Kingston Town Classic 2018

Saturday December 8, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Railway Stakes – Kingston Town Classic is a popular Perth double in the summer

The Kingston Town Classic is the third and final Group 1 race contested at Western Australia’s Ascot Racecourse during the annual Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

Run two weeks after the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and week following the sprinter’s doing battle in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m), the weight-for-age Kingston Town Classic takes place on a Saturday in early December and is contested over 1800m. Offering $1 million in prize money it is the traditional target for graduates of the Railway Stakes and the last horse to complete the double was Sniper’s Bullet (2009).

The Kingston Town Classic is named after Australian Racing Hall of Fame racehorse Kingston Town who was a triple Cox Plate winner (1980-82) among other accolades.

The latest edition of the Kingston Town Classic runs on Saturday December 8, 2018.

2018 Kingston Town Classic Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Kingston Town Classic Race Info

  • Date: Saturday December 8, 2018
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse
  • Distance: 1800m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1976

2018 Kingston Town Classic Results

The full Kingston Town Classic 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be available below after the Group 1 is run and won on Saturday December 8, 2018.

Kingston Town Classic Odds & Betting

Kingston Town Classic odds are led by the best performing horses coming out of the Railway Stakes run over 200m shorter under handicap conditions a fortnight before. Proven weight-for-age horses with winning form over the 1800m at Ascot also feature highly in the Kingston Town Classic betting markets each summer.

Last start winners have an excellent record in the race over the past decade, and a lead-up win in Perth in a race like the Railway Stakes usually ensures favouritism in the Kingston Town Classic odds. Favourites have a strong winning strike rate over the past 10 years with six winners from 2007 – 2017, most recently the gun filly Perfect Reflection (2015). After Perfect Reflection however there were two roughies in Kingston Town Classic betting that won with Stratum Star (2016) and Pounamu (2017) both at double-figures.

2018 Kingston Town Classic Betting

The season’s top Kingston Town Classic 2018 odds and Perth Group 1 betting market links will be provided below so stay tuned for access to the best summer prices.

Kingston Town Classic Tips

Kingston Town Classic tips include taking last start winners at the Ascot track, the in-form three-year-old gallopers of the season as the youngsters have a good record in the race and opting for form over barriers.

Other tips include following the favourite as the top fancies have plenty of recent wins, and avoiding any interstate visitors that haven’t had a previous Perth run as Stratum Star (2016) was the first Kingston Town Classic winner to come off a non-WA lead-up since Credit Account back in 1993.

2018 Kingston Town Classic Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Kingston Town Classic 2018 betting tips and exotic summer racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the Perth locals and interstate raiders to get behind this season.

Kingston Town Classic Field

The Kingston Town Classic field attracts the season’s best milers – stayers with the line-up mainly attracting locally trained Perth gallopers. The Railway Stakes over the mile at the same track two weeks earlier is the key lead-up race into the Kingston Town Classic field and provides the majority of runners in the latter.

Kingston Town Classic Form Tips -

Upset Kingston Town Classic winner Stratum Star (2016) was the first champ of the Perth Group 1 to come off a non-Ascot lead-up race since 1993. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The latest interstate raiders to beat the locals home for the Kingston Town Classic win were the Chris Waller-trained Moriarty (2014) and the Darren Weir-trained Statum Star (2016). The Kingston Town Classic field has a capacity of 16 starters and was last run at capacity in 2015 when Perfect Reflection became the first three-year-old filly in history to win.

The smallest field for the race in the past 30 plus years was 10 starters when Old Nick overcame the outside barrier to win in 1998. Kingston Town Classic nominations close over a month before the race in late October before the final field of acceptances is released the Monday of race week.

2018 Kingston Town Classic Field

The official Kingston Town Classic 2018 Final Field is announced by Perth Racing the Monday leading-up to the race and will be available in full below as soon as released so stay tuned to see what gallopers make the starting line-up in the final Group 1 race of the year in Australia.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 x632117521 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Damien Oliver 10 59kg
2 5221x111x3 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 2 59kg
3 8x522x2330 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 5 59kg
4 x544431x12 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Damian Lane 3 59kg
5 2x9L54x777 STAR EXHIBIT Adam Durrant Jarrad Noske 7 59kg
6 3095611805 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Rory Hutchings 12 59kg
7 x6038x87x3 HEART STARTER Chris Gangemi Peter Knuckey 11 59kg
8 x2441111x6 PRYING TOM Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 15 59kg
9 23x70x1320 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Shaun Mc Gruddy 1 58.5kg
10 113×381188 ICONOCLASM Darren Weir Dean Yendall 8 58.5kg
11 15233×6052 HOLY SNOW Darren Weir Mitchell Pateman 9 58.5kg
12 1x2111x211 GALAXY STAR Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 14 57kg
13 222×333228 ELEGANT BLAST Justin Warwick Glenn Smith 13 57kg
14 x11414x684 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 4 56.5kg
15 11311 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6 50kg

