after the field of final acceptors and barriers are out the Wednesday of race week.

Horses that are resuming and run well fresh, proven Rosehill performers, sprinters with good form over the 1200m distance and runners coming off an earlier Black-Type Sydney win sit high up the Expressway Stakes odds.

Favourites have a good recent record in the race, and the last winner to salute at double figures in betting was Appearance ($16 in 2014).

The James Cummings-trained Alizee ($3 in 2019) won the race as the favourite before she jumped odds-on when defending her title in 2020, only managing to finish second behind the winner Standout ($7.50).

The fellow Cummings-trained mare Savatiano then became the latest Expressway Stakes favourite to get the job done at $2.10 in 2021.

2022 Expressway Stakes Odds

The Expressway Stakes 2022 odds will be published below as soon as markets on the Group 2 early autumn feature are released so stay tuned for the top early autumn racing odds online this season.

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

Expressway Stakes Field

The Expressway Stakes field features a line-up of smart sprinters either coming off a summer run in Sydney or kicking off their new season campaigns.

Expressway Stakes odds of $10 were on offer for the 2014 winner Apperance

Appearance (2014) backed-up from her Expressway Stakes win over the boys to also take out the Group 2 Apollo Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

The majority of the horses are locally Sydney-trained hopefuls looking to back-up in a race like the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick a fortnight later. In 2016 Solicit ran second in both races before a win in the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) in late February and a third in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill in March.

The previous year the Expressway Stakes winner Weary (2015) ran third in the Apollo Stakes next start. The last horse to complete the Expressway Stakes – Apollo Stakes double was Appearance (2014) who also won that year’s Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) third-up in March. Rain Affair also won the Expressway and Apollo Stakes in 2012.

Savatiano (2021) was the last horse to do the Expressway Stakes – Canterbury Stakes double in the same year.

Expressway Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.

2022 Expressway Stakes Field

The official Expressway Stakes 2022 field of final acceptors and barriers will be published right here once released so stay tuned.

The 2022 Expressway Stakes final field is dominated by Godolphin’s returning star Anamoe, winner of the spring’s Caulfield Guineas and last seen running second in the Cox Plate in October.

  • Scratched: #3 Wisdom Of Water (8)

2022 Expressway Stakes Nominations

The early Expressway Stakes 2022 Nominations are taken on the Monday of race week with the full list of pre-field entries to be made available below once announced.

Godolphin’s Caulfield Guineas winning colt Anamoe is already odds-on in futures markets on the Expressway Stakes 2022 nominations to win first-up after his devastatingly close Ladbrokes Cox Plate second in the spring.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3121x1212x ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings 1 55kg 114
2 x81910x20x WILD PLANET G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2 58.5kg 106
3 107x47830x FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 3 56.5kg 104
4 x00x62230x STANDOUT H 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 4= 58.5kg 103
5 x312286x23 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4= 56.5kg 103
6 5x11339x21 SNAPDANCER M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 56.5kg 98
7 49x32331x5 SUPERIUM G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 7 58.5kg 92
8 05206×8312 HOLYFIELD G 4 Annabel Neasham 8= 58.5kg 91
9 53×5693511 WISDOM OF WATER H 4 Annabel Neasham 8= 58.5kg 91
10 7513x1258x TIGER OF MALAY C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 10 55kg 90
11 1333x138x2 BELLUCI BABE (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker 11 56.5kg 89
12 11140x846x OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker 12 55kg 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Expressway Stakes Tips

Good Expressway Stakes tips include looking for in-form Sydney sprinters that have previous Group form, ran well last time out, are drawn well in the Rosehill race and have winning form over the distance.

Another top Expressway Stakes betting tip is to take the winner to finish in the money next start in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m).

2022 Expressway Stakes Tips

Our insider Expressway Stakes tips 2022 will be published below once the field is confirmed and betting markets released on the Group 2 sprint.

  • To Win: #6 Anamoe ($1.70 at time of publish) 

There is no value in Saturday’s Expressway favourite Anamoe who is odds-on for a reason and impossible to bet against. Caulfield Guineas hero in the spring before that tense second in a photo-finish Ladbrokes Cox Plate result. James McDonald, barrier three and just six rivals here fresh. Won the Group 2 Run To The Rose first-up in Sydney last prep so has form upon resuming, and is a dual runner-up at the Rosehill track. Back don’t sack.

Expressway Stakes Form Guide

The Expressway Stakes form guide details essential facts and stats like the lead-up runs of the horses in the field, their jockeys / trainers and records at the track / distance.

In recent seasons the Expressway Stakes form has held-up in future autumn Group races including in 2016 when the third placed Big Money won the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) next start at Randwick. In 2015 Driefontein ran second in both the this race and Southern Cross Stakes and Territory ran third in both races.

More recently, the 2019 Expressway Stakes winner Alizee won the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) in Melbourne next start. The year before in 2018 the Expressway Stakes champ Trapeze Artist finished third in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) two runs later before completing the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) – Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) double.

2022 Expressway Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Expressway Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided below following final acceptances.

Expressway Stakes Results

The Expressway Stakes results have been dominated by first-up summer – autumn hopefuls from Sydney stables jumping under $10 in the markets.

Notable recent winners of the race include Alizee (2019), Trapeze Artist (2018), Appearance (2014), Happy Galaxy (2013), Rain Affair (2012), Rangirangdoo (2010) and dual champion Court’s In Session (2005-06).

Expressway Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Overpass Forbidden Love Anamoe 1:08.96
2021 Savatiano Kolding Emeralds 1:11.22
2020 Standout Alizee White Moss 1:09.56
2019 Alizee Le Romain Dothraki 1:11.32
2018 Trapeze Artist Showtime Addictive Nature 1:10.41
2017 Music Magnate Kuro Ball Of Muscle 1:09.48
2016 Our Boy Malachi Solicit Big Money 1:11.6
2015 Weary Driefontein Territory 1:10.6
2014 Appearance River Lad Sizzling 1:09.0
2013 Happy Galaxy Skytrain Centennial Park 1:22.8
2012 Rain Affair Centennial Park Shoot Out 1:10.7
2011 Centennial Park Love Conquers All Hot Danish 1:10.2
2010 Rangirangdoo Dao Dao McClintock 1:12.6
2009 Burdekin Blues Gold Trail Hurried Choice 1:09.7
2008 Paratroopers He’s Canny Sniper’s Bullet 1:09.6
2007 Mentality Fashions Afield More Than Lucky 1:10.0
2006 Court’s In Session Shania Dane Primus 1:09.1
2005 Court’s In Session Our Egyptian Raine Grand Armee 1:09.5
2004 Sportsman Thorn Park Excellerator 1:08.4
2003 Lonhro Belle Du Jour Carael Boy 1:10.7
2002 Ateates Viscount Caissa 1:11.2
2001 Tie The Knot Referral Landsighting 1:10.0
2000 Mr Innocent Adam Commands 1:09.3