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|