Flight Stakes 2016 Tips, Odds & Form Guide

September 30, 2016

Flight Stakes 2016 Tips, Odds & Form Guide

Kicking off the hat-trick of Group 1 races at Royal Randwick in Sydney on Saturday is the 2016 Flight Stakes, tips and a full form guide for the three-year-old fillies’ feature found below.

Yankee Rose

Odds-on favourite Yankee Rose looks hard to beat in the 2016 Flight Stakes in Sydney on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Running as Epsom Handicap Day Race 6 at 3:20pm (AEST), two early scratchings including the former odds-on favourite Omei Sword has just six left in the mix for this season’s $500,000 Group 1 Sydney Airport Flight Stakes (1600m).

The top prize and Group 1 accolades looks to be Yankee Rose’s for the taking according to the updated Flight Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au with the David Vandyke-trained daughter of All American paying a short $1.85 for the win.

Favourites have a gun Flight Stakes record over the past decade with six saluting for the punters including the past three on the trot.

It is up to the autumn’s Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) winner at the track Yankee Rose to continue the trend this Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and she backs up off a brave first-up sixth in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m), which produced last year’s Flight Stakes winner Speak Fondly (2nd in 2015).

So can Yankee Rose post her second Group 1 win or is there an upset Flight Stakes result pending from the likes of the rails-drawn Global Glamour ($4.40) for the race’s eight-time winning trainer Gai Waterhouse or the James Cummings-trained Tea Rose Stakes runner-up Skylight Glow ($6.50)?


#1 Yankee Rose ($1.85)

Yankee Rose is the class filly with Omei Sword out and has Group 1 winning form at the track from the autumn. Her only loss from four starts as a two-year-old was the Golden Slipper second and first-up her Golden Rose run when 3.5 lengths off the winner Astern showed she had come back well. She’ll only improve off that, looks like she’ll enjoy the trip and has won a subsequent Warwick Farm trial from September 23 so is ticking all the boxes to keep the gun record of Flight Stakes favourites going on Saturday.


#7 Awoke ($6.50)

Chris Waller still has two runners in the field including this daughter of Rip Van Winkle who had nothing go right in a path-swapping run down the straight last time out in the Tea Rose. The Tea Rose Stakes has produced more Flight Stakes winners than any other lead-up, and Awoke gets the chance to atone here from a good barrier in a small field with jockey Brenton Avdulla after his second win following the 2010 Flight Stakes success on Secret Admirer.


#3 Skylight Glow ($6.50)

Plenty of upside in this progressive daughter of Northern Meteor who ran second only a quarter-length off the winner in the Tea Rose a fortnight back at the track. She has winning Randwick form from late May and her resuming run when only 0.6 lengths off the winner Swear up against the boys on a Heavy (9) Randwick course in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty (1400m) showed off her potential to go a mile.

Lock in your Sydney race selections across the card on Saturday at the best prices through Ladbrokes.com.au – home of Odds Boost (T&Cs apply) – and check out the full Flight Stakes 2016 form guide below.

2016 Flight Stakes Form Guide

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

Brave Smash to race in Chris W...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbourne Cup Win with Surrey

A son of triple Melbourne Cup hero Makybe Diva, Surrey, could develop into a...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

Horse Racing Today

Calanda to carry top weight in...

Tradesman is top weight for 20...

Tradesman is top weight for 2018 Tattersall’s Cup

Ipswich Cup winner Tradesman has been given the top weight for Saturday’s...

Bumper Nominations for 2018 Ta...

Bumper Nominations for 2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara

The last Group 1 of the current racing season is set to have a capacity field...

Moss ‘N’ Dale chal...

Moss ‘N’ Dale challenging for favouritism in 2018 Eye Liner Stakes betting

Victorian sprinter Moss ‘N‘ Dale is making a solid bid for favouritism for the...

Final field of 11 for 2018 Ips...

Final field of 11 for 2018 Ipswich Cup

A final field of eleven will line up in the 2018 Listed $175,000 Channel 7...

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

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

The Goodwood Day Fields – National Stakes 2013

Adelaide Cup Winner Riayla Heads RA Lee Stakes Field 2013

Linton Continues Stradbroke Handicap 2013 Campaign in Adelaide

Can Moody Score Second Goodwood With Moment Of Change?