2012 Royal Sovereign Stakes Form Guide & Betting Update

February 17, 2012

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

2012 Royal Sovereign Stakes Form Guide & Betting Update

Manawanui is the one the punters want in the supercharged Royal Sovereign Stakes 2012 at Warwick Farm on Saturday, Ron Leemon’s resuming champ firming in their favouritism to win first-up against a piping hot field of fellow three-year-olds.


Manawanui continues to shorten in his price to win the 2012 Royal Sovereign Stakes first-up

Since Luxbet markets were released for the $175,000 Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes (1200m), running as Warwick Farm Race 6 at 4:30pm on Saturday, Manawanui has come in from $2.60 to $2.40 at Luxbet.

They face a very strong field full of depth, but after flying to a two and a half length barrier trial over 1030-metres at Rosehill on February 7 and drawing barrier one for the set-weights clash Manawanui really is hard to go past.

There are plenty of other gallopers in the Royal Sovereign Stakes 2012 that could prove to have the x-factor including Peter Moody’s unbeaten Moment Of Change.

Last seen putting four lengths on their Sandown rivals over 1300-metres in September, the boom Barley A Moment gelding is a slight Royal Sovereign Stakes market drifter out from $3.40 to $3.60 through Luxbet despite the hype and their ideal gate three draw.

“A nice colt,” Moody said summing up his opinion of Moment Of Change.

“He has got to improve, he is going up in grade, taking on the likes of Manawanui and co, but he is going very well at home.”

Other gallopers that have firmed in their price to score an upset Royal Sovereign Stakes result include Guy Walter’s resuming Spring Champion Stakes winner Doctor Doom ($51 into $26 Luxbet) and the Peter Snowden-trained Free Wheeling ($13 into $10 Luxbet).

Ad Valorem colt Free Wheeling hasn’t been seen since their failure in the Group 2 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm last June after getting caught under the barriers, before which they broke their maiden status with a win in the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) at Doomben.

“He has done well, had two trials and furnished into a really nice horse,” Snowden said.

“He doesn’t seem to have taken any affect from what happened that day (at Brisbane) but he has drawn an awkward gate (for Saturday).

“I would have liked to have had him a bit closer.

“He’ll be at his best at the mile, but he’ll be competitive on Saturday.”

Snowden is hopeful that the punters are right in backing the three-year-old, but also knows that the Royal Sovereign Stakes 2012 is the strongest edition of the race seen in many years.

“The hardest race of the day, a very, very good race,” Snowden said.

“A lot of reputations enhance, made or dented, the state of the autumn carnival and the best race of the day.”

Snowden’s second representative in the Royal Sovereign Stakes field on Saturday, Ambidexter, has not enjoyed the same early support as their stablemate and have eased out from $26 to $31 at Luxbet.

The Commands colt races for the first time since their eye-catching fourth to Doctor Doom in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on October 1, and Snowden knows they are vulnerable over the 1200-metres.

“He’ll come into his own when the races get a bit longer,” Snowden said.

Other market easers include the Gerald Ryan-trained Hot Snitzel ($7.50 out to $9.50), Salade ($15 out to $31 Luxbet), Hendricus ($17 out to $35 Luxbet) and King Saul ($17 out to $21 Luxbet).

The improving price on WA visitor King Saul is somewhat surprising to his Ascot trainer Trevor Andrews, the Flying Pegasus gelding having been a huge revelation for the stable during the summer.

After a win in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) King Saul went on to run a brave third behind Playing God in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) on December 3.

They showed they were in top form when finishing only a short-head away third to Playing God again in a resuming trial at Ascot over 1000-metres and Andrews is excited ahead of their interstate debut on Saturday.

“He’s done super,” Andrews said.

“I couldn’t be happier with the way he’s travelled and settled in.

“It’s a very tough ask this weekend. It’s a hot field.

“He’s an off-the-ace, run-on horse and there’s quite a lot of speed in the race.

“As long as he can get balanced and find a bit of rhythm and hit the line, I think he will benefit from the run and it should suit him when he steps up over ground.”

The top tier of Royal Sovereign Stakes hopes, including King Saul, are heading towards the $500,000 Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) on March 17, and Andrews hopes to have a better picture of where his horses sits for that race after Saturday.

“Manawanui has been very impressive against the likes of Helmet,” Andrews said of his opposition.

“Peter Moody’s horse Moment Of Change, there’s a good wrap on it.

“They’re all heading down the same path towards the Randwick Guineas and some of those longer races.

“The opposition is really strong so hopefully we’re competitive and we’ll improve with the run.”

See below for the full 2012 Royal Sovereign Stakes field and form guide to help guide your selections.

Bookmark us here at Races.com.au to view our exclusive Warwick Farm Race Tips for Saturday, including our Royal Sovereign predictions, to be published shortly.

In the meantime, get ready for the weekend’s racing action by signing up with Luxbet today and be instantly rewarded with a bonus bet up to $400 when you deposit between $25 and $400 and enter the codeword BONUSBET!

2012 Royal Sovereign Stakes Form Guide

Warwick Farm Race 6 – 4:30pm – 18/02/2012

# Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Age/Sex Days API Career Win% Place% Last 6
1. MANAWANUI R T Leemon Tommy Berry 1 56 3yoG 112 $141,398 9: 6 1 1 66.67% 88.89% 11216x
2. HOT SNITZEL G A Ryan Hugh Bowman 11 56 3yoG 112 $47,673 11: 4 2 2 36.36% 72.73% 12x16x
3. KING SAUL T M Andrews Brenton Avdulla 5 56 3yoG 77 $76,330 5: 3 0 1 60.00% 80.00% 1×1413
4. DOCTOR DOOM G H Walter Rod Quinn 9 56 3yoG 140 $47,470 7: 3 1 1 42.86% 71.43% 18121x
5. DARCI BE GOOD E B Murray Peter Robl 10 56 3yoC 140 $43,243 7: 3 2 1 42.86% 85.71% x1312x
6. ISOPACH John Thompson Not Notified 6 56 3yoG 112 $18,418 11: 2 0 1 18.18% 27.27% 07185x
7. SALADE Ms G Markwell Not Notified 4 56 3yoC 322 $78,075 2: 1 0 0 50.00% 50.00% 18x
8. FREE WHEELING Peter Snowden Not Notified 13 56 3yoC 259 $27,260 5: 1 1 1 20.00% 60.00% 3x21Lx
9. AMBIDEXTER Peter Snowden Not Notified 8 56 3yoC 140 $21,475 6: 2 1 1 33.33% 66.67% 81134x
10. HENDRICUS J A O’shea Jimmy Cassidy 7 56 3yoC 91 $38,207 7: 3 1 1 42.86% 71.43% x1851x
11. REKINDLED ALLIANCE Paul Messara Corey Brown 12 56 3yoC 140 $19,963 4: 1 2 0 25.00% 75.00% 1226x
12. MOMENT OF CHANGE P G Moody Blake Shinn 3 56 3yoG 157 $12,594 2: 2 0 0 100.00% 100.00% 11x
13. TIME TO PLUNDER A J Cummings Not Notified 2 56 3yoG 10 $5,833 6: 2 1 1 33.33% 66.67% x10x12

*Form Guide Credit – Ladbrokes.com.au

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field