2012 Railway Stakes Tips & Betting Selections

November 23, 2012

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2012 Railway Stakes Tips & Betting Selections

The Railway Stakes 2012 is set to take centre stage at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse this Saturday, November 24, and to help you back the winner of WA’s richest race below are the insider Railway Stakes tips from the team at Races.com.au.

Running as Ascot Race 9 at 4:35pm (local time) the $1 million Group 1 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (1600m) has attracted another star-studded field led by controversial defending champ Luckygray.

Topping the current Railway Stakes odds at a quote of $4 after their first-up victory in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) on November 10.

There’s certainly a lot to suggest Luckygray can go one better than their second-past-the-post last year, the horse awarded the win on protest, but there’s also evidence to the contrary including their hefty 58kg top-weight allocation.

Following Luckygray in the Railway Stakes betting markets are then fellow local galloper Ranger ($6), Gai Waterhouse’s Sydney raider Fat Al ($7) and last Saturday’s RJ Peters Stakes winner Maschino ($9).

So who are we tipping to win the Railway this year?

Does the horse we have rated special to win come from the single-figure contingent or are we tipping a Railway Stakes upset from a longer priced hopeful such as interstate raiders Wall Street ($11) or triple Group 1 winning mare Yosei ($12)?

To Win

#1 Luckygray ($4)

  • Is one of Perth’s best racehorses and event with that nasty 58kg top-weight is our tip to win
  • Deserved (in our opinion) to get the trophy last year after suffering interference
  • Has won four of their seven starts since
  • Their first-up win by two lengths in the Lee Steere was impressive
  • They carried 59kg then but they give a lot of weight to some class rivals this time
  • Flawless second-up record (3-3-0-0)
  • Track specialist (10-7-1-0)
  • Unbeaten at the distance (1-1-0-0)
  • Only one horse has won more than one Railway in history, but if you consider that Luckygray didn’t actually cross the line first last year that hoodoo might mean nothing

To Place

#14 Ranger ($6)

  • If you just look at their most recent places (13th, 6th, 5th) the second favouritism is hard to gather but they are at this price for a reason
  • They resume after a testing Melbourne campaign and will be far better back home fresh
  • Excellent first-up record (4-2-0-1) and love it at Ascot (16-4-3-4)
  • Haven’t run since their 13th in the Blamey Stakes at Flemington in March but over the mile first-up in this they should be more competitive
  • Sixth in last year’s Railway as the short-priced favourite having won their opening three starts including the Lee Steere
  • Different tactics this time, could make the difference

#3 Playing God ($15)

  • At juicy odds for genuine Perth great
  • Last seen running a disappointing 14th in the Emirates Stakes but they always run their best at home not interstate
  • Dual Kingston Town Classic champ
  • Ran 14th in this last year but were coming off a testing Cox Plate campaign
  • Mile is short of their preferred but can be competitive if things go their way which they should from gate two

Roughie We Like

#13 Niblick ($21)

  • Well-weighted on the 53kg minimum
  • Could surprise with a top three finish at juicy odds
  • Good barrier eight (into 7) draw where they should get a gun run
  • Last start was a good second to fellow Railway rival Maschino in the Group 3 RJ peters Stakes (1500m) and should be on the improve having now had three runs in Perth for new trainer Trevor Andrews

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