2018 Kingston Town Classic Nominations

The early Kingston Town Classic 2018 nominations are taken around a month before Kingston Town Classic Day in December, the full entries to be released below.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight Hcp Rating
1 62x140x513 A SHIN ROOK (JPN) G 5 Anthony Freedman 59kg
2 32267x390x ALWARD (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
3 3438x7132x BEST OF DAYS (GB) H 5 James Cummings 59kg
4 7214523x2x CAPPO D’ORO G 6 Fred Kersley 59kg
5 1612x9725x CHOCOLATE HOLIC G 6 Grant & Alana Williams 59kg
6 x7389x0000 CLASSIC UNIFORM G 6 Gary Moore 59kg
7 12561×1658 COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller 59kg
8 9140x4x57x CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 5 Liam Birchley 59kg
9 3x5x261x0x DANON DISTANCE (JPN) H 5 Anthony Freedman 59kg
10 7x4x46x35x DANON ROMAN (JPN) H 5 Anthony Freedman 59kg
11 85321×7730 DARK MUSKET G 7 Graeme Ballantyne 59kg
12 58x1850x3x DISPOSITION G 7 Chris Gangemi 59kg
13 0634x31x28 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 5 Matthew Smith 59kg
14 17x544431x GATTING G 5 Darren Mcauliffe 59kg 98
15 72x5x6909x GOOD PROJECT H 7 Chris Waller 59kg
16 236×111113 GREAT AGAIN G 6 Lindsey Smith 59kg
17 218x522x2x GREAT SHOT G 6 Rhys Radford 59kg
18 x1304x2412 HARTNELL (GB) G 8 James Cummings 59kg
19 0x6038x87x HEART STARTER G 6 Chris Gangemi 59kg 92
20 7233033x4x IHTSAHYMN G 8 Fred Kersley 59kg
21 5x695x7525 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 8 James Cummings 59kg
22 0x4312333x JUICING CARROTS G 6 Raquel Reid 59kg 71
23 51311×2131 LAND OF PLENTY H 5 Darren Weir 59kg
24 74232×1724 LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees 59kg
25 x93116x54x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 59kg
26 113x79x21x MAN BOOKER G 6 Daniel Morton 59kg 106
27 45221x111x MATERIAL MAN G 7 Justin Warwick 59kg 112
28 111x2118x5 MISSILE LAUNCH G 5 Vaughn Sigley 59kg
29 230956118x MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 59kg
30 5x546x510x NEW TIPPERARY G 6 Joseph Pride 59kg
31 311312x89x OLIVER’S TRAVELS G 5 Simon A Miller 59kg 85
32 1x31x3103x PLEIN CIEL (GER) G 6 Darren Weir 59kg
33 25141×8118 PRIZE CATCH G 5 Lindsey Smith 59kg
34 2630x3554x PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees 59kg
35 1132657x5x PROPERANTES G 7 Colin Webster 59kg
36 1x2441111x PRYING TOM G 6 Sharon Miller 59kg
37 8224660214 PUSHIN’ SHAPES G 6 Daniel & Ben Pearce 59kg
38 51x10x5x36 SALORSCI G 5 Jeff Noske 59kg
39 x211x2730x SCALES OF JUSTICE G 6 Lindsey Smith 59kg 111
40 61x8899x08 SENSE OF OCCASION G 8 Kris Lees 59kg
41 5x05593x5x SO SI BON G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
42 0x0172x95x SOVEREIGN NATION G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
43 1x12x9L54x STAR EXHIBIT G 7 Darren Weir 59kg
44 6x61x1185x STATE SOLICITOR G 6 Adam Durrant 59kg 97
45 0x34514x41 TAKE IT INTERN (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 59kg
46 78056x940x TAKEDOWN G 6 Darren Weir 59kg
47 0x0551x58x TALLY G 6 James Cummings 59kg
48 25828x260x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 59kg
49 3224513x5x TORGERSEN (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
50 x44192123x TRADESMAN G 7 Darren Weir 59kg
51 6x6321175x TRAP FOR FOOLS G 5 Jarrod McLean 59kg
52 86x640260x ULMANN G 7 Darren Weir 59kg
53 71223x70x1 ACHERNAR STAR G 4 Simon A Miller 58.5kg
54 11x33251x2 ACTION G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 58.5kg
55 213211300x AGE OF FIRE H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
56 0830×02757 ALL TOO HUIYING H 4 Gary Moore 58.5kg
57 145x219x1x ARCADIA PRINCE G 4 Adam Durrant 58.5kg
58 27158×0715 CLIFF’S EDGE H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
59 15233x605x HOLY SNOW H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
60 141113×381 ICONOCLASM H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
61 x6260x1144 KAONIC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 58.5kg
62 56x430x81x MEROVEE H 4 Chris Waller 58.5kg
63 6717×63150 MURAAQEB H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 58.5kg
64 720110x20x PEACEFUL STATE H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
65 6x2811x37x SAMBRO G 4 Chris Waller 58.5kg
66 1295×27173 SIEGE OF QUEBEC H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 58.5kg
67 116×2211 TAMASA H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
68 1111×22 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 4 Darren Weir 57.5kg
69 12222x333x ELEGANT BLAST M 5 Justin Warwick 57kg
70 505x37x12x ELLICAZOOM M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 57kg
71 1x11111x1x ENTICING STAR M 5 Adam Durrant 57kg
72 21x1x2111x GALAXY STAR M 6 Grant & Alana Williams 57kg 90
73 43215x141x INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 57kg
74 12x412x217 NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 57kg
75 22415x558x OREGON’S DAY M 5 Mick Price 57kg
76 x1522653x6 ROYAL STAR M 5 Adam Durrant 57kg
77 x2220x893x SAMOVARE M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 57kg
78 76x462x444 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 57kg
79 x230040x7x BRING ME ROSES M 4 Tony McEvoy 56.5kg
80 x31132269x LIKE A BUTTERFLY M 4 Lou Luciani 56.5kg 78
81 1x11414x PERFECT JEWEL M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg 85
82 13×5 ADMIRAL PROMO G 3 Daniel Morton 52kg 62
83 11×2 BLACK SABBATH G 3 Robert & Todd Harvey 52kg
84 115×1 CHIX PIC G 3 David Harrison 52kg
85 13x FINAL HEARING G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg 62
86 23×4 GREAT CHARADE C 3 Trevor Andrews 52kg
87 2131x2x LORDHELPMERUN G 3 Steve Wolfe 52kg 80
88 23x4263x PLATOON C 3 Neville Parnham 52kg
89 61x REGAL POWER G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg 62
90 112×5 SPECIAL REWARD G 3 Simon A Miller 52kg
91 13 TRUE ATTRACTION G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg 62
92 2x11x TRUE DEFENDER G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg
93 1x14x4 VALOUR ROAD G 3 Simon A Miller 52kg
94 1x ARCADIA QUEEN F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 58
95 11x FAIRY FAST F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 62
96 1x FESTIVAL MISS F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 60
97 122×3 LADY COSMOLOGY F 3 Simon A Miller 50kg
98 04×221 LADY SASS F 3 Daniel Morton 50kg 56
99 11x LEADING GIRL (NZ) F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg
100 3x11x MYSTERY MISS F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 62
101 2x2240x8 PRINCESS PIERRO F 3 Trevor Andrews 50kg 61
102 x31591x383 SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price 50kg

