Darby Munro Stakes 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

A quality field of 15 horses has been named to contest the 2012 Darby Munro Stakes (1200m) at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens this Saturday.

The $100,000 race stands as a key support event on a nine-race Rosehill card that is highlighted by the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas.

African Pulse

African Pulse will run in the 2012 Darby Munro Stakes

Included in the 15 horse field is Michael Moroney trained colt African Pulse who will have his work cut out after receiving a barrier 13 draw for the Listed event.

The three-year-old should appreciate a drop back in class after finishing mid-field in the high-class Group 1 Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap.

Gai Waterhouse trained horse Hallowell Belle will be looking to continue her promising 2012 form after recording two consecutive third-place efforts in the Light Fingers Stakes and Surround Stakes.

Questions remain over whether the Starcraft filly is a winning horse as she has recorded nine placings but just one win from 11 outings.

Chris Waller trained gelding Sacred Pins gets a chance against higher quality opposition after going unbeaten in three starts so far.

He has drawn a favourable barrier (5) for Saturday and will also be aided by highly successful Sydney jockey Hugh Bowman.

Another unbeaten New Zealand horse in the field is the Noel Mayfield-Smith trained Famous Seamus.

The gelding has also had three wins from three starts against lesser opposition and will be ridden by Robyn Freeman-Key from the inside barrier on Saturday.

Three Peter Snowden trained horses will run in the 2012 Darby Munro Stakes with Altar, Aerobatics and Disputes.

Aerobatics will be looking to build on a promsing start to 2012 which included a third-place finish in the Eskimo Prince last start while Altar has signalled potential with two fourth-placings from two starts this year.

The betting on the bumper Rosehill day of action will open shortly so don’t delay, head to bookmaker.com.au to open an account!

The Australian owned bookie is preferred by Races.com.au due to their sensational odds and $300 bonus bet offer for new customers.

2012 Darby Munro Stakes – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1321X325X8 MAHISARA Paul Messara Christian Reith 14 57.5kg 84
2 12X1X109 AFRICAN PULSE Michael Moroney Corey Brown 13 57kg 90
3 5515X4310X UPSTACKER Joan Pracey Michael Rodd 2 57kg 71
4 315X44 ALTAR Peter Snowden TBA 12 56.5kg 89
5 241X25435X ANISE Peter Snowden TBA 6 56kg 86
6 11X1 SACRED PINS (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 56kg 77
7 43X15234X7 SUBARC Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 8 56kg 75
8 111X FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Ms Robyn Freeman-Key 1 56kg 74
9 12X565 UNPRETENTIOUS Nikki Burke Danny Nikolic 9 56kg 68
10 2X177X05 KNEELING John P Thompson TBA 11 55.5kg 81
11 562X81679X DISPUTES Peter Snowden TBA 3 55.5kg 77
12 34X874X123 AEROBATICS Peter Snowden TBA 4 55kg 89
13 16424X2187 AL’S MAGIC MISS David Payne TBA 7 55kg 84
14 X122224X33 HALLOWELL BELLE Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 15 54kg 94
15 2138X1 EVER THE SAME Anthony Cummings Blake Shinn 10 54kg 74