Balmont Girl Could Become Just Fourth Mare to Win 2014 Kingston Town Classic

December 4, 2014

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Balmont Girl Could Become Just Fourth Mare to Win 2014 Kingston Town Classic

Only three mares have won the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) since the feature race was first run back in 1976 – Doodlakine Lass (1987), Credit Account (1993), and most recently St Clemens Belle (1999).

Moriarty (pictured) may be favourite to win the Kingston Town Classic but mare Balmont Girl is hot on his heels.

Moriarty (pictured) may be favourite to win the Kingston Town Classic but mare Balmont Girl is hot on his heels. Photo by Steve Hart.

However a fourth could soon be added to that list, with both Elite Belle and Balmont Girl strong contenders in the $500,000 race. They defied history in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) last time out to beat the boys and land a quinella in a typically male orientated race so it isn’t unreasonable that either one could do it again in the 2014 Kingston Town Classic.

Bookies and punters alike believe the girls are in with a chance, both are on the third line of betting at Ladbrokes.com.au with odds of $7.50.

Balmont Girl’s trainer Paula Wagg is confident her mare has what it takes to become the fourth winner in 40 years considering she’s maintained her peak fitness from the Railway Stakes a fortnight ago and is stepping up to her preferred distance.

“She’s staying at her peak and I just have to hold her up,” Wagg told Perth Racing.

“She’s giving me all the signs she’s still spot-on.

“She’ll love the 1800. I think her pet distance is between 1800 and 2200.

“The way she can relax over longer distances is a huge benefit.

“She’s got the motor to finish off and we just need the luck.”

Balmont Girl impressively won the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) in March amongst a seven winning streak from eight starts. This campaign alone, she has finished third in the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) as well as winning the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m).

The four-year-old mare has definitely got the form but a wide barrier draw may work against her. She drew barrier 16 on Tuesday but will come into gate 12 if none of the emergencies run. Luckily for her, she started from barrier 11 in the Railway Stakes and had no problem racing home to finish second.

“It’s not the worst barrier but it’s a bit wider than I wanted,” Wagg said.

“She gets back anyway but you don’t want to be three or four deep.”

Shaun O’Donnell has ridden Balmont Girl in 17 of her 19 career starts and will retain the ride once again. The hoop won the 2012 Kingston Town Classic with Luckygray, which is good news.

If you believe Balmont Girl can cause an upset over the boys for the second race in a row, make sure to back her at Ladbrokes.com.au today. New customers will receive a bonus match of up to $100 on their first bet.

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

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

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...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Pierata heads up final field f...

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...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fan...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fancies hoping for middle of the field barriers

Connections of the two favourites for the 2018 $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 K...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Prominent Perth owner Bob Peters has four runners to try to give him his fifth...

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