Kingston Town Classic 2011 – Final Field Announced

November 29th, 2011

The final field has been released for the $500,000 Kingston Town Classic, which will take place this Saturday December 3, 2011, at Ascot Racecourse.

The 2011 Kingston Town Classic will be run over a distance of 1,800 metres and is open to horses aged three-year-old and upwards.

14 horses have accepted to be part of the 2011 Kingston Town Classic final field, including Grant Williams’ Ranger.

Ranger was disappointing when sixth in the $1 million Railway Stakes at Ascot last start, which brought an end to his four-race winning streak.

The five-year-old gelding has had an otherwise successful campaign, winning both the Listed Northerly Stakes and the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes.

Ranger has won six of his 17 starts and has earned more than $400,000 in prize money.

The Testa Rossa gelding is out to win the first Group 1 of his short career in the Kingston Town Classic 2011.

Also included in the 2011 Kingston Town Classic is Railway Stakes winner Luckygray.

Luckygray won the Railway Stakes after a protest was upheld against the race’s original winner He’s Remarkable, who shifted out at the home turn.

Four-year-old Luckygray has won all of his four race starts this preparation and will be looking to win consecutive Group 1s in the 2011 Kingston Town Classic.

Luckygray also won the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes at Ascot in October.

Last year’s Kingston Town Classic winner Playing God has also accepted to be part of the 2011 Kingston Town Classic final field.

Playing God has not won a race since February this year, and has finished outside the tip ten at his last two starts.

His most recent result was 14th from 16 in the Railway Stakes on November 19.

Avienus, King Saul and Spacecraft are also included in the 2011 Kingston Town Classic final field.

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