2016 Flight Stakes Aim Uncovered for Concealer

July 26, 2016

2016 Flight Stakes Aim Uncovered for Concealer

Adelaide horseman Tony McEvoy has named the Princess Series of races including the Flight Stakes 2016 in October as the most likely spring campaign for his young filly Concealer.

Concealer

Group 3 winner Concealer is likely to head through the Princess Series of races in Sydney this spring on way to the 2016 Flight Stakes in October. Photo: Steve Hart.

The rising three-year-old daughter of Nicconi has had four starts to date including a Group 3 win on debut at Flemington last Melbourne Cup Day.

She resumed in February at Caulfield when second to Samara Dancer in the Group 2 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude (1100m), but only managed to cross 10 lengths back for ninth to Extreme Choice in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) later that month.

Her only other run since produced a sixth to Thyme For Roses back at Flemington on March 12 when beaten four lengths in the Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (1200m).

McEvoy kept the filly home in South Australia through the winter and she trialled nicely at Morphettville Parks on Monday crossing third behind the unraced Mystified over 1000m in a two-years-old hit-out.

Victorian hoop Luke Currie was aboard in the trial and gave Concealer an easy run, not pushing her to finish closer than a length from the winner.

Now the Angaston-based McEvoy is weighing up first-up options for Concealer who has indicated could progress through the fillies-only series of races held during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

“I’m considering the Sydney fillies’ series with her,” McEvoy told The Courier Mail on Monday.

“I haven’t quite made up my mind yet but I was pleased with what I saw in the trial.

“She was just out for a day away from home today.

“I’ve been really happy with the way she’s progressed to this stage.”

The series kicks off on August 20 at Royal Randwick with the $175,000 Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) and is followed by the $175,000 Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) on September 3 and Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) a fortnight later.

Back at Randwick Racecourse on October 1, Epsom Handicap Day, is the series’ culminating event – the $500,000 Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) over the mile – a race McEvoy is yet to saddle-up a starter in.

The Tea Rose Stakes has produced four of the past five Flight Stakes winners with the sole exception being the Gai Waterhouse-trained Speak Fondly (2015) last year who won on the back of a second in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

Three of those Flight Stakes champs completed the double and came off a Tea Rose win with Streama (2011), Guelph (2013) and First Seal (2014).

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