Pinwheel on Track for 2013 Australia Stakes

January 18, 2013

Pinwheel on Track for 2013 Australia Stakes

Darley veteran Pinwheel has trialled positively at Werribee this morning and appears set to make an early autumn start next Friday night in the Group 2 2013 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.


Pinwheel could line up in the Australia Stakes next Friday

The seven-year-old thrives in work and spent just 2 1/2 weeks in the paddock following his solid fourth to Barakey in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot on November 24.

“He had about 2 1/2 weeks in the paddock when we got him back from Perth,” Trainer Peter Snowden’s son Paul said.

“He doesn’t take much work to get up this horse. Hopefully we can get him up for next Friday night.”

A son of champion Lonhro, Pinwheel was given a testing hit-out this morning with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle, leaving Snowden confident he can make it to the start line on Friday.

“He went quite well. We’ll nominate next Friday night and see what happens,” Snowden told Sky Sports Radio.

“Around the valley he’s going to have to be pretty sharp but he hit the line well this morning.”

Pinwheel is one of the stable favourites and is coming off a spring campaign that showed retirement is not in his immediate future.

Apart from the fourth at Group 1 level in the Winterbottom, he won two races in the Group 3 Missile Stakes and the Group 2 Warwick Stakes.

The tough galloper has had an outstanding racing career to date, winning 12 of 36 starts and collecting $1.1 million in prizemoney.

The plan for the rest of the autumn is not yet known for Pinwheel but is likely to feature a number of targets at both the 2013 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival as well as the 2013 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

With the autumn just around the corner, head to to ensure you are getting great odds.

Enter the code BONUSBET when signing up today to give yourself a huge betting boost with their $400 bonus bet offer!

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

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

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