Arrowfield Sprint 2017

Saturday April 8, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: In-form Chris Waller trained three-year-olds have a gun record in the Arrowfield 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 $600,000 in total prize money and is run at set weights.

Since the 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.

The latest edition of the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint ran on Saturday April 8, 2017.

2017 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results

  • 1st: Derryn
  • 2nd: Global Glamour
  • 3rd: Impending

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 8, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $600,000
  • First Run: 1979

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. 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.

2017 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Betting

The updated Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2017 odds will be available below as soon as markets on the lucrative autumn Group 2 race are open.

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 (2016).

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.

2017 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2017 field and barrier draw is set for release on Tuesday April 4, 2017 and will be available below once announced.

The official 2017 Arrowfield Sprint Final Field attracted a dozen young sprinters including the rails-drawn Crafty Crop for Team Hawkes, multiple Group 1 winning filly Global Glamour looking to return to form and the New Zealand-trained Saracino.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 11568×4381 SARACINO (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 8 56.5kg 100
2 3x3314x643 IMPENDING John O’Shea James Doyle 7 56.5kg 98
3 2210x18x DEFCON Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 12 56.5kg 85
4 12037×4318 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 11 56.5kg 84
5 1×224 GLENALL Les Bridge Tim Clark 6 56.5kg 82
6 24×11113 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 4 56.5kg 80
7 13x68x212 CRAFTY COP Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBA 1 56.5kg 80
8 171 TRIBAL WISDOM Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 3 56.5kg 77
9 1×1248 INTO ORBIT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBA 5 56.5kg 72
10 3x233322x6 STAR OF MONSOON Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 2 56.5kg 69
11 3611×92130 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 9 54.5kg 105
12 323x111x38 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Corey Brown 10 54.5kg 87
  • 2017 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Nominations closed on February 6, 2017 and drew 120 early entries
  • 2017 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint First Acceptances closed on March 7, 2017 and featured 70 hopefuls

2017 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Nominations

The official 2017 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint nominations were taken on Monday February 6 and attracted 120 three-year-olds including Golden Rose winner Astern, Chris Waller’s runner-in in the same autumn Group 1 Omei Sword and Myer Classic winning filly I Am A Star.

2017 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint First Acceptances

There were 70 three-year-old sprinters left in the mix for the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2017 following first acceptances in March with standout entries being dual Group 1 winner Global Glamour and the progressive Les Bridge-trained Group 1 The Galaxy fourth placed colt Glenall.

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.

2017 Arrowfield Sprint Tips

The week of the race the Ladbrokes’ team of tipsters will detail our insider Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2017 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.

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) and Japonisme (2016).

2017 Arrowfield Sprint Results

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday April 8, 2017 and updated right here so stay tuned.

Arrowfield Sprint Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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