What a fantastic race the 2008 JJ Liston Stakes turned out to be! Light Fantastic just edges out Weekend Hussler first up, with Maldivian running a gallant 3rd. If this is an indicator for this Springs Racing; bring it on!!!
So the Liston Stakes is on tomorrow August 15th at Caulfield racetrack Melbourne over 1400 metres, and it appears to be a two horse match race between the mercurial Weekend Hussler and the undefeated Light Fantastic.Now of course everyone has a tip for Weekend Hussler, and rightly so, he is an out and out champion. But, what has made this race even more interesting the fact that Weekend Hussler has had some injury problems; and Light Fantastic had an excellent (and well documented) gallop with Alamosa.Personally I think (hope) the 2008 Caulfield Liston Stakes will be won by an outsider first-up. With these great horses just starting their campaigns, there is no better time for the lesser known horses to take them on. I think I’ll be taking either Weekend Hussler or Light Fantastic for second, and bank the field for 1st and 3rd. I may even leave The Hussler out of the placings, in the hope that something is amiss with him. (* Note: I’m hoping something very minor, that wont ruin his campaign this preparation – I love The Hussler!)At $1.70 for Weekend Hussler and $3 Light Fantastic, I just cannot see the value in taking either of these. If they are going to be beaten this preparation, this will be the race.