Strong 2013 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Field

A strong 15-horse field will contest the Group 3 2013 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1400m) on Wednesday.

Laser Hawk heads a strong field for Wednesday's Newcastle Newmarket Handicap. Photo: Steve Hart.

Heading the weights with 58kg is Gai Waterhouse-trained gelding Laser Hawk who will be having his second run of the autumn when he jumps from barrier seven.

Laser Hawk, who is coming back from a lengthy stint on the sidelines from injury, was eighth in the Apollo Stakes on a heavy track last month.

The four-year-old missed the spring but was a star performer last autumn, beating Ocean Park to win the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas and running third in the Australian Derby.

Waterhouse’s other runner in the field is Under The Sun who has failed to fire in two starts this autumn.

Just behind Laser Hawk in the weights is Peter Moody’s Italian import Voila Ici who will carry 58.5kg.

In his first campaign under Moody in the spring, the grey entire ran second in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes and fourth in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes.

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller has two runners in the field, with Triple Elegance ling upĀ alongside Said Com.

Triple Elegance was last seen winning the Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast in January while Group 1 placegetter Said Com will need to bounce back from two disappointing runs to begin his autumn campaign.

Darley trainer Peter Snowden also has two Newcastle Newmarket contenders.

Bello will be chasing a second straight win while Raspberries will be out for another Group win in Newcastle after winning the Cameron Handicap in 2011.

Guy Walter’s gelding Jacquinot Bay will continue his road to the Doncaster Mile as he attempts to add a seventh win to his resume in what will be just his eighth career start.

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Newcastle Newmarket Handicap 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11x1313x8 LASER HAWK Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 7 59kg 108
2 343x62400x VOILA ICI (IRE) Peter G Moody Joshua Parr 9 58.5kg 107
3 630x28901x TRIPLE ELEGANCE Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 10 56.5kg 103
4 58x61671x0 ALL LEGAL Kevin Moses Glyn Schofield 1 55.5kg 101
5 881x4063x5 RASPBERRIES Peter Snowden Glen Boss 6 54kg 102
6 3132×35121 BELLO Peter Snowden Jason Collett 3 54kg 98
7 7x13620x44 SAID COM (NZ) Chris Waller Corey Brown 14 54kg 98
8 4384×87610 YOUTHFUL JACK Ross Stitt Robert Thompson 8 54kg 98
9 x869x1811x MAHISARA Paul Messara Craig Williams 13 54kg 96
10 4212x010x6 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Ms Robyn Freeman-Key 4 54kg 94
11 17x857568x MAULES CREEK John P Thompson Christian Reith 2 54kg 93
12 111x221x26 UNDER THE SUN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 12 54kg 86
13 111121×1 JACQUINOT BAY Guy Walter Blake Shinn 5 54kg 84
14 690×583244 BEREFT David Atkins Brenton Avdulla 15 54kg 80
15 57×5025795 KIRINATA Paul Perry Nathan Berry 11 54kg 79