The Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies that takes place each February at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weights and is worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Light Fingers Stakes was taken out by Nakeeta Jane from Madam Rouge with Pohutukawa third.
|Date:||Saturday 16th February 2019|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights|
|2019 Winner:||Nakeeta Jane|
The Light Fingers Stakes is a level weights race for 3yo fillies that usually attracts more than handy females on their way to the bigger races on offer in coming weeks. Fillies only events like the upcoming Gr3 Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill or the Gr2 Surround Stakes at Warwick Farm are likely races on the agenda for fillies tackling this event.
Classy types Sea Siren (2012), More Joyous (2011), Gold Edition (2007), Assertive Lass (1997), Skating (1993) and Joanne (1990) have all won this race and more often than not the winner of this race will be an above average type.
Top galloper Dear Demi (3rd in 2013) won the Surround Stakes after running third in this race, before running second in the Gr1 ATC Australian Oaks at Randwick later in the carnival.
Nakeeta Jane (2019) resumed from a spell to win this event for the Mark Newnham stable and recent Light Fingers Stakes winners include Alizee (2018) and Global Glamour (2017).
1. $10.00 Nakeeta Jane 56.0 Joshua Parr
2. $16.00 Madam Rouge 56.0 Jay Ford
3. $21.00 Pohutukawa 56.0 Brett Prebble
4. $15.00 El Dorado Dreaming 56.0 Hugh Bowman
5. $3.00 Sylvia's Mother 56.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $16.00 Melt 56.0 Glyn Schofield
7. $12.00 Terminology 56.0 Adam Hyeronimus
8. $61.00 Greysful Glamour 56.0 Ms Rachel King
9. $3.70 Miss Fabulass 56.0 Kerrin McEvoy
10. $8.50 Oohood 56.0 Tim Clark
11. $71.00 Autumn 56.0 Sam Clipperton
Margins: 0.3 len, 0.8 len
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|2019||Nakeeta Jane||Madam Rouge||Pohutukawa||1:09.1|
|2016||Perignon||Kangarilla Joy||Tempt Me Not||1:09.9|
|2015||Adrift||First Seal||Slightly Sweet||1:09.4|
|2014||Sweet Idea||Gypsy Diamond||Champagne Cath||1:09.0|
|2012||Sea Siren||Streama||Hallowell Belle||1:16.3|
|2009||Rock Me Baby||Samantha Miss||Glowlamp||1:11.3|
|2008||Forensics||Sliding Cube||Seething Duck||1:10.5|
|2007||Gold Edition||Montana Sunset||Montmelo||1:09.0|
|2006||Street Smart||Regal Cheer||Paulini||1:09.9|
|2005||Trezevant||One in a Million||But I'm Serious||1:10.0|
|2001||Lady Mulan||Maitland Gold||Belle Du Jour||1:09.6|
|1997||Assertive Lass||Mother's Gift||Stoneyfell Road||1:04.6|
|1995||Flight To Fantasy||Verocative||Aragen||1:10.5|
|1994||Gem Of The West||Arborea||Diamond Harbour||1:10.3|
|1992||Office||Regina Madre||Double Your Bet||1:10.4|
|1991||Whisked||Quiet Queen||Viva Regina||1:09.7|
|1989||Paris Miss||Salisopra||Riverina Charm||1:09.3|
|1988||Here's The Point||Tjarra||Lanyard||1:10.8|