The Villiers Stakes is a 1600 metre Group 2 Quality event for milers aged three years old and up.
The 2011 Villiers Stakes jumps off on Saturday the 17th of December as race six at the Warwick Farm racecourse at 4:25pm Sydney time and offers prize money totaling $175,000.
The highest weight in the nineteen horse Villiers Stakes field is 58kgs (King Lionheart and Monton) with the lowest being 52kgs, to be carried by ten stayers.
The winner of Saturday's race is exempt from the Doncaster Mile ballot.
The Doncaster Mile Handicap is a 1600 metre event for three year olds and up that offers prize money totaling $2 million. It‘s set to run during Emirates Doncaster Day at the Royal Randwick race course on the 21st of April.
The John O’Shea trained Lightinthenite is the Villiers Stakes odds favourite priced to win in the $5.50-$6.20 range, although the Mark Kavanagh trained Shadow fax (NZ) has been given shorter win odds by at least one online bookmaker.
For a complete listing of the Villiers Stakes odds visit the free Punters Paradise Odds comparison page.
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Lightinthenite has been assigned 52kgs, has drawn barrier 10 and will be ridden by the productive Christian Reith.
Lightinthenite’s trainer John O’Shea is seeking his third Villiers Stakes victory.
Shadowfax has been assigned 55 kgs, has drawn barrier 9 alongside Lightinthenite and will be ridden by the consummate Glyn Schofield.
For key details visit the free Villiers Stakes form guide imbedded beneath this news article.
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