2021 Recognition Stakes Day Preview


The Queensland Summer Racing Carnival heads south to the Gold Coast this weekend.

Our full 2021 Recognition Stakes Day Preview can be found below.

Race 1 - 12:03pm

2 YO Plate (1100m)

The opening race of the afternoon is stacked full of debutants and on the heavy track, I’m happy to sit back and watch.

No Bet

Race 2 - 12:38pm

Benchmark 80 Handicap (2200m)

Youngblood put together back to back wins at Toowoomba and Eagle Farm earlier this prep and has been beaten less than a length at his last couple.

The step back up in distance will suit the five year old, and he has good form on the heavy track.

2 Units Youngblood

Race 3 - 1:13pm

Benchmark 75 Handicap (1800m)

The Kris Lees trained Continuation is racing well right at the minute.

The six year old gelding was narrowly beaten when resuming from a spell at Hawkesbury before stepping up in distance and scoring by half a length at Eagle Farm last start.

He handles the wet track and has drawn well in barrier two.

1 Unit Continuation

Race 4 - 1:48pm

3 YO Handicap (1300m)

Wadaddy made a winning start to his racing career when scoring by over four lengths on a heavy 8 track at Taree back in June.

He has been narrowly beaten at both starts so far this prep and he should be ready to peak at his third run now.

He will get some weight relief with the apprentice on board and looks the one to beat.

3 Units Wardaddy

Race 5 - 2:28pm

Class 3 Plate (1200m)

Pull Anchor has just the three wins to her name from 25 career race starts but she has been placed in 18 of those.

She had to come across heels in the straight at Doomben last start but was beaten two and a half lengths behind the smart Salateen.

This is a much easier task than that race and she has one go on the heavy track for a second.

1 Unit E/W Pull Anchor

Race 6 - 3:08pm

Class 6 Plate (1400m)

We last saw Walking Flying when she ran second behind Zayydani in the Listed Gold Crown back in June.

The now five year old mare usually takes a while to get into her prep and although this is not her ideal distance, she has had two solid trials leading in to this first up assignment.

She’s two from two in the wet including a win on a heavy 10 at Doomben.

1/2 Unit Win 1 Unit Place Walking Flying

Race 7 - 3:48pm

Listed Recognition Stakes (1400m)

Old Niccanova has been a beauty for connections, winning over $1.1 million in prize money over his 42 starts career.

His first up effort in the Keith Noud was full of merit, after he found clear running he found the line really well to finish within two lengths of Tambo’s Mate.

His record on the heavy track is excellent the small field will suit.

2 Units Niccanova

Race 8 - 4:28pm

Listed Eureka Stud (1200m)

Glitter Strip is well over the odds at $31 in this event.

She showed a good turn of foot when she came from last to run fourth in the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic at Eagle Farm during the winter.

She looked very green during her last campaign and if she has matured since, she can run a nice race at big odds.

1 Unit E/W Glitter Strip

Race 9 - 5:10pm

Benchmark 80 Handicap (1200m)

Salateen is flying at the moment and she couldn’t have been much more impressive when winning at Doomben last start by 1.5 lengths.

This race does not seem a lot harder and if the Gollan stable doesn’t scratch her because of the wet track, she looks well placed.

2 Units Salateen