Looking for early info on this year’s Flight Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Part of the Epsom Handicap racecard at Royal Randwick during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, this event is exclusively for three year old fillies bearing set weights, making it a good value bet for any seasoned punters who have been watching the up and coming fillies and can factor in which horses will get an advantage from the weight system.
The Group 1 Flight Stakes takes place over a mile (1600m) and offers $500,000 in prize money. It is named in honour of dual Cox Plate winning mare Flight (1945, 1946).
A good race to pay attention to before the Flight Stakes is the Tea Rose Takes, which takes place earlier in September. Also for 3 year old fillies and with set weights, but 200 metres shorter in distance, winning or placing in the Tea Rose Stakes has come to be known as a strong indicator of Flight Stakes success. Funstar (2019) was the last filly to complete the Tea Rose Stakes – Flight Stakes double.
The Flight Stakes is the final leg of the Princess Series of Races which also includes the Tea Rose Stakes, Silver Shadow Stakes and Furious Stakes.
Flight Stakes 2020 – Fast Facts
- Race Day: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
- Race Starts: TBA
- Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Distance: 1600m
- Weight Class: Set weights
- Qualification: Three year olds (only fillies)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $500,000
- Inaugural Race: 1947
- 2020 Flight Stakes Winner: Montefilia
flight Stakes 2020 RESULTS
The official 2020 Flight Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 3, 2020.
- #4 Montefilia
- #2 Hungry Heart
- #3 Vangelic
Montefilia ($12) scored an upset win in the 2020 Flight Stakes results outstanding Chris Waller’s odds-on favourite Hungry Heart ($1.90).
|1||4||MONTEFILIA||David Payne||Hugh Bowman||6||56kg||$12|
|2||2||HUNGRY HEART||Chris Waller||James McDonald||0.2L||4||56kg||$1.90F|
|3||3||VANGELIC||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||2.2L||3||56kg||$18|
|4||1||DAME GISELLE||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tommy Berry||4.6L||1||56kg||$2.80|
|5||5||JOVIALITY||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||5.8L||5||56kg||$17|
|6||6||MIRAVALLE||Mark Newnham||Joshua Parr||7L||7||56kg||$21|
|7||7||ALIGHTED||Anthony Cummings||Regan Bayliss||24.7L||2||56kg||$301|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Flight Stakes 2020 Betting
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Flight Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Flight Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Flight Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Flight Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Flight Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Flight Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Flight Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Flight Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Flight Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Flight Stakes
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- Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Flight Stakes 2020 Field (Horses)
The official Flight Stakes 2020 field is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
The 2020 Flight Stakes final field features just the seven fillies led by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Dame Giselle on the rails looking to make it four-from-four this Princess Series.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1x3174x111||DAME GISELLE||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tommy Berry||1||56kg||96|
|2||215×22||HUNGRY HEART||Chris Waller||James McDonald||4||56kg||92|
|3||1622×43||VANGELIC||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||3||56kg||82|
|4||14×314||MONTEFILIA||David Payne||Hugh Bowman||6||56kg||81|
|5||39×33111||JOVIALITY||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||5||56kg||77|
|6||0x17||MIRAVALLE||Mark Newnham||Joshua Parr||7||56kg||64|
|7||40×6||ALIGHTED||Anthony Cummings||Regan Bayliss||2||56kg||55|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Flight Stakes 2020 Odds
Early market odds on the Flight Stakes will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 Flight Stakes here once betting opens.
Flight Stakes 2020 Tips
Favourite: #2 Hungry Heart ($2.50 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #1 Dame Giselle ($2.60 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #5 Joviality ($12 at time of publish)
Best Lead Up: Look for any fillies who secured a top 3 spot in the Silver Shadow Stakes.
Local Edge: Fillies that are known to do well at mile long distances, especially at Randwick, should do well in this race.
Our insider 2020 Flight Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full Flight Stakes betting preview available on the Neds Blog.
Flight Stakes 2020 Nominations
Nominations close 11 AM, Monday the 28th of September, 2020.
Flight Stakes 2020 Weights
Weights are declared at 4 PM, Tuesday the 29th of September, 2020 and will be published in our above Flight Stakes Field section.
