Ladbrokes Tip: The Tea Rose Stakes – Flight Stakes double is a popular one to take the bookies on with!
The Flight Stakes is a Royal Randwick Group 1 feature race run over the mile by three-year-old fillies on Epsom Handicap Day in late September or early October each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The 1600m classic has been held since 1947 making it one of the younger spring majors. The set weights race is held on the same day as two other Group 1 events – the Epsom Handicap and The Metropolitan – and is worth $500,000 in total prize money. Named in honour of Australian Hall of Fame mare Flight who won the Cox Plate in 1945 and 1946, it has held Group 1 status since 1985. Notable Flight Stakes winners who took out the race during their three-year-old season include Global Glamour (2016), First Seal (2014), Streama (2011), More Joyous (2009), Samantha Miss (2008), Sunline (1998), Research (1988) and looking further back Wenona Girl (1960).
This year the Flight Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday September 29, 2018.
2018 Flight Stakes Results
- 1st: #1 Oohood
- 2nd: #3 Fiesta
- 3rd: #13 Nakeeta Jane
Flight Stakes Race Info
- Date: 2018
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1947
Flight Stakes Betting & Odds
Flight Stakes betting odds are open well in advance of the field and are known as the all-in, ante-post or futures markets. While they offer nice value on the potential runners there is a risk involved in backing a filly before she is confirmed to run. Once the field is out the odds firm and sitting top of the markets are three-year-olds that came via the Flight Stakes traditional lead-up, the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes held at the same track in late September. The Tea Rose Stakes has produced more Flight Stakes winners than any other lead-up race and the best out of the Group 2 dominate each season’s Flight Stakes odds online.
2018 Flight Stakes Odds
The top Flight Stakes 2018 betting odds and links to our markets for you to back in your Flight Stakes predictions at the hottest spring racing odds will be available below once open.
Flight Stakes Tips
Flight Stakes tips on the fillies to back in the mile feature are dominated every spring by the Tea Rose Stakes graduates. The favourites have an outstanding record in the Group 1 making them the best tip to take with three of the four Flight Stakes favourites from 2013-16 saluting for the punters before Global Glamour ($6 in 2016) won the race where that year’s top fancy Yankee Rose ($2.05) was disqualified. In 2017 the Flight Stakes favourite Alizee saluted for the punters absolutely bolting home in the mile feature.
Another excellent Flight Stakes betting tip is to back fillies to complete the Tea Rose Stakes – Flight Stakes double. Wide barriers are also a disadvantage when it comes to Flight Stakes tips with the last fillies to jump from double digits being Secret Admirer (11 in 2010) and Alizee (10 in 2017).
2018 Flight Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Flight Stakes 2018 betting tips and Group 1 Randwick racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the fillies to back and sack in the event this season.
2018 Flight Stakes Field
The official Flight Stakes 2018 Final Field & Barriers will be announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and listed in full below so stay tuned to see what three-year-old fillies will face off in the Group 1 mile clash.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x32322x544||OOHOOD||Tony McEvoy||Tim Clark||11||56kg||–||90|
|2||2×161||MISS FABULASS||Kris Lees||Kerrin McEvoy||3||56kg||–||90|
|3||2x1272x122||FIESTA||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||6||56kg||–||87|
|4||11×33||PRETTY IN PINK||John O’Shea||Tye Angland||5||56kg||–||82|
|5||2x11223x08||FUNDAMENTALIST||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||10||56kg||–||79|
|6||417801×39||FUTOOH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||13||56kg||–||79|
|7||3×11111||BACCARAT BABY||David Vandyke||Micheal Hellyer||8||56kg||–||78|
|8||211×20||SANTA CATARINA (NZ)||Stephen Marsh||Sam Weatherley (a)||7||56kg||–||72|
|9||415||MAID OF HEAVEN||Mark Newnham||James McDonald||1||56kg||–||70|
|10||146||SYMI||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||4||56kg||–||69|
|11||326423×157||ARISTOCRATIC MISS||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||2||56kg||–||68|
|12||2822255||MIZZY||Anthony & Edward Cummings||Brenton Avdulla||12||56kg||–||68|
|13||21||NAKEETA JANE||Mark Newnham||Joshua Parr||9||56kg||–||66|
The Flight Stakes field often runs under capacity and attracted under 10 runners from 2012 – 2014. The last time the field was run near its maximum was in 2006 when 19 fillies lined up and Cheeky Choice won for Gai Waterhouse. Waterhouse has prepared a record nine Flight Stakes winners over the years, most recently Speak Fondly (2015) and Global Glamour (2016).
