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The Neville Sellwood Stakes is a Group 3 race run at Rosehill Gardens in late March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2017 Neville Sellwood Stakes Results

  • 1st: Assign
  • 2nd: Astronomos
  • 3rd:Single Gaze



The Neville Sellwood Stakes is a Group 3 race run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in late March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival as part of the BMW Stakes Day.

Contested over a 2000m staying distance, the set weights plus penalties clash is open to horses aged four-years-old and upwards and offers $150,000 in total prize money. Autumn gallopers may come into the Neville Sellwood Stakes field a run in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) at the track a fortnight earlier and the last horse to complete the double was It’s Somewhat (2016). The Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) is another nice lead-up and in 2016 Messene ran second in both races.

After the Neville Sellwood Stakes next-up options include the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on the second Saturday of April at Royal Randwick or the Group 3 JRA Plate (2000m) a week later on All Aged Stakes Day. In 2016 Sir John Hawkwood won the Sky High Stakes, finished third in the Neville Sellwood and then second in the JRA Cup.

The Neville Sellwood Stakes 2017 ran on March 25, 2017.

Neville Sellwood Stakes
Date: March 25,
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalties – 4YO&Up
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Neville Sellwood Stakes Results

Check out the official Neville Sellwood Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order below – the race won by the Robert Hickmott-trained Assign who beat home the race favourite Astronomos.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 ASSIGN Robert Hickmott Ben Melham 4 56.5kg $8
2 3 ASTRONOMOS John P Thompson Jason Collett 0.8L 1 55kg $2.80
3 2 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 1L 5 56kg $10
4 4 CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Tim Clark 5L 7 55kg $4.80
5 9 ZASORCERESS Darren Weir Damian Lane 5.9L 8 53kg $8
6 5 SLOW PACE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 10.9L 6 55kg $18
7 6 FLOODLIGHT John O’Shea Regan Bayliss 13.4L 3 55kg $16
8 8 AMBIENCE John O’Shea Corey Brown 13.6L 2 54.5kg $8
9 7 LORD DE AIR Gregory Hickman Andrew Adkins (a/50kg) 24.8L 9 55kg $61

2017 Neville Sellwood Stakes Odds

The Neville Sellwood Stakes 2017 betting odds will be listed below courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as markets on the Group 3 The BMW Day support act are available in the autumn.

2017 Neville Sellwood Stakes Field

The Neville Sellwood Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of middle-distance stayers each autumn and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday prior to The BMW Day in March.

The official 2017 Neville Sellwood Stakes final field and barrier draw is set for release on Wednesday March 22, 2017 and will be published below.

View the complete Neville Sellwood Stakes 2017 Field & Barriers below clicking on the link for more on the top runners in the mix including proven mudlark Astronomos and the in-form Darren Weir-trained mare Zasorceress.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Weight Hcp. Rating
1 153x9210x7 ASSIGN (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ben Melham 4 56.5kg 101
2 402211Fx70 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 5 56kg 102
3 917x277x41 ASTRONOMOS (GB) John P Thompson Jason Collett 1 55kg 97
4 0x21431314 CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Tim Clark 7 55kg 96
5 x6781040x6 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 6 55kg 91
6 4x120143x8 FLOODLIGHT (USA) John O’Shea Regan Bayliss 3 55kg 84
7 3100×92210 LORD DE AIR Gregory Hickman Andrew Adkins (a) 9 55kg 78
8 850202×092 AMBIENCE John O’Shea Corey Brown 2 54.5kg 99
9 3710×41522 ZASORCERESS (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 8 53kg 82

2017 Neville Sellwood Stakes Nominations

The Neville Sellwood Stakes 2017 nominations close on Monday March 20, 2017 and will be available right here once announced.

