Pampelonne Heads 2012 Inglis 3YO Scone Guineas Field

Tim Martin’s Stradbroke Handicap fancy Pampelonne will look to continue their purple patch of form when they lead out a strong field of fellow three-year-olds in the Inglis 3YO Scone Guineas 2012 this Saturday.

Running as Scone Race 7 at 4:00pm on the second meeting of the two-day Scone Cup Carnival, the $500,000 Inglis 3YO Guineas (1400m) this year attracted a full field of 16.

The line-up is down to 15 hopefuls however following the early scratching of #6 Little Bro.

Sure to be favourite in the Scone Guineas odds once markets are released at bookmaker.com.au is Rock Of Gibraltar gelding Pampelonne who is on trial for the $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse next month.

Pampelonne currently occupies the third line of Stradbroke Handicap betting at bookmaker.com.au paying $10.

They are two from two this season most recently having won the Listed Gosford Guineas (1200m) on April 22 when ridden by flying New Zealand jockey James McDonald.

McDonald is replaced on Saturday by Hugh Bowman who rides the youngster for the first time since their big two length win on debut at Warwick Farm last September.

If successful in securing the Gosford – Scone Guineas double Pampelonne will be the second horse in as many years to do so following in the footsteps of Sincero who also went on to win last year’s Stradbroke.

“He is very promising,” Martin said of Pampelonne.

“He’s improving all the time and that is a good sign.”

Along with Pampelonne there are four other last start winners engaged in this year’s Inglis 3YO Guineas including the Peter Nestor-trained Private Taber who is drawn nicely in gate four.

The Strategic gelding finished runner-up four times on the trot this time in before finally scoring their maiden turf triumph at Dubbo over 1400m on April 30.

Also out for their third on the trot like Pampelonne is then Fayez who is out wide in barrier 14, the son of Encosta De Lago having won at Port Macquarie and then Kempsey by a accumulative 5.5 lengths.

Cambridge trainer Murray Baker will saddle up his Kiwi raider Passilente in barrier two.

The More Than Ready filly scored her third career win from 12 starts back on May 4 at Hastings and will return to Australia having started her career in Melbourne under the preparation of Peter Moody.

Rounding out the last-start winners is then the John O’Shea-trained Colorado Claire who is looking for a win to move up the Stradbroke Handicap ballot.

The Hussonet filly beat home the boys on March 24 to win the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) but is still in danger of missing out on a start in the Stradbroke sitting 38th on the order of entry.

Check out the full 2012 Inglis 3YO Guineas field, barriers, jockeys and weights in the table below.

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2012 Inglis 3YO Scone Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

Scone Race 7 – 4:00pm – 19/05/2012

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 122X11 PAMPELONNE Tim Martin Hugh Bowman 5 56.5kg 90
2 X54361410X UPBEAT Anthony Cummings Blake Shinn 7 56.5kg 88
3 5X4310X080 UPSTACKER Joan Pracey Mathew Cahill 11 56.5kg 70
4 X32146X287 DREAM CHOICE David Payne Chad Schofield (a) 15 56.5kg 64
5 83X17616X3 FEDDE Grahame Begg Peter Robl 16 56.5kg 66
6 1162 LITTLE BRO John Sadler 6 56.5kg 66
7 68X322221 PRIVATE TABER Peter Nestor Kody Nestor 4 56.5kg 53
8 09X8411 FAYEZ Neil Godbolt Greg Ryan 14 56.5kg 55
9 5145X6553 DEPARTED David Lee Jason Lee 12 56.5kg 60
10 26643 FALCONER Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 8 56.5kg
11 1114X181 COLORADO CLAIRE John O’Shea James McDonald 10 54.5kg 96
12 X3216X6060 TORAH Peter G Moody Joshua Parr 9 54.5kg 75
13 X89X751691 PASSILENTE Murray Baker Tommy Berry 2 54.5kg 68
14 3X1419X MICK’S MANTLE Michael Tubman Ms Kathy O’Hara 3 54.5kg 66
15 11X30 FLYING FUJI Greg Bennett Robert Thompson 13 54.5kg 58
16 2X41268 ROD’S BID Rodney Northam Dale Spriggs 1 54.5kg 54