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Kingston Town Classic 2020 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Group One Kingston Town Classic is Western Australia's premier weight-for-age contest
  • This feature is run over 1800m at the Ascot Racecourse on November 28
  • Can Inspirational Girl complete the Railway Stakes/Kingston Town double?
  • Preview and Tips below
Kingston Town Classic Tips
Trap For Fools is in the Final Field for the 2020 Kingston Town Classic. (Getty)

The Kingston Town Classic is run over 1800m at Ascot and is the last Group One of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

Run under weight-for-age conditions, this feature has held Group One status since 1979 and was renamed in 2007 after the champion 1982 winner, Kingston Town.

We include the market below and select out best bets for the December 5 feature in the west.

Kingston Town Classic 2020 Field & Odds

1Gailo Chop (FR)Matthew WilliamsBrad Rawiller59kg4$51
2Trap For FoolsLindsey SmithPeter Hall59kg 17$67
3 TaxaganoFred KersleyMitchell Pateman59kg19$101
4Too Close The SunLindsey SmithJoseph Azzopardi59kg10$8
5Missile LaunchVaughn SigleyTroy Turner59kg15$151
6Neufbosc (FR)Neville ParnhamJason Brown59kg8$26
7PlatoonNeville Parnham Paul Harvey59kg13$26
8Cup NightBernie MillerPatrick Carbery59kg 1$26
9Arctic StreamRoss PriceJarrad Noske59kg 2$101
10Uni TimeSharon MillerAlan Kennedy59kg 12$21
11Truly GreatGrant & Alana WilliamsChris Parnham59kg 9$21
12Inspirational Girl (NZ)Grant & Alana Williams William Pike57kg 18$2.25
13Kay CeeNeville ParnhamBrad Parnham56.5kg11$11
14Gemma's SonDavid HarrisonJason Whiting52kg3$21
15Dom To ShootSean & Jake CaseyPeter Knuckey52kg7$8.50
16Watch Me DanceSteve WolfeShaun McGruddy50kg5$11
17eSnickerdoodledandyDaniel MortonShaun O'Donnell50kg14$34
18eNaughty By NatureJason Miller
19eWestern EmpireGrant & Alana Williams Jade McNaught52kg6$15

Odds are provided by bet365 and correct at 02/12/2020 - 5pm.

Kingston Town Classic Tips 2020

Kingston Town Classic 2020 Best Bet - Inspirational Girl

This daughter of Reliable Man has worked through the grades with relative ease (nine wins from 11 starts) and following her first black-type win via the Group Three Asian Beau Stakes on October 31, was dominant in the Railway Stakes.

After being backed as if unbeatable late ($3.50-$2.60), she saluted like a good thing should after threading her passage through under William Pike and exploded over the final 150m whilst from that, our best bet actually meets many of those in the top 10 two kilos better off with the mares allowance here.

From the Railway Stakes, I can't make a case for anything turning the tables on Inspirational Girl who is heavily favored to be just the fifth runner in history to complete the Railway Stakes/Kingston Town Classic winning double.

Kingston Town Classic 2020 Next Best Bet - Dom To Shoot

If there is a threat to the favourite, it most probably comes from the three-year-old crop and they've had a very good record in recent years with both Arcadia Queen (2018) and Kay Cee (2020) winning this feature down in the weights.

Whether the 5kg advantage is enough for Dom To Shoot to roll Inspirational Girl is a query, however, his Guineas lead-up performance is quite similar to that of Kay Cee's in 2019 and on November 21, he was luckless against the pattern in the 2020 edition which he wins with a better gate.

Unfortunately for this gelding, he just hasn't been able to draw a barrier this spring but if with more luck in that regard on Saturday, can get a smother much closer in the run and be produced late.

Kingston Town Classic 2020 Roughie - Trap For Fools

Although much less favored than his younger half-brother Too Close The Sun in the early markets and rightfully so, Trap For Fools is a proven weight-for-age performer and his last two competitive performances have come when racing on the fresh side.

Whilst he doesn't handle wet tracks, the Group One Underwood Stakes effort to kick-off his spring campaign was certainly a pass mark where he continued to whack away late but just didn't have the conditions to suit or brilliance to threaten a win on that occasion.

His last two performances were admittedly quite plain although his latest was on a Soft 7 in the Moonee Valley Cup when well backed late ($10.00-$7.00) and fresh here with a strong November 20 hitout under his belt, I wouldn't be suprised if Trap For Fools gave a sight and pinched a top three or four finish at a big price.

Kingston Town Classic FAQ

What date is the 2020 Kingston Town Classic?

The 2020 Kingston Town Classic is scheduled to run on Saturday, December 5.

How can I live stream the 2020 Kingston Town Classic?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Kingston Town Classic and all other Australian horse races.

What distance is the Kingston Town Classic?

The Kingston Town Classic is run over a distance of 1800 metres.

Where is the Kingston Town Classic held?

The Kingston Town Classic is held at the Ascot Racecourse in Perth.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Kingston Town Classic?

We're with Inspirational Girl as the best bet in the 2020 Kingston Town Classic.

What's the Kingston Town Classic worth?

The Kingston Town Classic is worth $1 million dollars.

$590,000 goes to the winner.

Who won the 2019 Kingston Town Classic?

Kay Cee won the 2019 Kingston Town Classic.



Inspirational Girl comfortably heads the market and rightfully so as she clearly stands out as the one to beat in the 2020 Kingston Town Classic.

Concede a chance to three-year-old Dom To Shoot and happy to have a saver on him.

Best Bet: Inspirational Girl To Win @ at BetMGM - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Dom To Shoot To Win @ at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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