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Light Fingers Stakes

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 2017 Light Fingers Stakes was taken out by Global Glamour from Foxplay with Spright third.

Held alongside the Group 2 Apollo Stakes & Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes, the Light Fingers Stakes is the first group race of the Sydney autumn racing carnival for three-year-old fillies.

Light Fingers Stakes info

Date: Saturday 17th February 2018
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
2017 Winner: Global Glamour

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.

Global Glamour (2017) finished runner-up in the Listed Magic Millions 3YO Guineas over 1400m on the Gold Coast in Queensland before heading to Sydney to win this event and recent Light Fingers Stakes winners include Perignon (2016) and Adrift (2015).

2017 Light Fingers Stakes result

1. $2.25 Global Glamour 56.0 Joshua Parr
2. $12.00 Foxplay 56.0 Hugh Bowman
3. $7.00 Spright 56.0 Corey Brown

then followed
4. $16.00 Gridelin 56.0 James Doyle
5. $41.00 Lubiton 56.0 Glyn Schofield
6. $81.00 French Fern 56.0 Jay Ford
7. $81.00 Moqueen 56.0 Brenton Avdulla
8. $9.00 Samantha 56.0 James Innes Jnr
9. $26.00 Zenalicious 56.0 Tim Clark
10. $4.20 Honesty Prevails 56.0 Jason Collett
11. $26.00 Long Time Ago 56.0 Tommy Berry
12. $101.00 Tutu 56.0 Tye Angland
13. $151.00 Miss Beneteau 56.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
14. $151.00 Fabvier 56.0 Christian Reith

Margins: 0.1 len, 1.5 len
Time: 1:09.70

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Light Fingers Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Global Glamour Foxplay Spright 1:09.7
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
2013 Bennetta Ichihara Dear Demi 1:10.1
2012 Sea Siren Streama Hallowell Belle 1:16.3
2011 Obsequious Red Tracer Parables 1:09.5
2010 More Joyous Trim Sweepstaking 1:09.8
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
2004 Sharp Generosa Hinting 1:08.7
2003 Only Glory Chuckle Bumptious 1:11.2
2002 Ancient Song Hosannah Shouq 1:10.9
2001 Lady Mulan Maitland Gold Belle Du Jour 1:09.6
2000 Camena Miss Zoe Hut 1:09.6
1999 Rubicall Trigold Zola 1:10.5
1998 Staging Sengiggi Beach Techniques 1:03.4
1997 Assertive Lass Mother's Gift Stoneyfell Road 1:04.6
1996 Peruzzi Hello Darl Hitapotomoss 1:09.9
1995 Flight To Fantasy Verocative Aragen 1:10.5
1994 Gem Of The West Arborea Diamond Harbour 1:10.3
1993 Skating Slight Chance Flitter 1:09.0
1992 Office Regina Madre Double Your Bet 1:10.4
1991 Whisked Quiet Queen Viva Regina 1:09.7
1990 Joanne Antelliere Starlight Angel 1:10.2
1989 Paris Miss Salisopra Riverina Charm 1:09.3
1988 Here's The Point Tjarra Lanyard 1:10.8