Flight Stakes Tips & Preview 2023

Flight Stakes Tips & Preview



Looking for Flight Stakes tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2023 Flight Stakes at Randwick.


The fillies line up for Group 1 glory in the Flight Stakes and Tiz Invincible has been posted as a $2.70 favourite with bet365 after claiming the key lead up for this, the Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) on September 16. Kimochi was runner-up that day and is at $5.50, while the 3rd placegetter, Tropical Squall is at $7. 

There are 13 runners in action and the Victorian contender, Mollynickers, is at $8, while Unique Ambition is at $10. French Emperor and Tuttta La Vita (both $13) head the rest of the field in the $750,000 Group 1. 


10 of the 13 runners come out of the Tea Rose Stakes and Tiz Invincible made it three straight wins with victory in the Group 2 race. She will be out to claim the Triple Crown for the fillies, having secured the Furious Stakes (1200m) prior to her Tea Rose success.

The daughter of I Am Invincible settled handy in her recent run and overcame some traffic early in the straight before gaining the upper hand late. They went slow early on in the Tea Rose Stakes and the Maher/Eustace filly went just 0.4 lengths faster than standard benchmark. She went 3.7 lengths faster at her start prior. 

Runs of note came from Kimochi, who had little luck in the run but kept coming. Tropical Squall overcame a poor start before leading, only to be swamped late. French Endeavour produced a bit of an eye-catcher. She was stepping up from a Hawkesbury Maiden win and settled in the second half before producing the fastest last 200m to run 4th. 

Most of the other contenders appeared to have every possible chance except for Unique Ambition, who endured plenty of traffic and never really saw daylight en route to finishing 10th, beaten four lengths. She gets the blinkers for the first time and James McDonald jumps on board. 

Tutta La Vita draws much better this time around and wasn’t suited by the slow tempo up front last time. The Chris Waller-trained galloper settled back and produced the fastest last 400m as the only horse to break 22 second for this section. She can be an improver. 

Best last start benchmark figures belong to the Victorian contender, Autumn Angel, who was a fraction unlucky when 3rd at Moonee Valley on September 9 behind Fistoffury. That came over the 1500m and the Moody/Coleman galloper went 7.6 lengths faster than standard. 

Mollynickers produced the same figure at Caulfield two starts ago and has since finished an unlucky 4th behind Charm Stone in the Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley. The winner out of that has gone on to record a one-length 5th against the boys in the Golden Rose (1400m). 


Keen to shop around for some value in the Flight Stakes and Tutta La Vita can go very close at the each-way quote. The daughter of The Autumn Sun gives the impression that she wants the 1600m and just needs a better tempo than what presented in the Tea Rose Stakes. She gets the booking of Joao Moreira, who was on fire last weekend. Mollynickers is another that can measure up. The Victorian won two on the trot before stepping out in the Atlantic Jewel Stakes and finishing 4th behind Charm Stone. She steps up to the 1600m but is talented and has been specked in the market since the barrier draw.