The Flight Stakes is a Group 1 set weights race for three-year-old fillies held at Randwick racecourse during the Sydney spring racing carnival each year in October. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Flight Stakes was won by Alizee from Champagne Cuddles with Cellargirl third.
|Date:||Saturday 30th September 2017|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights|
The Flight Stakes is the only Group 1 race for 3yo fillies held during the Sydney spring carnival and always attracts classy young females looking for elite race glory. The Gr2 Furious Stakes or Gr2 Tea Rose Stakes are traditional guides to this race, especially the latter, where winners or placegetters have provided more than 75% of Flight Stakes winners over recent years.
Alisee (2017), First Seal (2014), Guelph (2013), Streama (2011), More Joyous (2009), Samantha Miss (2008), Cheeky Choice (2006), Ha Ha (2001) and Unworldy (2000) all won the Tea Rose Stakes & Flight Stakes double, while Fashions Afield (2005) and Unearthly (2003) both ran placings in the Tea Rose Stakes before winning this race.
A number of fillies have won ran placings in both the Tea Rose Stakes and Flight Stakes and the Tea Rose form holds up extremely well for this race.
Streama (2011), Samantha Miss (2008), Unworldly (2000), Danglissa (1999), Sunline (1998) all managed to win the Furious Stakes - Tea Rose Stakes - Flight Stakes treble while Samantha Miss (2008) and Angst (1993) are the only two gallopers to win the Princess Series of races - the Silver Shadow Stakes, Furious Stakes, Tea Rose Stakes and Flight Stakes.
Some top fillies have been successful in this event and none better than the mighty Sunline (1998), while other good winners have been More Joyous (2009), Samantha Miss (2008), Assertive Lass (1996), Angst (1993), Triscay (1990), Research (1988) and Bounding Away (1986).
Alizee (2017) took out the Tea Rose Stakes over 1400m at Randwick before scoring a stunning victory in this event and recent Flight Stakes winners include Global Glamour (2016) and Speak Fondly (2015).
1. $2.90 Alizee 56.0 Glyn Schofield
2. $3.80 Champagne Cuddles 56.0 Jason Collett
3. $10.00 Cellargirl 56.0 Michael Walker
4. $9.00 One More Honey 56.0 Blake Shinn
5. $91.00 Smooth Landing 56.0 Damian Lane
6. $81.00 Luvaluva 56.0 Ms Rachel King
7. $18.00 I Am Excited 56.0 Kerrin McEvoy
8. $16.00 Sweet Deal 56.0 Hugh Bowman
9. $7.00 Pandemonium 56.0 Joao Moreira
10. $31.00 Legal Girl 56.0 Corey Brown
11. $151.00 College Romance 56.0 Tim Clark
Margins: 2.3 len, 2.3 len
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|2016||Global Glamour||Yankee Rose||Sezanne||1:34.7|
|2014||First Seal||Winx||Thinking Of You||1:34.7|
|2013||Guelph||Sensibility||Bound For Earth||1:36.2|
|2011||Streama||Hallowell Belle||Dowager Queen||1:36.7|
|2010||Secret Admirer||More Strawberries||Parables||1:34.6|
|2009||More Joyous||Sister Madly||Hurtle Myrtle||1:40.0|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2006||Cheeky Choice||My Lady's Chamber||Fleur Royale||1:36.0|
|2005||Fashions Afield||Beauty Watch||Mnemosyne||1:37.2|
|2002||Royal Purler||Victory Vein||Private Steer||1:37.4|
|1999||Danglissa||The Golden Dane||Miss Zoe||1:34.4|
|1997||Only A Lady||Bonanova||On Air||1:34.2|
|1996||*Assertive Lass - 1||*Dashing Eagle -1||Superb Lady||1:35.6|
|1994||Danarani||Live It Up||Mariton||1:35.9|
|1989||A Little Kiss||Tristanagh||Ochiltree||1:36.3|
|1987||Judyann||Glory Girl||The Cloisters||1:36.8|
|1986||Bounding Away||Diamond Shower||Evandale Star||1:36.3|
|1985||Tingo Tango||Shinakima||Shankhill Lass||1:37.0|
|1983||La Caissiere||Sail To Glory||Lady Eclipse||1:37.2|
|1982||Gelsomino||I Like Diamonds||Bacchetta||1:37.9|
|1981||Allez Show||Black Shoes||Sharp Walk||1:35.2|
|1978||Jubilee Walk||Trimaran||Shady Walk||1:40.3|
|1977||Sun Sally||Princess Rada||Jeune Fille||1:35.8|
|1976||Apollua||Of Two Cities||Willowy||1:39.8|
|1975||Gloomy Isle||Crimson Cloud||Gay Nineties||1:36.8|
|1974||Cap D'Antibes||Catch Candy||Titaria||1:36.6|
|1973||Better Comment||Gay Bonnie||Magic Beam||1:38.8|
|1972||Siduri||Miss Personality||Glenfield Lass||1:37.1|
|1971||Better Gleam||Santa Barbara||Show Doll||1:36.9|
|1970||Tropic Jewel||Hot Rhythm||Fleet Royal||1:37.4|