Winter Stakes 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

July 11th, 2012

The final field has been announced for Saturday’s Listed $100,000 2012 Winter Stakes (1400m) at Warwick Farm Racecourse.

Headlining the 12-horse group is talented Joe Pride-trained sprinter See The World who is chasing a third consecutive victory.

The five-year-old gelding has received a favourable barrier six draw but will be backing up just seven days after winning at Rosehill in the Westend Mazda BM95.

Gold Coast four-year-old Startsmeup, a former black-type place-getter at the track, also heads into the race on the back of winning form after taking out the Ipswich Dash on June 16.

Heading into the race on the back of opposite form is former Doncaster place-getter Brilliant Light.

The six-year-old has not won since April 2010 and has not finished better than fourth in his last 12 starts.

Another runner with former black-type success is Gai Waterhouse-trained gelding King Lionheart who won the Group 2 Shannon Stakes at Rosehill last spring.

The AL Maher five-year-old will carry the top weight of 59kg in his return from a spell and will be ridden by star stable jockey Nash Rawiller.

Last-start winner Embark is facing a step up in class in her first Listed level race but the talented three-year-old has signalled plenty of potential.

The daughter of Choisir has not finished worse than second in her two most recent preparations from nine starts.

Also named in the field is Joe Pride-trained Fifteen Carat and Ron Quinton pair Irish Dream and Onecatstoomany.

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Winter Stakes 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 10x734457X KING LIONHEART Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 1 59kg 101
2 62x55250x1 STARTSMEUP Gillian Heinrich Jeff Lloyd 12 57kg 97
3 89x0x21411 SEE THE WORLD Joseph Pride Christian Reith 6 56.5kg 96
4 x36022x157 TROMSO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 56kg 95
5 88400x70x9 BRILLIANT LIGHT Kerry Parker Jay Ford 8 55.5kg 94
6 600x3004x4 LEBRECHAUN Matthew Dale Blake Shinn 4 54kg 87
7 221221×221 EMBARK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Josh Adams (a) 5 54kg 84
8 19x586x932 IRISH DREAM Ron Quinton Glyn Schofield 11 54kg 84
9 30010×0020 GLINTZ (NZ) John O’Shea Peter Robl 7 54kg 82
10 90x55507x0 FIFTEEN CARAT Joseph Pride TBA 9 54kg 79
11 70x5200x56 MARTIN PLACE Jason Coyle TBA 2 54kg 79
12 x75221x922 ONECATSTOOMANY Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton (a) 3 54kg 73