Sepoy To Contest 2012 Oakleigh Plate – Field & Barriers

Sepoy will contest the 2012 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday February 25, 2012, despite being allocated 58 kilograms.

The final field and barrier draw for the 2012 Oakleigh Plate, which was released today, revealed Sepoy would indeed run in the race.

Sepoy will be first-up in the 2012 Oakleigh Plate in the lead up to a Dubai campaign next month.

Sepoy

Sepoy will run in this Saturday's 2012 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield.

Trainer Peter Snowden said he decided to run Sepoy in the race after the colt demonstrated greater than usual fitness.

“He has improved so much in a fortnight I can’t believe it,” Snowden said.

“Normally he is round and burly first-up but to me he looks like he’s had a run and tightened up really nicely.”

The trainer felt Sepoy was in need of a run in the 2012 Oakleigh Plate and believes he can overcome his big weight to win the race.

“He looks in great order and I’m very happy with the way he’s been working,” Snowden said.

“To my eye the way the horse looks he needs to run.

“The work he did yesterday morning really topped him off and I feel he is going to run very well on Saturday.”

Sepoy has won ten of his 11 race starts and has earned more than $3.8 million during his short horse racing career.

The three-year-old colt has drawn barrier 11 for the 2012 Oakleigh Plate and will be ridden by jockey Kerrin McEvoy.

Sepoy will also face off against the likes of Bel Sprinter and Woorim in the 2012 Oakleigh Plate.

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2012 Oakleigh Plate Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 121X11111X SEPOY Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 11 58kg 119
2 190X0040X1 EAGLE FALLS David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 12 57kg 110
3 X113X2231X GRAND NIRVANA Fred Kersley Brad Rawiller 10 56kg 108
4 71X106617X WOORIM Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 8 55.5kg 107
5 20X527X312 FIRST COMMAND Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 2 54.5kg 105
6 1X1112X1 BEL SPRINTER Jason Warren Ben Melham 5 54kg 104
7 80X31X211X FACILE TIGRE Jason McLachlan Danny Nikolic 16 53.5kg 103
8 X601X0079X YOSEI Stuart Webb Ms Michelle Payne 1 53.5kg 107
9 X0X1X1913X MASTER OF DESIGN David Payne Craig Williams 4 53kg 102
10 4X222379X4 WINTER KING (NZ) David Payne Glen Boss 6 52.5kg 101
11 117X34204X CURTANA Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 9 52kg 101
12 77X651897X PANIPIQUE Peter G Moody Michael Walker 17 52kg 98
13 9X1887135X SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners Dean Yendall 3 52kg 98
14 10X5382X21 STIRLING GROVE Richard Jolly Daniel Moor 13 52kg 98
15 2709X400X6 DIPLOMATIC FORCE Wayne Nichols Dean Holland 15 52kg 95
16 22137X569X ELITE FALLS John O’Shea Craig Newitt 18 52kg 92
17 12X1X1 AFRICAN PULSE Michael Moroney Ms Lisa Cropp 7 52kg 91
18 11X21 JOHANNAPINE Mark Webb Peter Mertens 14 52kg 78