Arrowfield Sprint 2018

Saturday April 14, 2018

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 $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 next edition of the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint runs on Saturday April 14, 2018 .

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
  • 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. 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.

2018 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Betting

The updated Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2018 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 (2017).

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 Ladbrokes.com.au

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.

2018 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2018 field and barrier draw are set for release on Tuesday April 10, 2018 and will be available in full below.

 

  • 2018 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Nominations closed on February 12, 2018 and drew 131 top three-year-olds
  • 2018 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint First Acceptances close on March 13, 2018

2018 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Nominations

The official 2018 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint nominations feature 131 hopefuls including a host of Group 1 winners such as the Coolmore Stud Stakes champion from the spring Merchant Navy and last autumn’s Golden Slipper Stakes winning filly She Will Reign.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 2x31105x2x ACQUME F 3 Brad Widdup 75
2 1213x3x ADDICTIVE NATURE C 3 Bjorn Baker 88
3 19x127345x ALBUMIN G 3 Gerald Ryan 73
4 25x124113x ALIZEE F 3 James Cummings 102
5 1x5387x60x ANDAZ G 3 Chris Waller
6 11x7x ARDROSSAN C 3 Mick Price
7 12x BALLET ROSE F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 62
8 BALTIC SUCCESS G 3 Bjorn Baker
9 3x14x110x BEL SONIC G 3 Jason Warren
10 BEL’S BOY G 3 Bjorn Baker
11 411x BOLEK G 3 Michael Moroney
12 12x2316x1x BOOKER F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
13 4x34x319x BOOROOJ F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
14 631539x BORN TO FIGHT G 3 Michael Moroney
15 BRABINGER C 3 Kris Lees
16 9x212x BRANKSOME CHIMES C 3 Darren Weir
17 215x113x BRAVE SONG C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 79
18 470x2x BYZANTIUM G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
19 110x21330x CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 5x CAVELLTON G 3 Lee Curtis
21 8x C’EST DAVINCHI G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
22 11x CHARLAYNE F 3 Chris Waller 73
23 56x382315x CUBA G 3 John P Thompson 66
24 134x DAWN DAWN F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 64
25 7x121x017x DEBONAIRLY F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 81
26 1x DEPRIVE G 3 James Cummings 66
27 13x DESPATCH G 3 Tony McEvoy
28 3x4224x DINNIGAN F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
29 6x94xL11x DISCUSSIONS G 3 Joseph Pride 63
30 15x2186x DRACARYS C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
31 18x313x DREAM CHARGE F 3 Benjamin Smith 66
32 14x DREAMY BELLE F 3 Kris Lees 57
33 4x2112x EASY EDDIE G 3 Joseph Pride 69
34 47x ELUSIVE MELODY F 3 Henry Dwyer
35 217x EMPRESS MATILDA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 67
36 13x EQUESTRIA G 3 Michael Moroney
37 1165x ESPERANCE G 3 James Cummings
38 21x EXCELLENT DESIGN F 3 John P Thompson 67
39 302x11013x FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
40 251215x FOX SWIFT F 3 Aaron Purcell
41 56x8x FRANKEL MY DEAR C 3 Robbie Laing
42 152x1x FREEZE OVER F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
43 221127x FROLIC F 3 Edward O’Rourke 100
44 1054x8326x FROM WITHIN F 3 Edward O’Rourke 72
45 x81108326x GOODFELLA C 3 Bjorn Baker 85
46 7x64x1x14x GRASSLANDS F 3 Kris Lees 62
47 2x49x5112x GROUNDBREAK G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 70
48 144x31x HOLY BLADE C 3 Darren Weir
49 22113x121x HOLY SEAL F 3 Darren Weir 78
50 26x253x1x HONG QIGONG G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 63
51 1115x3179x HOUTZEN F 3 Toby Edmonds
52 31x53772x I AM EXCITED F 3 David Pfieffer
53 1x29x4x I DID IT AGAIN G 3 Greg Eurell
54 91x ICONOCLASM C 3 Darren Weir
55 12x83x INTRINSIC F 3 Kris Lees 66
56 1x ISAURIAN C 3 James Cummings 67
57 2114x422x ISLAND MISSILE G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 73
58 1x75x JESSAMIN F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 66
59 1x38361x JORDA F 3 James Cummings
60 5x441x JUVENTUS G 3 Kris Lees 55
