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 2018 Light Fingers Stakes was taken out by Alizee from Shumookh with Torvill third.
|Date:||Saturday 16th February 2019|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights|
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.
Alizee (2018) resumed from a spell to win this event in quality style and recent Light Fingers Stakes winners include Global Glamour (2017) and Perignon (2016).
1. $2.15 Alizee 56.0 Glyn Schofield
2. $7.00 Shumookh 56.0 Tim Clark
3. $101.00 Torvill 56.0 Christian Reith
4. $13.00 Frolic 56.0 Jason Collett
5. $5.50 Melody Belle 56.0 Rory Hutchings
6. $6.00 Sasso Corbaro 56.0 Brenton Avdulla
7. $21.00 Debonairly 56.0 Adam Hyeronimus
8. $151.00 Ellie's Encore 56.0 Jean Van Overmeire
9. $26.00 Yulong Xingsheng 56.0 Tye Angland
10. $51.00 From Within 56.0 Joshua Parr
11. $51.00 Kanga's Eye 56.0 Josh Adams
Margins: 0.1 len, 0.2 len
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|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|