Luckygray Tipped To Defend Kingston Town Classic Crown

Recent Railways Stakes winner Luckygray is best priced at Sportingbet to successfully defend his Kingston Town Classic title this Saturday at Ascot - following yesterday's barrier draw for the feature race.

After an impressive romp home in the Railway Stakes in his last start, Luckygray will take some stopping if he is to be denied back-to-back Kingston Town Classic victories this weekend.

Last year’s winner is currently best priced at 2.50 with Sportingbet – following yesterday’s barrier draw – with Ihtsahymn (4.60), Mr Moet (5.00) and Playing God (11.00) left somewhat trailing in his wake.

And it will take a tremendous effort from one of the field to beat the defending champion to the $500,000 prize money in this Saturday’s Kingston Town Classic Group 1 race at Ascot.

Running out of barrier 7, Luckygray is ideally suited to weight-for-age conditions and has improved dramatically since the Melbourne spring – culminating in his Railway Stakes triumph a fortnight ago.

Ihtsahymn earned his spot in Saturday’s feature race following his Group II WA Guineas (1600m) win and – after a plum draw of barrier 2 yesterday – he is now second favourite with Sportingbet.

Third-favourite Mr Moet received no luck from the barrier draw once again – as his barrier 11 draw ensured a repeat of the Railway Stakes, where he was placed on the outside of the field. However, Moet finished as runner-up in last year’s Kingston Town Classic, so he is capable of having a good go at it.

Two-time winner Playing God was assigned alongside Mr Moet in the draw – running out of barrier 10 – and will be looking to add to his 2010 and 2011 wins on Saturday.

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