Final Field & Barriers – 2012 Hobartville Stakes

February 29th, 2012

The final field and barrier draw has been announced for the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill Racecourse this Saturday March 3, 2012.

Trevor Andrew’s King Saul will be looking to produce an upset win in the 2012 Hobartville Stakes.

King Saul finished tenth of 13 runners in the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes won by fellow 2012 Hobartville Stakes contender Hot Snitzel.

The three-year-old gelding was nine and a half lengths behind the leader and will be hoping to make up some, if not all of that margin, in this weekend’s race.

Andrews is hopeful the extra 200 metres in the 2012 Hobartville Stakes will make all the difference.

“You would imagine the Hobartville would be pretty much the same race again but the 1400 metres will help him find his feet a lot more,” Andrews said.

“Hopefully that will allow him to finish off a bit better and I doubt we’ll have any issues from here on in.

“He’s out of a Zabeel mare so the further he goes the better he will be.”

King Saul has won three of his six race starts and has earned more than $340,000 in prize money.

The Group 2 WA Guineas winner has drawn barrier 13 for the 2012 Hobartville Stakes and will be ridden by regular jockey Brenton Avdulla.

Manawanui has also drawn an outside gate for the 2012 Hobartville Stakes and will jump from barrier 10 in the race.

The three-year-old gelding finished a close second in the Royal Sovereign Stakes behind Hot Snitzel on February 18, 2012.

Manawanui will be looking to mirror the events of his spring campaign, which saw him win the Group 1 Golden Rose along with three other Group races.

The Oratorio gelding has won six of his 10 race starts and has earned close to $1.3 million in prize money.

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2012 Hobartville Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1X111216X2 MANAWANUI Ron Leemon Glyn Schofield 10 56.5kg 108
2 31312X16X1 HOT SNITZEL Gerald Ryan Hugh Bowman 4 56.5kg 105
3 88X373112X INDUNA Peter Snowden Jim Cassidy 6 56.5kg 90
4 1X1413X0 KING SAUL Trevor Andrews Brenton Avdulla 13 56.5kg 88
5 5318121X5 DOCTOR DOOM Guy Walter Rod Quinn 8 56.5kg 92
6 21X1113X GALAH Peter Snowden Tommy Berry 1 56.5kg 88
7 13X07185X9 ISOPACH John P Thompson Jay Ford 3 56.5kg 84
8 43X21LX7 FREE WHEELING Peter Snowden Peter Robl 12 56.5kg 85
9 451165X74 AERONAUTICAL Lionel Cohen Nathan Berry 11 56.5kg 79
10 281134X8 AMBIDEXTER Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 9 56.5kg 82
11 3X39X3161 WILD AND PROUD Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 7 56.5kg 77
12 1226X4 REKINDLED ALLIANCE Paul Messara Corey Brown 14 56.5kg 82
13 11X3 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody Ms Linda Meech 2 56.5kg 83
14e 525X21233X FALKLANDS Marc Quinn 5 56.5kg 65