2010 Flight Stakes Preview

September 30th, 2010

The 2010 Flight Stakes will be run on Saturday as the major run for fillies on Epsom Handicap Day. A field of 12 is set to run the race, a 1600 metre event that will reveal the young female runners that have the most future potential.

With a barrier 1 draw and recent wins in the Furious Stakes and Tea Rose Stakes, More Strawberries is almost guaranteed to win this race and is $2.70 at Ladbrokes.com.au. All the other contenders have worse barrier draws and losses to More Strawberries, though some of those losses were very close. There is no avoiding the fact that More Strawberries is going to be the safest bet in this year’s Flight Stakes, which could make a wheel exacta worthwhile.

The strongest competition for More Strawberries in the Flight Stakes will likely be Parable, starting in barrier 6 and also getting odds of $2.70. While Parables has finished behind More Strawberries twice now in the Furious Stakes and Tea Rose Stakes, she did finish far ahead in the Silver Shadow Stakes. Her loss in the Tea Rose Stakes was also quite close, so a slight change in fortune may give Parables another win over More Strawberries.

For more on the Flight Stakes and to bet on the race, be sure to sign up with Ladbrokes.com.au and check out their Flight Stakes odds.