Mosheen Heads 2012 Tristarc Stakes Field

Glamour mare Mosheen heads a strong field of mares for the Group 2 2012 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) which will take place as part of a bumper 10-race CaulfieldCup day card this Saturday.


Mosheen Heads A Strong Tristarc Stakes Field

After injury saw the multiple Group 1 winner struggle in the early part of the spring, her goals were reassessed and she bounced back to form with a win in the Blazer Stakes earlier this month.

But the Robert Smerdon-trained star will have to overcome an early obstacle after drawing barrier 11, with fellow fancy Streama also drawing poorly in barrier 14.

Streama, winner of the Australian Oaks in April, will need to show a form turnaround after finishing sixth in the Premiere Stakes at Randwick on October 6.

Heading into the race in form after a tremendous first-up performance is Red Tracer who got her spring off to a flyer with a one-length win in the Premiere Stakes.

The Chris Waller-trained mare boasts an excellent strike rate with nine wins and seven placings from 20 career starts.

There is no shortage of quality in the 14-horse field, with other well-known mares including Pear Tart, Soft Sand and Lucky Penny.

Pear Tart won both the Queensland Guineas and the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara in Brisbane during the winter and is likely to take great improvement out of her first-up run in the Premiere Stakes.

Soft Sand, a winner of four of 10 starts, will have to bounce back from a ninth-place effort in the Blazer Stakes while the lightly-raced Lucky Penny will appreciated the dry track after finishing last on a heavy surface in the Cockram Stakes in August.

Other Tristarc Stakes runners include Darley pair Shannara and Raspberries and the Leon Corstens-trained Rahveel.

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Tristarc Stakes 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x12111x051 MOSHEEN Robert Smerdon Nicholas Hall 11 58kg 111
2 1x21521x36 STREAMA Guy Walter Hugh Bowman 14 58kg 108
3 15x71111x7 PEAR TART John P Thompson Christian Reith 5 58kg 105
4 0x319514x1 RED TRACER Chris Waller Corey Brown 3 57kg 109
5 04x13881x4 RASPBERRIES Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 13 56.5kg 102
6 21x4147x20 HI BELLE John Gunning Vlad Duric 12 56.5kg 102
7 2x480x7143 MISS STELLABELLE Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 1 56.5kg 98
8 12x1441x3 APPEARANCE Guy Walter Jamie Mott 6 56.5kg 94
9 22x612285x REMEMBA HOWE (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 10 56.5kg 89
10 491x7542x9 SHANNARA Peter Snowden James Winks 8 56kg 101
11 3125x10x49 SOFT SAND Colin Little Craig Williams 2 56kg 89
12 111x0x LUCKY PENNY Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Glen Boss 7 56kg 81
13 16x19x1412 NEW BEGINNING John P Thompson Mark Zahra 4 55kg 86
14 528x74206x RAHVEEL Leon Corstens Damien Oliver 9 55kg 78