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Light Fingers Stakes

The Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies that takes place each February at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weights and is worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Light Fingers Stakes was taken out by Nakeeta Jane from Madam Rouge with Pohutukawa third.

Held alongside the Group 2 Apollo Stakes & Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes, the Light Fingers Stakes is the first group race of the Sydney autumn racing carnival for three-year-old fillies.

Light Fingers Stakes info

Date: Saturday 16th February 2019
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
2019 Winner: Nakeeta Jane

The Light Fingers Stakes is a level weights race for 3yo fillies that usually attracts more than handy females on their way to the bigger races on offer in coming weeks. Fillies only events like the upcoming Gr3 Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill or the Gr2 Surround Stakes at Warwick Farm are likely races on the agenda for fillies tackling this event.

Classy types Sea Siren (2012), More Joyous (2011), Gold Edition (2007), Assertive Lass (1997), Skating (1993) and Joanne (1990) have all won this race and more often than not the winner of this race will be an above average type.

Top galloper Dear Demi (3rd in 2013) won the Surround Stakes after running third in this race, before running second in the Gr1 ATC Australian Oaks at Randwick later in the carnival.

Nakeeta Jane (2019) resumed from a spell to win this event for the Mark Newnham stable and recent Light Fingers Stakes winners include Alizee (2018) and Global Glamour (2017).

2019 Light Fingers Stakes result

1. $10.00 Nakeeta Jane 56.0 Joshua Parr
2. $16.00 Madam Rouge 56.0 Jay Ford
3. $21.00 Pohutukawa 56.0 Brett Prebble

then followed
4. $15.00 El Dorado Dreaming 56.0 Hugh Bowman
5. $3.00 Sylvia's Mother 56.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $16.00 Melt 56.0 Glyn Schofield
7. $12.00 Terminology 56.0 Adam Hyeronimus
8. $61.00 Greysful Glamour 56.0 Ms Rachel King
9. $3.70 Miss Fabulass 56.0 Kerrin McEvoy
10. $8.50 Oohood 56.0 Tim Clark
11. $71.00 Autumn 56.0 Sam Clipperton

Margins: 0.3 len, 0.8 len
Time: 1:09.12

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Light Fingers Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Nakeeta Jane Madam Rouge Pohutukawa 1:09.1
2018 Alizee Shumookh Torvill 1:10.0
2017 Global Glamour Foxplay Spright 1:09.7
2016 Perignon Kangarilla Joy Tempt Me Not 1:09.9
2015 Adrift First Seal Slightly Sweet 1:09.4
2014 Sweet Idea Gypsy Diamond Champagne Cath 1:09.0
2013 Bennetta Ichihara Dear Demi 1:10.1
2012 Sea Siren Streama Hallowell Belle 1:16.3
2011 Obsequious Red Tracer Parables 1:09.5
2010 More Joyous Trim Sweepstaking 1:09.8
2009 Rock Me Baby Samantha Miss Glowlamp 1:11.3
2008 Forensics Sliding Cube Seething Duck 1:10.5
2007 Gold Edition Montana Sunset Montmelo 1:09.0
2006 Street Smart Regal Cheer Paulini 1:09.9
2005 Trezevant One in a Million But I'm Serious 1:10.0
2004 Sharp Generosa Hinting 1:08.7
2003 Only Glory Chuckle Bumptious 1:11.2
2002 Ancient Song Hosannah Shouq 1:10.9
2001 Lady Mulan Maitland Gold Belle Du Jour 1:09.6
2000 Camena Miss Zoe Hut 1:09.6
1999 Rubicall Trigold Zola 1:10.5
1998 Staging Sengiggi Beach Techniques 1:03.4
1997 Assertive Lass Mother's Gift Stoneyfell Road 1:04.6
1996 Peruzzi Hello Darl Hitapotomoss 1:09.9
1995 Flight To Fantasy Verocative Aragen 1:10.5
1994 Gem Of The West Arborea Diamond Harbour 1:10.3
1993 Skating Slight Chance Flitter 1:09.0
1992 Office Regina Madre Double Your Bet 1:10.4
1991 Whisked Quiet Queen Viva Regina 1:09.7
1990 Joanne Antelliere Starlight Angel 1:10.2
1989 Paris Miss Salisopra Riverina Charm 1:09.3
1988 Here's The Point Tjarra Lanyard 1:10.8