Flight Stakes 2020 Acceptances
Final acceptances will be declared by 9 AM, Wednesday the 30th of September, 2020. The official Flight Stakes acceptances will be published in our above 2020 Flight Stakes Field section.
Flights Stakes 2020 Scratchings
Final scratchings will be announced at 7:30 AM, Saturday the 3rd of October, 2020.
Flight Stakes 2020 Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Flight Stakes has been released.
Flight Stakes Winners
|2020||Montefilia||Hugh Bowman||David Payne||56|
|2019||Funstar||James McDonald||Chris Waller||56|
|2017||Oohood||Tim Clark||Tony McEvoy||56|
|2017||Alizee||Glyn Schofield||James Cummings||56|
|2016||Global Glamour||T. Clark||Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott||56|
|2015||Speak Fondly||T. Berry||Gai Waterhouse||56|
|2014||First Seal||B. Shinn||John P Thompson||56|
|2013||Guelph||K. McEvoy||PETER SNOWDEN||56|
|2012||Norzita (NZ)||H. Bowman||Bart Cummings||56|
|2011||Streama||H. Bowman||G H WALTER||56|
|2010||Secret Admirer||B. Avdulla||Grahame Begg||56|
|2009||More Joyous (NZ)||N. Rawiller||Gai Waterhouse||56|
|2008||Samantha Miss||H. Bowman||Kris Lees||56|
|2007||Race Not Run||–||–||–|
|2006||Cheeky Choice||H. Bowman||Gai Waterhouse||56|
|2005||Fashions Afield||D. Beasley||Gai Waterhouse||56|
|2004||Lotteria||J. Cassidy||Gai Waterhouse||56|
|2003||Unearthly||C. Brown||D A HAYES||56|
|2002||Royal Purler||P. Payne||Gregory Hickman||56|
|2001||Ha Ha||J. Cassidy||Gai Waterhouse||54|
|2000||Unworldly||L. Cassidy||J R HAWKES||54|
|1999||Danglissa||C. Munce||Gai Waterhouse||54|
|1998||Sunline (NZ)||L. Cassidy||T J MCKEE||54|
|1997||Only A Lady||G. Cooksley||Clarry Conners||54|
|1996||*Assertive Lass / Dashing Eagle||R.S. Dye / D. Beadman||Bart Cummings||54|
|1995||Pontal Lass||G. Boss||Gai Waterhouse||54|
|1994||Danarani||K. Moses||Clarry Conners||54|
|1993||Angst||C. Carmody||Bart Cummings||54|
|1992||Slight Chance (NZ)||G. Cooksley||R H THOMSEN||54|
|1991||Electrique||D. Beadman||F W MITCHELL||54|
|1990||Triscay||L. Dittman||J DENHAM||54|
|1989||A Little Kiss (NZ)||R.S. Dye||T J SMITH||54|
|1988||Research||L. Dittman||Clarry Conners||54|
|1987||Judyann||K. Moses||N C BEGG||54|
|1986||Bounding Away||L. Dittman||T J SMITH||54|
|1985||Tingo Tango||S. Scriven||D R BOUGOURE||54|
|1984||Goleen||M. Schumacher||I W HOCKING||54|
|1983||La Caissiere||R. Quinton||N C BEGG||54|
|1982||Gelsomino (NZ)||M. de Montfort||–||54|
|1981||Allez Show||G. Allendorf||–||54|
|1978||Jubilee Walk||P. Cook||–||54|
|1977||Sun Sally||J. Duggan||–||54|
|1975||Gloomy Isle||L. Olsen||–||54|
|1974||Cap D’Antibes||P. Cook||–||54|
|1973||Better Comment||K. Moses||–||54|
|1971||Better Gleam||G. Moore||–||8 7|
|1970||Tropic Jewel||D. Lake||–||8 7|
|1969||Natal Lass||G. Moore||–||8 7|
|1968||Flying Fable||G. Moore||–||8 7|
|1967||Flying Gauntlet||M. Schumacher||–||8 7|
|1966||Candy Floss||G. Moore||–||8 7|
|1965||Fawnia||R. Selkrig||–||8 7|
|1964||Reveille||G. Moore||–||8 7|