2012 Moonee Valley Night Sprint – Field Named

A full allotment of 14 horses will line up for the 2012 Trojan Hand Tools Night Sprint which is the second of two Listed races that will take place at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

The 1200 metre sprint is worth $100,000 and exists as one of two support races to the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes.

Included in the 14-horse field is gelding Luck San who has been in blistering form and will be chasing a third consecutive victory.

Testa My Patience

Testa My Patience will return from a spell this Friday at Moonee Valley

The four-year-old won his last start in the Drain Man Premium Handicap at Moonee Valley and from six career starts has four victories and is yet to finish worse than second.

Top weight (60kg) Testa My Patience will return from a spell and the Mick Price trained gelding has the ability to record a first up victory as he boasts an impressive record of seven wins from 15 starts.

One of those wins came at Group 2 level and the five-year-old will have experienced jockey Craig Newitt in the saddle when he runs from barrier two on Friday night.

Peter Moody trained Oakleigh Plate runner Curtana was today named and the seventh-placed finisher must be among the chances coming back to a lesser quality field.

The four-year-old mare has drawn the inside barrier and will have regular Moody jockey Luke Nolen in the saddle as she looks to improve on her career record of five wins from 16 starts.

Other notable horses named in the final field are South Australian gelding Outlandish Lad and New Zealand six-year-old Larry’s Never Late.

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2012 Trojan Hand Tools Night Sprint – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 112X23110X TESTA MY PATIENCE Mick Price Craig Newitt 2 60kg 105
2 536X151X96 SECRET FLYER Mark Young Steven Arnold 8 58kg 101
3 2534X1453X AMAETHON Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 15 57.5kg 100
4 35X1X77X0X LARRY’S NEVER LATE (NZ) Jim Conlan James Winks 12 57.5kg 100
5 X01203X360 DOUBTFUL JACK Peter G Moody Jason Benbow 11 57kg 99
6 X815022331 OUTLANDISH LAD Dennis O’Leary Damien Oliver 1 56.5kg 98
7 75X3217482 SHOCK VALUE David Hayes Craig Williams 4 56.5kg 98
8 17X34204X7 CURTANA Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3 56kg 101
9 2424X3246X VALENTINE MISS Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 13 56kg 101
10 X64209X743 GRAN SASSO David Brideoake & David Feek Steven King 7 55kg 95
11 11X22X11 LUCK SAN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 6 55kg 95
12 30X231377X UTAH SAINTS Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Andrew Mallyon 5 55kg 95
13 3007142625 EIGHT BILLS Gary Portelli Jake Noonan (a) 14 54kg 93
14 720X720X30 FASTER SON Mick Price Michael Walker 10 54kg 89
15e 2211219X58 IRISH DREAM Peter G Moody 9 54kg 87