Pinwheel Returns in 2012 Sebring Stakes

Peter Snowden-trained gelding Pinwheel makes his return this weekend in the Group 3 2012 Sebring Stakes (1100m) following a spell after a disappointing spring campaign.

The $125,000 event will run as the second race on an all-group Rosehill card and a full field of 14 horses were today named in the final field.

A son of Lohnro, Pinwheel has had a successful career that has included 10 wins from 28 starts including the Group 2 Warwick Stakes.

Also returning from a spell is Paul Messara-trained gelding Mic Mac who has not raced since October 2010.

The six-year-year old has an impressive record of seven wins from 18 starts and came close to a maiden Group 1 victory when running third in the 2010 Stradbroke Handicap.

Five-year-old gelding Temple Of Boom should appreciate a drop down in class after failing to succeed in two efforts at Group 1 level this year.

He finished sixth in the Lightning Stakes to Black Caviar before running tenth in the prestigious Newmarket Handicap on March 10.

The Tony Gollan-trained horse will have to overcome a barrier 11 draw but has experienced jockey Hugh Bowman on top to help him do it.

Another horse who should appreciate dropping down a level is Master Of Design who ran ninth in the Oakleigh Plate and was completely outclassed when running 20th in the Newmarket Handicap.

New Zealand gelding Tiger Tees is having his first run at Group level this Saturday after proving highly successfuly in lesser events.

After finishing runner-up in his first ever start, the Joseph Pride-trained horse won five straight races and has a career record of six wins from nine starts.

Also named in the 2012 Sebring Stakes field is fellow Pride-trained horse News Alert and Winter King who will be looking to bounce back from a last-place finish in the Challenge Stakes last weekend.

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2012 Sebring Stakes – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 5X35453X5X MIC MAC Paul Messara Corey Brown 3 59kg 108
2 331314030X PINWHEEL Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5 59kg 108
3 4501613X60 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan Hugh Bowman 11 58kg 106
4 5240X51470 NEWS ALERT Joseph Pride TBA 10 56.5kg 103
5 X1X1913X90 MASTER OF DESIGN David Payne Nash Rawiller 6 56kg 102
6 222379X407 WINTER KING (NZ) David Payne Nathan Berry 2 55kg 100
7 57200X754X KENNY’S WORLD Graeme Murray Brett Prebble 4 54.5kg 99
8 0X1012X77X TOP DROP Gerald Ryan Dwayne Dunn 8 54kg 94
9 5X16066X53 ZARATONE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 54kg 94
10 X1111X212X TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride Christian Reith 14 54kg 92
11 451221913X LIONCUB Gerald Ryan Craig Newitt 13 54kg 88
12 118X5835X DO YOU THINK Bart Cummings Blake Shinn 9 54kg 84
13 7103X113X4 RIVA DE LAGO Con Karakatsanis Jay Ford 12 54kg 82
14 111X429 DIDNTCOSTALOT Marc Conners James McDonald 7 54kg 77