2022 Colin Stephen Quality Race Details

Race 4 at Rosehill on Saturday 24th September 2022.

The Colin Stephen Quality is a Group 3 2400 metre quality race for the three-year-olds and upwards that is run by the Australian Turf Club in September. It is normally run at Rosehill during the Spring.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Colin Stephen Quality page.

Colin Stephen Quality 2022 Preview

Track: Soft-Heavy   Weather: Partly Cloudy with a shower or two

Eight runners have accepted for the $200,000 Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality and there have been no early scratchings. The Ciaron Maher/David Eustace stable has two runners entered each whilst the rest of the trainers have just one entry each.

Cadre Du Noir has opened as the early favourite at $2.30. He is going for three wins on the trot following his last start win in the Listed Tattersall’s Club Cup by over six lengths. With the incoming weather, he will fancy his chance of making it another win this preparation.

Herman Hesse is on the second line of betting at $4.60. He broke through for the first time this preparation last start when winning a 2400m benchmark 78 by 2.5 lengths. He does have some recent form on the wet but it’s not great, so I expect they will be praying that the forecast isn’t accurate.

Grove Ferry and Mohican Heights round out the top three in betting at $6.00. Grove Ferry has trialled since his 1.4 length fourth behind Arapaho in the Premier’s Cup. He is yet to run beyond 2000m so the distance has to be a slight query. Mohican Heights is coming from a 2 length defeat at Flemington in a 2500m race. The distance won’t be an issue for him and the rain won’t worry him providing it’s not too much.

Colin Stephen Quality Runner by Runner

1. Cadre Du Noir (5)

He is going for three wins on the trot following his last start win in the Listed Tattersall’s Club Cup by over six lengths. Handles the distance, won’t mind the rain and the weight won’t bother him. World’s best jockey is aboard, so I expect another solid run.

2. Attorney (8)

Didn’t handle the track conditions last start at Randwick and he is also entered for Mornington on Saturday. I can’t have him based on his recent form.

3. Grove Ferry (4)

35 days between runs following his 1.4 length fourth defeat behind Arapaho in the Premier’s Cup. He has trialled since nicely but the unknown for him is whether he can run 2400m, especially one that might end up being a slog if the rain hits hard.

4. Mohican Heights (3)

This bloke can stay all day which is going to come in handy in this one. He has run well in soft conditions and he is really unknown in heavy, especially over this distance. He is drawn nicely and he could be a sneaky chance.

5. Herman Hesse (1)

Handled his opposition nicely last start in a benchmark 78 over the 2400m. Sticks to the same distance at the same track but his form suggests he won’t want the rain that is on the way. He gets a nice drop in the weights, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him fighting out the finish.

6. Raging Bull (6)

Won well first up and just hasn’t lived up to the early expectations of this preparation. Can’t have him here.

7. Fun Fact (7)

Ran 3rd in this race last year. Has run well in weaker grade but just hasn’t performed well in some time. Prefer others.

8. Monreal (2)

Too hard for him.

Colin Stephen Quality 2022 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this year’s race.

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
1 Cadre Du Noir 1 Cadre Du Noir
5 Herman Hesse 4 Mohican Heights
4 Mohican Heights 5 Herman Hesse
3 Grove Ferry 7 Fun Fact

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Moir Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1000m)  – Friday

Group 2 Stutt Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Group 2 WH Stocks Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Group 3 JRA Cup 2022 (Moonee Valley 2040m)  – Friday

Group 3 Scarborough Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Golden Pendant 2022 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 2 Shannon Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Listed Heritage Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1100m)

Listed R.M. Ansett Classic 2022 (Mornington 2400m)

Listed Weetwood Handicap 2022 (Toowoomba 1200m)

Listed Black Heart Bart Stakes 2022 (Belmont 1200m)

Group 1 Underwood Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1800m)  – Sunday

Group 3 Sandown Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1500m)  – Sunday

Listed Jim Moloney Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1400m)  – Sunday

Listed Testa Rossa Stakes 2022 (Sandown Hillside 1200m)  – Sunday

2022 Colin Stephen Quality Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st Grove Ferry
2nd Cadre Du Noir 0.2 length
3rd Herman Hesse 0.64 length
4th Mohican Heights 3.28 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 2. Attorney, 6. Raging Bull.