Mark Kavanagh’s veteran sprinter Catapulted is set to jump the 60.5kg top-weight in Saturday’s Doveton Stakes 2012 at Caulfield Racecourse, the 1000m showdown running early in December instead of January next year.
Scheduled as Caulfield Race 6 at 4:10pm (AEST) the $120,000 Listed BMW Doveton Stakes field features just 10 hopefuls, the top-rated and weighted of which is seven-year-old Catbird gelding Catapulted.
Winner of the Standish Handicap at Flemington back in January, Catapulted races for the first time since their dead last finish behind Black Caviar in the Group 1 The Goodwood at Morphettville on May 12.
Kavanagh will also be represented in the Doveton Stakes field by the out-of-form Undeniably who has the extreme outside barrier 10 to overcome.
Following Catapulted in the Doveton Stakes weights is then the Peter Moody-trained Exceed And Excel mare Kulgrinda who has come up trumps with gate three.
The five-year-old comes off a last start victory over the distance at Moonee Valley from November 24, Luke Nolen retaining the ride.
Other notable Doveton Stakes hopefuls this year include the Stephen Brown-trained Winter King, Bel Esprit seven-year-old Esprit De Bullet vying for their third straight win having won their last two at their home track at Morphettville, and Mick Price’s rails-drawn Halle Rocks coming off a win (their fourth from six career starats) at Moonee Valley from November 16 when they also jumped from barrier one.
Check out the full 2012 Doveton Stakes field, barriers, jockeys and weights in the table below.
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2012 Doveton Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
Caulfield Race 6 – 4:10pm (AEST) – 08/12/2012
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||52510x309x||CATAPULTED||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||9||60.5kg||105|
|2||1921×27551||KULGRINDA||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||3||58kg||104|
|3||79x40720x4||WINTER KING (NZ)||Stephen Brown||Nicholas Hall||7||57kg||98|
|4||7x381120x2||ALPHA PROXIMA||Leon Corstens||Jamie Mott||8||55.5kg||95|
|5||x161x3104x||THE SOLDIER||Byron Cozamanis||Dwayne Dunn||6||54.5kg||93|
|6||x2158x7233||GALBRAITH||Peter Healey||Peter Mertens||5||54kg||92|
|8||175x54x311||ESPRIT DE BULLET (NZ)||John Hyam||Vlad Duric||2||54kg||87|
|9||11x331321x||HOTHAM HEIGHTS||Luke Oliver||Luke Currie||4||54kg||85|
|10||11x165x1||HALLE ROCKS||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||1||54kg||82|