Bumper 2013 Sebring HKJC Stakes Field Released

The Golden Slipper Day racing action at Rosehill this Saturday is set to come to a close with a capacity field of sprinters facing off in the Sebring HKJC Stakes 2013 which is due to jump as Race 9 at 5:20pm (ASEST).

See The World

See The World seeks back-to-back Rosehill wins in Saturday's 2013 Sebring HKJC Stakes. Photo: Steven Hart.

Host to a field full of sprinting talent this year the $125,000 Group 3 Sebring HKJC Stakes (1200m) has attracted 16 starters plus the maximum five emergencies as those shorter-distance gallopers look for a black type victory during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

With glamour mare Black Caviar dominating the bigger sprints, her next target being the $1 million Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday week, connections of other sprinters have been forced to consider races like the Sebring to avoid a clash with the undefeated queen.

Despite the numbers there are just two last start winners in the Sebring HKJC Stakes this year with the Peter Snowden-trained Skytrain (barrier 12) and Joe Pride’s See The World.

Veteran Lonhro seven-year-old Skytrain enjoyed a strong summer season including two stakes victories most recently defeating Group 1 winner Streama by nearly two lengths in the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) in the wet at Warwick Farm on February 23.

See The World’s last start victory came much more recently as the Danzero six-year-old improved on a disappointing first-up effort to put an easy three lengths on their closest rival Anise in the Listed Maurice McCarton Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on March 23.

Skytrain will be joined in the field by stablemate Rarefied who races for the first time since December 2011.

The perennial runner-up strung together four straight second place finishes during the summer of 2011 including behind Ortensia in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes in Perth but injury saw them miss the past year of racing.

The Commands gelding showed they were ready for a return however with a winning barrier trial over 1000m at Hawkesbury on March 18.

Pride will also have multiple Sebring HKJC Stakes runners also accepting for the consistent Arena mare Ladys Angel who has gate 16, into 12 with emergencies out, and his Dubawi gelding Tiger Tees out to improve on their ninth in The Galaxy in elite level company from a wide gate last start.

The top-rated and weighted hopeful with 58kg meanwhile is the Gwenda Markwell-trained Rolling Pin who resumes racing here in gate two with Nash Rawiller to ride, the horse third in the Epsom Handicap last October after back-to-back Group victories in Sydney.

Other highly-rated acceptors with 57.5kg then include former Group 1 winner Atomic Force with the second widest gate to overcome and rising nine-year-old Happy Zero.

Also in the mix are the likes of Mick Price’s Smokin’ Joey in gate three, track specialist Star Of Octagonal and recent Newmarket Handicap third placegetter Aeronautical.

See below for the full 2013 Sebring HKJC Stakes field, barriers, jockeys and weights.

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2013 Sebring HKJC Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Rosehill Race 9 – 06/04/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 x30911378x ROLLING PIN (NZ) Gwenda Markwell Nash Rawiller 2 58kg 106
2 112x466x07 ATOMIC FORCE Darren Smith Tim Clark 20 57.5kg 105
3 68053x950x HAPPY ZERO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 15 57.5kg 105
4 2134×63121 SKYTRAIN Peter Snowden 12 57.5kg 105
5 18x1434x59 TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride Michael Rodd 7 57.5kg 105
6 x150x942x6 HOT SNITZEL Gerald Ryan Blake Shinn 4 56.5kg 103
7 3336x2222x RAREFIED Peter Snowden 9 56.5kg 103
8 11061370×0 SECOND EFFORT Clinton McDonald Glyn Schofield 18 56kg 102
9 1411230×71 SEE THE WORLD Joseph Pride Jason Collett 14 56kg 102
10 10x85049x4 SMOKIN’ JOEY Mick Price Brenton Avdulla 3 55.5kg 101
11 5x3313215x STAR OF OCTAGONAL Todd Howlett Robert Thompson 21 55kg 100
12 1103x0308x WILD AND PROUD David Pfieffer Hugh Bowman 17 55kg 100
13 303320×433 LADYS ANGEL Joseph Pride 16 54kg 101
14 2211151x5x SAY NO MORE (NZ) Chris Waller 5 54kg 101
15 2x2417x336 AERONAUTICAL Lionel Cohen Craig Williams 13 54kg 98
16 9x398610x4 INSTINCTION Paul Messara Corey Brown 8 54kg 97
17e 725x8150x7 WELKOM GOLD Darren Smith Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 54kg 95
18e 13987x85x5 NEW DAY RISING David Pfieffer Peter Robl 6 54kg 90
19e 9479x2377x MCCLINTOCK Mark de Montfort Ms Rachael Murray (a) 19 54kg 89
20e 2x28x1210x HIDDEN WARRIOR Paul Perry Luke Nolen 10 54kg 86
21e 11×11 SENTA DE NOCHE Kris Lees Christian Reith 1 54kg 80