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2022 Flight Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 28 Sep 2022
Alex Marsh 28 Sep 2022
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  • The Flight Stakes is the premier three-year-old fillies race of the Sydney Spring Carnival
  • This Group One is run over 1600 metres at Royal Randwick
  • Our preview and selections are included below
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Flight Stakes Tips
Fireburn now heads the Flight Stakes market. (Getty)
   

The Flight Stakes is the premier Sydney Spring Carnival event for the three-year-old fillies and is contested over the Randwick mile.
  • Flight Stakes 2022 Field & Odds
  • Flight Stakes 2022 Tips
  • Flight Stakes FAQs

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.

Fireburn continues to firm in the Flight Stakes markets, with the Golden Slipper winner now a $2.60 outright favourite with bookmaker.com.au

Flight Stakes 2022 Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Barrier
Odds
1FireburnGary PortelliBrenton Avdulla56kg9$2.60
2She's ExtremeAnthony CummingsTommy Berry 56kg 5$6.50
3ZougotchaChris Waller James McDonald 56kg 2$3.20
4North Star LassGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark56kg 8$11
5Wolverine (NZ)Kris LeesJason Collett56kg 1$8
6Madame PommeryChris Waller Hugh Bowman56kg 6$13
7PavitraRichard & Will FreedmanKerrin McEvoy56kg 4$61
8Renaissance Woman (NZ)Bjorn BakerRachel King56kg 3$67
9Byron BelleJohn Sargent William Pike56kg 10$151
10Whisker To WhiskerJohn ThompsonChad Schofield56kg 7$151
                                                                                                                            
Odds courtesy of bookmaker.com.au & correct at 10pm on 28/09/2022.

Flight Stakes 2022 Tips

Flight Stakes 2022 Best Bet - Wolverine

I'm surprised that each-way odds are available for Wolverine in the Flight Stakes, as she looks set to peak over a mile in this Group 1 feature. 

She was four weeks between runs in the Tea Rose Stakes after making out blackbook file fresh, and has produced another slashing effort.

The daughter of Tivaci rattled home with the second fastest last 600m of the Tea Rose, while Jason Collett finally has a good draw at his disposal.

A dual Group 2 winner in NZ before crossing the ditch, Wolverine is yet to be tested on heavy ground, but her breeding suggests it's no issue.

Wolverine - $8.00Flight Stakes Best Betbet now
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Flight Stakes 2022 Next Best Bet - Fireburn

Only a savage on-pace bias at Randwick cost her the Sydney Triple Crown via the Champagne Stakes, so a strong 1600m should be fine,

Fireburn was easily the best two-year-old from last season, winning the Golden Slipper in sensational style after overcoming inconvenience.

It's been a slower build-up in the autumn, returning with an even performance, before a much-improved showing in the Golden Rose last Sat.

Now back against the fillies and getting to the mile third-up, this could be a peak for the two-time Group 1 winner, who relishes wet ground.

Fireburn - $2.60Flight Stakes Next Best Betbet now
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Flight Stakes 2022 Value Bet - Whisker To Whisker

The four outsiders look outclassed, although with a Spring Champion and/or VRC Oaks in mind, it's worth keeping track of their efforts.

One of the roughies is Whisker To Whisker, a big, strong daughter of Pierro who connections will he hoping to see stretch out late over 1600m.

This three-year-old is out of the multiple group winning mare Zanbagh, while her grandam is Wild Iris (2004 Australian Oaks winner).

Her last start Kembla run was that of a staying filly and if any of these favs are vulnerable over a testing mile, then this filly can fill a hole.

Whisker To Whisker - $151.00Fligth Stakes Value Betbet now
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Flight Stakes FAQs

When is the 2022 Flight Stakes?

The 2022 Flight Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 1 at 2.45pm (AEST).

It wil run as Race 6 on the Randwick card.

Where is the Flight Stakes held?

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

What distance is the Flight Stakes?

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

Who won the 2021 Flight Stakes?

Never Been Kissed won the 2021 Flight Stakes.

What's the Flight Stakes worth?

The Flight Stakes is worth $750,000.

$430,500 of that goes to the winner.

How can I live stream the 2022 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.

   

Verdict

Wolverine has the best platform for the Flight Stakes and she can be backed each-way at the current quote.

Best Bet: Wolverine Each Way @7/1 at Justbet - 5 Units
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