2018 Flight Stakes Nominations
The Flight Stakes nominations for 2018 are announced on the Monday of Epsom Handicap week and will be provided below once released.
|1||3×6||ADAGIRL||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|2||1||ALEXANDRA DREAMING||F||3||Henry Dwyer|
|4||–||AMANGIRI||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|5||28||AMBLEVE||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|6||19×318||ANGEL||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|9||3326423×15||ARISTOCRATIC MISS||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|10||3×1111||BACCARAT BABY||F||3||David Vandyke|
|11||1||BANDOL||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|14||231×9||CRISTAL EYES||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|16||7×1||CROSS LEGEND||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|17||9x||CROWN DANCER||F||3||Henry Dwyer|
|18||6×2||DARK CONFIDANT||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|19||485×1||DOWNLOADS||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|20||34x11x||EAWASE||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|21||3x4213x||EL DORADO DREAMING||F||3||Benjamin Smith|
|22||1128×6||ENBIHAAR||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|25||2x11223x0||FUNDAMENTALIST||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|26||417801×3||FUTOOH||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|27||16||GAELIC DREAM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|28||22332x||GHEEDAA||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|29||16||GOLDEN HALO||F||3||Darren Weir|
|30||4×1||GRAND BOUQUET (NZ)||F||3||Kris Lees|
|31||225x1211x8||GRANNY RED SHOES||F||3||Toby Edmonds|
|32||2510x||I LIKE IT EASY||F||3||Gerald Ryan|
|33||2218×9||KHULAASA||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|34||10×33||KINKY BOOM||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|36||13×3||LADY OF SHALOTT||F||3||Kris Lees|
|37||5x1x1||MADAM ROUGE||F||3||Chris Waller|
|38||41||MAID OF HEAVEN||F||3||Mark Newnham|
|39||3||MANASARI||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|40||26||MEDIEVAL MISS||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|43||2×16||MISS FABULASS||F||3||Kris Lees|
|44||5||MISS LADYBIRD||F||3||Michael Moroney|
|45||28222||MIZZY||F||3||Anthony & Edward Cummings|
|47||21169×57||NASAAYIM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|50||43×4||OUR DAWN||F||3||Clarry Conners|
|51||1353×25||OUTBACK BARBIE||F||3||Tony Gollan|
|52||32||PARIS SHOWGIRL||F||3||Henry Dwyer|
|53||1447||PEDICEL||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|54||31x8677x0||PERFECT PITCH||F||3||Gary Portelli|
|55||25×2||PRESS BOX||F||3||Chris Waller|
|56||11×3||PRETTY IN PINK||F||3||John O’Shea|
|57||14x740x4||QAFILA||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|59||769×5||ROMANTIC WHISPER||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|61||211×2||SANTA CATARINA (NZ)||F||3||Stephen Marsh|
|62||1x20x||SATIN SLIPPER||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|63||4x31591x3||SEABROOK (NZ)||F||3||Mick Price|
|64||11×1||SMART MELODY||F||3||Kris Lees|
|65||1213x||SPANISH WHISPER||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|68||75×17||SURE BET (NZ)||F||3||Graeme Rogerson|
|69||1x5306x0||SWEET AVA||F||3||Gerald Ryan|
|70||14||SYMI||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|71||21||TARTUFO BIANCO||F||3||Kris Lees|
|72||9||TEPARIO||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|73||211||THINE IS THE POWER||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|74||3||THINK FREE||F||3||Kris Lees|
|75||211×3||THRILLSTER||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
Flight Stakes Form Guide
The Flight Stakes form guide has all the information on the starting fillies including their saddlecloth numbers, barrier positions, jockeys and trainers. Hugh Bowman has ridden four Flight Stakes winners since 2006 and his name is always one to watch out for in the form guide. Other things to look for are fillies who had their final lead-up run at Randwick and those with experience over the mile.
Flight Stakes Form Facts
- Trainer Gai Waterhouse has prepared a record nine Flight Stakes winners including Speak Fondly (2015) and Global Glamour (2016) in recent years
- The favourites in Flight Stakes betting have an excellent recent strike rate with the last to salute being Alizee (2017)
- The Tea Rose Stakes is the best Flight Stakes form race to follow from the past 30 years
- No Flight Stakes winner has taken out the race off a non-Sydney lead-up since Bounding Away (1986)
Flight Stakes Results
The Flight Stakes results and finishing order of all the fillies that line-up in the classic on Epsom Handicap Day are known when it runs as one of three Group 1 events on the program. As well as revealing the Flight Stakes winner the results show the quinella, trifecta and first four past the post for the exotic bets as well as the winning margin and the starting price of all the fillies.
Fillies short in the Flight Stakes odds have dominated the Group 1 mile results in the past decade and notable recent Flight Stakes winners include Alizee (2017), Global Glamour (2016), First Seal (2014), Streama (2011) and More Joyous (2009).
2018 Flight Stakes Results
The official Flight Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be provided below when the race is run and won on Saturday September 29, 2018.
Flight Stakes Winners
|2016||Global Glamour||Yankee Rose (DQ) 2nd: Sezanne||3rd: Skylight Glow (4th over, promoted)||1:34.7|
|2014||First Seal||Winx||Thinking Of You||1:34.7|
|2013||Guelph||Sensibility||Bound For Earth||1:36.2|
|2011||Streama||Hallowell Belle||Dowager Queen||1:36.7|
|2010||Secret Admirer||More Strawberries||Parables||1:34.6|
|2009||More Joyous||Sister Madly||Hurtle Myrtle||1:40.0|
|2007||Race Not Run||–||–||–|
|2006||Cheeky Choice||My Lady’s Chamber||Fleur Royale||1:36.0|
|2005||Fashions Afield||Beauty Watch||Mnemosyne||1:37.2|
|2002||Royal Purler||Victory Vein||Private Steer||1:37.4|