Aspiration Quality

The Group 3 Aspiration Quality is set to run at Randwick Racecourse in March on Randwick Guineas Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2018 Aspiration Quality Results

  • 1st: #3 Karavali
  • 2nd: #6 The Pinnacle
  • 3rd: #4 Nettoyer



The 2018 Aspiration Quality is a Group 3 mile race for fillies and mares run at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Randwick Guineas Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Contested over 1600m the open quality event for fillies and mares aged three-years-old and above offers $150,000 in prize money and is run on the same day as the Group 1 $1 million Randwick Guineas (1600m).

Other feature races on the Randwick Guineas Day program include the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m), Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m), Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m), Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 Wenona Girl Quality (1200m).

Runners in the Aspiration Quality field may come off a lead-up autumn run in an easier race and could be eyeing a run in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) back at Randwick in April during The Championships. Between the Aspiration Quality and the Queen Of The Turf Stakes many mares also run in the Group 3 Epona Stakes (1900m) at Rosehill.

The Aspiration Quality 2018 runs at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday March 10, 2018 .

2018 Aspiration Quality
Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Quality Handicap / Fillies & Mares 3YO&Up
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2018 Aspiration Quality Results

  • 1st: #3 Karavali
  • 2nd: #6 The Pinnacle
  • 3rd: #4 Nettoyer

See below for the full Aspiration Quality 2018 Results from the opening race on Randwick Guineas Day where the Kris Lees-trained Karavali narrowly defeated the Team Snowden-trained favourite The Pinnacle for the win. In a blanket trifecta only a quarter length off the winner in third was Nettoyer. The Aspiration Quality winner Karavali now heads towards the Group 3 $150,000 Epona Stakes (1900m) on Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill (March 24).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 3 KARAVALI (NZ) Kris Lees Jason Collett 1 55.5kg $5
2 6 THE PINNACLE Peter & Paul Snowden Corey Brown 0.2L 7 54.5kg $3F
3 4 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ms Rachel King (a) 0.3L 9 55.5kg $4.40
4 5 PIONEERING Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0.8L 5 55kg $10
5 2 PERFECT RHYME Ron Leemon Tim Clark 1.3L 3 57.5kg $16
6 7 LA COURBETTE (FR) Matthew Smith Jay Ford 2.8L 6 53kg $41
7 1 OKLAHOMA GIRL Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3.3L 2 58kg $12
8 8 DREAMS OF PARIS Mitchell Beer Kerrin McEvoy 3.4L 4 53kg $19
9 9 SHAGRA David Brideoake Andrew Adkins 4.3L 8 53kg $12

2018 Aspiration Quality Betting Odds

The autumn’s best Aspiration Quality 2018 betting odds and market links provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2018 Aspiration Quality Field

The Aspiration Quality field attracts a quality line-up of fillies and mares each autumn and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday before Randwick Guineas Day.

The official 2018 Aspiration Quality field and barriers are due for release on Wednesday March 7, 2018 and will be published below in full.

The Aspiration Quality 2018 Final Field features nine fillies and mares facing off in the Randwick Guineas Day opening act on Saturday. Early Aspiration Quality betting has the in-form Peter & Paul Snowden-trained So You Think four-year-old The Pinnacle and progressive Guy Walter Stakes fourth placegetter Nettoyer battling for favouritism.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1323x37x87 OKLAHOMA GIRL Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2 58kg 86
2 422x6278x8 PERFECT RHYME Ron Leemon Tim Clark 3 57.5kg 85
3 2x173314x2 KARAVALI (NZ) Kris Lees Jason Collett 1 55.5kg 81
4 631×74 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ms Rachel King (a) 9 55.5kg 81
5 959×802556 PIONEERING Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5 55kg 80
6 x211329x23 THE PINNACLE Peter & Paul Snowden Corey Brown 7 54.5kg 79
7 511x0230x7 LA COURBETTE (FR) Matthew Smith Jay Ford 6 53kg 71
8 040×023121 DREAMS OF PARIS Mitchell Beer Kerrin McEvoy 4 53kg 70
9 4x2147x46 SHAGRA David Brideoake Andrew Adkins 8 53kg 61

2018 Aspiration Quality Nominations

The Aspiration Quality 2018 nominations close on Monday March 5, 2018 and will be released below as soon as available.

The official 2018 Aspiration Quality Nominations drew just the 10 fillies and mares with the Chris Waller-trained 2017 Queensland Oaks placegetter Oklahoma Girl the highest rated of the early entries. Shagra is the only three-year-old nominated for the race, the David Brideoake-trained filly looking to improve on her credible sixth when only 2.25 lengths beaten by Rimraam in the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington on February 17. Rimraam franked that form with a Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) third at Randwick last weekend.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1323x37x87 OKLAHOMA GIRL M 4 Chris Waller 1 58kg 86
2 422x6278x8 PERFECT RHYME M 4 Ron Leemon 2 57.5kg 85
3 2x173314x2 KARAVALI (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees 3= 55.5kg 81
4 631×74 NETTOYER M 4 Wendy Roche 3= 55.5kg 81
5 959×802556 PIONEERING M 5 Chris Waller 5 55kg 80
6 x211329x23 THE PINNACLE M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 54.5kg 79
7 511x0230x7 LA COURBETTE (FR) M 5 Matthew Smith 7 53kg 71
8 040×023121 DREAMS OF PARIS M 4 Mitchell Beer 8 53kg 70
9 4x2147x46 SHAGRA F 3 David Brideoake 9 53kg 61
10 x134170389 ZUMBELINA M 4 Chris Waller 10 59kg 88

Aspiration Quality History

The Aspiration Quality was inaugurated in 2006 making it one of Sydney’s youngest races. Lord Of The Land (2006) won the first edition and since then quality types including Sacred Choice (2010), Fibrillation (2012) and Heavens Above (2016) have added their names to the Aspiration Quality winners’ list.

Along with Randwick Racecourse the event has also taken place at Sydney’s Warwick Farm Racecourse (2011, 2013). It started as a Listed event but has been run as a Group 3 status race since 2014 and has always been part of the Randwick Guineas Day program.

Recent Aspiration Quality Winners

See below for the full list of Aspiration Quality results & winners going back to the first edition of the race in 2006.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Aspiration Quality
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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

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