See The World Tops 2012 Winter Stakes Field

In-form gelding See The World heads a 12-horse field named to contest Saturday’s Listed $100,000 2012 Winter Stakes (1400m) at Warwick Farm.

The Joe Pride-trained sprinter is chasing the second black-type win of his career after winning the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford last month.

The talented gelding has drawn well in barrier six but will have to overcome a seven-day turnaround after winning at Rosehill on Saturday.

Drawing poorly in barrier 12 is Queensland gelding Startsmeup who has made the trip south from the Gold Coast to chase his first victory at Listed level.

The Gillian Heinrich-trained four-year-old placed at Group level at the track last August and is coming into the race on the back of victory in the Ipswich Dash.

Out to break a horror drought is Kerry Parker-trained gelding Brilliant Light who has not tasted success since he gained a Doncaster start with victory in the Doncaster Prelude in April 2010.

The six-year-old went on to finish third in the prestigious Doncaster Mile but since then has struggled, finishing a best of fourth in his 12 most recent starts.

Returning from a spell is Gai Waterhouse-trained gelding King Lionheart who had just one autumn start.

But the former Group level winner showed plenty of promise in a summer preparation, finishing third in the Group 2 Villers Stakes and running fourth on two other occasions at Listed level.

The AL Maher five-year-old will carry the top weight of 59kg from barrier one with star Waterhouse stable jockey Nash Rawiller in the saddle.

Facing a step up in class is Michael and John Hawkes-trained filly Embark who has signalled plenty of potential in her young career.

The Choisir three-year-old won the Pacific West BM80 at Rosehill last start and has three wins and six place finishes from 12 career outings.

Also named in the field is Joe Pride-trained Fifteen Carat and Ron Quinton pair Irish Dream and Onecatstoomany.

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Winter Stakes 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 10x734457X KING LIONHEART Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 1 59kg 101
2 62x55250x1 STARTSMEUP Gillian Heinrich Jeff Lloyd 12 57kg 97
3 89x0x21411 SEE THE WORLD Joseph Pride Christian Reith 6 56.5kg 96
4 x36022x157 TROMSO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 56kg 95
5 88400x70x9 BRILLIANT LIGHT Kerry Parker Jay Ford 8 55.5kg 94
6 600x3004x4 LEBRECHAUN Matthew Dale Blake Shinn 4 54kg 87
7 221221×221 EMBARK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Josh Adams (a) 5 54kg 84
8 19x586x932 IRISH DREAM Ron Quinton Glyn Schofield 11 54kg 84
9 30010×0020 GLINTZ (NZ) John O’Shea Peter Robl 7 54kg 82
10 90x55507x0 FIFTEEN CARAT Joseph Pride TBA 9 54kg 79
11 70x5200x56 MARTIN PLACE Jason Coyle TBA 2 54kg 79
12 x75221x922 ONECATSTOOMANY Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton (a) 3 54kg 73