Libertini Leads Flight Stakes 2019 Nominations & Odds

September 10, 2019

Libertini Leads Flight Stakes 2019 Nominations & Odds

Anthony Cummings’ flying filly Libertini is the headliner among this year’s 2019 Flight Stakes nominations taken on Monday.

Libertini. Photo: Steve Hart.

Libertini is hot favourite in 2019 Flight Stakes betting post-nominations. Photo: Steve Hart.

Racing NSW closed early entries for all three of the elite level races on Epsom Handicap Day, which runs at Royal Randwick on October 5.

That included receiving 68 nominations for the Group 1 $500,000 Darley Flight Stakes (1600m).

The final leg of Sydney’s ‘Princess Series of Races’ over the spring, early Flight Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au on the nominated fillies is dominated by Cummings’ daughter of I Am Invincible Libertini at $2.80.

She has won four of her five career starts to date including completing the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes – Furious Stakes double at Randwick this time in.

Her Furious Stakes assignment had her jumping at Winx-like odds of $1.18, and while she won for the punters in the end, it was a tough battle with the brave front-runner Villami.

Gerald Ryan’s nicely-bred Foxwedge filly Villami held on for second and is nominated for a rematch in the Flight Stakes field.

The two fillies are also set to do battle earlier in the third leg of the series, the Group 2 $200,000 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) on September 21.

Despite her huge effort last time out, Villami is only rated a $15 chance in the pre-field Flight Stakes odds online.

There are currently four other single-figure fancies following Libertini in the markets including $4.60 second-elect Funstar.

The Adelaide filly is prepared by leading Sydney horseman Chris Waller who has four potential Flight Stakes fillies in 2019.

The other best in betting are Godolphin’s Silver Shadow runner-up Flit ($5), Kiwi-trained Probabeel ($9) who finished fourth in the Furious Stakes first-up and the other most likely for the Waller camp Subpoenaed ($9).

Flit gets the chance to further her Flight Stakes potential when she runs second-up this Saturday at Rosehill in the Group 2 Run To The Rose.

Last year’s winning stable of Tony & Calvin McEvoy took out the race with Oohood in 2018 and return with a bumper 13 Flight Stakes nominations this year.

The McEvoy-trained nominees include Aten, Marndarra and Pretty Brazen.

Also in the mix are the likes of Ladbrokes Blue Diamond winner Lyre, and Bjorn Baker’s the ultra-consistent maiden Let It Pour coming off back-to-back thirds in the Silver Shadow and Furious Stakes.

Click here for the latest 2019 Flight Stakes odds before final acceptances are taken on October 2.

2019 Flight Stakes Nominations

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 711 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
2 76×22 ASPECT RATIO F 3 John Sargent
3 62×11 ATEN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
4 1x34334x55 ATHIRI F 3 James Cummings
5 2254×4416 AVON RIVER F 3 James Cummings
6 24x BALAABEL F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
7 1×1 BEAUTY BOLT F 3 Grahame Begg
8 28×7 BRIGHT RUBICK F 3 Bjorn Baker
9 521×2 CELESTIAL FALLS F 3 Mark Newnham
10 2×16 DARLING POINT F 3 Brad Widdup
11 0x213 EMERALDS F 3 John Sargent
12 7×612 EXCELIDA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
13 153 EXCUSED F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
14 345×1 FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
15 312×2 FLIT F 3 James Cummings
16 4232×6 FOXBOROUGH F 3 John Sargent
17 11×2 FUNSTAR F 3 Chris Waller
18 3110x84x33 GIRLS ARE READY F 3 Joe Cleary
19 15×0 HILLS F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
20 3x5x171 I AM ELOQUENT F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
21 6255x JUST ZERENE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
22 1×1 KALI (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike
23 11×3 KOOWEERUP F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
24 323116×2 LA TENE F 3 James Cummings
25 8×110 LADY APPLETON F 3 Barry Baldwin
26 1322 LADY LOIRE F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
27 3 LADYLOVESTOGAMBLE F 3 Clare Cunningham
28 9×15 LAKIA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
29 3×233 LET IT POUR F 3 Bjorn Baker
30 211×11 LIBERTINI F 3 Anthony Cummings
31 218 LIVING ROCKS F 3 Chris Waller
32 71×3 LOIRE (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike
33 2 LUNAKORN F 3 Anthony Freedman
34 51113×4 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman
35 21×26 MADDI ROCKS F 3 Chris Waller
36 2123 MARNDARRA F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
37 11×5 MEUSE F 3 Anthony Freedman
38 11×5 MISSILE MANTRA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
39 0x64411 MY SWEET FISH F 3 John Sargent
40 566x2212x ORIENTAL LILY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
41 35×3 OUR GIRL SNITI F 3 Ron Quinton
42 4 PARCHE F 3 Gary Portelli
43 0x8 PERFECT IMPRESSION F 3 Anthony Cummings
44 1x105x38 PIN SEC F 3 James Cummings
45 1×5 POINT OF INTEREST F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
46 245×168 PRETTY BRAZEN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
47 211165×4 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards
48 4×2 RAPTURES F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
49 41x READY SET SAIL F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
50 2x SANDSATION F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
51 138431x SHE SHAO FLY F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
52 93×4 SHINING EAGLE F 3 John Sargent
53 14 SILENT SOVEREIGN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
54 21 SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
55 21 SOCIAL ORDER (NZ) F 3 Billy Healey
56 7×1 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman
57 15x SPLENDORONTHEGRASS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
58 369×6 ST COVET’S SPIRIT F 3 Jason Coyle
59 0x83 STICK ’EM UP F 3 John Sargent
60 1×21 SUBPOENAED (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
61 1x1100x5 TENLEY F 3 James Cummings
62 95x THE NATURAL F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
63 31×3 TRAGIC F 3 Anthony Freedman
64 183×42 VILLAMI F 3 Gerald Ryan
65 8×1117 WESTPORT F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
66 3 WRITTEN IN ROSES F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
67 13x XILONG F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
68 818x YOU HADME AT HELLO F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy

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