Sepoy Headlines Oakleigh Plate 2012 Nominations & Weights

February 21, 2012

Sepoy Headlines Oakleigh Plate 2012 Nominations & Weights

Sepoy is one of 21 horses to have nominated for a start in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday February 25, 2012.

The three-year-old colt will be first-up in the 2012 Oakleigh Plate, where he will attempt to get off to a good start this preparation ahead of his Dubai campaign.

2011 Coolmore Stud Stakes favourite Sepoy was surprisingly defeated at Flemington in a hitout on Tuesday morning

Sepoy is one of 21 nominations for the 2012 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield Racecourse this weekend.

Howvere, trainer Peter Snowden is still deciding whether or not to run Sepoy in the race, fearing being the 58 kilograms top weight could hinder the Commands colt’s preparation.

”He may run but it all depends on the weights,” he said.

”I’ll discuss it with the boys, whether we want to go there or not.

”He is a colt with a great record and I do want to run the horse, but they tell me he is going to get 58 kilograms.

“He is a three-year-old; it is a savage ask.”

With Sepoy possibly absent from the 2012 Oakleigh Plate, Bel Sprinter is likely to be the short priced favourite to win the race.

Trainer Jason Warren is hopeful the half-brother to Black Caviar will be able to claim his first Group 1 race in the 2012 Oakleigh Plate.

“This is the race my horse has been set for, whereas Sepoy is being aimed at a feature race in Dubai over a month away. It’s got to be an advantage,” Warren said.

“It’s a good time to have a crack at Sepoy (if he runs).

“I’m looking forward to it. My horse is going to be at his peak while Sepoy might need a run or two, considering his main goal is in Dubai.”

Bel Sprinter has been allocated just 54 kilograms for the 2012 Oakleigh Plate.

Kulgrinda, First Command and Woorim are also included in the 2012 Oakleigh Plate nominations.

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2012 Oakleigh Plate Nominations & Weights

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 SEPOY Peter Snowden 1 58kg 119
2 EAGLE FALLS David Hayes 2 57kg 110
3 GRAND NIRVANA Fred Kersley 3 56kg 108
4 WOORIM Robert Heathcote 5 55.5kg 107
5 FIRST COMMAND Anthony Freedman 6 54.5kg 105
6 BEL SPRINTER Jason Warren 7 54kg 104
7 FACILE TIGRE Jason McLachlan 8 53.5kg 103
8 YOSEI Stuart Webb 4 53.5kg 107
9 MASTER OF DESIGN David Payne 9 53kg 102
10 WINTER KING (NZ) David Payne 10 52.5kg 101
11 AFRICAN PULSE Michael Moroney 19 52kg 91
12 CARDINAL VIRTUE David Payne 16 52kg 95
13 CENTEXPRESS (NZ) Heath Conners 20 52kg 90
14 CURTANA Peter G Moody 11 52kg 101
15 DIPLOMATIC FORCE Wayne Nichols 17 52kg 95
16 ELITE FALLS John O’Shea 18 52kg 92
17 JOHANNAPINE Mark Webb 21 52kg 78
18 KULGRINDA Peter G Moody 13= 52kg 98
19 PANIPIQUE Peter G Moody 13= 52kg 98
20 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners 12 52kg 98
21 STIRLING GROVE Richard Jolly 13= 52kg 98

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