Light Fingers Stakes
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The Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 race for three year old fillies conducted by the Australian Turf Club at Randwick.
The Light Fingers Stakes was first run in 1981 and was won by Shaybisc.
The Light Fingers Stakes is run over 1200m under Set Weights conditions. It was worth $200,000 in 2020.
It was a Listed race to begin with then Group 2 in 1986, G3 1987 to 1990 then back to G2 until now.
It has always been run mainly at the 1200m but was 1100m in 1997 and 1998. Randwick, Warwick Farm and Rosehill have all hosted the race.
The race was named after the 1965 Melbourne Cup winner as well as being a dual Oaks winner.
Three Doncaster winners have won the race earlier in the prep – Emancipation, Magic Flute and Skating.
Alizee won the G1 Queen Of The Turf at the end of a campaign which started with a Light Fingers Stakes victory.
Some winners have turned into grand broodmares. Whisked (Tie The Knot), Skating (Bradbury's Luck), Staging (Duporth/Excites) have some noted progeny.
Godolphin saddled up three G1 winners in the 2020 edition and they ran the trifecta.
Notable winners of the Light Fingers Stakes include Emancipation (1983), Magic Flute (1987), Joanne (1990), Whisked (1991), Skating (1993), Peruzzi (1996), Assertive Lass (1997), Staging (1998), Gold Edition (2007), Forensics (2008), More Joyous (2010), Sea Siren (2012), Sweet Idea (2014), Global Glamour (2017), Alizee (2018), Nakeeta Jane (2019) and Flit (2020).
The 2020 Light Fingers Stakes was won by Flit from Lyre and Kiamichi..
Previous Light Fingers Stakes Winners
| FLIT (AUS) 3F |
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - GLISSADE (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
|J BOWMAN||56.0||JAMES CUMMINGS||1|
| NAKEETA JANE (AUS) 3F |
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - LUSTRE LADY (AUS) FLYING SPUR (AUS)
|J PARR||56.0||MARK NEWNHAM||3|
| ALIZEE (AUS) 3F |
SEPOY (AUS) - ESSAOUIRA (AUS) EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
|G SCHOFIELD||56.0||JAMES CUMMINGS||4|
| GLOBAL GLAMOUR (AUS) 3F |
STAR WITNESS (AUS) - SPECTACULA (AUS) TESTA ROSSA (AUS)
|J PARR||56.0||G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT||12|
| PERIGNON (AUS) 3F |
SNITZEL (AUS) - LAST BLAZE (JPN) NARITA BRIAN (JPN)
|TIM CLARK||56.0||GERALD RYAN||6|
| ADRIFT (NZ) 3F |
ZABEEL (NZ) - STRAY (NZ) TALE OF THE CAT (USA)
|T ANGLAND||56.0||MS G WATERHOUSE||11|
| SWEET IDEA (AUS) 3F |
SNITZEL (AUS) - FLIDAIS (AUS) TIMBER COUNTRY (USA)
|TOMMY BERRY||56.0||MS G WATERHOUSE||10|
| BENNETTA (AUS) 3F |
GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS) - DIVA'S MAGIC (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
|J B MCDONALD||56.0||GRAHAME BEGG||7|
| SEA SIREN (AUS) 3F |
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - EXPRESS A SMILE (AUS) SUCCESS EXPRESS (USA)
|J CASSIDY||56.0||JOHN O'SHEA||8|
| OBSEQUIOUS (AUS) 3F |
LONHRO (AUS) - SYCOPHANT (AUS) COMMANDS (AUS)
|K MCEVOY||56.0||PETER SNOWDEN||1|
| MORE JOYOUS (NZ) 3F |
MORE THAN READY (USA) - SUNDAY JOY (AUS) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
|N RAWILLER||56.0||MS G WATERHOUSE||9|
| ROCK ME BABY (AUS) 3F |
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) - HIGHEST COOL (FR) HIGHEST HONOR (FR)
|B PENGELLY||56.0||DAVID PAYNE||13|
| FORENSICS (AUS) 3F |
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - PROVE IT (AUS) DEHERE (USA)
|R M QUINN||56.0||PETER SNOWDEN||6|
| GOLD EDITION (AUS) 3F |
LION HUNTER (AUS) - GLIMMERS (AUS) SUCCESS EXPRESS (USA)
|J CASSIDY||56.0||R E MAUND||8|
| STREET SMART (AUS) 3F |
LION HUNTER (AUS) - IMPEDIMENT (AUS) CANNY LAD (AUS)
|G A LYNCH||55.5||R E MAUND||7|
| TREZEVANT (AUS) 3F |
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - TENNESSEE MAGIC (AUS) BLETCHINGLY (AUS)
|C MUNCE||54.0||MS G WATERHOUSE||4|
| SHARP (AUS) 3F |
DANZERO (AUS) - SNARL (AUS) DON'T SAY HALO (USA)
|C W BROWN||56.5||JOHN HAWKES||3|
| ONLY GLORY (AUS) 3F |
HONOUR AND GLORY (USA) - RANGE BELLE (AUS) RANCHER (AUS)
|D BEADMAN||54.0||JOHN O'SHEA||10|
| ANCIENT SONG (AUS) 3F |
CANNY LAD (AUS) - HELLO LOTTIE (AUS) BEAU SOVEREIGN (NZ)
|L V CASSIDY||53.0||RADO BOLJUN||10|
| LADY MULAN (NZ) 3F |
BIGSTONE (IRE) - ZAFFRA (NZ) ZEPHYR NEKE (AUS)
|G BOSS||53.0||R H THOMSEN||3|
| CAMENA (AUS) 3F |
SNIPPETS (AUS) - SODA WATCH (AUS) STAR WATCH (AUS)
|L V CASSIDY||55.5||GERALD RYAN||6|
Flit has led home a Godolphin trifecta in the Light Fingers Stakes, outclassing a high-class field of fillies to score comfortably.
Tim Clark will renew his association with Victorian trainer Anthony Freedman and owner Jonathan Munz when he rides Supreme Idea at Randwick.
Kris Lees has a dual purpose with Special Reward at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
Looks a good betting race in the 2020 Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
After posting back-to-back stakes wins in the spring, Akari has earned herself a tilt at the better fillies in the Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick.
Hard to get away from the class in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Unbeaten Godolphin-owned filly Katalin has earned a step up to stakes company in the Group Three The Vanity at Flemington after two wins in NSW.
Most of the best of their generation line up in the 2020 Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Trainer John Thompson is looking forward to the return of stable stalwart Dreamforce who has won two trials ahead of the Apollo Stakes.
Superb fillies line the page of the Light Fingers Stakes run at Randwick on Saturday.
Unbeaten in two Flemington starts, South Australian sprinter Gytrash will be opposed to some quality sprinters when he resumes in the Lightning Stakes.
The Anthony Cummings-trained Libertini heads markets for the G2 Light Fingers at Randwick and is also favoured in the G1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington
Some of the best fillies of their generation feature in the nominations for the 2020 Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Kris Lees will keep an eye on the weather before deciding if three-year-old Regimental Band will resume at Warwick Farm.