Kingston Town Classic Tips & Preview

Kingston Town Classic Tips

2022 Kingston Town Classic Tips, Prediction & Preview

Our 2022 preview will be available following the barrier draw. Below is our 2021 preview:

Looking for Kingston Town Classic Tips in 2022? Our expert horse racing tipster previews the Western Australian Group 1 and gives his top selections for the race.

Kingston Town Classic Tips & Preview

A field of 10 have come together for Saturday’s Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse.

5 of the 10 acceptors come through the traditional path of the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) last fortnight where Western Empire won by an impressive four-lengths.

This year there is only one three-year-old, Searchin’ Roc’s who was victorious in the Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m).

Group 1 winners Regal Power and Trap For Fools will also take their place in the event.

Who has the strongest form?

The Railway Stakes rates as the strongest form race with the winner, Western Empire, showing that he is a serious Group 1 horse and putting up figures that would see him be awfully hard to beat in an All-Star Mile race or even a Cox Plate in the future.

He carried 53kg on that occasion and does go up to 58.5 kg, but weight looks to be no concern for the four-year-old.

From the same race, Dance Music meets him 4kg better, Kissonallforcheeks 2kg better, Too Close The Sun 1.5kg better, while Notorious One and Platoon meet him worse in the weights for losing to him.

Platoon ran the second fastest last 200m behind Western Empire, while Notorious One recorded the fourth fastest last 200m and appeared to be warming up as they crossed the line.

Who will win the Kingston Town Classic?

Western Empire started as the shortest-priced favourite in history in the Railway Stakes and he deserved the tag winning in emphatic fashion. Unless something goes wrong throughout the run, it looks very hard for most of the runners from the Railway Stakes to turn the tables on him. He will again jump extremely short in the market and all eyes will be on him.

Outside of him, Notorious One still has the x-factor and should appreciate the smaller field. It will be run at a slower tempo than the Railway Stakes which will allow his brilliant turn of foot that he has to be displayed late in the race.

Regal Power showed that he still has plenty of wins left in him, rattling off a 33.40 for the last 600m of the race in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) and looks to be the biggest danger to his stablemate.

The winner is:

If you don’t want to take the short price about Western Empire, then the value runner is: