The Flight Stakes and Other Weekend Group 1s at Randwick

October 1st, 2010

This weekend will see plenty of big Group 1 action at Randwick Racecourse, including the 2010 Flight Stakes on Saturday, October 2. The final field and barrier draw has been announced for the $400,000 event. It will see a quality group of 12 three-year-old fillies take to the track for a chance to take the Group 1 title.

The two top contenders are well worth considering for an each way bet.

The field is led by the very talented More Strawberries. The Gai Waterhouse-trained filly is on hot streak as she goes into this one on the heels of two fantastic wins in the Furious Stakes (1400m) and the Tea Rose Stakes (1500m). Her chances of winning seem all the better after the barrier draw revealed she’d be jumping from the coveted barrier number one position. Jockey Nash Rawiller will be in the saddle.

While plenty of punters are backing the Waterhouse filly to win, she will be going up against a familiar foe in the Peter Snowden-trained Parables. The two have gone up against one another in their past three outings. While More Strawberries has two out of three wins, she did run fourth to Parables in the Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) in late August. Parables shares the favourite status at many online betting sites as she, too, is listed at $2.70 to win.

The two top contenders are well worth considering for an each way bet.

Other noteworthy horses to watch include the Tim Martin-trained Sasa and stable mate Fibrillation. The two have been showing promise and have a good chance of placing in the upcoming $400,000 event.

The 2010 Flight Stakes is set to jump this Saturday, October 2 at Randwick. It will be a full day of racing that features no less than three other Group 1 events. Don’t forget to check out the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m), the Metropolitan (2400m), and the Epsom Handicap (1600m). You can find all of the odds on these upcoming events at Ladbrokes.com.au. They offer the best possible odds, and since they’re all available from the comfort of home, it couldn’t be easier to take a punt on Australia’s spring races.

2010 Flight Stakes Final Field

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weights (kg)
1 More Strawberries Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 1 56
2 Yosei Stuart Webb Michelle Payne 9 56
3 Parables Peter Snowden Corey Brown 6 56
4 Sasa Tim Martin Glyn Schofield 3 56
5 Zutara Gai Waterhouse Hugh Bowman 4 56
6 Slow The Flow Matthew Smith Jim Cassidy 10 56
7 Chula Vista Anthony Cummings Jay Ford 8 56
8 Secret Admirer Grahame Begg Brenton Avdulla (a) 12 56
9 Fibrillation Tim Martin Tye Angland 7 56
10 Brazillian Pulse (NZ) Michael Moroney Blake Shinn 11 56
11 Heartsareforlove John P Thompson Craig Williams 5 56
12 Crafty Irna Ron Quinton Tim Clark 2 56