Kingston Town Classic Form Guide

The Kingston Town Classic form guide details all the crucial information for punters like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. History shows an even spread of winners from both inside and wider barrier draws, so doing the Kingston Town Classic form on the lead-up runs and track / distance records of the horses over their gate is important.

Three-year-olds have a good record in the race with four wins in the past decade, but only one filly has ever won the race when Perfect Reflection (2015) stole the show. The Railway Stakes is the best guide and so looking for horses coming off a run in this mile lead-up is also important.

Kingston Town Classic Form Facts

  • The Railway Stakes has produced more Kingston Town Classic winners than any other lead-ups
  • A final run at Ascot is the key to picking the Kingston Town Classic winner with just one horse since 1993 having come off a lead-up outside of WA
  • Three-year-olds boast three wins in the Kingston Town Classic results from 2010 – 2017 so in-form youngsters make a good tip
  • Favourites in Kingston Town Classic betting have saluted five times from 2008 – 2017

2018 Kingston Town Classic Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Kingston Town Classic 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Kingston Town Classic Results

The Kingston Town Classic results have been dominated by favourites and equal favourites over the past 10 years or so with the latest upsets caused by Playing God ($21 in 2011) who also saluted as the punters’ pick the previous year, Stratum Star ($12 in 2016) and the shock local winner Pounamu ($21 in 2017).

Other notable recent Kingston Town Classic winners include Luckygray (2012), Niconero (2006 and 2008) and Old Comrade (2000-01).

Kingston Town Classic Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Pounamu Material Man Achernar Star 1:49.5
2016 Stratum Star Scales Of Justice Perfect Reflection 1:49.4
2015 Perfect Reflection Delicacy Dark Musket 1:53.7
2014 Moriarty Disposition Elite Belle 1:48.7
2013 Ihtsahymn Luckygray Rohan 1:49.9
2012 Luckygray Mr Moet God Has Spoken 1:50.6
2011 Playing God Ranger King Saul 1:49.5
2010 Playing God Impressive Jeuney Trusting 1:48.9
2009 Sniper’s Bullet God Has Spoken Scenic Shot 1:46.9
2008 Niconero Gilded Venom Sniper’s Bullet 1:46.9
2007 Megatic Guyno New Spice 1:48.0
2006 Niconero Scenic Shot Daka’s Gem 1:47.4
2005 Early Express Lock The Vault Bon Argent 1:48.0
2004 Modem Free At Last True Steel 1:50.1
2003 True Steel Milanova Hardrada 2:03.6
2002 Blevvo Finito Corporate Bruce 1:52.1
2001 Old Comrade Miss Precisely Shot Of Thunder 1:50.0
2000 Old Comrade Umrum Slideaway 1:36.2