Whitefriars Looking Sharp for Razor Handicap 2012 Return

December 19, 2012

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Whitefriars Looking Sharp for Razor Handicap 2012 Return

Warwick Farm trainer Rick Worthington is happy with the condition of his veteran galloper Whitefriars as they prepare to race for the first time in 11 months having been accepted for Saturday’s 2012 Razor Sharp Handicap.

Whitefriars races for the first time since January in either Saturday's Razor Sharp Handicap or on New Year's Day

The seven-year-old Arena gelding was last seen scoring their second Group 2 title back in January when narrowly holding on to defeat Undeniably in the Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley.

The honest sprinter finally makes their return at Warwick Farm on the weekend, Whitefriars one of 11 acceptors for the $100,000 Listed Razor Sharp Handicap (1200m), after undergoing two throat operations over the year as well as battling a serious bout of pneumonia.

Drawn in gate seven with Jim Cassidy booked for the ride the old warhorse will have to be at their best however as they have been slapped with the 61.5kg top-weight.

Worthington however believes they have the class to overcome the kilos and are spot on for their first-up run after successive barrier trial wins at the track over 800m last month.

There is still a chance that Worthington, battling his own health issues at the moment, will save Whitefriars for the $100,000 Listed Carrington Stakes (1100m) at Warwick Farm on New Year’s Day.

“I don’t want to lose the plot in the last week by making a rash decision and then the horse paying the price because of it,” he said.

“It’s been a very long process getting him back.

“But as far as the horse is concerned, I’m very happy with him.”

A first-up win in either race from Whitefriars would be just the reward Worthington needs as he recovers from two operations for a cancerous melanoma.

“The first operation wasn’t successful so two weeks ago we had round two,” Worthington said.

“They took out approximately 30 lymph glands and one of the deep muscles in my neck, and I’m working on the assumption now that when the pathology comes back that we’ll hopefully have the all clear.

“My whole philosophy about this is, when you go in to visit the areas that I’ve been to for my treatments I figure I’m pretty lucky because you see people that are on death’s door.

“So I have no complaints other than let’s just get on with it.”

Other notable hopefuls in the 2012 Razor Sharp Handicap field this year include Peter Snowden’s Lonhro seven-year-old Skytrain drawn on the rails in barrier one for their first run since August, the Desleigh Forster-trained Brisbane raider Adebisi also drawn nicely in gate three and the Chris Waller-trained Riva De Lago with Corey Brown to ride from barrier five.

Betting on all the Sydney summer races this weekend is due to open at our preferred online bookie bookmaker.com.au shortly so make sure you have your account open with them to get in on the action!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Pierata heads up final field f...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fan...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fancies hoping for middle of the field barriers

Connections of the two favourites for the 2018 $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 K...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Prominent Perth owner Bob Peters has four runners to try to give him his fifth...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field