Flying Snitzel Heads 2012 Scwheppervescence Field

With only 16 available spots in the prized Golden Slipper event, the best of the rest two-year-old horses will line up in the 2012 Schweppervescence which will kick off an all-group day of racing at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday.

The pick of the 15 horses today named in the final field is Gerald Ryan-trained filly Flying Snitzel who will be ridden by Hugh Bowman out of barrier seven.

A first-up winner on debut in November, the daughter of Snitzel has shown promise in her young career and is coming off a third-place finish in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes last weekend.

Flying Snitzel will carry the top weight of 58kg into the 1400 metre event along with Commands gelding Proverb and last-start winner Smart Man.

Proverb won on debut in the Australian Turf Club Plate in early March before finishing sixth in the NIB Handicap at Newcastle on March 21.

Smart Man disappointed on debut when running eighth in the Schweppes Plate at Warwick Farm but showed great improvement to win his second-ever start in the Independent Gaming Handicap at Hawkesbury on March 22.

He is one of three last-start winners competing in the event that is also known as the TL Bailleu Handicap with Magical Talent and Humble Power also coming into the race in good form.

Humble Power won the NIB Handicap in Newcastle, a race that included equal top weight Proverb.

The Group 3 race is the first on a bumper card at Rosehill this Saturday that includes five Group 1 races with the highlights being the Golden Slipper and the prestigious stayer’s event, the BMW.

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The Schweppervescence 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 13X53 FLYING SNITZEL Gerald Ryan Hugh Bowman 7 58kg
2 16 PROVERB Peter Snowden TBA 1 58kg
3 81 SMART MAN Chris Waller Corey Brown 10 58kg
4 4X3417 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners James McDonald 5 57.5kg
5 67X1 MAGICAL TALENT Bede Murray Luke Nolen 12 57.5kg
6 2 TOYDINI Guy Walter Blake Shinn 3 57.5kg
7 492 FIVEANDAHALFSTAR Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 13 56.5kg
8 44X5 HONORIUS David Payne Nathan Berry 15 56.5kg
9 0X01 HUMBLE POWER Tommy Wong TBA 9 56.5kg
10 24X5593 RISE TO THE TOP Gary Portelli Tommy Berry 8 56.5kg
11 5X5 SOLEMN Peter Snowden TBA 11 56.5kg
12 8X8 STRENGTH John P Thompson Michael Rodd 4 56.5kg
13 70X76 TROPHIES John P Thompson Jim Cassidy 14 56.5kg
14 0 LASER FLASH David Payne Glyn Schofield 2 55.5kg
15 6X68 RED HOT CHILLIES Grahame Begg Brenton Avdulla 6 54.5kg