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2020 Flight Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The $500,000 Flight Stakes is the main three-year-old fillies feature over the Sydney Spring Carnival
  • This Group One is run over 1600 metres at Royal Randwick
  • Hungry Heart is a clear early favourite
  • Is there value in the early markets?
Flight Stakes 2020 Tips
Dame Giselle and Hungry Heart look set to continue their rivalry in the 2020 Flight Stakes. (Getty)

Flight Stakes Information

  • DateSat 03 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time05:25
  • RacecourseRandwick
  • Race Distance1600 metres
  • Conditions3yo Fillies - Set Weights
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$500,000

The Flight Stakes is the premier Sydney Spring Carnival event for the three-year-old fillies and is contested over the Randwick mile.

Run on a famous day which also includes the Epsom Handicap and Metropolitan, the Flight Stakes has a rich history and some champion past winners that include Sunline, Samantha Miss and More Joyous.

Our early preview goes over the early chances ahead of the 2020 Flight Stakes.

Flight Stakes 2020 Odds

1Dame GisellePeter & Paul SnowdenTommy Berry1$2.70
2Hungry HeartChris WallerJames McDonald4$2.30
3VangelicGai Watethouse & Adrian BottTim Clark3$13
MontefiliaDavid PayneHugh Bowman6$9
5JovialityChris WallerKerrin McEvoy5$14
6MiravalleMarke NewnhamJoshua Parr7$16
7AlightedAnthony CummingsRegan Bayliss2$251

Odds are provided by Palmerbet and are correct as of 30/09/2020 - 8pm

Flight Stakes Tips 2020

Flight Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Hungry Heart

Although she's admittedly been a shade frustrating as runner-up in both lead-ups via the Furious and most recently, Tea Rose Stakes, the mile grand final target of the Flight Stakes looms as the day for this filly to stand up.

A daughter of the mighty Frankel and prepared by master trainer Chris Waller, she was expected to turn the tables on Dame Giselle on September 19 but had to settle for second again after being robbed of momentum at a key stage.

The likelihood of a smaller field for the 2020 Flight Stakes works to Hungry Heart's favor and she can likely get rolling earlier which will be the key to taking that next improvement over a trip she's bred to thrive over.

Flight Stakes 2020 Value Bet - Miravalle

Racing in the famous black and yellow colors of Arrowfield Stud is this daughter of Redoute's Choice who broke her maiden on September 2 and from an impossible position, was one of the more underrated efforts from the Tea Rose Stakes.

A half-sister to dual group one winner Yankee Rose (second in the 2016 Flight Stakes but later disqualified), Miravalle was ridden colder last start in the lead-up to this feature and despite not threatening a placing, was motoring home when it was all over.

For this group one assignment, we anticipate they will go back to the more positive early tactics and tracking towards a peak performance over the mile, Miravalle has top three claims at a big early price.

Flight Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2020 Flight Stakes?

The 2020 Flight Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 3.

How can I live stream the 2020 Flight Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Flight Stakes and all other Australian horse races.

What distance is Flight Stakes?

The Flight Stakes is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

Where is the Flight Stakes held?

The Flight Stakes is held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Flight Stakes?

We're with Hungry Heart as the best bet in the 2020 Flight Stakes.

What's the Flight Stakes worth?

The Flight Stakes is worth $500,000.

$287,000 of that goes to the winner.

Who won the 2019 Flight Stakes?

Funstar won the 2019 Flight Stakes.

What time is the 2020 Flight Stakes?

The 2020 Flight Stakes is scheduled to start at 2.45pm (AEST).

It will run as Race 5 on the Royal Randwick program.



The 2020 Flight Stakes has been the target the whole time for Hungry Heart.

Miravalle was strong at the end of the Tea Rose Stakes and creates some interest at a big price.

Best Bet: Hungry Heart To Win @+130 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Miravalle To Win @+1500 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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