Ortensia Heads Field of 14 for 2013 Oakleigh Plate

February 20, 2013

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Ortensia Heads Field of 14 for 2013 Oakleigh Plate

Multiple Group 1 winner Ortensia heads a field of 14 for the Group 1 2013 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) which will take place at Caulfield on Saturday.

Ortensia heads a 14-horse Oakleigh Plate field. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

The globetrotting mare will carry the joint topweight of 58kg along with defending champion Woorim when she jumps from barrier four in her first-up test.

Woorim will be racing for the first time since the winter but will have to overcome a barrier 13 draw in order to produce a second straight Oakleigh Plate victory.

Unbeaten Perth sprinter Barakey is just behind the pair in the weights with 57kg and has drawn reasonably in barrier eight.

The five-year-old gelding will be chasing a 12th consecutive victory when he steps out for his east-coast debut in the $400,000 handicap sprint.

There is a strong Queensland presence in the field with Spirit Of Boom and Adebisi joining Woorim to represent the sunshine state.

Spirit Of Boom placed at Group 2 level twice during the Spring Carnival and also ran third to Barakey in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot in November.

Desleigh Forster-trained gelding Adebisi will be chasing a third straight win after taking out the Listed Razor Sharp Quality and the Group 3 Rubiton Stakes at his past two starts.

Also bringing strong form into the race is Sea Lord who won the Group 2 Australia Stakes ahead of quality galloper Pinwheel at his last start on January 25.

There is one three-year-old in the race with unbeaten filly Shamal Wind set to jump from barrier one carrying just 50.5kg.

Shamal Wind is one of two Robert Smerdon-trained gallopers in the field, with Group 1 winner Lone Rock set to be running first-up.

Other Oakleigh Plate runners include Gerald Ryan-trained mare Mrs Onassis and 2012 third placegetter Facile Tigre.

Oakleigh Plate 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x1x94110x ORTENSIA Paul Messara Craig Williams 4 58kg 113
2 17x158070x WOORIM Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 13 58kg 109
3 11x11x111x BARAKEY Jim P Taylor Jason Brown 8 57kg 107
4 46x243273x SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan Brett Prebble 5 56kg 105
5 9×11441721 SEA LORD Stephen Brown Luke Currie 2 55.5kg 104
6 66040×1511 ADEBISI Desleigh Forster Dwayne Dunn 6 55kg 103
7 211x30x07x FACILE TIGRE Jason McLachlan Brad Rawiller 3 55kg 103
8 x5044x700x LONE ROCK Robert Smerdon Nicholas Hall 7 54.5kg 106
9 562110361x FREERETURN Jason Warren Craig Newitt 11 53.5kg 100
10 116x12310x MRS ONASSIS Gerald Ryan Chris Symons 12 52.5kg 97
11 x388412212 RESCUE MISSION (NZ) Anthony Freedman Dean Yendall 10 52.5kg 94
12 4314x923x4 UNANIMOUSLY Matthew Dale TBA 14 52.5kg 95
13 7x99x8x216 UNDENIABLY Mark Kavanagh Stephen Baster 9 52.5kg 96
14 11×1 SHAMAL WIND Robert Smerdon Glen Boss 1 50.5kg 88

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