Star-studded 2013 Hobartville Stakes Field Named

February 27th, 2013

A glamour group of three-year-olds spearheaded by pin-up colt Pierro will ensure the racing community have their eyes firmly fixed on Rosehill on Saturday for the Group 2 2013 Hobartville Stakes (1400m).

Pierro headlines the Hobartville Stakes field for Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Eleven horses will contest the $200,000 event which marks the autumn kickoff point for Pierro.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained star hasn’t been seen since the Cox Plate in October when he ran a bold third behind Ocean Park and All Too Hard.

He has drawn barrier nine for the hit-out which is two barriers inside stablemate Proisir who also last raced in the Cox Plate, finishing eighth in what was his debut campaign.

Another big name kicking off their autumn campaign is New Zealand colt It’s A Dundeel who won the the first five starts of his career including the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick.

He then finished second in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase before failing to finish seventh when favourite in the Victoria Derby.

Facing the biggest test of his career this weekend is Gary Portelli’s impressive colt Rebel Dane who has got through the first four starts of his career undefeated.

The son of California Dane generated plenty of hype after his last start when stormed home from the back of the field to win the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes.

Travelling from Melbourne to Sydney to chase a third consecutive victory is Peter Moody-trained colt Mulaazem who was last seen winning the Group 2 Autumn Stakes at Caulfield on February 9.

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No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1111x1123x PIERRO Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 9 56.5kg
2 1x111127x IT’S A DUNDEEL (NZ) Murray Baker James McDonald 3 56.5kg
3 473x31021x TATRA Peter Snowden Corey Brown 10 56.5kg
4 11128x PROISIR Gai Waterhouse Hugh Bowman 11 56.5kg
5 11x1111x5 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 8 56.5kg
6 106x6346x4 ASHOKAN John O’Shea Peter Robl 1 56.5kg
7 111×1 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Jason Collett 2 56.5kg
8 11x32328x8 HONORIUS David Payne Glyn Schofield 4 56.5kg
9 212×611 MULAAZEM Peter G Moody Joshua Parr 5 56.5kg
10 643x23133x PROVERB Peter Snowden Tommy Berry 7 56.5kg
11 x505x6121x SOLEMN Peter Snowden Rod Quinn 6 56.5kg