Scone Cup 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

A bumper two-day carnival of racing kicks off at Scone on Friday and one of the highlight races is the Listed $180,000 2012 Scone Cup (2000m).

Thirteen horses were today named in the final field to contest the event including last-start winner Star Of Octagonal who will carry the top weight of 58kg.

The Todd Howlett-trained gelding is fresh off a Rowley Mile victory at Hawkesbury and will be looking to further build on an impressive year so far which has seen him win twice and place four times from six starts.

A son of Octagonal, the five-year-old has drawn barrier 10 which is one barrier outside highly-rated gelding Lightinthenite (9).

The John O’Shea-trained four-year-old won first-up at Randwick last start and looks well positioned to produce a good effort after being allocated the minimum weight of 54kg.

Last year’s South Australian Derby winner Shadows In The Sun will be out to bounce back from a horror run of form but the gelding has been given no assistance after drawing the widest barrier in the field (13).

The Anthony Cummings-trained gelding has raced three times since his Group 1 victory but has been unable to manage better than eighth.

Lohnro mare Raspberries also gets the opportunity to turn around some poor recent form after producing a promising start to her 2012 campaign.

The Peter Snowden-trained four-year-old began the year with a win in the Group 3 PFD Food Services Stakes and a third-place finish in the Sunline Stakes before producing consecutive eighths in her two most recent starts.

Other horses set to line up in the Scone Cup include Paul Messara-trained Mirrasalo and Chris Waller gelding Snow Alert.

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Scone Cup 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 305X331321 STAR OF OCTAGONAL Todd Howlett Robert Thompson 10 58kg 100
2 05436180X0 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 13 56.5kg 97
3 91104X1388 RASPBERRIES Peter Snowden TBA 2 56kg 100
4 09X120270X MR TIPSY (NZ) Bjorn Baker Hugh Bowman 6 56kg 96
5 864X8X6030 SNOW ALERT Chris Waller TBA 5 56kg 96
6 24134X3X33 DIVORCES Peter Snowden TBA 7 55.5kg 99
7 1X163125X1 LIGHTINTHENITE John O’Shea James McDonald 9 54.5kg 89
8 419FX76106 IZABABE Peter Nestor TBA 8 54.5kg 87
9 1X8909X005 MIRRASALO Paul Messara Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 54.5kg 87
10 115103X231 PRUSSIAN SECRET Cody Morgan Glenn Lynch 12 54.5kg 86
11 4346X12290 MR ARMSTRONG John P Thompson Andrew Gibbons 4 54.5kg 84
12 9526X51527 SLICK SNIPER Tracey Bartley Blake Shinn 3 54.5kg 82
13 2604001070 BLINKIN EASY Ruth Cooper TBA 11 54.5kg 69