Looking for early info on this year’s Light Fingers Stakes? The tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,200 metres each February, the Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 race, held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts a lot of nationwide, as well as New Zealand bred talent.
This race serves as an excellent lead in to the 2000 metre Coolmore Classic, taking place the following month at Rosehill.
The races Group level history has gone back and forth a bit. The race was Group 2 in 1986, followed by 3 years of Group 3 status, before returning to Group 2 in 1991, and staying that way until present.
Light Fingers Stakes 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, February 16th, 2019
- Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights
- Qualification: Three year old (fillies only)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1979
Light Fingers Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Light Fingers Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Light Fingers Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Light Fingers Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Light Fingers Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Light Fingers 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 Light Fingers 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 Light Fingers Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Light Fingers Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Light Fingers 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 Light Fingers Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Light Fingers Stakes
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Light Fingers Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Light Fingers Stakes 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Light Fingers Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 18/12/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Light Fingers Stakes 2018 Results
2018’s results are displayed in the table below:
|1||3||4||Alizee||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||–||56 kgs||$2.15|
|2||13||5||Shumookh||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||0.1 lengths||56 kgs||$7|
|3||7||8||Torvill||Clarry Conners||Christian Reith||0.3 lengths||56 kgs||$101|
|4||1||11||Frolic||Edward O’Rourke||Jason Collett||1.9 lengths||56 kgs||$13|
|5||2||10||Melody Belle||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Rory Hutchings||2.3 lengths||56 kgs||$5.50|
|6||6||7||Sasso Corbaro||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||4.1 lengths||56 kgs||$6|
|7||4||9||Debonairly||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||5.1 lengths||56 kgs||$21|
|8||9||1||Ellie’s Encore||Paul Perry||Jean Van Overmeire (a)||5.4 lengths||56 kgs||$151|
|9||5||2||Yulong Xingsheng||Kris Lees||Tye Angland||9 lengths||56 kgs||$26|
|10||8||3||From Within||Edward O’Rourke||Joshua Parr||10 lengths||56 kgs||$51|
|11||12||6||Kanga’s Eye||Anthony & Edward Cummings||Josh Adams||11.7 lengths||56 kgs||$51|
|Scratched||14||0||Excellent Design||John P Thompson||–||–||–||–|
|Scratched||11||0||Charlayne||Chris Waller||Jay Ford||–||–||–|
|Scratched||10||0||Warranty||Peter & Paul Snowden||Andrew Adkins||–||–||–|
Which Horse Will Win The Light Fingers Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Light Fingers Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Upsets Happen – In this race, you never know which high paying filly might come from out of nowhere to scoop up first place. Place betting is common during this race.
- Double Digits – Some horses can still come out on top, despite drawing a wide barrier. This will be illuminated by taking a look at their past races where they’ve been forced to go wide, but still ended up strong.
- Time To Spare – A field full of fillies can include a mixture of runners. Some proven, and some unproven. Don’t be surprised if the circumstances include wins for more than three lengths.
Light Fingers Stakes Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Light Fingers Stakes 2019 Field
The field limit is 18. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Light Fingers Stakes 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Light Fingers Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of February, 2019.
Light Fingers Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2018 Light Fingers Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Light Fingers Stakes Nominations
Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday, the 11th of February, 2019.
Light Fingers Stakes Weights
Set weights apply to this race. The weight is set at 56 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 12th of February, 2019.
Light Fingers Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday, the 13th of February, 2019.
Light Fingers Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of February, 2019.
Light Fingers Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 16th of February, 2019.
Light Fingers Stakes Prize Money
The Light Fingers Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Light Fingers Stakes Race Number
The Light Fingers Stakes is race number 2 on the 16th of February, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.
Light Fingers Stakes 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 2019’s Light Fingers Stakes has been released.
Light Fingers Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Light Fingers Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Light Fingers Stakes Winners
Winners of the Light Fingers Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going back to 1979, please check our winners page.
|2018||Alizee||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||56kg||1:10.06|
|2017||Global Glamour||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Joshua Parr||56kg||1:09.70|
|2016||Perignon||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||56kg||1:09.98|
|2015||Adrift||Gai Waterhouse||Tye Angland||56kg||1:09.48|
|2014||Sweet Idea||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||56kg||1:09.09|
|2013||Bennetta||Grahame Begg||James McDonald||56kg||1:10.16|
|2012||Sea Siren||John O’Shea||Jim Cassidy||56kg||1:09.47|
|2011||Obsequious||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||56kg||1:09.50|
|2010||More Joyous||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||56kg||1:09.80|
|2009||Rock Me Baby||David Payne||Brad Pengelly||56kg||1:11.39|
|2008||Forensics||Peter Snowden||Rod Quinn||56kg||1:10.56|
|2007||Gold Edition||Ron Maund||Jim Cassidy||56kg||1:09.07|
|2006||Street Smart||Ron Maund||Glenn Lynch||55.5kg||1:09.90|
|2005||Trezevant||Gai Waterhouse||Chris Munce||54kg||1:10.00|
|2004||Sharp||John Hawkes||Corey Brown||56.5kg||1:08.72|
|2003||Only Glory||John O’Shea||Darren Beadman||54kg||1:11.22|
|2002||Ancient Song||Rado Boljun||Larry Cassidy||53kg||1:10.98|
|2001||Lady Mulan||Bob Thomsen||Glen Boss||53kg||1:09.61|
|2000||Camena||Gerald Ryan||Larry Cassidy||55.5kg||1:09.60|