Caulfield Sprint 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

Stradbroke Handicap winner Mid Summer Music heads an 11-horse field named to contest the Group 2 2012 Caulfield Sprint (1100m) this Saturday.

Mid Summer Music

Mid Summer Music heads the Caulfield Sprint Field

The Peter Moody-trained mare will be having her second start of the spring after struggling first-up in a strong Gilgai Stakes field.

But nobody can deny the seven-year-old’s record, with 10 wins and eight placings from 25 starts contributing to a prize pool of more than $1.2 million.

While the best sprinters will be saved for Friday week’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes, there is still plenty of quality including the Peter Morgan and Craig Widdison-trained Thankgodyou’rehere.

The seven-year-old gelding is Group 1 placed and finished just a length behind Buffering when third first-up in the Moir Stakes.

Stepping out for the first time this spring is lightly-raced gelding Howmuchdoyouloveme who will be out to build on his impressive early career record of four wins from five starts.

The Con Karakatsanis-trained sprinter was last seen in July when winning the Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) in Grafton by four lengths.

Consistent gelding Freereturn will be chasing his second win at stakes level after winning the Regal Roller Stakes in August.

The Jason Warren-trained six-year-old has since finished 14th in the Bobbie Lewis Quality and third in the Chandler Macleod Stakes.

Coming down from Queensland after two runner-up finishes at his new home is Latin News who was Group 1 placed in the 2010 BTC Cup.

Facing a step up in class after a promising third at Caulfield last month is Stephen Brown-trained gelding Canali.

The Caulfield Sprint takes place as part of a 10-race card for Caulfield Cup Day this weekend.

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Caulfield Sprint 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 3x722919x8 MID SUMMER MUSIC Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10 58.5kg 110
2 08x0x74457 GREEN BIRDIE (NZ) Tony Vasil Craig Williams 11 58kg 105
3 3102x500x3 THANKGODYOU’REHERE Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Glen Boss 3 57.5kg 104
4 281465×583 CANALI Stephen Brown Luke Currie 5 55kg 99
5 04x75641x0 CURTANA Peter G Moody Ben Melham 8 55kg 103
6 1385621103 FREERETURN Jason Warren Craig Newitt 4 54.5kg 98
7 12x111x HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME Con Karakatsanis Brenton Avdulla 2 54.5kg 98
8 4x801900x6 METALLURGICAL John P Thompson Christian Reith 9 53.5kg 95
9 315x4429x ALTAR Peter Snowden TBA 7 53.5kg 94
10 2345307×22 LATIN NEWS Bryan Dais Dwayne Dunn 6 53.5kg 94
11 0x547489x3 STANZOUT Colin Davies Nicholas Hall 1 53.5kg 92