View the official 2017 Neville Sellwood Stakes Nominations below featuring the likes of the Chris Waller-trained Preferment, Darren Weir’s in-form mare Zasorceress and Group 1 winning Single Gaze who won the Vinery Stud Stakes on this day 12 months ago.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 2x1x7x39x1 ALOFT (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 95
2 850202×092 AMBIENCE M 4 John O’Shea 99
3 153x9210x7 ASSIGN (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 101
4 917x277x41 ASTRONOMOS (GB) G 6 John P Thompson 97
5 44×3111516 BOOM TIME H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
6 5141115×30 CHAQUINTA (NZ) M 5 Joe Cleary 71
7 0x21431314 CLASSIC UNIFORM G 4 Gary Moore 96
8 1290×12117 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 4 Desleigh Forster 102
9 4x120143x8 FLOODLIGHT (USA) H 4 John O’Shea 84
10 x0x3x544x2 GREEN SWEET (USA) G 5 Jean Dubois 85
11 110x740x06 LAST WISH (NZ) G 6 John P Thompson 77
12 3100×92210 LORD DE AIR G 5 Gregory Hickman 78
13 6x5340x548 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 7 John O’Shea 105
14 10x4540x60 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller 114
15 x613311255 RED EXCITEMENT G 7 Gerald Ryan 109
16 x145x227x0 SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees 96
17 402211Fx70 SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive 102
18 x6781040x6 SLOW PACE (USA) G 9 Kris Lees 91
19 3710×41522 ZASORCERESS (NZ) M 4 Darren Weir 82

Neville Sellwood Stakes History

The Neville Sellwood Stakes was first run in 1980 and won by Iko. The race is named after former champion jockey Neville Sellwood (1922 – 1962) who rode the first Golden Slipper Stakes winner Todman. For one year in 2010 the event took place at Canterbury Racecourse over 1900m. After starting out as a Listed race it gained its current Group 3 status in 2011.

Notable Neville Sellwood Stakes winners include Lights Of Heaven (2013) and Junoob (2014). French import Pornichet won the race in 2015 and went on to take out that winter’s Doomben Cup in Brisbane.

Recent Neville Sellwood Stakes Winners

See below for a full list of Neville Sellwood Stakes results and winners going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Assign 2 minutes 7.29 seconds
2nd Astronomos
3rd Single Gaze
2016
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st It’s Somewhat 2 minutes 02.1 seconds
2nd Messene
3rd Sir John Hawkwood
2015
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Pornichet 2 minutes 02.4 seconds
2nd Our Voodoo Prince
3rd Hawkspur
2014
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Junoob 2 minutes 06.3 seconds
2nd Hippopus
3rd Lucky Lago
2013
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Lights Of Heaven 2 minutes 07.3 seconds
2nd Hoylonny
3rd Said Com
2012
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Western Symbol 2 minutes 02.9 seconds
2nd Southern Skye
3rd Snow Alert
2011
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Syreon 2 minutes 02.7 seconds
2nd Beijing Boy
3rd Base
2010
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Herculian Prince 1 minute 56.1 seconds
2nd Tobique
3rd Albertinelli
2009
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Ausbred King 2 minutes 06.0 seconds
2nd Sussman
3rd Absent Friends
2008
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Nuclear Sky 2 minutes 06.6 seconds
2nd Fort ‘N’ Won
3rd Emerald Jack
2007
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Coalesce 2 minutes 01.1 seconds
2nd Molotov
3rd Ausbred King
2006
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Men At Work 2 minutes 02.5 seconds
2nd Molotov
3rd Evasion
2005
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Jeremiad 2 minutes 03.2 seconds
2nd Havana Wind
3rd Hassle
2004
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Shower Of Roses 2 minutes 00.8 seconds
2nd Zabarra
3rd Country Tyrone
2003
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Heeby Reiby 2 minutes 00.8 seconds
2nd We’re Dancing
3rd Airlie Bird
2002
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Youhadyourwarning 2 minutes 02.0 seconds
2nd Borelli
3rd Able Way
2001
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Inaflury 2 minutes 03.3 seconds
2nd Lawyer
3rd Brave Prince
2000
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Gypsy’s Daughter 2 minutes 00.5 seconds
2nd Regal Touch
3rd Lanolin

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