Inspirational Girl Heads 2020 Kingston Town Classic Field & Odds

December 1, 2020

Inspirational Girl Heads 2020 Kingston Town Classic Field & Odds

The final field is out for the final Group 1 race in Australia for the calendar year with a capacity line-up for the Kingston Town Classic 2020 in Perth led by Railway Stakes winning mare Inspirational Girl.

Gailo Chop Horse Form (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Veteran 10-year-old Gailo Chop takes on the Perth locals in Saturday’s 2020 Kingston Town Classic. Photo: Steve Hart.

Heading the racing action at Ascot on Saturday, this season’s Group 1 $1 million Kingston Town Classic (1800m) is shaping up as a battle between the two best out of the Railway over the mile a fortnight back.

The Grant & Alana Williams-trained Reliable Man mare Inspirational Girl posted her third straight win in that Group 1 feature on November 21 carrying 53kg to a nearly two length win with the ‘Wizard of the West’ William Pike aboard.

Pike continues associations on the flying five-year-old with the mare out to do the Railway Stakes – Kingston Town Classic double for the first time since Sniper’s Bullet (2009).

Inspirational Girl is out to do the Railway Stakes – Kingston Town Classic double for the first time since Sniper’s Bullet (2009)

She dominates the latest Kingston Town Classic odds on the final field at $2.20 through Ladbrokes.com.au, but will need to dig deep going up in the kilos at weight-for-age to 57kg on the weekend.

Pike meanwhile is after his third win in the event since 2014 having previously ridden Perfect Reflection (2015) and the brilliant Arcadia Queen (2018) to victory in the Kingston Town Classic.

The danger occupying the second line of Kingston Town Classic betting at $8 is the Railway Stakes runner-up Too Close The Sun prepared by Lindsey Smith.

The Carlton House gelding backed-up off a four-length win in the Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m) on the quick turnaround to go down in the Railway Stakes quinella.

He too goes up notable in weight from 53kg to 59kg, but should relish the step back-up in distance with Joseph Azzopardi retaining the ride.

Sharon Miller’s Universal Ruler gelding Uni Time was the shock third placegetter in the Railway Stakes trifecta at blowout odds and is also accepted for Saturday’s rematch paying $15 to score the upset.

Shorter in the markets at an equal $11 punters can find three-year-old Dom To Shoot as well as the defending Kingston Town Classic winner Kay Cee.

Shooting To Win gelding Dom To Shoot gets in on just 52kg at WFA, the Sean & Jake Casey-trained youngster looking for his first win over further than 1200m.

His last start was the close third under a length off the winner Watch Me Dance in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) on November 21 with 56.5kg and the drop in weight puts him in the picture for a big run against the older horses in tougher company here.

Kay Cee meanwhile looks to go back-to-back in the Kingston Town Classic for the first time since her sire Playing God (2010-11).

The now four-year-old mare was brilliant last summer backing-up off her WA Guineas second to win the Group 1, but had a hiccup in the lead-up for her title defence when seven lengths back running 11th in the Railway Stakes last start.

The Kingston Town Classic 2020 barrier draw is set for release on Tuesday evening.

Click here in the meantime for the latest markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 02x00x0450 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Brad Rawiller 0 59kg 105
2 9070x3x580 TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith Peter Hall 0 59kg
3 60983×1870 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Mitchell Pateman 0 59kg 100
4 131110×212 TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith Joseph Azzopardi 0 59kg 102
5 32×5574130 MISSILE LAUNCH Vaughn Sigley Troy Turner 0 59kg 99
6 x00946x451 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Jason Brown 0 59kg 96
7 30x335x269 PLATOON Neville Parnham Paul Harvey 0 59kg 98
8 x12x4x2466 CUP NIGHT Bernie Miller Patrick Carbery 0 59kg 98
9 311x60x073 ARCTIC STREAM Ross Price Jarrad Noske 0 59kg 92
10 1x960x6553 UNI TIME Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 0 59kg 100
11 1x621x1117 TRULY GREAT Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 0 59kg 92
12 211×113111 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 0 57kg 106
13 321x11x010 KAY CEE Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 0 56.5kg 105
14 1114×13446 GEMMA’S SON David Harrison Jason Whiting 0 52kg 84
15 182×231273 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Peter Knuckey 0 52kg 80
16 221x3x3811 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 0 50kg 85
17e 311×515 SNICKERDOODLEDANDY Daniel Morton 0 50kg 74
18e 23927×9631 NAUGHTY BY NATURE Jason Miller Jordan Turner 0 56.5kg 74
19e 324 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams Ms Jade McNaught 0 52kg 70
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