Vo Rogue Plate 2012 Field Headed by Sizzling

Queensland’s number one three-year-old Sizzling is the clear standout in a 15-horse field named to contest the Group 3 2012 Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Sizzling

Sizzling will be tough to beat in the Vo Rogue Plate

The talented colt stands clear as the favourite for next month’s $1 million 2013 Magic Magic Millions Guineas (1400m) after an outstanding first-up win in the Gold Edition Plate on December 15.

On that occasion the Kelso Wood-trained galloper gave his rivals a huge headstart at the 400m mark before turning on the gas and reeling them in quickly to score what turned out to be a comfortable 1 1/2 length win.

Queensland’s leading jockey has formed a terrific combination with Sizzling and will ride him on Saturday before beginning treatment for throat cancer in early January.

It means Munce will miss the Magic Millions ride but is hopeful he will be back to reunite at the Queensland Winter Carnival where Sizzling enjoyed tremendous success as a two-year-old last season.

While Sizzling is the clear horse to beat on Saturday, there are plenty knocking down the door to challenge including Robert Heathcote-trained gelding Heza Jetsetter.

The son of Jet Spur is also Magic Millions bound after winning three of his last four starts and finishing second on the other occasion.

Also coming off a last-start win is emerging filly Caliente who produced a fast finish to pass her rivals and win the Listed Mode Plate by more than a length on December 8.

Travelling up from Sydney for the race is Gerald Ryan-trained colt Dances On Stars who is familiar with Queensland after a consistent two-year-old campaign during the winter carnival.

Among his top performances were three place finishes behind Sizzling and he showed last start at Rosehill that he has made the transition as a three-year-old when winning by 2 1/2 lengths in a BM80 race at Rosehill.

Others in the Vo Rogue Plate field include Gold Edition Plate placegetter Saluter and Patinack pair Sookie and Reflectance.

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No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4x1111x461 SIZZLING Kelso Wood Chris Munce 7 57kg 102
2 767431×213 SALUTER Jason McLachlan Damian Browne 11 57kg 82
3 12339×7961 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 13 57kg 85
4 0x60D497x8 NOOGOORA BURR Darryl Hansen Eddie Wilkinson 12 57kg 75.5
5 5x1x21217 REFLECTANCE John P Thompson Michael Cahill 2 57kg 76.5
6 349×641121 HEZA JETSETTER Robert Heathcote Ryan Wiggins 10 57kg 77
7 52×114 LUCKY HUSSLER Kent Fleming Matthew Palmer 6 57kg 72.5
8 45x211x216 MISHANI PERSUADER Les Ross Brad Stewart 3 57kg 70
9 6095268700 SNIPZU Liam Birchley Larry Cassidy 14 55kg 74.5
10 4151×8 AVALADYLUCK Stuart Kendrick Glen Colless 8 55kg 66
11 6x14423x1 CALIENTE Bruce W Hill Paul Hammersley 1 55kg 79.5
12 1014×32549 LADY COLOURS Bruce W Hill Jim Byrne 5 55kg 73
13 54x101x722 SOOKIE John P Thompson Timothy Bell 4 55kg 73
14 2x3197x413 WRITE CHEEK Liam Birchley Glen Boss 15 55kg 71.5
15 2223×31237 STOLEN KISSES Maryann Thexton Jeff Lloyd 9 55kg 66