Railway Stakes 2011 – Perth Summer Racing Odds

Saturday November 19 is shaping up as an elite day’s racing at Ascot in Perth despite the announcement that Black Caviar would not be making the trip over, one of the two Group 1 features at the meeting being the 2011 Railway Stakes.

Playing God

Playing God is one of the early favourites for the 2011 Railway Stakes in Perth

Currently 53 horses are officially entered for the $1 million Group 1 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (1600m), the early favourite of which is the Gino Poletti-trained local Luckygray.

Sitting at the top of the futures Railway Stakes odds at Luxbet at a quote of $4.60, the Bradbury’s Luck four-year-old is undefeated this season with three straight wins.

Most recently Luckygray was seen racing away to win the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) at Ascot by an easy three and a half lengths, earning their shot at Group 1 glory in the Railway.

There are three other top elects at single-figure odds in the Railway Stakes betting markets at Luxbet pre-field:

  • Playing God ($5.50 Luxbet) – Neville Parnham-trained Blackfriars stallion is a Group 1 winner having saluted in the Kingston Town Classic last December, won the WA Guineas on Railway Stakes Day 12 months ago as well and had a successful autumn season with a number of Group 1 placings, outclassed in Melbourne last-start when 11th in the Cox Plate but back home and back to the mile could be back to Group 1 winning form
  • Ranger ($6.50 Luxbet) – Testa Rossa gelding from the stables of Grant Williams, is three from three this season and looked in top form winning the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) here by a minimum two lengths over the likes of Grand Nirvana and Waratah’s Secret on November 5
  • Albert The Fat ($9.50 Luxbet) – Now Chris Waller-trained Sydneysider claimed a massive upset when beating a crack field by the barest of margins in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) last weekend, could bypass the trip to Perth in favour of preparing for an international campaign in Dubai at the end of the year especially with their 57kg topweight for the Railway

Other noteworthy Railway Stakes 2011 entries include the Fred Kersley-trained Grand Nirvana ($12) who ran fourth in the feature last year to Gathering, Roger James’ Kiwi visitor He’s Remarkable ($15) last seen winning over the Flemington mile carrying 59kg on Emirates Stakes Day, fellow New Zealander Wall Street ($16) who ran sixth when defending their Emirates Stakes title last Saturday and Launay ($16).

Launay, however, will not be accepted for the Perth feature with trainer Peter Snowden announcing his decision not to take any of his horses over for the Festival.

This will see Pinwheel withdrawn from the Railway and Rarified from the $500,000 Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m).

In another Winterbottom Stakes field update, the feature to run at Ascot on the same day as the Railway, Dan Morton’s veteran galloper Scenic Blast will also bypass the race after their failed last-start fifth to Black Caviar in the Patinack Farm Classic.

Stay tuned to Races.com.au for all the latest Festival of Perth Racing and Railway Stakes updates.

In the meantime, check out Luxbet for all of their summer futures odds on the Perth features.

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2011 Railway Stakes Entries & Odds

# Horse Trainer Odds*
1 ALBERT THE FAT (Doubtful) Chris Waller 9.50 Luxbet
2 AVIENUS Mark Webb 21.00 Luxbet
3 BATTLE EMBLEM Grant Williams 101.00 Luxbet
4 BIG JOSH Daniel Morton 301.00 Luxbet
5 BIG TED Ivan Haggerty 101.00 Luxbet
6 BRIDGESTONE (NZ) Neville Parnham 51.00 Luxbet
7 COSMIC CAUSEWAY Peter G Moody 61.00 Luxbet
8 DINO MAK Wally Mitchell 81.00 Luxbet
9 DREAMAWAY Dean Binaisse 21.00 Luxbet
10 EGO’S DARE Gerald Ryan 81.00 Luxbet
11 EVEN ASTAR Neville Parnham 201.00 Luxbet
12 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes 31.00 Luxbet
13 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham 41.00 Luxbet
14 GRAND NIRVANA Fred Kersley 12.00 Luxbet
15 GUEST WING Shane A Edwards 201.00 Luxbet
16 HE’S REMARKABLE (NZ) Roger James 15.00 Luxbet
17 INSURGENCY Garry Delane 301.00 Luxbet
18 KID CHOISIR Allen McNamara (Snr) 41.00 Luxbet
19 KINCAPLE (NZ) Mark Reed 21.00 Luxbet
20 KING KOOL KAT Ian Glading 26.00 Luxbet
21 LARGO LAD David Hayes 51.00 Luxbet
22 LAUNAY (Doubtful) Peter Snowden 16.00 Luxbet
23 LORDS RANSOM Grant Williams 51.00 Luxbet
24 LUCKYGRAY Gino Poletti 4.60 Luxbet
25 LUEN YAT FOREVER Peter G Moody 26.00 Luxbet
26 MEGA STEEL Bruce McClune 51.00 Luxbet
27 MOMENT IN TIME John P Thompson 61.00 Luxbet
28 MORANT Ross & Clint Price 26.00 Luxbet
29 OUR OL’ FELLA Steve Wolfe 61.00 Luxbet
30 PHILBY George Daly 101.00 Luxbet
31 PINNACLES Rick Hore-Lacy
32 PINWHEEL (Doubtful) Peter Snowden 26.00 Luxbet
33 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham 5.50 Luxbet
34 RAFFERTY Ross & Clint Price 19.00 Luxbet
35 RANGER Grant Williams 6.50 Luxbet
36 RENEWED VITALITY John P Thompson 61.00 Luxbet
37 RINGMEISTER Lindsey Smith 41.00 Luxbet
38 ROCKY RANGE Alan Mathews 41.00 Luxbet
39 RUN FOR LEVI John P Thompson 301.00 Luxbet
40 SENTENZA Ivan Haggerty 301.00 Luxbet
41 SPACECRAFT David Hayes 41.00 Luxbet
42 SPECCIO Simon Barrass 201.00 Luxbet
43 TARZI Neville Parnham 61.00 Luxbet
44 TESTA MY PATIENCE (Doubtful) Mick Price 26.00 Luxbet
45 TINDAL Wendy Roche 201.00 Luxbet
46 TOORAK TOFF Rick Hore-Lacy 41.00 Luxbet
47 TRANQUILITY Grant Williams 26.00 Luxbet
48 WALL STREET (NZ) Jeff Lynds 16.00 Luxbet
49 WARATAH’S SECRET David Harrison 18.00 Luxbet
50 WESTRIVER KEVYDONN Paige Kenney 51.00 Luxbet
51 WILLY JIMMY Guy Walter 21.00 Luxbet
52 WOLFE DREAMS Steve Wolfe 301.00 Luxbet
53 XAARAVID George Daly 101.00 Luxbet

*Odds are Fixed Win from Luxbet and subject to change