Playing God Still Kingston Town Classic 2011 Chance

November 22, 2011

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Playing God Still Kingston Town Classic 2011 Chance

Neville Parnham’s Blackfriars four-year-old Playing God could still be back at Ascot on Saturday week to defend their title in the 2011 Kingston Town Classic despite the reigning champion’s discouraging performance in the Railway Stakes last weekend.

Playing God

Playing God could still defend their title in the Kingston Town Classic in 2011

Playing God was one of the top fancies for Perth’s richest race, the $1 million Railway Stakes over the Ascot mile last Saturday, but in a disappointing effort they only managed to beat home two of their rivals when finishing nine and a half lengths away 14th to winner on protest Luckygray.

“The weight structure and dropping back to 1600 (metres), having lost the sprint in his legs from racing over longer distances in Melbourne, made it difficult,” Parnham said of Playing God in the Railway which was their first run back in WA after their five-start spring campaign in Melbourne.

Having shown early promise in Victoria this season when less than a length away fourth to Littorio in the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on September 3, all reports were that Playing God would measure up and be a competitive force in the spring the way they were during the autumn when third in both the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).

Their best result at the carnival, however, would be their third to December Draw in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m), Playing god falling well short in the culminating run when 11th to Pinker Pinker in the prestigious Cox Plate.

Despite their failed Railway Stakes effort, Parnham is optimistic that Playing God will be there attempting to go-back-to-back in  Saturday week’s $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m).

“He seems to have come out of it (the Railway Stakes) unscathed and worked OK (on Monday morning),” Parnham said.

“I’m yet to discuss it with Colin (Loxton, owner).

“We’ll probably sit on the fence for a day or two.”

Twelve months ago the then three-year-old capped off a sensational season that included earlier wins in the WA Guineas and Aquanita Stakes with a smart half-length victory over Impressive Jeuney in the 2010 Kingston Town Classic when carrying just 52kg.

This year they will have 58.5kg on their back under the weight-for-age conditions, Playing God one of seven horses still entered for the Kingston Town Classic 2011 for Parnham.

Playing God is currently rated a $12 chance in the Luxbet markets for the December 3 feature, Kingston Town Classic odds led by Luckygray.

Parnham’s other entries are Bridgestone, God Has Spoken, Fort Courage, Reign Of Terror, Shady Bet and Almachino.

Pentire five-year-old Bridgestone, however, has been confirmed as a non-acceptor after Parnham discovered they had a small tear to their near-fore suspensory ligament and would be sent for a four month spell to recover.

Bookmark us here at for all the latest 2011 Kingston Town Classic field updates leading up to the showdown.

While waiting for the final Group 1 race of the season, why not kick off your summer betting with a $400 bonus bet by signing up with the country’s preferred online bookmaker Luxbet today depositing and quoting the codeword BONUSBET!


Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Hobartville Stakes Race D...

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 Expressway Stakes nominations

Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist is among the nominations for the Group 2...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field