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2018 Railway Stakes Preview & Tips:
Track: Good Weather: Fine
There is a field of 15 runners for the $1,000,000 2018 Kirin Railway Stakes. Six of them had their last start in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes, three in the G1 Kennedy Mile, two in the G3 Asian Beau Stakes and two in the G3 RJ Peters Stakes. The early favourite is Galaxy Star who has won 9 of her 12 races and came 2nd at the other 3. Her last run was a 2.5 length win in the G3 Asian Beau Stakes. Second favourite is Peaceful State who ran 3rd in the Kennedy Mile last stat and is one of two runners for Darren Weir. Third favourite is Iconoclasm who is the other Weir runner and was 8th in the Kennedy Mile following 2 good wins in Melbourne.
Gatting resumed with a good win in the Lee Steere Stakes. Material Man resumes here and has a great first-up record and has won 2 trials recently. Prized Icon was 4th in the G1 Mackinnon Stakes last start, Man Booker was 4th in the Lee Steere Stakes and Action was 5th in the RJ Peters Stakes. All other runners are currently 16 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.
|11 Galaxy Star
|7 Peaceful State
|1 Material Man