2022 Neville Sellwood Stakes Race Details

Race 3 at Rosehill on Saturday 26th March 2022.

The Neville Sellwood Stakes is a Group 3 2000 metre set weights plus penalties race for the four-year-olds and upwards that is run by the Australian Turf Club in March. It is run at Rosehill during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Neville Sellwood Stakes page.

Neville Sellwood Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Likely Heavy Weather: Chance of Showers.

Fourteen runners have accepted for the $160,000 Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes and there have been no early scratchings. The Chris Waller stable and Paul Perry stable saddle up two runners each whilst the other stables only have one entry each.

Mount Popa is the favourite for this race on the back of his decent run behind Stockman in the Sky High Stakes. He drifted a touch on the day as he was sweating badly in the parade ring but still performed well. Polly Grey is second in the betting after failing on the quick back-up last start.

Sky Lab is the third favourite and he had excuses behind Mount Popa in the Sky High Stakes.

Neville Sellwood Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Yonkers (14)

Back to a Group 3 after a modest run in the Australian Cup. Goes okay in the wet. Take on trust.

2. Spirit Ridge (11)

Plain first-up. Needs to improve.

3. Marroni (13)

Come over from New Zealand for the wet tracks. Drawn horribly. Prefer to watch.

4. Mount Popa (6)

Beaten last start but was brave. Drawn ideally and maps well. One to beat.

5. Sky Lab (7)

Had excuses second-up. Drawn okay and gets conditions to suit. Can improve.

6. Maximal (9)

Can’t Have.

7. Purple Sector (8)

Winkers on, blinkers off. 2000m suits but will need to improve.

8. Esti Feny (5)

Gelded. 764 days since last run. Watch.

9. Sikandarabad (2)

Quick back-up. Entered in at Albury also. Others.

10. Blue Soldier (10)

Can’t have on recent form.

11. Alakahan (1)

2000m suits but needs to lift.

12. Olympic Gaze (4)


13. Polly Grey (3)

Back in grade, down in weights. Drawn ideally and loves the conditions. Big chance.

14. Monegal (12)

Quick back-up, looking for back-to-back wins. Chance again.

Neville Sellwood Stakes 2022 Tips

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

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
4 Mount Popa 14 Monegal
13 Polly Grey 4 Mount Popa
14 Monegal 13 Polly Grey
5 Sky Lab 5 Sky Lab

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Tancred Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2400m)

Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 2 Emancipation Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Tulloch Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 Doncaster Prelude 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 The Schweppervescence 2022 (Rosehill 1400m)

Listed Clare Lindop Stakes 2022 (Morphettville Parks 1600m)

Listed Albury Gold Cup 2022 (Albury 2000m)  – Friday

Group 1 William Reid Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

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

Group 3 Alexandra Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 1600m)  – Friday

Listed Valley Pearl 2022 (Moonee Valley 1200m)  – Friday

Group 3 WA Oaks 2022 (Ascot 2400m)

Listed Melvista Stakes 2022 (Ascot 2200m)

Listed Mornington Cup 2022 (Mornington 2400m)

Listed Hareeba Stakes 2022 (Mornington 1200m)

2022 Neville Sellwood Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Mount Popa
2nd 13 Polly Grey 0.18 length
3rd 3 Marroni 2.14 lengths
4th 11 Alakahan 2.17 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 10.

Scratchings: 6. Maximal, 7. Purple Sector, 8. Esti Feny, 9. Sikandarabad.