Light Fingers Stakes

  • Date: Monday February 13, 2017
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3yo Fillies, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Light Fingers Stakes News

Omei Sword finally kicks off Autumn in Surround Stakes

Omei Sword finally kicks off Autumn in Surround Stakes

Doncaster Mile equal-favourite Omei Sword is finally ready to kick off her 2017 Autumn Carnival campaign in the Group 2 $200,000 Theraces.com.au Surround Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Omei Sword, above, is set to kick off her Autumn Carnival in the Surround Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Trainer Chris Waller had pencilled …

The 2017 Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 contest run at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney annually in February. It is an event specifically for three-year-old fillies and is run across a trek of 1200m.

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The Light Fingers Stakes is worth $200,000 to the winners and is run under set weight conditions.

The race is also the feature event of the day and run in conjunction with the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes, the Group 3 Royal Sovereign Stakes and the Group 3 Breeders Classic.

The set weight nature of the Light Fingers Stakes means that the classiest and most talented fillies have no excuse but to perform on the day.

They will be out in force as well given that it’s the first black type event for three year old fillies to be held in Sydney every year.

While it’s a stand out race in its own right it can also be used as a lead up run for something like the Group 3 Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill or the Group 2 Surround stakes at Warwick Farm.

It is the equivalent race for girls as the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes  is for colts and geldings.

The Light Fingers Stakes has had some very good horses pass through its ranks as is shown on the winners list.

Skating won this race back in 1993 while Assertive Lass got up in 1997.

Street Smart was the 20006 champion and Gold Edition won in 2007.

Recently the champion More Joyous won in 2010 and Obsequious in 2011.

2017 Light Fingers Stakes Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x3611x92 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 12 56kg 106
2 63323x111x SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Corey Brown 10 56kg 86
3 4x212x114x FOXPLAY Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 56kg 90
4 3110x FRENCH FERN David Payne 9 56kg 82
5 145x0x HONESTY PREVAILS Rick Worthington Jason Collett 4 56kg 78
6 8x5435149x MOQUEEN Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 11 56kg 71
7 0x4311x ZENALICIOUS Les Bridge Tim Clark 14 56kg 75
8 16x2231x LUBITON Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 8 56kg 71
9 2x224x11 GRIDELIN John O’Shea James Doyle 6 56kg 71
10 4×11 SAMANTHA Gerald Ryan 5 56kg 71
11 5323×341 MISS BENETEAU Jason Coyle 7 56kg 63
12 0x3219x FABVIER John P Thompson 13 56kg 63
13 7×1 LONG TIME AGO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry 2 56kg 63
14 2 TUTU John P Thompson Tye Angland 1 56kg

2017 Light Fingers Stakes Nominations

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 1×11 ALL OVER BOSANOVA F 3 Mel Eggleston 66
2 0x3219x FABVIER F 3 John P Thompson 63
3 4x212x114x FOXPLAY F 3 Chris Waller 90
4 3110x FRENCH FERN F 3 David Payne 82
5 1x3611x92 GLOBAL GLAMOUR F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
6 2x224x11 GRIDELIN F 3 John O’Shea 71
7 145x0x HONESTY PREVAILS F 3 Rick Worthington 78
8 7×1 LONG TIME AGO F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 63
9 16x2231x LUBITON F 3 Bjorn Baker 71
10 5323×341 MISS BENETEAU F 3 Jason Coyle 63
11 8x5435149x MOQUEEN F 3 Anthony Cummings 71
12 129x12x OMEI SWORD F 3 Chris Waller 92
13 4×11 SAMANTHA F 3 Gerald Ryan 71
14 63323x111x SPRIGHT F 3 Garry Frazer 86
15 2 TUTU F 3 John P Thompson
16 0x4311x ZENALICIOUS F 3 Les Bridge 75

Light Fingers Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Light Fingers Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Perignon 2 Kangarilla Joy 3 Tempt Me Not 1:09.9
2015 1 Adrift 2 First Seal 3 Slightly Sweet 1:09.4
2014 1 Sweet Idea 2 Gypsy Diamond 3 Champagne Cath 1:09.1
2013 1 Bennetta 2 Ichihara 3 Dear Demi 1:10.2
2012 1 Sea Siren 2 Streama 3 Hallowell Belle 1:16.3
2011 1 Obsequious 2 Red Tracer 3 Parables 1:09.5
2010 1 More Joyous 2 Trim 3 Sweepstaking 1:09.8
2009 1 Rock Me Baby 2 Samantha Miss 3 Glowlamp 1:11.3
2008 1 Forensics 2 Sliding Cube 3 Seething Duck 1:10.5
2007 1 Gold Edition 2 Montana Sunset 3 Montmelo 1:09.0
2006 1 Street Smart 2 Regal Cheer 3 Paulini 1:09.9
2005 1 Trezevant 2 One in a Million 3 But I’m Serious 1:10.0
2004 1 Sharp 2 Generosa 3 Hinting 1:08.7
2003 1 Only Glory 2 Chuckle 3 Bumptious 1:11.2
2002 1 Ancient Song 2 Hosannah 3 Shouq 1:10.9
2001 1 Lady Mulan 2 Maitland Gold 3 Belle Du Jour 1:09.6
2000 1 Camena 2 Miss Zoe 3 Hut 1:09.6