2016 Flight Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Flight Stakes News

Seven runners remain in contention for this weekend’s third Group 1 feature at Royal Randwick following this morning’s release of the 2016 Flight Stakes field and barrier draw. Omei Sword has been confirmed to be partnered by Hugh Bowman, has returned to racing in slick form this time and should…


Flight Stakes

The 2016 Flight Stakes is one of the feature Group 1 races of the annual Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and is conducted at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in early October.

The 2016 Flight Stakes will be held on Saturday, October 1st.

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Open to three-year-old fillies and conducted under set weight conditions, the Group 1 Flight Stakes is a 1600m middle-distance gallop worth a total of $500,000 and is the only Group 1 race for three-year-old fillies held in Sydney during the spring season.

Held on Epsom Handicap Day, the Flight Stakes is one of an incredible six Group status races on the meeting’s bumper race-card which is headlined by the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m). Overall, the Flight Stakes is one of nine black-type events held on the day.

With so many quality races on the schedule, this is one of the premier race days held at Randwick and provides punters with a range of exciting betting opportunities including markets on other features such as the Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) and the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m). Other major races on the day include the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) and Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) alongside the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m).

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

Goodwood Handicap

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA

Flight Stakes Punting Guide

When looking for an early guide for betting on the Flight Stakes, looking at the form of runners in earlier spring carnival fillies races including the Group 3 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm in August, the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1400m) in September and the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill can give punters an excellent heads-up in the online betting markets.

The Tea Rose Stakes has been the best guide to the Flight Stakes in recent years with nine of the past 11 Flight Stakes winners having previously finished in the top three in the Tea Rose including More Joyous (2009) and Samantha Miss (2008) who both took out the double.

The Flight Stakes was the final leg of the Princess Series of races before it was discontinued.

The higher quality fillies that run in the Flight Stakes may continue their spring campaigns by heading interstate to Melbourne for three-year-old races such as the Group 1 Coolmore Stakes (1200m) on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.

The best Flight Stakes betting tip is to avoid the TAB and enjoy better odds and ultimately higher payouts by placing your wagers at a trusted online bookmaker such as Ladbrokes.com.au or bookmaker.com.au.

We also recommend having a bet on the 2016 Melbourne Cup and 2016 Victoria Derby.