Invest Heads 2012 Race-Tech Classic Field

Group 1 winner Invest heads a large 16-horse field for the 2012 Race-Tech Classic (1600m) which takes place as a key support race on the Thousand Guineas Day card this Wednesday.


Invest heads the field for the Race-Tech Classic on Wednesday

The Heath Connors-trained mare tasted Group 1 success in the Schweppes Oaks at Morphetville in April in a campaign that also saw her win the Group 3 Roses at Doomben in May.

But the daughter of Dehere will have to improve remarkably from her first-up showing in the Blazer Stakes where she finished six lengths off winner Mosheen when 13th.

Invest will carry the topweight of 59kg in the mares’ race with last-start winner Oasis Bloom second in the weights with 58kg.

Oasis Bloom has been earmaked by trainer Peter Morgan as a Melbourne Cup contender for next year and is coming off a strong win over Spirit Song in the Group 2 Stocks Stakes.

There are two other last-start winners in the field, with Oasis Bloom joined by Star Of Giselle and Tranquera.

Both runners face a step up in class, with Tranquera coming off a dominant victory at Mornington and Star Of Giselle a strong win at Caulfield late last month.

Experienced mare Enchanting Waters won the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes in March but to rejoin the winner’s circle this weekend will have to show a quick form turnaround after a disappointing 14th in the Blazer Stakes.

Other horses contesting the Race-tech Classic include Patinack’s Pretty Pins, the Greg Eurell-trained Sister Norma and last-start placegetter Model To Nite.

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Race-Tech Classic 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 03324110×0 INVEST Heath Conners Peter Mertens 3 59kg 100
2 21×701 OASIS BLOOM Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Glen Boss 7 58kg 95
3 51231470×0 ENCHANTING WATERS Michael Sell Craig Robertson 1 57kg 90
4 8776239×09 SECRET LIAISON Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Craig Newitt 10 57kg 77
5 2014316×21 STAR OF GISELLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Craig Williams 5 56kg 89
6 x3335210x3 SUSSURO Tony Noonan Jake Noonan (a) 15 56kg 86
7 9365234×18 TAI TAI TESS Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 4 56kg 82
8 211x5077x0 PRETTY PINS (NZ) John P Thompson Hugh Bowman 14 56kg 85
9 x572431286 THE LONG ROAD Robert Smerdon Michael Walker 9 55kg 84
10 41x6225x65 SISTER NORMA Greg Eurell Dwayne Dunn 6 55kg 87
11 0301837×97 KASANE Pat Carey Damian Lane (a) 8 55kg 71
12 1477414×03 MODEL TO NITE (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Steven King 2 55kg 81
13 9×62224251 TRANQUERA Robbie Griffiths Nicholas Hall 13 55kg 72
14 2226x0x229 MABSAM David Hayes Michael Rodd 12 55kg 67
15 044319×215 BARBIE DAZZLER Louise Bonella Vlad Duric 17 55kg 74
16 1x39175x52 BLUE NILE Fran Houlahan & Brian Johnston Luke Nolen 11 55kg 71
17e x4425x1154 OUTDOOR Anthony Freedman Jamie Mott 16 55kg 74