Ladbrokes Tip: The Furious Stakes – Flight Stakes double is popular with punters each spring
The Furious Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies held on Chelmsford Stakes Day at Randwick Racecourse in early September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. There are three Group 2 races held at the meeting in total with the Furious Stakes joined by the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) for George Main Stakes hopes and the Tramway Handicap (1400m).
Offering $175,000 in total prize money, the Furious Stakes is run over 1200m at set weights and is part of the Princess Series. The opening leg of the 3YO Fillies’ Princess Series is the Silver Shadow Stakes in August followed by the Furious Stakes, Tea Rose Stakes and finally the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) on Epsom Handicap Day in October.
The Furious Stakes – Flight Stakes double has been achieved most recently by Speak Fondly (2015), Streama (2011) and Samantha Miss (2008).
The last horse to complete the Chelmsford Stakes – George Main Stakes double was Lonhro (2003) who also won the 2002 edition of the former. In 2015 Kermadec ran second in the Chelmsford Stakes before winning the George Main at his next start, while stablemate Royal Descent ran third and second in the same two races respectively that year.
The next edition of the Furious Stakes takes place on Saturday 3rd September, 2016.
Furious Stakes Field
The Furious Stakes field features the season’s best middle-distance three-year-old fillies. The majority of the runners in the field come off an earlier run at Royal Randwick in the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m).
Speak Fondly (2015) was the most recent filly to complete the Silver Shadow Stakes – Furious Stakes double. She went on to run second in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) next start before also winning the Flight Stakes that spring.
Most fillies coming out of the Furious Stakes field go onto run in the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) back at Randwick a fortnight later. In 2014 Winx won the Furious Stakes before seconds in the Tea Rose Stakes and Flight Stakes, that double achieved by First Seal. The year before, the 2013 Furious Stakes winner Bound For Earth finished third in the Tea Rose and Flight Stakes.
Other recent Furious Stakes winners to place in the Flight Stakes include Dear Demi (3rd in 2012), Streama (1st in 2011) and More Strawberries (2nd in 2010).Furious Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race with the field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.
Furious Stakes Betting & Odds
Furious Stakes odds are led each spring by the fillies that performed well in the Silver Shadow Stakes.
The Silver Shadow Stakes has produced more Furious Stakes winners than any other race so is the form-line to follow into the second leg of the Princess Series.
Locally-trained Sydney fillies, those proven over 1400m and top performers the previous season as two-year-olds also feature prominently in Furious Stakes betting.
Furious Stakes Tips
Looking for fillies coming off a top three run in the Silver Shadow Stakes, youngsters looking like they’ll handle a mile (1600m), proven performers at the Randwick track and those in the top half of betting are all good Furious Stakes tips to take.
Furious Stakes Form Guide
For all the information needed to place a bet on the Furious Stakes, the form guide is what to consult as it lists everything from the jockeys and trainers to the lead-up form of the fillies in the race.
Look for fillies coming off a run in the Silver Shadow Stakes on the Furious Stakes form guide and for those that performed well in tougher races as a two-year-old like the Golden Slipper during the autumn.
The Furious Stakes form more often than not stacks up in the subsequent Tea Rose Stakes and Flight Stakes. It has also provided a number of Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) performers in recent years. In 2009 Furious Stakes winner Melito ran second in the Melbourne mile clash later that campaign as did Dear Demi in 2012.
Furious Stakes Results
The Furious Stakes results have been dominated by Silver Shadow Stakes graduates in the past decade. Notable recent Furious Stakes winners include Speak Fondly (2015), Winx (2014) who went on to win the next year’s Cox Plate, Streama (2011) and Samantha Miss (2008).
2016 Furious Stakes Results
|1||7||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||–||6||56kg||$8.50|
|2||5||BACARELLA||Gary Moore||Tim Clark||1.8L||9||56kg||$14|
|3||12||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tommy Berry||3.6L||7||56kg||$5EF|
|4||14||SMART AMELIA||James Cummings||Rory Hutchings||4.1L||4||56kg||$31|
|5||1||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Steven King||4.3L||2||56kg||$6.50|
|6||4||QUICK FEET||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||6.1L||1||56kg||$19|
|7||6||CHIPANDA||John O’Shea||James McDonald||8.5L||5||56kg||$16|
|8||10||OVERSTEP||Chris Waller||Ms Kathy O’Hara||8.9L||13||56kg||$11|
|9||9||REBEL MISS||Matthew Smith||Greg Ryan||9L||10||56kg||$21|
|10||2||HONESTY PREVAILS||Rick Worthington||Jason Collett||12.6L||3||56kg||$8|
|11||8||AWOKE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||14L||12||56kg||$5EF|
|12||11||RATHER SWEET||Gary Nickson||Tye Angland||20.4L||8||56kg||$41|
|13||13||I’M IMOGEN||Brett Thompson||Blaike McDougall (a)||21.8L||11||56kg||$31|
Furious Stakes Winners
|2013||Bound For Earth||Guelph||Thump||1:09.0|
|2012||Dear Demi||Meidung||Jade Marauder||1:22.9|
|2008||Samantha Miss||Love and Kisses||Portillo||1:26.2|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2006||Just Dancing||My Lady’s Chamber||Gallant Tess||1:26.6|
|2004||Prisoner of Love||Wager||Our Sweet Moss||1:23.1|
|2002||Victory Vein||Royal Purler||Lavishly||1:24.2|
|2000||Unworldly||Money Begets Money||Preserve||1:22.6|