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Light Fingers Stakes

The 2018 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.

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.

2018 Light Fingers Stakes Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 221127x FROLIC Edward O’Rourke Jason Collett 14 56kg 100
2 81x110x361 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Rory Hutchings 12 56kg 101
3 25x124113x ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 56kg 102
4 7x121x017x DEBONAIRLY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 10 56kg 81
5 1x44241x YULONG XINGSHENG Kris Lees Tye Angland 2 56kg 76
6 221×116 SASSO CORBARO Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 7 56kg 77
7 0x0212310x TORVILL Clarry Conners Christian Reith 9 56kg 72
8 1054×8326 FROM WITHIN Edward O’Rourke Joshua Parr 3 56kg 72
9 2111x3x51 ELLIE’S ENCORE Paul Perry Jean Van Overmeire (a) 1 56kg 73
10 4113x WARRANTY Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 11 56kg 70
11 11 CHARLAYNE Chris Waller Jay Ford 13 56kg 73
12 2x0x35132 KANGA’S EYE Anthony & Edward Cummings Josh Adams 6 56kg 63
13 12 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 56kg 70
14 21 EXCELLENT DESIGN John P Thompson 8 56kg 67

2018 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
2018 1 Alizee 2 Shumookh 3 Torvill 1:10.0
2017 1 Global Glamour 2 Foxplay 3 Spright 1:09.7
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

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