61 2x0x35132x KANGA’S EYE F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 63
62 21x4320x1x KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 98
63 156x LAKHONI G 3 Michael Moroney
64 1x3x LAKOTA G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
65 3x11138x2x LEATHER’N’LACE F 3 Darren Weir
66 LENINGRAD C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
67 15x3x LIMBO SOUL F 3 Tim Martin 71
68 3112x4F54x LIMESTONE F 3 Darren Weir
69 3x1131x LISDOONVARNA (NZ) F 3 Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti 66
70 LIVIA’S STORY F 3 Edward O’Rourke
71 x10x31447x MALAHAT G 3 James Cummings
72 1x71x MARBLE C 3 James Cummings 67
73 1422x MASTERING C 3 Matt Laurie
74 344x62113x MAWZOONA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
75 381x110x3x MELODY BELLE (NZ) F 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 101
76 12540x113x MENARI C 3 Gerald Ryan 94
77 111x101x3x MERCHANT NAVY C 3 Aaron Purcell
78 1038x METSON G 3 Michael Moroney
79 21x6x MISSYBEEL (NZ) F 3 Bjorn Baker 63
80 2x MONTRACHET F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
81 33x9152x3x MURAAQEB C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
82 8x11x NATIONALITY G 3 Kris Lees 66
83 11x OCEAN DEEP (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
84 3x19x OSCIETRA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
85 138x OVER EXPOSURE G 3 Tony McEvoy
86 5x1419x92x OVERSHARE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
87 415x59x7x PAH TERIE G 3 Kris Lees 68
88 135x5x PARET C 3 Chris Waller 67
89 1220x129x PARIAH C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 91
90 36x673715x PERAST C 3 Paul Perry
91 5x31x2x PLATINUM ANGEL F 3 Darren Weir
92 12x209x2x PLUTOCRACY G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
93 PRETENTIOUS MAN G 3 Kristen Buchanan
94 46x212714x PREVAILING WINDS G 3 Darren Weir
95 24x21x28x PREZADO G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
96 222x12x PROBLEM SOLVER F 3 Gerald Ryan 69
97 21x PROGRESSION F 3 Kris Lees 63
98 21151x46x PROPERTY G 3 Henry Dwyer
99 2x REBEL CRY F 3 Kris Lees
100 RED ROVER (NZ) C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
101 14x1x RENEWAL G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 67
102 ROCK’N’ROLL MUSIC F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
103 13x1484x SANADAAT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
104 221x116x SASSO CORBARO F 3 Kris Lees 77
105 x121x10x1x SHE WILL REIGN F 3 Gary Portelli 112
106 28x13x0x3x SHEIKHA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 71
107 11x1221x8x SHOALS F 3 Anthony Freedman
108 2x21510x2x SHOWTIME C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
109 x21506x16x SHUDABEEN F 3 Tim Martin 67
110 11x33x26x SMART COUPE F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
111 1x36x1x12x SNITZKRAFT C 3 Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler
112 119x SUPERHARD G 3 Henry Dwyer
113 6x2x1x SWAFFHAM BULBECK G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 66
114 1x TARABAI F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 62
115 1x10228x TARCOOLA SPIRIT F 3 Jason Warren
116 161x70600x THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry
117 1x261421x TIME AWAITS F 3 Tony McEvoy 76
118 63x6410x1x TRAPEZE ARTIST C 3 Gerald Ryan 106
119 2x13435x5x TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
120 35x2450x4x TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
121 11x TWILIGHT SONG F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
122 123x VALERIA F 3 Kris Lees 65
123 1374x58x4x VILLA CARLOTTA F 3 Kris Lees 70
124 11x115x VIRIDINE C 3 James Cummings
125 241x21x WAIMEA BAY F 3 Kris Lees 55
126 2144x183x WILD HEART G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 77
127 11x WON BALL C 3 Darren Weir
128 1223x WORKDRINKS F 3 Brad Widdup 68
129 1x44241x YULONG XINGSHENG F 3 Kris Lees 76
130 6x14611x4x ZA ZI BA F 3 Brad Widdup 71
131 43x ZAFFIRINA F 3 Jason Coyle

 

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.

2018 Arrowfield Sprint Tips

The week of the race the Ladbrokes’ team of tipsters will detail our insider Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2018 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.

2018 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2018 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), Reble Dane (2013) and Japonisme (2016).

2018 Arrowfield Sprint Results

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday April 14, 2018 and updated right here so stay tuned.

Arrowfield Sprint Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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