Hollindake Stakes 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

With the Sydney Carnival now over and Brisbane not yet underway, the racing world turns it attention elsewhere this weekend and one of the feature events is Saturday’s Group 2 2012 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast.

A full allotment of 14 horses were today named in the final field for the $300,000 event that includes plenty of quality including former Doncaster winner Triple Honour.

Trained by Robert Heathcote, the seven-year-old gelding has produced some promising lead-up results with consecutive runner-up finishes at Eagle Farm in April.

Mawingo, who has been talked about as a possible Melbourne Cup runner, has drawn the inside barrier and the German import will be looking to build on his first-up effort which was a dominant two-length win at Flemington.

Fellow import Foreteller has it all up against him after drawing the outside barrier (14) and he will also have to turn around his recent run of poor form.

The five-year-old has had just two starts in 2012 but has failed to impress with a 12th-place effort in the Canterbury Stakes followed by a sixth placing in the Doncaster Prelude.

New Zealand mare Shez Sinsational arrived safely earlier this week ahead of the Brisbane Winter Carnival but the Allan Sharrock-trained horse has a tough first-up task after drawing barrier 13.

The four-year-old comes to Australia with form on the board after winning back-to-back races including the Group 1 Auckland Cup.

Group 1 winning mare Lights Of Heaven has drawn barrier nine and will benefit from having Peter Moody’s stable jockey Luke Nolen on board.

The New Zealand four-year-old will be having just her second start of 2012 after running 10th first-up in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

The Hollindale Stakes will run as the eighth race on the Gold Coast card that also includes the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas.

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Hollindale Stakes 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 41313X8003 SCENIC SHOT Daniel Morton Shane Scriven 3 59kg 112
2 666X67X422 TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 4 59kg 106
3 04446X6360 WALL STREET (NZ) Michael Moroney Glyn Schofield 7 59kg 111
4 1X976X0708 GATHERING John P Thompson Michael Cahill 10 59kg 104
5 6050700X00 PEPPERWOOD Liam Birchley Larry Cassidy 2 59kg 92
6 8055451X00 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan Josh Adams (a) 6 59kg 102
7 X8070X3596 SHUFFLE THE CASH Bryan Guy Grant Cooksley 11 59kg 94
8 5309770X00 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens Jim Byrne 8 59kg 93
9 X115715X06 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller TBA 14 59kg 106
10 X0712112X0 RUNDLE Kelly Purdy TBA 12 59kg 90
11 X032311710 MR LIGHT BLUE Barry Baldwin Chris Munce 5 59kg 89
12 2X1314X5X1 MAWINGO (GER) Anthony Freedman Daniel Moor 1 59kg 99
13 2352101311 SHEZ SINSATIONAL (NZ) Allan Sharrock Opie Bosson 13 57kg 107
14 11X25930X7 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 9 57kg 105