Light Fingers Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 11th of February 2023.

The Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is run under set weight conditions and is for fillies aged three-years-old. The total prize money is $250,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Light Fingers Stakes page.

Light Fingers Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Good

Another cracking race which sees the return of In Secret from the Godolphin camp. It finds a beautiful draw and should get its chance against these. Sunshine In Paris has been ultra impressive in 3 runs to date and looks nicely placed against these. Fireburn let me down a few times last prep. Its best would win this race but its hard to know where it is at and again finds a tricky draw. Sheeza Belter is the blow out hope and has stacks of upside with a gap to the rest.

Light Fingers Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. In Secret (3)

Deserves to be favourite in this. Nash steers from the good draw and no denying the quality of this Filly. She will take beating against her own sex, albeit not jumping in at the $1.85.

2. Fireburn (10)

Poor last prep. When she is right to go she is as good as these if not better but does need to lift. Market watch advised.

3. Zougotcha (4)  – SCRATCHED

4. Madame Pommery (9)

Mixed form a little last prep but her best is good enough. Collett is riding in great form. Best to keep an eye on the market for its chances.

5. Sheeza Belter (11)

Wouldn’t shock me at handy odds. Put the writing on the wall at the end of last prep and boasts some strong form lines. Pike does the steering from the sticky draw. This race is within reach.

6. North Star Lass (2)

Can plonk on the speed with Tim Clark steering and will get every chance from barrier 2. Might lack the form that some of these have but gets promoted if the track is favouring those on speed.

7. Revolutionary Miss (8)

Should enjoy the good track. Didn’t win last prep and comes up with a sticky draw and out of form jockey. Prefer others.

8. Wolverine (7)

Has upside and is ensured a nice tempo here with good speed engaged. Might be a bridge too far this early but keep an eye on the market.

9. A Lot More Love (13)

Good form has come out of its races. Barrier 13 fresh against these is a tough task but not completely ruling it out.

10. Razeta (6)

Prefer others.

11. Sunshine In Paris (1)

Racing in really good fashion and can pose a threat to the favourite in this. Maloney should give it every chance from barrier 1 and if In Secret isn’t ready to go fresh then this is the likely winner.

12. Cinderella Days (12)

Flying. Decent leap in grade but did go up enormous odds. Not without a chance in this despite the draw.

13. Byron Belle (5)

Won for us at big odds as best of the day. Not hopeless, could be worth a dollar on at the $101 and will be strips fitter for the maiden win.

3. Zougotcha (4) – scratched

Light Fingers Stakes 2023 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 In Secret 1 In Secret
13 Byron Belle 11 Sunshine In Paris
5 Sheeza Belter 6 North Star Lass
2 Fireburn 9 A Lot More Love

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Bow Mistress Trophy 2023 (Hobart 1200m)  – Friday

Listed Strutt Stakes 2023 (Hobart 2100m)  – Friday

Listed Tasmanian Derby 2023 (Hobart 2200m)  – Friday

Group 1 C F Orr Stakes 2023 (Sandown 1400m)

Group 2 Autumn Stakes 2023 (Sandown 1400m)

Group 2 Rubiton Stakes 2023 (Sandown 1100m)

Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) 2023 (Sandown 1100m)

Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) 2023 (Sandown 1100m)

Group 3 Carlyon Cup 2023 (Sandown 1600m)

Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes 2023 (Sandown 1100m)

Group 2 Apollo Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Triscay Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Rest. Listed Inglis Millenium 2023 (Randwick 1100m)

Listed Premier’s Plate 2023 (Morphettville 2000m)

Listed WATC Challenge Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1500m)

Listed Cyril Flower Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Group 3 Hobart Cup 2023 (Hobart 2400m)  – Sunday

Listed Thomas Lyons Stakes 2023 (Hobart 1400m)  – Sunday

Light Fingers Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 In Secret
2nd 11 Sunshine In Paris 0.26 length
3rd 12 Cinderella Days 0.63 length
4th 4 Madame Pommery 1.465 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 3. Zougotcha.