The Flight Stakes is an exciting race for the three-year-old fillies and it runs this Saturday at Randwick.
A field of only six will take part for the Group 1, but it should still be a good battle.
Can a roughie upset the two favourites? Or will Funstar and Probabeel have the race between themselves?
2019 Flight Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Flight Stakes 2019
Funstar @ $1.85 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Probabeel @ $2.20 Bet Now
Foxborough @ $23 Bet Now
Flight Stakes Form Guide & Tips
Funstar (Best Bet – $1.85) Bet Now
We initially had Probabeel above Funstar in the early markets, but the small field significantly helps the Chris Waller-trained filly.
Funstar has looked professional in winning three of her four starts and her only defeat came behind the speedy Yao Dash fresh up.
She owns good tactical speed as shown in the Tea Rose Stakes last start. Funstar was able to beat Probabeel and Libertini after sitting on the pace and kicking strongly.
Jockey James McDonald will push the button when he pleases and that gives Funstar the edge.
Probabeel (Next Best – $2.20) Bet Now
The Kiwi miler showed her worth when running second behind Funstar last start and she could turn the tables.
She’s a three-time winner from eight starts and having the experience edge over this field is a bonus.
Her run in the Tea Rose Stakes was the best in the race but the small field could catch her out. She’ll need a very strong tempo from one of the roughies.
If she gets that, Probabeel could finish over the top of them. However, if they go slowly, we’re not sure she has the pick-up to overhaul the favourite.
Girls Are Ready ($34) Bet Now
There’s nothing wrong with the record of Girls Are Ready. The Cleary-trained filly has won three of her nine starts and placed in another three.
However, none of those came against anything close to what she’ll face here. Her most recent win came at Canberra by a length and she will struggle to keep up with the two favourites.
That being said, she’s in the hunt for a Group 1 placing and she won’t get a better chance to have that on her record.
St Covet’s Spirit ($26) Bet Now
Jason Coyle is having a stab in the dark here but at least St Covet’s Spirit has experience running against top-level opposition.
That came last start when she finished eighth in the Tea Rose Stakes as a $151 chance and although beaten by 5.5 lengths, that experience will help here.
The daughter of Uncle Mo received a check at 800m which didn’t help either. With a clean run, she could give punters some value for trifecta options.
Foxborough (Best Roughie – $23) Bet Now
Foxborough is our best each-way because she has plenty of improvement to come.
Trained by John Sargent, the daughter of Dissident has yet to win a race from six attempts but she has placed on three occasions.
Having had experience running over the mile will help when she finished second at Kembla Grange.
Drawing the inside barrier will ensure she gets a good run throughout and she could give punters a good sight at nice odds.
Our Girl Sniti ($41) Bet Now
It’s tough to make a legitimate case for Our Girl Sniti. She finished 3.2 lengths behind St Covet’s Spirit at Canterbury last time out.
We’re not sure if that’s the best form guide coming into this race and she will struggle to keep up with the better types.
She’s the outsider of the field at $41 but those odds should realistically be around $61.