Light Fingers Stakes

The Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Royal Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Carnival for 3YO fillies.

2018 Light Fingers Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Alizee
  • 2nd: #13 Shumookh
  • 3rd: #7 Torvill



The Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney every February worth $200,000 in total prize money.

Run over a distance of 1200m, the Light Fingers Stakes is open to three-year-old fillies and is contested with set weights. It takes place on Apollo Stakes Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is accompanied by three other Group status races: the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m), Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m).

The race is named in honour of New Zealand bred mare Light Fingers who won the Melbourne Cup in 1965 and was the first Cup winner for legendary trainer Bart Cummings.

Many of the fillies in the Light Fingers Stakes field are kicking off their autumn campaigns, and some may have run in the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at the track during the spring including in 2016 – 2017 when Global Glamour won both races, and in 2017-18 when Alizee repeated the same double.

Fillies out of the race often continue on to contest later season features including the recently upgraded Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) on Chipping Norton Stakes Day and even the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) in March.

The Light Fingers Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday February 17, 2018 and was won by the returning favourite Alizee.

2018 Light Fingers Stakes
Date: Saturday February 17, 2018
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies Set Weights 56kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2018 Light Fingers Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Alizee
  • 2nd: #13 Shumookh
  • 3rd: #3 Torvill

Check out the official Light Fingers Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the gutsy first-up win by the short-priced favourite Alizee who is now on track for the Surround Stakes and Coolmore Classic Group 1 Sydney double.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 3 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 56kg $2.15F
2 13 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0.1L 5 56kg $7
3 7 TORVILL Clarry Conners Christian Reith 0.3L 8 56kg $101
4 1 FROLIC Edward O’Rourke Jason Collett 1.9L 11 56kg $13
5 2 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Rory Hutchings 2.3L 10 56kg $5.50
6 6 SASSO CORBARO Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4.1L 7 56kg $6
7 4 DEBONAIRLY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 5.1L 9 56kg $21
8 9 ELLIE’S ENCORE Paul Perry Jean Van Overmeire (a) 5.4L 1 56kg $151
9 5 YULONG XINGSHENG Kris Lees Tye Angland 9L 2 56kg $26
10 8 FROM WITHIN Edward O’Rourke Joshua Parr 10L 3 56kg $51
11 12 KANGA’S EYE Anthony & Edward Cummings Josh Adams 11.7L 6 56kg $51
14 EXCELLENT DESIGN John P Thompson 0
11 CHARLAYNE Chris Waller Jay Ford 0
10 WARRANTY Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 0

2018 Light Fingers Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #3 Alizee
  • 2nd: #1 Frolic
  • 3rd: #6 Sasso Corbaro

Check out our full Light Fingers Stakes 2018 Betting Tips & Preview.

2018 Light Fingers Stakes Betting Odds

The Light Fingers Stakes 2018 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of Apollo Stakes Day.

2018 Light Fingers Stakes Field

The Light Fingers Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of the autumn’s best three-year-old fillies, many of which are first-up off spring races including the Thousand Guineas in Melbourne.

The official Light Fingers Stakes 2018 field and barriers will be announced on Wednesday February 14, 2018 and published in full below.

The 2018 Light Fingers Stakes Final Field features 14 fillies led by Flight Stakes winner Alizee in gate four chasing the double achieved by Global Glamour last season. Frolic suffered a blow drawing the outside barrier in the Light Fingers Stakes field, while Chris Waller will saddle-up his undefeated filly Charlayne from gate 13.

Read more on the Alizee-led Light Fingers Stakes 2018 Field.

2018 Light Fingers Stakes Field Update: Chris Waller’s rising filly Charlayne (13) has been scratched from the line-up and misses a shot at three career wins from as many starts due to her wide barrier draw.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 221127x FROLIC Edward O’Rourke Jason Collett 14 56kg 100
2 81x110x361 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Rory Hutchings 12 56kg 101
3 25x124113x ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 56kg 102
4 7x121x017x DEBONAIRLY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 10 56kg 81
5 1x44241x YULONG XINGSHENG Kris Lees Tye Angland 2 56kg 76
6 221×116 SASSO CORBARO Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 7 56kg 77
7 0x0212310x TORVILL Clarry Conners Christian Reith 9 56kg 72
8 1054×8326 FROM WITHIN Edward O’Rourke Joshua Parr 3 56kg 72
9 2111x3x51 ELLIE’S ENCORE Paul Perry Jean Van Overmeire (a) 1 56kg 73
10 4113x WARRANTY Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 11 56kg 70
11 11 CHARLAYNE Chris Waller Jay Ford 13 56kg 73
12 2x0x35132 KANGA’S EYE Anthony & Edward Cummings Josh Adams 6 56kg 63
13 12 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 56kg 70
14 21 EXCELLENT DESIGN John P Thompson TBA 8 56kg 67

2018 Light Fingers Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Light Fingers Stakes nominations will be published here once released by Racing NSW on Monday February 12, 2018.

The official Light Fingers Stakes 2018 Nominations attracted a bumper 20 fillies led by the James Cummings-trained duo of Flight Stakes winner Alizee and stablemate Banish who both resume in the race looking to continue their outstanding form.

Light Fingers Stakes History

The Light Fingers Stakes was classified as a Listed race from 1983 until 1985 before it was granted Group 2 status in 1986. However, in 1987 the race status was changed to Group 3. In 1991 the Light Fingers Stakes regained it’s Group 2 status and has held it ever since.

Notable recent Light Fingers Stakes winners include Global Glamour (2017) who won the previous spring’s Flight Stakes – Thousand Guineas double, Sweet Idea (2014), Sea Siren (2012) and More Joyous (2010).

See below for the Light Fingers Stakes results dating back to 2000.

Recent Light Fingers Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Light Fingers Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Alizee 1 minute 10.06 seconds
2nd Shumookh
3rd Torvill
2017
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Global Glamour 1 minute 09.70 seconds
2nd Foxplay
3rd Spright
2016
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Perignon 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Kangarilla
3rd Tempt Me Not
2015
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Adrift 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd First Seal
3rd Slightly Sweet
2014
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Sweet Idea 1 minute 9.09 seconds
2nd Gypsy Diamond
3rd Champagne Cath
2013
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Bennetta 1 minute 10.16 seconds
2nd Ichihara
3rd Dear Demi
2012
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Sea Siren 1 minute 16.3 seconds
2nd Streama
3rd Hallowell Belle
2011
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Obsequious 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Parables
2010
Light Fingers Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 9.80 seconds
2nd Trim
3rd Sweepstaking
2009
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Rock Me Baby 1 minute 11.39 seconds
2nd Samantha Miss
3rd Glowlamp
2008
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Forensics 1 minute 10.56 seconds
2nd Sliding Cube
3rd Seething Duck
2007
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 9.07 seconds
2nd Montana Sunset
3rd Montmelo
2006
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Street Smart 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Regal Cheer
3rd Paulini
2005
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Trezevant 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd One In A Million
3rd But I’m Serious
2004
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Sharp 1 minute 8.72 seconds
2nd Generosa
3rd Hinting
2003
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Only Glory 1 minute 11.22 seconds
2nd Chuckle
3rd Bumptious
2002
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Ancient Song 1 minute 10.98 seconds
2nd Hosannah
3rd Shouq
2001
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Lady Mulan 1 minute 9.61 seconds
2nd Maitland Gold
3rd Belle Du Jour
2000
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Camena 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Miss Zoe
3rd Hut

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