Charlotte Littlefield is having the best season of her career 

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Charlotte Littlefield is having the best season of her career 

On Wednesday, Geelong saw a double for Charlotte Littlefield and Jack Hill, with Some Sheila and Regal Vow both saluting.

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  • Littlefield is on pace for a record season
  • Jack Hill is flying post-Christmas
  • Some Sheila proves to be just that 
  • Regal Vow set for a step up in class

The Australian training ranks are a tough place to break into, but this season, Charlotte Littlefield is starting to make her mark. The Brit has had a license since 2015 and has ten winners on the season already, with 18 in the 2018/19 season at her best.

Geelong has been a happy hunting ground for Littlefield in her training career. The two winners on Wednesday were the 9th and 10th she has had at the track from just 49 starters, a smart 20% strike rate that any stable would be proud of. 

Stable in flying form

Although Littlefield has not had a lot of winners in her career, the numbers have been relatively consistent, with 18, 15, 14 and 13 winners in a season in four of the last five. This time around, things look to be taking off, with ten on the board already from just 56 starters.


The winners at Geelong were 82 and 83 on the board for Littlefield’s career, and at her current pace, she will smash her personal record for winners in a season and break through the 100 barrier as well. She might not be well known outside of the country circuit, but that could all be about to change. 

Jack Hill enjoying a great time

Jack Hill has a pair of doubles from just six rides in two racing days since Christmas. On Boxing Day, Hill produced two winners, a second from four starters, and then the double from his only two rides at Geelong on Wednesday. Hill has had 70+ winners the last three seasons, including 97, most recently when narrowly missing out on a maiden century.

Some Sheila and Regal Vow

It took until the 7th time of asking for Some Sheila to break her duck, but she had been plenty consistent beforehand with a 2nd, a 3rd, two 4ths and two 5ths. She got a lovely ride from Hill after missing out at the start, saving ground around the inside before getting up late to win by 0.75l.

Things were a little easier for Regal Vow, who always looked like she was getting her head in front again, travelling so kindly into her race. She had to work a little harder to see off the runner-up than looked likely to be the case 200m out, but she got the job done. Littlefield said afterwards that it might be a trip to the city next up for the four-year-old mare after this success, and she looks worth the step up to city class to see how good she could be. 

The future’s looking bright

As well as having some nice types already winning races, Littlefield has a stable full of youngsters who have yet to make their race debut. Some smart pedigrees are on show for a stable who are clearly working hard to bring success through the doors.

The pick of them could be their Trapeze Artist X Found the One colt. The two-year-old is a half-brother to a multiple Group 3 winner, Sylvia’s Mother, who was sired by Snitzel. Snitzel is the sire of Trapeze Artist, so these lines have crossed to a strong level of success in the past.

One who should be built for speed is a beautiful Harry Angel X Terroir filly who looks like the prototypical sprinter with a huge back end, looking all about power. She should more than pay her way and is worth looking out for on the card in the months to come.

It is always a pleasure to see the smaller stables having a good run, which is undoubtedly the case for Charlotte Littlefield. And the bonus is she has the youngsters to extend that success over the next couple of seasons. 

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