2019 Kingston Town Classic Day Preview

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Race 1 - 12:24pm

WA 2yo Trophy (1000m)

Starfield Impact is the only winner in the field of nine juveniles and has been installed as the odds on favourite to make it two wins on the trot. American Choice has been to the races once for a third and will benefit from the experience. Choice Bid finished just behind American Choice at his only start and the betting will be the best guide for first starter More Snitzel.

No bet

Race 2 - 1:04pm

1MW Handicap (1100m)

Zenaze is chasing a hat trick after two wins at Ascot and will be hard to beat again. This’ll Tesya looks to be way above average with a debut four and three quarter lengths Maiden win at Bunbury and is stepping straight into Saturday class. Driftstar is fitter for two runs back from a spell and City Circle is resuming and has been placed first up in the past.

2 Units Zanaze

Race 3 - 1:44pm

RTG 72+ Handicap (1600m)

Midnight Sky is facing a huge drop in class after finishing eight in Listed company at Ascot last start and looks better suited here. Jedaffair was a winner over this course and distance three starts back and has been placed over 1800m at Ascot at her next two starts and is likely to be in the mix again. Avidus is fitter for one run back from a spell and Inflation has been thereabouts at his three runs this campaign.

2 Units Midnight Sky

Race 4 - 2:24pm

RTG 72+ Handicap (1200m)

Rebel Knight has been a beaten favourite at his last two starts but William Pike has stuck with him and he can be given one more chance. Carocapo is up 2.5kg for his win over this course and distance in similar class and a repeat will see him figure in the finish again. The Nicconian hasn’t been far off the money of late and Mankind has handy recent form with a win and a second from his last three starts at Ascot.  

2 Units Rebel Knight

Race 5 - 3:00pm

Sir Eernest Lee-Steere Classic (1400m)

Massimo is the winner of four of his six race starts and is looking to make it four wins on the trot as he steps up to the 1400m for the first time following his win in the Listed 1200m Placid Ark Stakes at Ascot a fortnight ago. War Saint scored a surprise win at big odds in the Group 2 WA Guineas over 1600m at Ascot on the same day and looks well placed here. Laverrod was runner up to Massimo in the Placid Ark Stakes and Sanabreanna has handy form against the fillies with a last start second to Tuscan Queen in the Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) at Ascot three weeks ago.

5 Units Massimo

Race 6 - 3:35pm

Jungle Dawn Classic (1400m)

Electric Light was turned on and found the winner’s stall last start over 1200m in Listed company at Ascot and will be hard to beat again. Beautiful Mind was runner up to Electric Light and meets her 1kg better at the weights. Snowchino was fifth in the same race and Perfect Jewel will find this a lot easier than her last start twelfth to Regal Power in the Group 1 Railway Stakes over 1600m at Ascot a fortnight ago.  

3 Units Electric Light

Race 7 - 4:10pm

A J Scahill Stakes (1400m)

Stageman is facing a huge drop in class after a luckless ninth to Hey Doc in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot last Saturday and gets his chance here. Flirtini is also coming out the Winterbottom Stakes after finishing fifth and is one of the main chances. Valour Road was always well back when twelfth in the Group 1 sprint and Flow is fitter for recent racing.    

2 Units Stageman

Race 8 - 4:50pm

Kingston Town Classic (1800m)

Best Of Days tried hard when second to Regal Power in the Group 1 Railway Stakes over 1600m at Ascot last start and is certain to get a great run from an inside barrier. Regal Power has drawn wide again and will have to repeat his Railway Stakes winning performance to claim back to back Group 1 wins. Gatting was a Group 1 winner during the 2019 Melbourne Spring Carnival but failed to threaten in the Railway Stakes but will be better suited over the 1800m and the lightly raced Tuscan Queen has been installed the favourite for the Kingston Town Classic but is facing a huge class rise after beating the fillies in the Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes over 1600m at Ascot three weeks ago.    

2 Units Best Of Days

Race 9 - 5:30pm

RTG 66+ Handicap (2100m)

William Pike has another top ride with the in-form mare Sentimental Gift who has two wins and four placings from six starts this preparation and is one of the main chances again. High Energy hasn’t been far off the pace at his last three outings, British Bessy was a winner two starts back over 2150m at Ascot and Winifer has been placed at her last three starts.  

2 Units Sentimental Gift

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