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Flight Stakes Tips & Predictions - Four Moves Ahead to upset Startantes

  • The $750,000 Flight Stakes is run on Saturday, October 2
  • The three-year-old fillies feature takes place over 1600 metres at Royal Randwick
  • Startantes heads the betting for the Group 1
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Four Moves Ahead is one of the leading chances in the Group One Flight Stakes. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 01 Oct 2021
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The Flight Stakes is the premier Sydney Spring Carnival event for the three-year-old fillies and is contested over the Randwick mile.

Run on a famous day which also includes the Epsom Handicap and Metropolitan, the Flight Stakes has a rich history and some champion past winners that include Sunline, Samantha Miss and More Joyous.

Startantes, Four Moves Ahead and Mallory head the betting, but is there value elsewhere for the Randwick Group 1?

Flight Stakes 2021 Tips

Best Bet - Four Moves Ahead

This filly has well and truly been targeted towards the Flight Stakes, so while she was the best of this bunch as a two-year-old, John Sargent was never going to have her peaking early in the campaign. 

Fitness gave out fresh when a drifting favourite and after working home in the worst ground on September 4, Four Moves Ahead improved third-up, taking out the Tea Rose Stakes, the traditional lead-up.

Despite it not being a long winning margin, she was always holding her rivals and although drawn out, wide gates aren't as big of a disadvantage over the Randwick mile, especially when you have tactical speed.

Four Moves Ahead - 4.80Flight Stakes Best BetBET HERE
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Value - Von Trapp

Being by Frankel and out of a Dubawi mare, Von Trapp should only be improving as the distances increase and looks one of the few in this line-up that will be genuinely suited stepping to the mile.

Following an even performance on debut, Von Trapp has improved, winning a handy Hawkesbury maiden before her Tea Rose Stakes tilt, where she was arguably the run of the race outside the winner.

While a better gate would've been ideal, this three-year-old is seemingly still building in this first preparation and with a tow into it at the right time, she has an each-way chance at good odds.

Von Trapp - 23.00Flight Stakes ValueBET HERE
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Flight Stakes FAQs

When is the 2021 Flight Stakes?

The 2021 Flight Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 2 at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

What distance is the Flight Stakes?

The Flight Stakes is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

How can I live stream the 2021 Flight Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream The Flight Stakes and all other Australian horse races.



Four Moves Ahead will have a tactical advantage over the favourite Startantes and despite it being an open Flight Stakes, she does look to be peaking.

Von Trapp makes some each-way appeal at big odds.

Best Bet: Four Moves Ahead To Win $4.80 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
Value Bet: Von Trapp Each Way $23.00 at Neds - 1 Unit

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