Quality Sprinters Named in 2012 Heath 1100 Field

With the spring proper approaching, the good horses are beginning to return, and there is no shortage of quality in Saturday’s Listed 2012 Heath 1100 at Caulfield.

Golden Archer

Golden Archer is one of the top horses in the Heath 1100 at Caulfield on Saturday

Otherwise known as Theshark.com.au Stakes, 10 horses have been the named in the final field for the $120,000 sprint including the Peter Moody-trained Golden Archer.

Once considered good enough for a trip to Royal Ascot before injury intervened, the son of Rock Of Gibraltar returned to racing in July with a two-length win in the Monjon Australia Handicap at Flemington.

The four-year-old also performed solidly in his next hitout when he finished runner-up to Shanghai Warrior in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap.

Another highly promising four-year-old having his second race of his preparation is Mike Moroney-trained African Pulse.

The Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap entrant kicked off his spring campaign in exciting fashion on August 11 when winning the Colwell and Singh Handicap by 2 1/2 lengths at Flemington.

One horse heading into the race in excellent form is Jason Warren-trained gelding Freereturn who won the Harvey Sprint on August 4 before claiming his first stakes win in the Regal Roller Stakes at Caulfield two weeks later.

Returning from a short break after showing tremendous winter form is Platelet who will be gunning for a fourth straight victory.

The most recent of her victories came at Caulfield on July 14 when she took out the Listed Monash Stakes ahead of Royal Bender and Zamorar.

Other horses included in the field for the exciting sprint at Caulfield are the in form Glows and Clarry Connors-trained Dee ‘N’ Gee.

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Heath 1100 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 114x219x12 GOLDEN ARCHER Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 9 58kg 102
2 1×13856211 FREERETURN Jason Warren Ben Melham 5 57kg 98
3 321×342111 PLATELET Darren Weir Nicholas Hall 10 56kg 99
4 448x197x5x BERRINGAMA Brian Cox Danny Nikolic 3 56kg 95
5 1116x6851x MR MAKE BELIEVE Peter G Moody Vlad Duric 6 56kg 97
6 x1x10945x1 AFRICAN PULSE Michael Moroney Craig Williams 7 56kg 93
7 8x1121114x DEE’N’GEE Clarry Conners Darren Gauci 2 56kg 87
8 x130x1120x TESTARHYTHM Darren Smith Michael Walker 4 56kg 82
9 1x12314x13 GLOWS Peter Snowden Glen Boss 8 55kg 87
10 52×1424204 RUE MAPLE Darren Weir Ms Michelle Payne 1 54kg 92