Neville Sellwood Stakes

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

2022 Neville Sellwood Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Mount Popa
  • 2nd: #13 Polly Grey
  • 3rd: #3 Marroni



The Neville Sellwood Stakes is a Group 3 race run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in late March (early April for 2021) each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival as part of the Tancred 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 $160,000 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.

In 2018 the Neville Sellwood Stakes winner Arbeitsam went on to finish third in the Doncaster Mile results.

The form of the 2021 Neville Sellwood Stakes was franked when the runner-up Entente went on to place second in that spring’s Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m).

The Neville Sellwood Stakes 2022 ran on Saturday March 26, 2022 and was won in the wet by Mount Popa ($3.80) before the remainder of the Rosehill race card was abandoned. 

2022 Neville Sellwood Stakes
Date: Saturday March 26, 2022
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalties – 4YO&Up
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2022 Neville Sellwood Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Mount Popa ($3.80)
  • 2nd: #13 Polly Grey
  • 3rd: #3 Marroni
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 MOUNT POPA (IRE) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 4 55kg $3.80
2 13 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0.18L 2 53.5kg $3.20F
3 3 MARRONI (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Ms Jamie Kah 2.14L 9 55.5kg $19
4 11 ALAKAHAN (IRE) Richard & Michael Freedman Tim Clark 2.17L 1 55kg $26
5 5 SKY LAB Paul Perry Keagan Latham 5.83L 5 55kg $7
6 1 YONKERS (USA) Chris Waller James McDonald 7.51L 10 56.5kg $7
7 14 MONEGAL Theresa Bateup Ms Rachel King 11.28L 8 53.5kg $8.50
8 12 OLYMPIC GAZE Paul Perry Ms Kathy O’Hara 13.89L 3 55kg $71
9 2 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 40.51L 7 55.5kg $17
10 10 BLUE SOLDIER (USA) David Payne Tom Sherry (a) 42.3L 6 55kg $26
7 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) John Thompson Regan Bayliss 0
8 ESTI FENY (HUN) Matthew Smith 0
9 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) Sam Kavanagh Kerrin McEvoy 0
6 MAXIMAL (GB) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Neville Sellwood Stakes Betting Odds

The Neville Sellwood Stakes 2022 betting odds will be listed below courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as markets on the Group 3 Tancred Stakes Day support act are available in the autumn.

2022 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 Tancred Stakes Day in March.

The official 2022 Neville Sellwood Stakes final field and barrier draw is set for release on Wednesday March 23, 2022 and will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5x1682x526 YONKERS (USA) Chris Waller James McDonald 14 56.5kg 103
2 0217x200x6 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 11 55.5kg 104
3 Fx362011x0 MARRONI (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Ms Jamie Kah 13 55.5kg 93
4 211x088x92 MOUNT POPA (IRE) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 6 55kg 105
5 0x92029x14 SKY LAB Paul Perry Keagan Latham 7 55kg 103
6 x2242x6x00 MAXIMAL (GB) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 9 55kg 55.5kg 96
7 5030×22440 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) John Thompson Regan Bayliss 8 55kg 96
8 0111x42x7x ESTI FENY (HUN) Matthew Smith Jason Collett 5 55kg 91
9 877247×874 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) Sam Kavanagh Kerrin McEvoy 2 55kg 91
10 x847164x37 BLUE SOLDIER (USA) David Payne Tom Sherry (a) 10 55kg 90
11 32110x07x6 ALAKAHAN (IRE) Richard & Michael Freedman Tim Clark 1 55kg 86
12 468042×703 OLYMPIC GAZE Paul Perry Ms Kathy O’Hara 4 55kg 66
13 195x013x20 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 3 53.5kg 107
14 0424165151 MONEGAL Theresa Bateup Ms Rachel King 12 53.5kg 96

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Neville Sellwood Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Neville Sellwood Stakes in 2022 close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 195x013x20 POLLY GREY (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 1 53.5kg 107
2 11x0244x01 STOCKMAN (NZ) G 5 Joseph Pride 2 55.5kg 106
3 211x088x92 MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 3 55kg 105
4 0217x200x6 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 7 Mark Newnham 4 55.5kg 104
5 5x1682x526 YONKERS (USA) G 6 Chris Waller 5= 56.5kg 103
6 0x92029x14 SKY LAB G 4 Paul Perry 5= 55kg 103
7 x2242x6x00 MAXIMAL (GB) H 4 John O’Shea 7= 55kg 96
8 5030×22440 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) G 6 John Thompson 7= 55kg 96
9 0424165151 MONEGAL M 6 Theresa Bateup 7= 53.5kg 96
10 Fx362011x0 MARRONI (NZ) G 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 10 55.5kg 93
11 0111x42x7x ESTI FENY (HUN) G 7 Matthew Smith 11= 55kg 91
12 877247×874 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) G 9 Sam Kavanagh 11= 55kg 91
13 x847164x37 BLUE SOLDIER (USA) G 5 David Payne 13 55kg 90
14 32110x07x6 ALAKAHAN (IRE) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 14 55kg 86
15 5318×45416 WYCLIF (GB) H 5 Danny O’Brien 15 55kg 84
16 x053840x53 FEEL THE RUSH (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 53kg 76
17 54126×2033 DIVINE DIOSA M 4 Simon Zahra 17 53kg 72
18 25113×0631 OLYMPIC THEATRE (GB) G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 18 55kg 71
19 510x4899x2 AVION FURY G 5 Ian Finn 19 55kg 67
20 468042×703 OLYMPIC GAZE G 4 Paul Perry 20 55kg 66

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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
2022
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Mount Popa 2 minutes 13.28 seconds
2nd Polly Grey
3rd Marroni
2021
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Shared Ambition 2 minutes 2.19 seconds
2nd Entente
3rd Master Of Wine
2020
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Night’s Watch 2 minutes 5.57 seconds
2nd Aliferous
3rd Shadow Flight
2019
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Taikomochi 2 minutes 8.54 seconds
2nd Libran
3rd Goathland
2018
Neville Sellwood Stakes
1st Arbeitsam 2 minutes 4.37 seconds
2nd Maurus
3rd Almost Court
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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