2021 Flight Stakes Nominations & Betting Update

September 9, 2021

2021 Flight Stakes Nominations & Betting Update

The line-up of fillies potentially heading towards the 2021 Flight Stakes next month became clearer this week with official nominations for the October 2 showdown attracting 59 early entries.

Jamaea. Photo: Steve Hart | Races.com.au

Furious Stakes winner Jamaea is amongst the early 2021 Flight Stakes favourites following nominations. Photo: Steve Hart.

Racing NSW took nominations for a host of the upcoming Sydney Spring Racing Carnival majors including all three Group 1 features on Epsom Handicap Day at Royal Randwick.

The Group 1 $750,000 Darley Flight Stakes (1600m) brings the Princess Series of races to an end and all-in betting on the mile classic post-nominations has the Chris Waller-trained She’s All Class as the narrow $8 favourite through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Waller chases his second Flight Stakes victory in three years following a 2019 win with Funstar and his I Am Invincible filly She’s All Class is one of six entries for the stable along with the likes of progressive Maurice filly Morioka and Queensland expat Hinged.

She’s All Class was good in the summer when third in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic on the Gold Coast, before a second in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) in late February.

Things didn’t go her way first-up when eighth in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m), but it was an eye-catching run that saw her under two lengths beaten and suggested improvement to come over further.

It is a tight affair in futures betting on the Flight Stakes this season with three fillies all following as the equal $9 second favourites: Four Moves Ahead, Jamaea and Zouzarella.

The John Sargent-trained Sweet Embrace Stakes winner, Four Moves Ahead was a dual Group 1 fourth-placegetter as a juvenile in the Golden Slipper and Inglis Sires’ before returning with a first-up third in the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m).

She too was just out of the money in a blanket finish in the Furious Stakes running fifth from the outside barrier (13 of 13) and lost few admirers after that performance.

Robert & Luke Price’s Headwater filly Jamaea made a name for herself during ‘The Championships’ when winning the Group $1 million 2 Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m) at double-figures.

She franked the form with a close first-up fourth in the Silver Shadow, then was back to her best as the underrated winner of the Furious Stakes at $20 odds.

Zouzarella meanwhile brings a different form line into a Flight Stakes bid, the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Zoustar filly currently undefeated.

On debut in August she won over 1200m at The Valley before securing a Black-Type win at the same track on September 4 with a two-length success in the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) to put herself in the frame for a potential Group 1 bid in Sydney.

Next best at $10 is Mac ‘N’ Cheese, the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Sebring filly having won in the wet impressively in Adelaide over the winter before a fourth fresh to Zouzarella in the Atlantic Jewel.

Other notable Flight Stakes nominations include Furious Stakes third-placegetter Mallory, and the consistent Godolphin-raced Heresy who ran second in the Group 3 Quezette and third in the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes at Caulfield this campaign.

Click here for the latest all-in Flight Stakes 2021 betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 Flight Stakes Nominations

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 43×2 ACHIRA F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis 60
2 5x AMERICAN ACTRESS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
3 1×8 ARGENTIA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
4 724x AUDREY GIRL F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
5 49x BA AI GEI NI F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
6 5x BELLA ROUGE F 3 Chris Waller
7 5121×7 BISCAYNE BAY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
8 9×263 CAP ESTEL F 3 Anthony Cummings
9 8628×716 CHILL F 3 Anthony Cummings 65
10 665x303x3 COLLIER BAY F 3 Anthony Cummings
11 16×49 COMMANDS THE FIELD F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
12 3 DALCHINI F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis 55
13 14 DEVOUT HERO F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
14 DUMA F 3 Garry White
15 1×2 ELUSIVE EXPRESS (NZ) F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
16 9x20x23 EMERALD BAY F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
17 4x FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller
18 1144×35 FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 3 John Sargent
19 58×8 GALACTIC ANGEL F 3 Anthony Cummings
20 2 GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
21 065 GREAT MYSTERY F 3 Clarry Conners
22 21×23 HERESY F 3 James Cummings
23 112x2111x HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 76
24 322×9 HOOVER LUCY F 3 Chris Waller
25 7 I’M DIVINE F 3 Edward Cummings
26 12621×41 JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price
27 KWEEN KANALI F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
28 221×172 LARKSPUR RUN F 3 James Cummings
29 14×32 LATINO BLEND (NZ) F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 80
30 3×22 LEFT REELING (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
31 6x38x18 LOVEMETENDER F 3 Anthony Cummings 65
32 2214 MAC ’N’ CHEESE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
33 70x MAGIC MIA F 3 Dean S Smith
34 2x139x53 MALLORY F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
35 2×32 MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners
36 3x323x3 MORIOKA F 3 Chris Waller
37 118×47 NAJMATY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 75
38 11 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 64
39 612 NOTIONS F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 59
40 99x PEACEFUL AFFAIR F 3 Anthony Cummings
41 79×175 QUEEN OF DUBAI F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
42 14x050x QUEEN OF WIZARDRY F 3 Annabel Neasham 66
43 1x42x2 ROBODIRA F 3 John O’Shea
44 9×521 ROCKLILY F 3 Matthew Dunn 65
45 1 SEA RIPPLE F 3 David Vandyke
46 3x132x8 SHE’S ALL CLASS F 3 Chris Waller 86
47 23x SHIHONKA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
48 2244 STALKING F 3 James Cummings
49 8×1 STAR OF CHAOS F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
50 4×4 STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 59
51 31020×16 SWIFT WITNESS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 89
52 13320×4434 VIANELLO F 3 James Cummings 66
53 71 VON TRAPP F 3 Mark Newnham 60
54 3 WILLOWY F 3 James Cummings
55 3 WONDERFUL TONIGHT F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
56 WORLD ATLAS F 3 Anthony Cummings
57 25×49 YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
58 1 ZELADY LUCK F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 57
59 11 ZOUZARELLA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman

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