Sea Siren Tops 2012 Patinack Farm Classic Field

Brilliant mare Sea Siren tops a strong field of sprinters for the Group 1 2012 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Sea Siren

Sea Siren heads the Patinack Farm Classic Field

The four-year-old took her outstanding record to six wins from nine starts at Moonee Valley last month when winning the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m).

The daughter of Fastnet Rock has already won more than $1.3 million in prizemoney and will attempt to score her fourth victory at Group 1 level this spring.

Out to turn the tables on the John O’Shea-trained star will be four-year-old gelding Mental who flew home to grab second in the Manikato Stakes.

The Peter Snowden-trained sprinter is likely to benefit from the first-up run and is one of many quality speedsters looking to knock off Sea Siren.

Queensland’s gun sprinter Buffering was a short-priced favourite to win the Manikato after two impressive lead-up wins but failed to fire on the big stage and finished in sixth place.

The Robert Heathcote-trained gelding will be out to lose the tag of “Group 1 bridesmaid” that he has been labelled with for his many placings without success in the top grade.

Also included in the field is Gerald Ryan’s exciting filly Snitzerland who was unbeaten this spring prior to running fifth in Saturday’s Coolmore Stud Stakes.

The Golden Slipper runner-up will have to show a quick form turnaround with just a seven-day back-up as will Howmuchdoyouloveme who struggled when favourite in the Yellowglen Stakes.

Yellowglen Stakes winner Fontelina will be out to back up her impressive win in the Yellowglen Stakes on Saturday while placegetters Spirit Of Boom and Tiger Tees will be out to go one better.

Others in the field include Group 1 winner Temple Of Boom and Gilgai Stakes winner Hallowell Belle.

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Patinack Farm Classic 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 323122×116 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote Hugh Bowman 15 58.5kg 112
2 6081935×55 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan Corey Brown 14 58.5kg 109
3 x2546x2432 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 1 58.5kg 104
4 8282×11329 READY TO RIP Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 5 58.5kg 103
5 114x1151x2 MENTAL Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 10 58.5kg 105
6 12x118x143 TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride Christian Reith 8 58.5kg 105
7 2x1649x157 BEL SPRINTER Jason Warren Damien Oliver 13 58.5kg 106
8 79x12106x1 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings Vlad Duric 4 58.5kg 85
9 12x111x18 HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME Con Karakatsanis Brenton Avdulla 3 58.5kg 102
10 1112x119x1 SEA SIREN John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 9 56.5kg 113
11 x331333x14 HALLOWELL BELLE Gai Waterhouse Craig Williams 12 56.5kg 107
12 02200×3228 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners James McDonald 7 56.5kg 102
13 13x5044x70 LONE ROCK Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 6 56.5kg 108
14 11×27 FIRE THUNDERBOLT Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 11 53.5kg 82
15 1142×11115 SNITZERLAND Gerald Ryan Craig Newitt 2 51.5kg 102