2023 Railway Stakes Betting Odds at Ascot AU racecourse

Saturday, 25 November 2023

The 2020 Railway Stakes is scheduled to be run on Saturday 21 November and we’re looking forward to the latest instalment of a race which has been in operation since 1887, with horses aged three or older descending on Ascot racecourse in Perth and hoping to land a share of the enormous prize money pot that is available.

2020 Railway Stakes Betting

The Railway Stakes forms part of WesternAustralian Turf Club's Summer Carnival and, despite no spectators in attendance this year, we’re still anticipating an exciting race to see which horse wins one of the Australia’s richest thoroughbred horse races.

Can Inspirational Girl Oblige as Favourite?

Grant & Alana Williams train Inspiration Girl who has led to the top of the betting after a fine performance in the Hosemasters - Asian Beau Stakes on 30 October, with the horse claiming victory in a Group 3 encounter and suggesting there is more to come.

Jockey Chris Parnham is likely to be on board once again, with the bookies keeping the horse onside and it looks likely that the horse will get the trip after an impressive show of speed over seven furlongs on good ground.

However, it’s possible that the best backed horse in the race will be Kay Cee and the four-year-old has recently returned to Ascot and claimed an impressive victory after winning the Group 2 Waroa - Lee Steere Stakes.

The horse was previously underwhelming when finishing down the field at the same racecourse, although this return to form suggests that we have to consider Neville Parnham’s horse as a serious contender.

Can Red Can Man Get Revenge on Betting Favourites?

Red Can Man has been playing second fiddle to Inspirational Girl and Kay Cee in recent races, although his performances have been strong enough to suggest that he could be the each-way bet in the race when lining up for the Railway Stakes.

While there’s a slight concern that the Stephen Wolfe-trained four-year-old is yet to win during his professional career, there is plenty to like about the way he finished less than a length behind Kay Cee last time out and he has to have serious claims in Perth for this big race.

The History of the Railway Stakes

As mentioned, the Railway Stakes is steeped in history and the first running took place in 1887, with Nimrod the first ever winner of this prestigious Australian race, while more recent winners have included Regal Power, Galaxy Star and Great Shot.

The Railway Stakes is often paired up with the Kingston Town Classic to make an excellent double and this has been achieved by four different horses including Better Loosen Up (1989), Old Comrade (2001), Modem (2004) and Sniper's Bullet (2009).

This race forms part of the big Spring Carnival and it achieved Grade 1 status in 1979, while it has been run over the distance of one mile since 1984.